Although Christmas has long been the holiday that many folks look forward to each year, Halloween is certainly a close second in San Antonio. Many folks would probably rather throw a Halloween party than a Christmas party because there is more chance to show off their creative side, albeit a spooky creative side. If you’re gearing up for a Halloween party this year here are some helpful tips to make sure your party is a big success.
Pick Your Own Costume Early: The last thing you want to do on the day of your big party is to be running around looking for your costume. That’s why you should settle on your idea early and get it ready. Keep in mind that as the host you’ll need to be fairly mobile throughout the night. This might mean going as Gumby would be a mistake. Keep your costume loose.
Pick Some Halloween Party Games: Just because you’re throwing a party with adults doesn’t mean you can’t go old school with some party games. Even the classic bobbing for apples can be a lot of throwback fun. You can also add some pie eating contests or pass the orange. Why not? These games can be a great ice breaker. You can even have silly prizes standing by for the winners.
Run a Costume Contest: Speaking of prizes, you should also have some awards for the best costumes among your guests. Once again, these awards can be completely cheesy and cheap. You can also make a list of categories like funniest, scariest, cutest etc.
Plan Your Soundtrack: After you’ve loaded the “Monster Mash” and “Thriller” onto your iPod for playback, then what? While mixing in some classic party music why not add in soundtracks from scary films. Thanks to iTunes, these are all easy to download. Keep the theme going by playing classic horror films like Frankenstein or Dracula on the TV.
Think Out of the Box With Decorations: You can find plenty of Halloween party decorations to create a fun atmosphere for your party but you can also go beyond the cut outs. Why not turn your home into a crime scene? Tape out body outlines on the floor and have some “bodies” strewn about. It is Halloween!
Clear Out the Clutter Beforehand: You’re also going to need to give your place a good cleaning before you invite guests over even if you are going to string up spider webs. This is the perfect time to hire a team like Junk King to handle your San Antonio Junk Removal needs, and let them help you clear out the clutter. They can load up a truck full of your junk to make room for your guests. They can also show up the day after the party to cart away all the trash.
Take Plenty of Pictures: Make sure you snap plenty of photos to share on Facebook and keep as mementoes of your big night.