Halloween is approaching and it is high time to prepare for the party. October 31 is always the opportunity to organize an evening with friends or family in a grandiose setting of toothless pumpkins. You are not familiar with all these organizational questions, but still want to mark the occasion this year by stuffing all your loved ones with candy? Discover our best tips for a sure-fire Halloween party!
Invite your close friends
Whether you are inviting your friends, or having a party for your children’s friends, it is obvious that in order to organize a Halloween party, the first step is to send your invitations. To set the tone, to hell with impersonal and soulless Facebook events! How about going back to the old days, to offer our guests real cardboard invitations prepared with love?
A Halloween party is an opportunity to express your artistic talents by creating beautiful invitation cards to directly announce the color: orange, black, stuffing, fear, because yes, we are celebrating Halloween, and it’s time to immerse yourself in the atmosphere!
Every detail counts to mark the occasion from this stage:
- A text shot with humor, or an intriguing riddle à la Agatha Christie
- A message written in quill and India ink rather than a pen
- Small details added by hand (a drawing of a pumpkin, a spider’s web, or a skeleton)
Of course, the tone and content of your invitations will depend on the age of your guests. If you are having a Halloween party for your kids, you can indulge yourself by pushing the artistic details even further and adding humorous stickers to amuse your little guests.
Prepare your disguise
Would we organize a Halloween party without disguise? No, of course. Then it’s high time to run to your nearest prank shop in search of the scariest new costume possible: witch, monster, zombie, giant pumpkin, movie character. ‘horror… The ideal is to make your own costume to fully personalize it.
Don’t forget the makeup step! This is essential to mark the occasion and perfect a scary outfit. Wearing makeup will also be much more comfortable than a mask, which we usually only manage to keep for a few minutes in the evening before choosing to breathe in the open air.
And to top it off, you can even choose special lenses to transform your eyes into those of vampires, zombies, or monsters. Guaranteed effect with the first guests who enter your home!
Carve the most beautiful pumpkins to decorate your house
Having a successful Halloween party also means knowing how to set up a good decor to immediately immerse your guests as soon as they enter your home. A Halloween decor is always a pleasure to prepare, especially for children: the sculptures of pumpkins and colocynths are always a moment of fun and artistic expression in the family.
Do not hesitate to push the detail of the decoration until placing artificial cobwebs on the ceiling, stickers on the walls, and possible small horror film figurines on your shelves.
Organize scary games and animations
Do not neglect your guests during the evening, especially if they are children. Halloween only happens once a year and shouldn’t be like every other holiday.
So think about organizing some scary games and activities, such as board games or activities of your own invention : role-playing games, treasure hunts, etc.
Keep it simple, because overly complex games tend to annoy guests more than anything else (including adult guests!). If you are celebrating Halloween with your family, the werewolf game is a great opportunity to have a good time under the sign of mystery. You can also tell horror stories in turn, or have fun trying to summon spirits while staying hidden in the dark …
Don’t forget the treats!
Forgetting the treats on a Halloween party is a tragic mistake. Moreover, sweets are also part of the decoration when they are chosen with taste. In addition to being able to treat your guests, remember to have enough treats in reserve to be able to participate in the various collections of children in disguise who will come ringing at your door shouting “Candy or a spell”!