Party planning doesn’t have to be scary. Unless, of course, if you’re hosting a Halloween party. These tips for spooky festivities will give your guests the chills.
- Pick a Theme: Unifying decorations, costumes and even food and drink around a theme is an easy way to encourage everyone to dress up and participate. Tell your guests to come dressed as a character from your favorite horror movie or host a whodunit party based off the board game Clue.
- Send Special Invites: Personalize your invites to give them a spooky touch. Get creative with handmade invitations using glow-in-the-dark pens, glitter and stickers. Or purchase invitations from a shop and customize each one for the recipient. Your guests will appreciate the effort you put into inviting them.
- Serve Treats: No party is complete without something delectable to snack on. Try the recipe Chai Sugar Cookies and decorate with Halloween-colored frosting, sprinkles and gummies.
- Set the Mood with Music: Make your own eerie playlist or find a pre-made one through a service like Spotify. Or play scary movies in the background for a spine-chilling effect.
- Use Spooky Decorations: Visit your local craft store or scheme up your own decorations. Pinterest is a great source of DIY ideas, from hanging bats to unearthly mason jar lanterns.
- Put Together a Craft Table: While you’re in the crafting spirit, set aside some supplies so your guests can create a trinket to take home and remember the night by. Even something as simple as mini pumpkins to draw on with sharpie and decorate with glitter and googly eyes is sure to be a hit.
- Brew Beverages: Of course you’ll need something to wash down your Chai Sugar Cookies with. Offer a variety of options, like Chai Cider for the kids (sub Caffeine Free Chai Concentrate for the Original) and Spiced Cranberry Cider for the adults.
- Play Games: Keep guests entertained with games and the chance to win fun prizes. Make a DIY pumpkin toss, set up bobbing for apples or have partygoers pin the tail on the monster.
- Set Up a Photo Booth: Use a spare bedroom for a DIY photo booth. Guests can pose in their costumes or with whatever props you have handy.
- Offer Goodie Bags: After all your hard work, the last thing you want is for your friends and family to forget about the frightening good time they had. Send them home with goodie bags filled with candy and a special gift, like a picture frame for their photo booth shots.
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