Halloween is a great time for children and adults of all ages, and if you aren’t going out door to door to trick or treat, then odds are you’re going to, or hosting a Halloween party In your own apartment. Hosting a Halloween party is a great time to get creative and to try out some do-it-yourself creations. Here’s a short list of party ideas, decoration suggestions and treats to make have a spooky good time in the comfort of your own apartment!
The theme of you Halloween party will help determine what kind of tone you want to set and what kinds of decorations and food you should provide—is it a kids party? Maybe it’s something a little more restrained with fewer Halloween decorations, or maybe it’s a more nerdy approach to Halloween? Here are a few ideas to get you started:
• First things first, make sure you’re well stocked on candy. If you want to go for a healthier approach you can put out nuts, granola bars and string cheese to compliment the sugary candy.
• Typically children appreciate a heavily decorated house for Halloween, so go all out with the fake cobwebs, streamers, caution tape, plastic bats and anything else you can find at your local party store.
• If the weather is nice enough you can even have the party outside and get even more imaginative with the decorations out there—get some fake tombstones, plastic skeletons, and anything else you can think up to spook up the atmosphere.
• If you share a similar love for certain movies, or books with your friends and family, you can host a themed party around a shared interest. But make sure to go all the way with it! Have the decorations, snacks and drinks all match the theme if possible!
• Nothing says Halloween, or geeky, like a good old fashioned murder mystery! Whether you have six people or twenty people you can organize a fun murder mystery. Check out Red Herring Games, they have a number of scenarios for different sized groups, so it makes the planning much easier for the host.
Subtle Halloween Party
• Maybe you want to host a party on Halloween but you don’t have a group of people who really embrace the spirit of Halloween—you can still have a party on Halloween without your place dripping in decorations.
• Keep it simple, you can still have candy and treats to provide, and as for decorations maybe stick closer to an Autumn theme. Of course it doesn’t hurt to at least have a carved pumpkin to signify the time of the year.
Halloween can be a fun time of year if you want it to be, so get creative! If these ideas don’t work for you, then try and think of something that both you and your guests will appreciate. Just have some fun, be safe, and have a happy Halloween!