With Halloween right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about your Halloween party. Looking for some inspiration? Here are several grown up party ideas ranging from casual to formal. Parties don’t have to be huge costume parties, there are lots of ways to celebrate the holiday in a low key way with a small group of friends. Let your personal style guide you. Whether your Halloween party will be filled with Halloween Arts and Crafts or spent mixing up Halloween cocktails for the adults, we have some fun and unique ideas for your party.
Halloween Dinner Party – A grown up dinner party is perfect for an intimate gathering. First select a theme for your party such as Nightmare Before Christmas, zombie party, scary clowns, etc and then plan every detail of your party from invitations, menu, and activities. If you are crafty, send out handmade invitations that set the tone of your event and let your guests know what type of costume to come in. This is fun for a small group of adults on Halloween, as a way to celebrate the holiday in grown up style. You could also have a theme for your party, such as Wizard of Oz, and invite each guest to come as their favorite character. There’s a brand new line of costumes from the land of Oz this year, including a Flying Monkey Costume that is very scary looking.
Halloween Cocktail Party – Perfect for those who would prefer a smaller, more focused event, cocktail parties are a great option If you aren’t interested in getting dressed up and going out to a huge bash, you can make some festive treats and drinks and spend. Your party can be scheduled as the first stop of the night for guests that do. Save time by making up a batch of the signature drink before the party starts. Don’t forget to test it out before serving!
Halloween Tea – A Halloween afternoon tea is perfect if you are looking for something a little more on the formal side. Start with a black tablecloth, add dead flowers for a centerpiece and candelabras with melted candles. Serve up bite sized Halloween treats such as san-witches, pumpkin scones and spooky cupcakes. Salad or appetizer plates work well, and you can actually order all black party ware to create the proper impact.
Halloween Scrap Booking Party – Purchase Halloween themed scrapbooking supplies and invite your crafty friends over for a crop. This is a great way to have a low key get together, and accomplish something at the same time. Perfect for both experienced and newbie scrapbookers . You can opt to provide the Halloween themed supplies and ask guests to bring some potluck supplies. Make sure to have some tasty treat and beverages on hand, and you’ve got all the makings for a fun cropping party!
Seance – Fun for both adult parties and older teen sleepovers. Decorate a graveyard and use lots of candles. A Ouija board can be a spooky addition to the party antics. Keep the party focused on fun by calling only on famous long dead historical figures like James Dean, Elvis, Marie Antoinette, etc. Super spooky or fall off your chair hilarious, it all depends on the group of people (and how many bottles of wine are involved).
Ensure the success of your party with a little bit of advance thought and preparation. Consider your friends when choosing the theme and timing of the party. For a more formal celebration, a Halloween themed afternoon tea is perfect for moms and daughters. A dinner party is perfect for a smaller group, and allows you to focus on handmade details such as invitations and place settings. Metro areas are especially good for cocktail parties as your guests can drop in on several parties. Pick what works best for you. And most importantly, don’t forget to plan your costumes and buy them online right away. You can go check out the Monkey Costume site to see the Flying Monkey Costume or thousands of other costume options. Happy Halloween!