How To Throw A Halloween Party That Is Fun For Guests Of All Ages

By Bianca Bujan

The leaves are falling, the pumpkins are out, and it's time for the party planning to begin! This Halloween, don't make your ghoulish gathering all about the kids, plan a  fab-BOO-lous bash that the grownups can enjoy too! 

Make your guest list, pick out your costumes, and get ready to plan a monster mash that'll have all your friends howling this Halloween! From tot-pleasing treats to  freakishly fun festivities for the grownups, here's how to throw a party that will please guests of all ages this Halloween.0553_HC_HALLOWEEN_2017_0016-600x400

Spook Up The Scene

Make the space spooky with haunting house decor. Start with the entrance, adding cotton spiderwebs, lit-up pumpkins, spooky sound effects, and silly skeletons to greet your guests at the door. Be sure to pick decorations that are suitable for all ages - if you're expecting a younger crowd, you might want to skip the guts and gore and stick with the more traditional themes. Continue the frightful feel throughout the venue, including spaces like the bathroom and kitchen. Here are 45 Halloween party decor ideas to help you get started.

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Feed Your Frightful Friends

halloween-appetizers-1561040502One of the best ways to wow your guests is to offer a great spread of food and drinks. Whether you want to create towers of treats, or opt for a healthier Halloween, the presentation of what you're serving is just as important as the offerings you serve. From these chomp-worthy monster meatball sliders, to this to-die-for graveyard taco dip, your guests will be dying as they devour your dishes! For more Halloween themed appies and treats, check out these 43 easy Halloween snacks to serve  at your party.

Create a Creepy Costume Contest

Getting guests to dress up for your party can sometimes be a challenge - especially the adults. Convince them to come in costume by creating a costume contest that comes with the chance to win a great prize. Not sure what to wear? These 57 last-minute Halloween costume ideas should be enough to get you started!  

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Make Sure Your Friends Have A Howling Good Time

There's a fine line between planned activities that are fun, and those that are completely cheesy. Guests may not want to play  boring games like pin the fangs on the vampire, but it's also important to have a few things set up to give them something to do - especially if there are children involved.


Karaoke offers fun for all ages, and the soundtrack can double as your party  music too! Consider adding a photo booth and watch as your guests howl while they pose for photos in their Halloween costumes, Then, send them home with a Halloween keepsake - a printed photo that they can take home! 

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