Monday, October 8, 2012

Halloween Party Planning Ideas

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Halloween is a holiday that screams for a big party and some real amazing fun. The shorter days in October allow for more nighttime party hours and the cool weather is comfortable for dressing up in costumes.If you're planning to plan the perfect Halloween party, you should be prepared to these:

Send out Invitations

Get your party invitations out 1-2 weeks before the party. To avoid any confusion, clearly state instructions about themes, costumes, And when the party ends.

Make a List

Make a checklist of everything you'd like to do for Halloween--such as making/getting costumes, having a party, attending a festival, carving a pumpkin, getting some scary books or videos at the library and taking the kids trick-or-treating, safety precautions, and baking pumpkin pie.

Have Adult Supervision

For children, adult supervision is necessary for safety reasons as well as preventing any property damage. Adults can help with the party and enforce rules, while the guests have fun.

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Have a Camera Ready

Take pictures and arrange them in a photo album to show your guests after the party. Better yet, Buy a huge photo album and add pictures every year, after your annual Halloween Party. It's hilarious to watch how the costumes evolve over the years.Another idea is to have someone take Polaroid pictures of each guest as they arrive. Give everyone their pic as they leave your party in remembrance of the occasion.

Have a Backup Plan

If you're planning your party outdoors, be prepared for inclement weather. Have other arrangements ready at a moments notice.

Get Help in Decorating

Allow some guests to arrive early and help with the Halloween decorations. This will ease your workload and add some creative minds.

Supply Food and Candy

And plenty of it. What's a party without goodies? Try dressing up your food to look like gross things such as eyeballs, body parts, etc. Make the punch look like blood. Kids like candy, so you can prepare candy buffet bar.

kids and halloween candy
Hand out Party Favors

Don't let the kids leave empty handed. Hand out gifts to game contest winners and make up some party favor bags with Halloween candy.

Enjoy the Season

Go outdoors and enjoy the fall foliage. Take a walk in the brisk air. Enjoy your neighbors' Halloween decorations around town. Take some photos for your memory book. After all, this holiday doesn't linger after October 31st.

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