Really creative Halloween Party Ideas can cover a lot of ground. But if you're looking to throw a Halloween party, you really need to consider your audience. Of course it goes without saying that there shouldn't be too much of a difference between kids Halloween party ideas and those for adults. Many of the games will probably be the same. It all comes down to execution.
Let's go over some basic Halloween party ideas. These are probably tried-and-true crowd pleasers that never seem to get old: bobbing for apples, a pumpkin carving contest and a contest for best Halloween costume. These types of things never seem to go out of style. So whether you're digging for halloween party ideas for adults or trying to come up with kids halloween party ideas, you're off to a good start if you consider the above mentioned activities.
Atmosphere is everything when it comes to a Halloween party. You probably don't want to have a Halloween party during the DAY. But with kids, maybe that's unavoidable. If it is daytime, at least close the blinds, draw the shades and dim the lights. Light a few candles and put on some scary music.
For adults, halloween party ideas should evolve towards a late night venue. Creating a haunted house can be fun for adults as well as kids. In fact if the adults dress up and play the role of ghost and goblin in the haunted house that will add to the fun. On the adult side of halloween party ideas, bobbing for apples in a punch bowl full of fruit flavored vodka will liven things up. Just make sure there are designated driver on hand in case things get out of hand. "Pin the tail on the Ghoul" is another fun one for kids of all ages.
Like I said, Halloween is one of those occasions where you have so much flexibility at your fingertips. As long as you meet the criteria of trying to be scary you can't go wrong. At least attempt to create a scary atmosphere and it will be appreciated.
Invitations can be little ghosts or perhaps a coffin. With the name of the invitee on the outside of the coffin and when they open it up [the card] all the information will be listed. Food and beverages can be a lot of fun if you get your hands on some dry ice to put in the punch bowl. Nothing like seeing this misty smoke floating every where.
It's is recommended however, to downplay the demons and devils and satanic worship or whatever else comprises the dark side of Halloween. There really is no place for it at a Halloween party. I'd probably draw the line at watching scary movies. A Halloween party with the movie or complete series of the movie "Halloween" would not be out of place.
Halloween may have its roots in the surreal world of ghosts and goblins and spirits from the great beyond. But you Halloween party ideas need to have the basis of FUN. Because that's why people want to go to a party in the first place. No problem with being scared if it's anchored in having a good time and laughing a bit.
So start planning now. A successful Halloween party - like any social event of merit - needs a little pre-planning and coordination. Once those concessions have been made, you'll find yourself having a howling good time!