Planning an adult Halloween Party takes a lot of consideration into anticipating the expectations of your party guests. While it may seem obvious that a party is all about music and good vibes, there is a lot more to it if you really want to make your party stand out. To help you plan your Halloween party, here are four party planning tips to make it one to remember.
1. Plan Your Costume
If you want your costume to be as amazing as possible, plan it out before Halloween so you have enough time to get materials. You might want to buy face paint, vampire teeth, wigs, or other costume accessories ahead of time as well. If you’re planning on wearing couples costumes, you’ll have to find something that works for you and your partner! Take your time trying on different costumes to find the best one.
If you’re planning to wear funny costumes, you definitely want to give yourself enough time to think about all the silly elements that will make your costume choice a hit!
2. Think About Halloween’s Purpose
Even though your general theme is Halloween, to create a party that has enough emotional pull to keep guests entertained, you need to think more specifically about the underlying themes you’re trying to bring about.
When it comes to Halloween, you might brainstorm that the holiday is about pretending to be someone else, delighting in the rush of scaring and feeling scared, and that eerie feeling that there is mystical energy or darkness lurking around!
Now, we don’t want you to start creating decorations and activities for each of these factors, but we do want you to think about how you could combine them to establish an overarching theme. For the pretending aspect, that’s already taken care of by guests, since people will be dressed up in costume.
To add to the scary feeling of the holiday, but some horror movies are on in the background! For delighting in the darkness, keep your house dimly lit and use lanterns to create natural shadows. See? It’s easy to create more specific Halloween themes. Your guests will love it!
3. Get Ingredients Ahead of Time
Don’t wait until the last minute to gather the ingredients you’ll need to make all the Halloween treats you plan on serving at your party. Whether you plan on baking chocolate chip cookies with Twizzlers to make spider legs or cook a witch’s stew in a bread bowl, making Halloween-themed food takes a lot of effort!
Make an extensive list of the ingredients you’ll need before you start shopping and get your recipes a few weeks in advance, so you’ll have enough time to plan everything.
The same goes for any fancy cocktails or Halloween drinks you plan on making. There is a lot of creativity in Halloween goodies, so give yourself enough time to prepare!
4. Stock Up on Essentials
Make sure you have all the basic party essentials covered. At the minimum, you will need plastic cups, paper plates, plastic utensil sets, trash bags, toilet paper, and paper towels. The last thing you need is to run out of toilet paper. Depending on how many people you’re inviting, a good rule of thumb is to get double of what you think you’ll need.
Plan for the Perfect Party In Advance!
Planning the perfect adult Halloween party is about more than music and good energy. You need the right snacks, the right essentials, and enough time to prepare for the big event. Don’t wait until the last minute! For the best Halloween party, start coordinating everything way in advance!