How To Throw A Spooktacular Halloween Bash

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Halloween. It's that time of year that you get to pretend you are someone you’re not, and eat ridiculous amounts of sweets guilt-free!  

That warrants a little celebration, wouldn't you agree? 

Here are some fun & creative tips for you to plan a Halloween party that will ‘scream’ with success:
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Invitations

It’s always quick & easy to create/send an electronic evite invitation and there are tons of pre-made Halloween party invitations out there, but for something more personal make/create your own  handmade spooky invitation to really set the mood for a fun night.
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Themes

You can obviously throw a party without a theme (but definitely require costumes!) but a party filled with lots of poisonous brews,  skullseyeballs, brains, and more  blood than you can image is sure to be one party your guests won’t ever forget! Ask party goers to come as a character from the Addams family.  Or even a  couples costume - you don't have to be a "couple" just as long as it is a costume that requires a pair. Or better yet - witches,  vampires, ghosts, or  zombies, — you can't go wrong with classic horror. For a fun twist, instead of (or in addition to) handing out  prizes to the best costumes– hand them out for the lamest costumes!
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Decor

There are so many ways you can decorate for a spooky halloween party and my advice? Go. All. Out. 

Going all out doesn't mean you need to break the bank though! 

You can dream up your own   handmade decorations, choose from thousands of existing hassle-free, budget-friendly decorations and even dress up household items you already have. 

Carve up some pumpkins. Break out a  black light. Drape   cobwebs over picture frames, windows and staircases.  Cut out bats, stars and moons out of  black paper for creepy window silhouettes.  All simple and affordable!
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Party Games

Whether you are planning a party for kids or adults, a party just ain’t a party without  games .  

Mummy Wrap.
This is one of the easiest (that my kids LOVE).    A timer is set to 3-5 minutes. Guests are split up into teams and together–using nothing other than  toilet paper  - they wrap one team member up like a mummy.  When the time is up, the judge of the game decides which team wrapped the best mummy.  

Halloween Guess-Who
This is an easy ice breaker game - when guests arrive, stick a piece of  tape  to their back with a Halloween character written on it. 
Can they guess who's name is on their back by asking the other guests for clues?

Party Games

Wether you are planning a party for kids or adults, a party just ain’t a party without  games.  

Mummy Wrap. 
This is one of the easiest (that my kids LOVE).   A timer is set to 3-5 minutes. Guests are split up into teams and together–using none other than  toilet paper - they wrap one team member up like a mummy.  When the time is up, the jude of the game decides which team wrapped the best mummy.  

Halloween Guess-Who. This is an easy ice breaker game - when guests arrive, stick a piece of  tape to their back with a Halloween character written on it. 

Can they guess who's name is on their back by asking the other guests for clues?
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Entertainment

Crank up the   spooky music  to set the vibe!  

You will want to have some tunes playing when your guests arrive, so be sure to make your playlist ahead of time!
These   mini bluetooth speakers are the perfect solution, as you can move it from room to room just as easily as your guests move.
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Party Favors

Sending your guests off with something to remember the night by is always a finishing touch of a party. 

For Halloween, something as simple as  mini sweet jars  filled with  sweets or a  coffin shaped favour box  filled with chocolate is a great option. 

Another option that would double as great party entertainment is setting up a photo booth where guests can snap a picture with one of many   photo props  to take home as a keepsake!

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