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Halloween Party Planning Tips

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Happy Halloween!

Halloween is right around the corner and it’s the perfect chance to throw a great party without spending a lot of time and money. Here are a few ideas to make your celebration a monster success.

Invitations are a wonderful way to get potential guests excited about your party, and there are a few things any invite should include. Feel free to encourage guests to bring food or beverages in addition to stating the date, time and location of your party. Also highlight activities like a costume contest or treasure hunt.

Don’t be afraid to get creative with invites, try to use material fitting for the holiday. Simple things such as black paper with creepy writing or cards shaped like a ghost or witch’s hat can add a lot to the theme.

If you really want to get into the spirit, send out a few of our Personalized Chocolate Halloween Greetings. Who could turn down an invite made of milk chocolate and candy?

From a fully haunted house to just a few key items, good decorations can really help set the mood for your party. Welcome partygoers to your home with classic outdoor decor like bunting and lanterns.

Dim the lights inside and add a few candles and light strings for a more ghoulish atmosphere. Fake cobwebs, spiders, and bats all make fantastic decorations too. Don’t forget the jack o’ lanterns – stuff some old clothing and put one on it as a head – the guests will love it!

Finger food is usually best since Halloween is not a formal holiday, plus it keeps your preparation and cleanup time low. Chips & dips and normal party fare will do, but cookies and snack mixes are excellent treats to add to the tricks.

Punch is also a great party treat for guests. For a bit of extra fun, freeze water-filled rubber gloves, remove the gloves, and use the frozen hands in the punch to keep it cold, with a delightfully macabre look!  Remember to keep beverages and food chilled during the party with an ice-filled serving buffet.

A rockin’ Halloween soundtrack will keep everyone’s spirits up, so play a few classics like Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, Bobby Pickett’s “The Monster Mash”, and Warren Zevon’s “Werewolves of London”. Adult and kid costume contests, pumpkin carving, and treasure hunts are all enjoyable games everyone can have fun with.

Halloween can be as entertaining as you want it to be and not cost a fortune, just remember to be safe, be creative, and have fun!

What are some of your favorite Halloween party tricks and treats?

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