Even though the weather is cooling down and we’re all spending less time outside, the fall still has plenty to do. Between corn mazes, pumpkin patches, apple picking, and taking trips to see the foliage, you can easily make plans for every weekend during the fall. Of course, one of the most important parts of the season is Halloween. We never outgrow the excitement of Halloween – if anything, there’s even more to do as an adult. An adult Halloween party is the perfect way to celebrate the season and something all your friends will love.
A Halloween party requires a lot of planning for it to come together just right. Here’s some advice for planning the perfect adult Halloween party.
Invest in Decor
Part of what makes Halloween parties so fun is getting to go all out with your theme. You have plenty of options to choose from for your party’s theme, like a classic orange and black Halloween party or something more specific, like a theme that involves all the popular scary movies. To make your theme obvious to guests, you need to invest in great party decor. Halloween parties aren’t that hard to decorate for, especially if you have a good idea of how you want it to look. Plus, most of the decor you’ll want is easy to find this time of year. You can find plenty of spooky ways to decorate, like getting special lighting that can instantly transform a space.
No party is complete without drinks, especially a Halloween party. Whatever size of party you’re having, making a large batch of something is the best way of serving drinks. Of course, you can still provide cans, but a themed mixed drink is essential for a Halloween party. For a drink that your guests will love, make your own Halloween punch with vodka. This is something you can easily match to your theme by using bold colors and using popular fall flavors. You can make a creepy blood-red drink easily by making a punch bowl of vodka cranberry and adding in blood orange juice, or simply adding black food coloring to your favorite punch recipe. Instantly up the game of your Halloween drinks by using dry ice to create smoke. Since it’s a Halloween party, you need to find the right way to serve your punch, like in a witch’s cauldron.
Give Out Treats
Treats are a given for a Halloween party. However, you don’t have to stick to your typical grocery store candy. There are tons of Halloween themed food ideas for your party. If you’re a creative baker, you can find ways to take regular party foods and find ways to decorate them to look scarier, like mummifying your foods with pastry dough or adding fake eyeballs to foods. If you’re more into festive flavors than decorative foods, you can’t go wrong with fall flavors like pumpkin and apple.
Host a Costume Contest
It goes without saying that costumes should be the main focus of a Halloween party. To highlight your guests’ costumes, you need to have a costume contest. Most people already expect to have this at a Halloween party, no matter what age you are. For a smaller party, you might only be able to give out one award for best costume, but at a larger event, consider giving out awards for different categories, like the funniest costume, scariest costume, and most original costume. You can also have runner ups for best costume to give more people a chance at winning something. Find something creative to give to the winners, like gift cards or goodie bags.
Create a Great Playlist
Halloween parties are all about giving off a spooky and festive vibe. The finishing touch for your party should be the right playlist. It’s easy to find already-made Halloween playlists online, but if this is something you’re very into, you can look for all the right songs yourself. You might go with some of the more nostalgic Halloween songs, songs that give off a fall feel, or just use Halloween special effect sounds like you’d hear in a haunted house. This is sure to put all your guests in a festive mood.
Stock Up On Supplies
Before you do anything else for your adult Halloween party, you need to get everything you need. No matter what drinks you end up making, you can find what you’re looking for at All American Liquor.
Visit us today for everything you need for your Halloween party drinks.