By the way, in case you hadn’t noticed, I’m in love with Halloween. So much so that I plan on throwing parties every year for my kids until they just can’t stand it anymore when they’re like 14 and hate my guts. And even then, I might be out there in the living room boogying to Purple People Eater…So, I rounded-up these 5 Easy Halloween Party Planning Tips to keep me from having trouble in the coming years remembering how to do this right. LOL!
5 Easy Halloween Party Planning Tips
- Pick a Theme. There’s so many to choose from, I’m not even going to list them. But you know, I love a good undead theme and the king of the undead is Frankenstein. So, there’s my vote for every Halloween party ever, just FYI. You probably won’t see me throw much of any Halloween party outside of an un-dead-theme. Heh.
- Pick a Color Scheme. Ok, this is sometimes hard, but this is what is going to make your party look put together or just slapped together. One color scheme–not 54 different things of different colors. Orange/Black/Green or White/Pink/Green or Orange/Black/Red–but never, ever every color of the rainbow. It’s Hallow-freakin’-Ween, not somewhere over the rainbow. And stick to it. Trust me. This will make all the difference when you’re setting up your table–and help keep you on-task when picking out what to buy. Because you only buy in the color scheme.
- 3 Desserts. No more, no less. Seriously, this is going to make your life a thousand times easier. I know you want a lot more, but think of the stress. If you can, buy from the store, but if budget is a concern, you don’t want to spend 8 years cooking before the party.
- 1 Drink. If they want something else, guests can bring it. Or they can have water. No jokes, there’s always the tap. But if you just focus on one, you’re going to have the BEST–instead of 4-5 half-crappy drinks. You can do one alcoholic beverage for the adults and one non-alcy for the kids. But keep them close in nature, so you only have to buy a few ingredients.
- Use the Ordinary. Look beyond the day-to-day use of a gummy worm or Rice Krispie Treat. Use ordinary things to accentuate your weird stuff. And watch your party budget shrink. Then you can spend on special things like ridiculously cute paper straws–seriously?! Do you see those black and orange bad-boys?! Adorbs!
Alright, I want to hear from you! If you have ANYTHING to add to these 5 Easy Halloween Party Planning Tips–just drop me a line below in the comments. I totally want to see your pictures, too, so pop those in there and show me your Halloween party inspiration!
Or, if you’re not quite there yet, pin these 5 Easy Halloween Party Planning Tips and just wander-off until it’s actually time to pull your party together (you know who you are). Heh.