As if throwing a Halloween party wasn’t hard enough before, right? Back then (like one year that feels like a decade) one had to worry about food allergies, costumes, who to invite, who not to invite, and what to do during the party (watch movies? crank the Halloween tunes? to have a costume contest or to not have a costume contest??). Now, there’s so much more to worry about! On TOP of the already existent worries.
That’s where we come in. While we can’t guarantee this will solve any of your worries, BUT we can guarantee that we can at least provide you with a five minute escape from worries and maybe (just MAYBE) give you a little bit of inspiration for your post-COVID Halloween 🙂 (~ ❤ V.A.)
We’ll start with the décor – this is probably the simplest of the decisions that you’re going to have to make. It’s also pretty self-explanatory, so we won’t bore you with details. That said, what kind of theme are you looking for? Scary? Cute-and-creepy? More like a Fall party with costumes? (To be 100% honest, that last one’s my choice for decoration theme every time ~V.). Then there comes the question of how much time and effort you’re able to put into decorating? Will you be able to create an entire haunted house-esque? Picking the theme is the key element in making an epic party. So where do you find some party theme ideas? We’d recommend trying Pinterest and searching for some inspiration!
Every party needs some type of fun activity to get guests in the party mood and what’s not a perfect way to celebrate fall then with some fall themed activities! The most classic and popular favorite is obviously pumpkin carving! Anything with pumpkins is enjoyable although if your lazy then painting pumpkins is probably much easier and less messy to go with. Bobbing for apples is another great idea! (My favorite Halloween party activities are Halloween-themed charades or one of those murder mystery games that you can get wherever you find puzzles! ~V).
The Party Snacks
Moving onto the obvious must have for a party which is snacks because after all the food is one of the best parts of the party right? Places like Pinterest has a wide range of Halloween/Fall inspired recipes that we’d recommend checking out if your unsure what snacks you want to go with. Our personal favorites are layered Jello, fall shaped sugar cookies, popcorn balls, caramel apples, and of course lots and lots of your favorite candy. (If you want to wait for the candy, just wait for the day after Halloween, that’s when the real deals start in our opinion).
So now you have your theme, activities, and your snacks, now you need to have music to get everyone in the mood. Luckily for you we have you covered because we have our own spook-tacular themed playlist full of all your favorites from Michael Jackson, Ava Max, and more Halloween classics. Click here for the full playlist article. (And if you really want to get into it, try a Halloween song dance contest… whoever can make up the most creative dance moves wins 🙂 ~V).
Fall Specials And Movies
While this might not be a “must have”, having background noise can help the mood and of course having classics like The Great Pumpkin, Hocus Pocus, The Addams Family, and so forth are great options but of course that’s based out own personal preference. Click here for a whole list of movie ideas for your party. Yes, were aware of the self-promo but in our defense it does relate to the article.
We hope our recommendations helped you with your post-pandemic fall party ideas whenever that is. In the meantime, if you do have a party remember to limit your inner social circle, socially distance when possible, and most importantly, wear a mask! Considering it’s Halloween season, wearing a mask should seem less strange so look at it from that perspective!