It’s going to be a strange Halloween this year due to Covid-19, but nothing is stopping you from having a good old fashioned party with the members that are living in your home. You can still stay safe while respecting social distancing, and have fun.
Did you know that Halloween is the day of the year that has the most parties thrown in its honor? Everyone loves to dress up and attend Halloween parties with their friends.
Considering that Halloween will most likely be very different this year due to Covid-19, you can still come up with some unique and fun ideas for a Halloween party in your own home with the people living with you.
Not Just Any Old Theme
Many people don’t bother thinking of a theme for their Halloween party since it seems to be somewhat of a theme already. But rather than just putting up some Happy Halloween banners and fake cobwebs, why not come up with a great theme party idea?
You can do anything from a haunted house or graveyard to a monster mash or horror movie bash. Once you’ve chosen your theme apply it to everything from your decorations to your party food.
Your family members will love seeing your house decorated to the nines on Halloween, so be sure not to disappoint. Your decorations should match your theme, so try to give them plenty of thought.
For instance, a haunted house theme should be complete with low lighting, smoke, a spooky soundtrack, and even live ghouls to jump out and scare your family members. If you have young children, you might want to skip live ghouls jumping out. This will probably be too scary for a young child.
A horror movie bash might include retro horror movie posters stuck on the walls, which you can find on the Internet and print off at home.
Decorations can be found just about anywhere in the months leading up to Halloween. Even grocery stores carry a wide selection. Start shopping early so you can get the best selection possible and take advantage of any sales.
If you can’t find just what you’re looking for, you can always rent decorations from a local party supply shop or even purchase decorations from the Internet. The Internet has an almost endless selection and you can find just about any party supplies or decorations you’ll need.
Music is an important aspect of any party as well. While some spooky tunes are fun at first, you’ll want to switch over to some more upbeat music once the party gets going. People love to dance so have plenty of high energy songs ready to go.
Tasty Halloween Treats
We all know food is an important part of any party. While you don’t need to provide a full meal, some creative and tasty snacks and treats will help keep your family members fueled for the night’s festivities.
Turning simple party food into ghoulish culinary delights will surprise and please everyone. Try making some bewitching cupcakes, and put out snacks such as gummy worms and other Halloween candy treats.
Costumes are a given, since this is Halloween after all. If you are having a Halloween theme of some sort, everyone should dress to fit the theme. For instance, if you’re throwing a horror movie bash, you can simply have everyone dress up as their favorite horror movie star.
Don’t forget about the party favors! A simple idea is candy bags full of traditional treats such as candy corn. Something more substantial might be a pumpkin carving kit that comes with cutouts and tools.
Endless Costume Possibilities
If you really aren’t into the scary aspect of Halloween, you can always break with tradition and hold a different type of Halloween party. Have a famous couples party or a crazy hat party instead. Your family members can still dress up but might be more creative then a white sheet with holes cut out of it. Dressing up for Halloween is something that both adults and children can enjoy so get creative and have fun with it!
Having games at your party isn’t a necessity, but can be a great deal of fun. Pumpkin carving contests are a great idea, as is bobbing for apples. Be sure to give a prize to the best costume as well.
Your Halloween party is sure to be a success if you take the time to plan. Leave yourself plenty of time and don’t forget it’s all the little details that help to make a fabulous party. Enlist the help of family members if you’re feeling overwhelmed, and remember, planning is half the fun!
Will you be having a Halloween party with your family?