The Dos and Don’ts of Hosting a Great Halloween Party

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The Dos and Don’ts of Hosting a Great Halloween Party

October is just around the corner and with it the holiday season too. And the first in line, a favourite to many – Halloween. With the spooky season upon us, have you considered which costume you will wear this year? Oh, and how about what kind of party will you be having? Yes, a party. You don’t have to be a professional event planner in order to host an awesome and creepy Halloween party.

Take a look at our list of what to do and what not to do when hosting a Halloween party. The dos and don’ts of hosting a great Halloween party.


…make and send your invites on time

The Dos and Don’ts of Hosting a Great Halloween Party

If you want your Halloween party to be a success, don’t forget to mail the invites. Whether it’s by e-mail or regular mail (these would make more impact!), sending invitations on time is a must.

Invitations are very important for various reasons: they set the stage before the party even began. With the right kind of invites, your guests will know the theme of the party, the place and date, and other significant details. A good Halloween invitation will make a world of difference.

…have enough food and drinks ready

The Dos and Don’ts of Hosting a Great Halloween Party

Halloween party appetizers and snacks are the best! There should be no Halloween party without just the right kind of food and drinks. You just make sure you have enough food and drinks for the number of people you’re planning to invite. Also, don’t put off getting everything ready in advance.

There are many different Halloween recipe ideas out there and you can find just about anything. From haunting Halloween cocktails to scary appetizers – you can make your Halloween party an event of the year!

…set the right mood with spooky décor and creepy music

Nothing says Hunting Halloween party like the right décor. Halloween décor is what makes the party special and it can make your party original and unique. However, Halloween décor can get pretty expensive. The good thing is that you can DIY so many Halloween decoration pieces that no one will even guess that they are made by you and not purchased in a store.

Apart from décor, you should make sure the lighting and music are up to par. Nothing sets the mood like proper lighting and appropriate music. Have candles lit in corners, have jack-o’-lanterns carved and ready. But also have places where the lighting is normal just for safety purposes. Let your party theme dictate the type of music you play. Just don’t let it be an overkill – balance is the key.

…find a perfect costume for adults

The Dos and Don’ts of Hosting a Great Halloween Party

What’s a Halloween party without the right costumes? As a host you want to shine in your costume – that’s why you should find the most unexpected costume ever. Popular costumes and disguises are great, but you as a host want to have that wow-effect.

Think about Aussie icons costume ideas, not only will you have a unique disguise but you will attract everyone’s attention too. You will stand out in the sea of uniform costumes.

Also, be sure to let your guests know that at your Halloween party costumes are necessary and unavoidable.


…send invites too late or too early

No one likes to get an invitation too late or too early. Sending your invites on time is crucial for the success of your party. If you send an invite too late you risk not having any attendees and if you send it too early, your guests may forget about the party.

Ideally, the best time to send party invitations is two to three weeks before the party. This way you allow your guests enough time to RSVP and to put your party on their calendars.

…start organizing last minute

Time is the key for pretty much everything. That’s why starting your party planning and organizing should be done earlier. You wouldn’t want to rush everything last minute, especially shopping and decorating.

The point of every event planning is to allow yourself time to plan and organize everything well before the actual party date. This means that planning a party should take at least three weeks if not more.

Hosting a Halloween party can be a great experience. It might seem a bit daunting in the beginning, but once you tackle the first few steps the rest will be easy. Don’t be afraid of hosting your own Halloween party this year – just follow these steps and your Halloween party might be the best party you have hosted yet!

Feature photo by Craig Adderley from Pexels
Emma WIlliams

Emma Williams is an Australian writer with a master‘s degree in business administration, with a passion for anything lifestyle and design related.

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