How To: Throw A Spooky Halloween Party
September 30, 2012 | by

What better way to celebrate Halloween then to throw a party?! CL has the tips and tricks to making sure your Halloween party is the best one out there!

Scary Decorations

You want to set the tone for the event, and the best way to do that is with lots of festive decorations! Line walls of rooms with fake cobwebs and giant spiders. Hang orange lights around the central party area, and turn the main lights off to give the party some spooky lighting. Put jack-o-lanterns, fake tombstones and lots of other decorations out front so that your guests know that they are at the right house! Check out Maya’s article on DIY: Halloween Decor if you like to craft. Decorations don’t need to break the budget either. There are plenty of great, cheap holiday decorations at stores like Michaels and Dollar Tree.

Festive Food

Every party needs festive treats. Look up specific Halloween recipes on Pinterest. (Some of the recipes are so cute and creative, your guests will be raving about them!) Serve red punch for a “bloody beverage” with gummy worms in it! For dessert, make these Halloween cupcakes. Tip: stick to finger foods and desserts. Even just a few bowls of popcorn or candy corn will suffice!

Holiday Contests

Everybody loves a little competition! Tell your guests ahead of time that there will be a costume contest so that everyone comes dressed to the nines. You can even offer small prizes for different titles like “best couple costume,” “most-creative,” etc. Want a step up on your competition? Check out these ten costume ideas!

Spooky Playlist

A party without music is really no party at all! Make a playlist of all the most-popular Halloween tunes. Our favorites are:

  1. Monster Mash by Bobby “Boris” Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers
  2. Thriller by Michael Jackson
  3. Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr.
  4. Somebody’s Watching Me by Rockwell
  5. Time Warp by Rocky Horry Picture Show

Now that you have the decorations, the food, the awesome costume and the spooky playlist you are ready to party. Being a host can be stressful, but get everything ready ahead of time and then enjoy yourself!

About Author

Rachel Crocetti is a junior from Hofstra University. Follow her @rcrocetti. To stay tuned to more articles for classy co-eds be sure to follow College Lifestyles on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.

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