5 tips to plan the spookiest Halloween party

5 tips to plan the spookiest Halloween party

This Octo­ber, Hal­loween — one of the cel­e­bra­tions with the most cre­ative poten­tial — is back! Soon, ghosts, hor­ror movie char­ac­ters and oth­er crea­tures will be walk­ing the streets of every city in search of can­dy. Mean­while, oth­ers will use this oppor­tu­ni­ty to cel­e­brate with a unique — or even crazy — theme. If this col­lec­tive ener­gy makes you want to organ­ise a par­ty to cel­e­brate Hal­loween in style, here are 5 tips to plan an evening that your guests will nev­er for­get!

Con­tents

  1. Choose a date and time
  2. Get start­ed
  3. Think about the details
  4. Man­age food and drinks
  5. Plan a cos­tume com­pe­ti­tion

1. Choose a date and time

Offi­cial­ly, Hal­loween is held on Octo­ber 31st, but Hal­loween-themed par­ties usu­al­ly take place over a cou­ple of weeks around that date. It would be a shame to deprive one­self of a par­ty on the pre­tence that it is too ear­ly or too late to be real­ly con­sid­ered “Hal­loween time”. How­ev­er, you must be care­ful when choos­ing the best date, espe­cial­ly in terms of who will be invit­ed to attend.

Adults with chil­dren will gen­er­al­ly be busy on the evening of the 31st. Com­pe­ti­tion is also very fierce around this time. Depend­ing on the pro­gramme and your Hal­loween-par­ty theme, make sure that your guests will be there, and that they will not choose to attend anoth­er par­ty instead. A quick search on social media will give you an idea of what is hap­pen­ing near you.

2. Get started

Invi­ta­tions are very impor­tant for a themed par­ty. This is usu­al­ly the first point of con­tact between you and your guests. If the invi­ta­tion does­n’t imme­di­ate­ly make them want to attend your par­ty, you’ve missed some­thing. Nowa­days, invi­ta­tions mean cre­at­ing a Face­book event, or a web­site for the most moti­vat­ed — or a Weezevent min­isite to be cre­at­ed for free in a few min­utes.

Whether your par­ty is free or not, organ­ised just for your friends or open to all, why not set up reg­is­tra­tions? It is an oppor­tu­ni­ty to cre­ate a fun form ask­ing, for exam­ple, what potions the guest will bring, clues about their cos­tumes, their for the evening, etc. Your cre­ativ­i­ty has no lim­its with Weezevent!

If your par­ty is organ­ised in a bar or a club, you may want to set up a real online tick­et­ing mod­ule. With com­pe­ti­tion from the many oth­er Hal­loween par­ties around, online tick­et­ing will ensure that you sell tick­ets before the event even begins. This will help you adjust your com­mu­ni­ca­tion, plan enough food and drinks, etc. in short, you’re putting all the chances on your side to make your event a suc­cess!

3. Think about the details

Your event descrip­tion and your pro­gramme should leave noth­ing to chance. The time of the event, the address, the theme for the cos­tumes, the need to bring food and drinks or not is the basic infor­ma­tion you need to share. For any­thing else, you are free to do as you please!

What with dec­o­ra­tions, food and bev­er­age ingre­di­ents, enter­tain­ment equip­ment, costumes…it’s easy to get over­whelmed! Plan­ning all of this in advance will ensure you avoid any last-minute stress. You will be able to enjoy the par­ty like all the oth­er guests, you will have time for them and make the same unfor­get­table mem­o­ries.

4. Manage food and drinks

Plan­ning a par­ty alone for Hal­loween is a real chal­lenge! That’s why the host usu­al­ly asks guests to bring food and drink with them. It’s also more friend­ly, and every­one can show­case their cook­ing tal­ents with the most extrav­a­gant and spooky recipes!

Even if you don’t pre­pare every­thing your­self, you can set a theme for guests to fol­low. Give them recipes that are easy to pre­pare and that are with­in your theme. Organ­ise a com­pe­ti­tion for the best dessert or the most “Halloween‑y” drink. Cre­ate momen­tum so every­one gets involved!

5. Plan a costume competition

What would a Hal­loween par­ty be with­out a cos­tume com­pe­ti­tion? Com­mu­ni­cate as much as you can about the rules of your com­pe­ti­tion. Invi­ta­tions, descrip­tion of your event, pro­gramme, social media, emails… every­thing is a good oppor­tu­ni­ty to talk about it! The ear­li­er you start talk­ing about it and the more often you talk about it, the more time your guests will have to pre­pare. A cos­tume takes time to make, so you can also give them tips and tricks to get the best cos­tume.

Also, you should let peo­ple know about the prize(s) to be won! You can cre­ate cat­e­gories based on dif­fer­ent cos­tume themes: hor­ror, car­toon, make-up, DIY, etc.

Keep all this in mind as you plan, ask your friends to par­tic­i­pate in the organ­i­sa­tion, and get famil­iar with the best tools to sup­port you. Weezevent helps you dis­cov­er all the fea­tures you need to plan the Hal­loween par­ty of your dreams — or rather your night­mares. Just click on the but­ton below:

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