Organizing a Halloween Party
Written by Lee Wyatt (last updated October 26, 2010)
When the weather begins to turn cooler, and the leaves start to fall from the trees, it is also time to start thinking about the first of the major autumn holidays, Halloween. Halloween has long been a favorite of children and parents alike, in large part because of the fun of dressing up. One of the most popular methods for celebrating this fantastic holiday is by throwing a party or two. Organizing a Halloween party isn't particularly difficult, though there are some guidelines you should follow if you would like to make it a truly memorable one.
- Choose the age group. Halloween parties are supposed to be fun, but if you don't know the age group that will be attending then you can end up having a horrible time. Try to keep the party to one age group only if possible. In the event that you cannot do that though, make sure that you will have age appropriate entertainment for each age group, as well as ensuring that each age group will have a location that they can call their own to party in.
- Choose a theme. There are all kinds of themes that you can have for a Halloween party. These could be the classic costume party, a traditional masquerade ball, having a murder mystery night, and many more. Choose one that will be enjoyable for as wide a variety of guests as possible, and then go all out, as much as you can afford.
- Get help. There is nothing wrong with getting help from some or all of the guests if you need it. In fact, this could even be part of the fun. Give assignments along with the invitations to those who will be coming. For example, you can have one set of guests bring some music, another bring a few drinks, and still others bring some chips and dip. The more people that you have help out, the more variety you can have to your party.
- Give plenty of notice. When you are organizing a Halloween party, you need to give at least one week notice to your guests. Ideally though, you will want to give at least two weeks notice. The reason for this is so that you can ensure that your guests will have enough time to clear their schedules, get their costumes ready, and even get their assignment ready. Anything less that one week will make everyone feel like the party is somewhat rushed, and not as enjoyable as it could have been.
- Have fun! Once you have given out all the assignments and invitations, all that you really need to do now is get ready for the party and have fun. When the time comes enjoy a night with your friends and family, and ensure that everyone has a safe and fun evening.