It’s October and that means Halloween will be here before you know it. Ask children nationwide (and many across the world) what his or her favorite holiday and is and you’re likely to get Halloween for a reply. There’s plenty to do to get ready for the holiday and if you’re throwing a Halloween party you have even more on your plate.
Here are some tips to help ensure you are ready for a ghoulish and great celebration.
First, decide whether you will throw or attend a Halloween party, go out trick or treating with the kids, or stay inside to hand out candy. There are also many outdoor Halloween events to attend. It might seem self-explanatory, but the best way to ensure you don’t overload yourself is to carefully plan out each event you want to engage in and map it out on your calendar first.
Circle important dates on your calendar so that you ensure you have everything planned carefully and don’t become bogged down with too much. If you see there is too much going on, don’t hold it against yourself to cancel one event in favor of another.
Choose a theme for your Halloween festivities. One theme will carry across for all events and save you frustration and even overspending. There are many Halloween themes you can use for a party, costumes, and decorations. For example, consider Disney princesses and princes or Disney villains and choose your decorations and costumes accordingly.
Here are some popular Halloween themes that you can use for costumes and party ideas.
Halloween movies or TV shows such as A Nightmare Before Christmas, Beetlejuice, The Addams Family, the Munsters
Supernatural TV shows such as Stranger Things, Sabrina the Teenage Witch,
Horror Movies such as It, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Halloween,
- horror movie villains
- gothic mansions
- ghosts and cemeteries
- witches and warlocks
- video games
- Game of Thrones
- Harry Potter
- Star Wars
- Wizard of Oz
- Wicked (musical)
- Musicals (cats, etc.)
- Winnie the Pooh
- angels (heavenly beings)
- Outerspace, aliens
You can choose whether the theme should be kid-friendly or adult-friendly. Once you have your theme picked out, shopping will become simpler and then you can choose decorations, party supplies, and decide whether to buy costumes or make them yourselves or DIY costumes.
You may even want to browse through some Halloween sales and deals and find out what types of decorations and costumes are available and in your budget to help you determine a theme.
Once your theme is set, it will be simpler to find or create decorations and accessories that will complement your holiday event.
Do you have a Halloween theme picked out yet?