Are you getting into the Halloween spirit this year by throwing a party? You might think that all you need is a great costume, some candy corn and Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” playing on a loop but you can do a whole lot better than that.
For instance, why not set up a graffiti board by the door with some colorful markers for guests to sign in with? If you think your guests are really going to get into the spirit of the holiday with their own costumes then you should be ready with prizes for the best couple, best group, spookiest or funniest costume.
For the munchies, finger food is really the only way to go. You can set up a “grazing station” in your dining room where guests can stop by to fill up snack plates. The goal is to have food which you can put out early and let it stay out without a lot of fuss. You don’t want to be spending your party time in the kitchen and missing out on all the action.
You can also invite guests to bring their own carved pumpkins to add to your decorations. Speaking of which, if there are areas in your home you want blocked off, just string the doors with crime scene tape. Speaking of crime scene, you could turn those unused rooms into a kind of CSI tableau with some “dummy bodies.” Yes, the goal is to creep everyone out!
While the temptation might be to have candles burning throughout the home, it might be a safe choice to confine those to a fireplace or mantle. There is no telling what kind of hanging pieces of a costume that could cause trouble near an open flame.
If kids are going to be part of the party, you might want to set up their own kid zone where they can hang out and watch approved scary movies. They should also have their own snacks set up. And the occasional chaperone visit is a good idea.
As you get ready for your party, you will probably want to clean out the clutter of your home. While you might think that keeping some junk around will add to the creepy atmosphere you are trying to create, it actually can get in the way. Getting ready for your Halloween party is the perfect excuse to hire a team of professional junk haulers like Junk King Columbus to come by and cart away all the stuff you have been holding onto for way too long. Even if you are not going to use your basement or garage as part of the party, there is no reason why it should not be cleaned up. You might also ask the same crew of professional junk haulers to come by after the party to take away all the trash. The goal is for you to enjoy your party without any stress. Save that for the other holidays!