Halloween Party Planning: Ideas Kids & Adults Alike Will Love
Halloween is on the way, which means that if you haven’t already, now is the perfect time to start planning your Halloween party. There is a common misconception that Halloween is all about the kids, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Believe it or not, Halloween is just as much for adults as it is for kids, or at least, it can be.
This year, instead of planning a party for the kids, why not organize a party for everyone? The fact is that Halloween is a holiday that can be celebrated by all, and is a great way to let loose and have a laugh with your closest friends and family.
Love the idea of planning a Halloween party for kids and adults alike? If the answer is yes, then read on for everything that you need to know to plan a party that you and your kids will have the most amazing time at.
Decorate your entire house
To ensure that your Halloween party is as spooky as possible, aim to decorate your entire house, or at least the area where the party will be held. Get creative with the decorations and choose a theme. Whether you opt to recreate a haunted house, a mental asylum or a graveyard, it’s up to you, just make sure to get the decor spot on. Think cobwebs, a smoke machine, eerie sounds, and lots of skeletons. You can pick up some fantastic ideas on sites like Pinterest, so it could be worth having a browse for inspiration.
Make fancy dress compulsory
What’s a Halloween party without fancy dress? To ensure that everyone dresses up, state on the invitations that fancy dress is compulsory for both adults and children alike. Otherwise, you will get lots of adults turning up not in costume. Parties are always more fun when fancy dress is worn, so it’s worth making a point of ensuring that everyone turns up in costume.
Plan activities for the kids
Dancing and drinking might be fun for the adults, but what about the kids? To ensure that the party is fun for everyone, plan lots of things for the little ones to do. From apple bobbing to watching scary movies, come up with a range of activities to keep the younger party-goers entertained.
Create Halloween cocktails
What’s a party without cocktails? Instead of simply serving the usual drinks, why not get creative and have a selection of Halloween cocktails (and mocktails) available? Whether you make these yourself or hire a barman, it doesn’t matter; you will still need to come up with some ideas. How about serving a caramel apple cocktail made with Kikori whiskey? To learn what this rice whiskey tastes like, you can read a Kikori review online. Or, what about serving a ‘Morgue A Rita’, a spooky twist on an old favorite? Perhaps a ‘bloody’ Disaronno sours could work well, with the ‘blood’ injected into the drink with a syringe. The options are limitless – there are so many cocktails, and mocktails that you could opt to make.
Theme the food
When it comes to the food, theming it is vital. A simple yet effective option is to hang a large, vintage style cauldron over a fire or fire pit and fill it with tomato soup. Not a fan of tomato soup, how about pumpkin instead? Or, how about serving mini hot dogs that look like fingers? For dessert, ghost strawberries can work well, as can spooky fruit. There are plenty of ideas online; it’s just a case of taking the time to get inspired.
There you have it, everything that you need to know about planning a Halloween party that kids and adults alike will love.