Ideas for Adult Halloween Parties
Halloween is a holiday for kids of all ages, including adult kids at heart. For youngsters Halloween means bags filled with candy from trick or treating. Teenagers like to roll throw eggs, roll yards, and soap windows. Adults enjoy mature parties with friends, family, and co-workers. Adults can dress up in silly, scary, and provocative apparel to see who has the most interesting costumes.
When planning this sort of event there are a few things that need to be remembered. First thing to remember is that this is an adult party. Keep things scary or even gross, avoid any silly, childish, or cute party favors and decorations. These things should be kept in mind for all aspects of the occasion being planned.
No matter what your budget limit is for the party, you will want to use the majority of the money on the most important items first. The biggest and most costly items will be food, drinks, and liquor. Plan the menu including all snacks, dips, and finger foods when estimating a food and drink budget. Online invitations can be used to save money, as well as simply calling the guests and personally inviting them.
When purchasing drinks and alcohol, be sure to have a variety of liquors to accommodate the size of the intended guest list. Many party guests ask what they can bring to the party. One money saving idea is to ask each couple bring a soft drink, mixer, tea, or other beverage of choice, letting them know that all liquors will be provided for them. Saves money and the party-goers have something they like to drink at the festivities.
Decorate the food and drink table with Halloween party favors that can be found at local dollar stores. A simple setup could consist of a black tablecloth, and orange or black cups, plates, napkins, and utensils. A spooky centerpiece can really set off the table, especially if you are creative, severed head on a platter could really get some attention!
Candles can be used to light up the rooms involved in the party. Safety precautions should be taken when burning candles, but there are alternatives to worrying about someone bumping over a candle. Christmas candlesticks that people display in windows can be used, just simply use orange bulbs. Eerie music playing in the background, cobwebs hanging from the door frames and ceilings, and eyeballs in the punch bowl are a few decorating suggestions. Imaginations can run wild when planning a party for adults.
Deciding whether or not the event is going to be in costume or not is the easy decision, the theme is the hard part. Theme suggestions could include some of the following: pick your own, 70s, 80s, or 90s themes, an era (medieval times, for example), sexy vamps and vixens, and pretty much anything one could think of. If you decide to go with a theme from past decades, check out Old Time Candy and reminisce, and taste, some of your old favorites you probably haven't seen in quite a while.
Halloween is a holiday for kids and adults. Please don't let a fun and enjoyable evening end in a tragedy. Don't drink and drive, and friends take those keys. Parents be sure that your little trick or treaters are properly chaperoned when going door to door, and that they are wearing reflective clothing and carrying flashlights when out after dark.
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