As the temperatures begin to cool and the leaves change color, it’s the perfect time to host a family-friendly Halloween party right at home.
Gather your friends and family around for some spooky fun as you indulge in yummy treats, bring out hilarious shrieks and have even more fun than you did as a child trick or treating.
Who says Halloween is just for kids? Stay in this year and become the master of the season with a party perfect for all ages.
1. All Treats
Remember how much you loved getting treats as you went from door to door dressed in your Halloween costume? Yet, you’re an adult now, so fun-sized candy bars might not be enough to satisfy your sweet tooth. Instead, create your own sugary candies. You can use molds for a Halloween theme. Create themed tables, such as Treats With Bite that features spicy candies and treats in the shapes of fangs, coffins and bats.
Don’t forget to make sure there are great treats for the little ones at your party.
2. Classic Costume Party
You really can’t go wrong by hosting a fun Halloween costume party at home. Put on some great Halloween-themed music or just spice up your Spotify playlist with some haunting dance tunes and let the fun begin.
Make it much more fun by holding several costume contests. Have one for kids, one for teens and several for adults. You can award prizes for most unique, funniest or best couple. Adding some Halloween décor and finger foods (and yes, the foods can definitely be finger shaped).
3. Pumpkin Carving Party
Enjoy at a great Halloween party at home and decorate at the same time by holding a pumpkin carving party. Ask guests to bring a few pumpkins each. You can also buy pumpkins to have on hand. For younger children, you may want to consider faux pumpkins (either plastic or foam) that they can simply stick or pin face cut outs to. They could also paint them with finger paints.
Enjoy tasty treats, dance to fun music and carve the most unique collection of pumpkins ever. You could even put up a large white sheet and use a projector to show a scary movie. Kids might prefer something funny or at least, not so gory.
4. Halloween Cinema Party
Who doesn’t like watching Halloween movies and TV shows for the season? Honestly, what’s Halloween without It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown? Set up your living room like a haunted movie theater. Or, if the weather cooperates, set up comfy chairs or hay bales outside with a projector screen.
Show family-friendly Halloween cartoons, Halloween-themed TV episodes and Halloween movies. Start with more kid-friendly cinema to begin with and as the kids go off to bed, you can put on more adult-themed content. This might also be the time for some Halloween-themed cocktails and drinks.
5. Halloween Scavenger Hunt Party
Don’t want everyone to just linger in your living room and kitchen? While it may take longer to set up this party, your guests will never forget it. Use your home and yard to put together a frighteningly fun scavenger hunt. Ideally, you should set up two different hunts, one for kids and one for adults. The children’s version might be a little easier and feature items that are within their reach.
6. Campfire Stories Party
If you ever watched Are You Afraid Of The Dark?, you might remember how spooky it was for the kids to sit around the campfire telling scary stories. Why not do this at home? Set up a food and treat table outside. You can even have a haunted looking dinner table outdoors covered in cobwebs and creepy goodies.
Then, set up a campfire or use a fire pit (if using them around your deck, make sure you protect the area). Tell scary stories, sing songs and even roast s’mores.
Halloween is a time to celebrate and have fun. So, this year, host the most fun Halloween party at home that’s perfect for adults and kids. If you need a little help decorating, contact Nickie Jones Events for help with linens, tables, balloons and more.