If your birthday happens to fall in the latter half of October or the first week of November and you’re looking for a unique idea for your next birthday party, then choosing a Halloween-themed celebration could be a great choice.
As with any fabulous celebration, sticking to a great theme is an absolute must. That means from beginning to end every aspect of your party should be focused around Halloween.
Let’s talk about how to make that happen.
Starting the Planning
First, you should decide how you want to implement the Halloween theme. You have several options. For example, you could have a masquerade party with all of the guests dressed in costumes. You could also choose just to have Halloween-themed decorations or entertainment. To decide, think about your guests and what would make them most comfortable and about what the guest of honor would like the best.
Second, you should find a location for your party. Depending on the size of the party, you could choose a private home, perhaps your own or a friend’s, or you could rent a reception hall or secure a party room at a bar or restaurant. The age of the people on the guest list may also influence the location you select – a bar would not be a good option if you will have anyone under 21 on the guest list.
Third, decide who to invite. You’ve probably been thinking about those potential guests the whole time but now it’s time to put it in writing. Remember to let the size of your location and of your budget determine how many guests you actually invite. You want to invite everyone close to you (or the guest of honor) to be invited, but you also want them to be comfortable and you want the party to be well-supplied with all of the necessities.
Once you have the guest list planned, you can send out the invitations. Choose cards that match your Halloween theme, such as Costume Heads, Hippie Skull, or Pumpkin Halloween.
Using the Theme
To make the most of the theme, start with your decorations. You can find plenty of stringed lights in Halloween shapes, such as pumpkins or bats, at your local store which can be draped around the walls. You’ll also find Halloween-themed candles and other decorations, such as motion-sensitive animitronic creatures which make great additions.
The food should also reflect the theme. Bowls of Halloween candy make a nice decoration and center piece. Decorate the birthday cake with Halloween shapes or in Halloween colors. Other autumn foods, such as turkey, pumpkin pie, sweet potatoes, or cinnomen apples would also be nice choices.
Entertainment can also fit your theme. If you are fortunate enough to have a big screen television in your location, then you could have a number of horror movies playing in the background. You could also hire a band or disc jockey to play creepy music or horror movie soundtrack selections.
Regardless of how you put together your Halloween birthday party, remember to stay focused on the theme and to enjoy every minute of the event.