If you're looking for Halloween ideas, this is the place to be! We've all panicked when we realize Halloween is just around the corner and we've got to come up with a great looking costume (or two or three), put together a fabulous treat for the school party, and pull great ideas out of our hat for the haunted house theme we promised the kids we'd do for the neighborhood Halloween get together.
Tips for Having a Successful Halloween Party
Throwing a successful Halloween party can be a daunting task, especially if this is your first time doing it! Fortunately, we've got some tips here to help you along the way:
Have your kids help when they can. Involving the kids in party preparation is fun for them and stress-relieving for you. Giving them a few age-appropriate tasks to do will shorten your to-do list and allow you to focus more on other things. Younger children can help decorate, while older children can help with stringing up decorations or preparing the food.
Re-purpose household items into decorations. Sometimes, simple household items can be turned into cool Halloween decorations. This can save a nice chunk of cash, while allowing you to do something with all that extra stuff lying around your house. This is another great way to get your kids involved; have them find items around the house that they think you can use for decorations. Once they've found some, have them give these items their best Halloween flair!
Go shopping for costumes in advance. While it might be tempting to put off shopping for Halloween costumes while you do other things, waiting means that there will be fewer options available. In addition, stores will likely be crowded with all the families who also waited until the last minute. Keep it easy and shop early. That way, you'll have plenty of options. If you don't find what you're looking for, you'll still have time to look at other stores.
Send invites out at least two weeks in advance. Generally, this is the minimum amount of time people need to clear their schedules for something. If you can send them out a little sooner, that's also great. Don't send them out more than a month in advance, as people are likely not going to be planning for Halloween at that time. Make sure to ask for RSVPs, and follow up with those you haven't heard from after one week.
And we can't forget: who hasn't ended up with a lot of pumpkin from all those jack-o-lanterns and no clue what to make with it? Check out the pumpkin recipes below to turn that orange mush into delicious treats everyone will love.
Browse through these recipes, crafts and games to get into the Halloween spirit. We've got Halloween ideas that conjure up fun for all ages; you're sure to find creepy, kooky, mysterious, spooky and all together good fun for your Halloween festivities!
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