Halloween is coming close and now’s the time to plan an unforgettable party for your friends and family. Home parties are growing in popularity again, so it is the occasion to think about the delicious food and spooky fun you can have together.
If you are unsure how to throw a Halloween party at home, here are some ideas to get your started.
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A spooky movie night
This is a classic low-effort halloween party that is always a hit. You can invite friends over for a night of watching scary movies. However, there are some things you want to consider before sending the invites.
First of all, you want to clearly differentiate spooky movies from horror movies. Not everyone enjoys watching horror themes, so it’s important to focus on choices that will keep your friends entertained without making them uncomfortable. If your party includes children, you can opt for some family classics that bring a light element of spookiness, such as Beetlejuice, the Nightmare Before Christmas, or Hocus Pocus.
Secondly, and the most important thing about a movie night, you want to have plenty of snacks on hand, such as popcorn, candy, and drinks. To keep things manageable, you can also ask your guests to bring some of their favorite snacks too so you don’t have to prepare everything.
An attic party
If you have an attic, you can transform it into the perfect spooky party space. Just make sure that the attic is insulated and the floor structure is solid. You should also pest-proof the space with an exterminator beforehand, especially if the attic is left unused throughout the year.
Why are attics such a fun spot for Halloween parties? They are always associated with ghosts, cobwebs and other paranormal manifestations. So, you’ve already got the right atmosphere for a haunting at home. It’s the opportunity to set up some classic activities, such as sharing ghost stories, for example.
A dress-up party
Can there be a better party than a costume party for Halloween? You can invite your guests to come dressed as their favorite spooky characters. Alternatively, you can narrow-down their choices by setting up a Halloween theme, whether you ask guests to select a spooky character from a specific decade, such as the twins from The Shining for the 1980s, or you impose a color for their costume. For example, every spooky costume should have the color blue.
A low-effort Halloween buffet
Not everyone is willing to go all out at Halloween. After all, if you’ve already got busy days, you may prefer a quiet Halloween party. So, instead of planning a theme or activities, you can simply invite your guests to relax and enjoy each other’s company.
Set up a friendly and funky Halloween music playlist to accompany the night. Spotify has got some excellent suggestions already. When it comes to food, you can prepare a simple buffet with a twist, providing easy finger food without too much effort. Complete the effect with playful decorations that will elevate your table!
Of course, these are only a few ideas to get you started. The bottom line is that you can prepare a fun and unforgettable Halloween party at home without breaking the bank.