How To Throw A Halloween Party To Remember

It’s October, the days are getting shorter and the weather is getting colder, so why not give your friends and family something to look forward to by organising a Halloween party for the books this All Hallows’ Eve? With a little bit of thought and a dash of creativity, you can make your Halloween party the one everyone will want to be invited to.

What would Halloween be without fancy dress? Everyone will tell guests to dress up for the occasion, so why not be a little different by throwing a themed Halloween party? People often don’t know where to start when it comes to picking a costume, so a theme will get people’s creative juices flowing and ensure that your party is a success. Themes can be as general or as specific as you like. Here are a few ideas to get you thinking.

Picking a Theme

If you’re a comic book fan, perhaps have people come as superheroes and villains and turn your house into a real life comic book. Another great idea is to have people come as famous couples as the possibilities here are endless. People can choose couples from television shows, films, history, art, their favourite novels… Imagine sipping Halloween cocktails with Romeo and Juliet, Tom and Jerry, Twilight’s Edward and Bella, and Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette! For an easy but fun theme, choose your favourite decade and play on people’s nostalgia by having them dress up for the seventies or the eighties. Inevitably, there will be those few friends who “didn’t have time to get a costume”, so be prepared for these excuses by having a few fun costume items by the door to hand to the un-costumed!

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Match Everything to Your Theme!

If you do pick a theme, go all out and make sure your invitations, music and décor are all related to the theme. If your party is an eighties party, have people dancing their hearts out to all those eighties hits they once loved under a retro disco ball. Invitations can be made easily and cheaply at home, so if you go for a seventies theme, for example, you could use a funky seventies background and add images of lava lamps, afros, a few nostalgic seventies celebrities and a note warning people that “flares are obligatory!” Of course, pumpkins should be carved to fit in with the party theme, so get creative and start carving superheroes, villains, hearts, music notes… The possibilities are endless!

So with a little imagination and planning, you can throw a themed Halloween party that will leave a legacy of good memories and fun photos that can be chuckled over until Halloween comes around again!

This guest blog post was written by Rebecca McKeever, a costume designer specialising in Halloween costumes.

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