To all those naysayers out there who say it’s too early to plan a Halloween party in September-I say, “Booooooooo!” When most people are searching for a delicious pumpkin pie recipe to debut at the family Thanksgiving dinner, you’ve got Halloween on the brain and eager to start planning a spooky soiree. By our count, you only have five weeks to scare up some creepy and creative ideas for a fun-filled fright night, the clock is ticking!
PICK A PARTY THEME
Who doesn’t love planning for a party? Especially if it’s a costume party. It’s time to start looking for inspiration to pick a Halloween theme that your guests can really sink their teeth into. Ask Google to search through the news and popular culture of 2018, pick a moment in time or connect to characters from your favorite movie.
BOOS AT A BARGAIN
Yeah, yeah, yeah-the warehouse Halloween stores are great, but you need to find boos at a bargain! Start at the second-hand store, search your postal code for the nearest thrift store and set off hunting for some spooks. Heck, even just a visit to the thrift store can inspire the theme of your Halloween hoedown. Start visiting the thrift stores early because the good Halloween decorations sell quickly.
Host a Halloween dinner party and invite your guests to gobble up some ghoulish goodies. Mix up your favorite poison at the bewitching bar or dive into some cherry cheesecake brain. Find 28 Halloween Cocktails to die for.
Whether you’re catering to kids or adults-don’t forget to feed the beasts with entertainment. Party games are a great way to have some freaky fun and help your guests meet one another. With some extra lead time you can craft your way to creepy by making the party games yourself.
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