If you have become the designated host or hostess for the annual Halloween party, it can become a challenge to think of new ideas for each year’s spooky event. A little pre-planning will transform a good Halloween party into one that people talk about all year!
Halloween Party Planning
When planning, first take into account the current events and blockbuster movies as they are usually incorporated into each year’s Halloween scene in addition to the typical gory paraphanalia. Every Halloween party should contain something that reflects a few current events, a little humor, and a lot of spooky! Just as important is the party theme, the party props and decorations, and the food and drink. A quick internet surf will bring up scads of websites with Halloween ideas. As you plan your party here are a few Halloween websites to use as a resource:
Monsterlist of Halloween Projects – This site has an almost unending list of Halloween decorating projects that are amazing!
Divine Dinner Party – Great ideas for food, both delicious and gross (Cockroach Puree anyone?)
Halloween Spook Central – Perfect launch pad for Halloween Ideas!
Better Homes and Gardens – Lots of ideas for food, games and decorating.
Picking a Halloween Theme
If you want to create a memorable Halloween party, here are four articles that provide unique, creative party theme ideas that your ghoulish party monsters will enjoy this year.
1. Dead Celebrity Halloween Party
Associated Content Article – “Dead Celebrity Halloween Party”
Ever been to a Halloween party and hear someone say, “I see dead people?” Well, that’s because they do! Everyone loves dressing up as that dead murder victim, Frankenstein, walking skeleton, and so on. There are others who want to doll up and come as someone famous. This party idea incorporates the two, where everyone attends a spooky gala affair as a famous celebrity long gone from this world. The theme is a fun combination of Hollywood glitz and cobwebs illuminated by black lights. Read the entire article for full planning details!
2. Make a Thriller Video!
Associated Content Article – “Halloween Party idea: Make a Thriller Video”
Have you and your friends ever done the “Thriller” dance after a few drinks at a party? Well, then you are half-way there to this fun Halloween idea! How about assembling your own cast of werewolves and spirits to make your version of Michael Jackson’s most famous video this year? Your friends can dress up in their best ghoulish Halloween costumes, dance like zombies and then the video can be plastered on Facebook or YouTube until it goes viral!
3. Monster’s Masquerade
Suite 101 Artice – “Halloween Party idea: Monster’s Masquerade”
If you have friends who are good at making a complete, spooky transformation whenever there’s a full moon, this is the party for you! A Monsters’ Masquerade, becomes a party full of friends in complete disguise, who are attempting to fool the other party monsters of their real identity. Showing up at the Halloween party incognito and staying that way after a frozen pumpkin margarita or two may take some real creative thinking! The costumes make for a great Halloween slideshow or video.
4. Murder Mystery Halloween Party
Suite 101 Article – “Host a Murder Mystery Halloween Party”
Murder Mystery Parties are fun all year round, but especially perfect as a spooky Halloween whodunit! The Halloween Murder Mystery party involves an interactive, staged murder storyline that involve each party guest as a part of the mystery and its unraveling.
With good planning, fun friends and a fun party theme, your annual Halloween party just might turn out to be the best ever! So, don’t forget to take lots of pictures and join in the fun yourself!
Other Halloween Reading:
“Halloween Party Planning Guide”
“Interactive Murder Mystery Games”
“Sexy Adults-only Halloween Costumes for Ladies”
“Halloween Costume Idea: Fruit of the Loom Fruit Guys”
“Halloween Costume Idea: A Pair of Fuzzy Dice”