With Halloween just around the corner, many of us are getting ready for our spooky parties, and ensuring we’ve got everything we need to creep out and amaze our guests! If you’ve never held a Halloween party before though, it can seem like a tough task to get everything all organised, and you may be bound to forget something.
Therefore we’ve put together a list of essentials (and maybe some not-so-essential items, but still good none the less!) to help you remember.
No Halloween party would be complete without at LEAST one carved pumpkin. They’re really cheap nowadays and you can get them from all the big supermarkets, but be sure to stock up early-ish as they sell out really quickly! There’s a good site here for pumpkin templates, too.
Spooky music or horror films on in the background
A killer playlist (excuse the pun) is a must for creating the perfect spooky atmosphere at your party, and because no party would be complete without great music in the background! Or, you could project scary films onto the walls of your main party room which will add another really spooky element to the party.
You can pick up a whole host of decorations really cheaply on the high street, but if you want to go even more creative and outstanding, why not think about making some of them yourself? You can pick up art and craft supplies really cheaply online too at sites like www.artifolk.co.uk so it won’t have to cost you the earth.
Perfecting your own costume will of course be really high on your list, but also, think about providing your guests with extra fun props for them to use at your party. They’ll make for great photos, too! Things like zombie limbs, scary masks and vampire teeth all work really well and your guests will love playing around with them.
Getting the lighting right will be important for creating a spooky ambience, and we think candles worth really well for this. You can even get really nice scented Halloween themed candles which would be a great feature of the party, and would add a nice scent to the room too!
Themed food and drinks
If you’re serving food and drink at your party, you could utilise the Halloween theme and opt for spooky foods and drinks. These can include things like using a cauldron instead of a punch bowl and filling it with a blood-red drink, and opting for gruesome foods! Make sure you have plenty of sweets available too as sweets are always a must at Halloween.
Food and drink accessories
As well as the actual food and drink you’ll be serving, don’t forget about accessories you’ll need to go with them, including things like table cloths, plastic cups, paper plates and plastic cutlery.
Really go the extra mile to dazzle your guests by getting some age appropriate party favours. You don’t have to spend a fortune on them either, especially if they’re for little ones!