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Hey, Alicia here with another party post. I kind of took a hiatus with the party posts because we have moved to a much smaller place that has made it a bit more difficult to party. Fortunately, we have settled in and I can get back to partying all the time (or until the baby comes).
Halloween is coming up faster than we may realize. So, for this month we decided to help you get a head start on your Halloween party plans by suggesting the 5 Things You Need for a Halloween Party!
Scary, sweet or quirky costumes are a must! Be sure to include this on your invitations so your guests are not unsure of what you expect. I personally love the creative costumes people come up with. You could encourage people to dress up by including a costume contest with a prize.
It might be nice to have some easy things like animal ears/tails, vampire teeth, makeup, etc available for guests who couldn’t come up with a costume or show up costumeless. Dollar Tree has lots of costume accessories that make it easy to keep your costume stash stocked up!
If you’re still struggling to come up with a costume idea stay tuned later this month and season because we’ve got some fun costume ideas in the works!
What would Halloween be without binging on your favorite sweet snacks? Besides the obvious choice of your favorite store bought candies (I love Reese’s Cups), some homemade treats can also make your party special. Check out our Halloween Brownie Bombs, Halloween Gingerbread Men, and Dipped Chocolates. The Dipped Chocolates are from an Easter tutorial, but can be decorated for Halloween in a similar manner as the Brownie Bombs!
As the weather will be cooler by Halloween (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) it’s the perfect time to make some Hot Coco Bombs and have them available for your guests to enjoy. Find the link to the booklet here. It won’t be available for free for very much longer so grab it before it’s gone!
Some other drinks to include:
Have cute little signs by your drinks so your guests can know they aren’t just drinking plain punch.
My mom has also got some more yummy drinks in the works, so be sure to come back if these spooky drinks don’t tickle your fancy.
Whether you are doing a spooky party or a fun Halloween party (perhaps a kids party) decorations are a must. Dollar Tree has decorations for both types of parties. My mom recently bought this cute hanging pumpkin sign to decorate her home for Halloween. I, on the other hand, bought some spider webs and a giant spider to decorate my home. They also had skeletons, bats, witches and more to decorate with. In both cute and scary varieties. It’s a great place to stock up on decorations without breaking the bank.
An assortment of the spooky decorations available at Dollar Tree!
Inside her chalkboard pumpkins would work great for either a spooky or friendly Halloween party. Paint little chalkboard pumpkins to be the signs for your treats and beverages!
An assortment of cute Halloween Party Decorations from Dollar Tree!
Maybe it’s because my husband is a sound guy, but I feel music is so important to set the tone of a party. It’s great to have something playing in the background. We belong to Amazon Prime and it makes it super easy to get the perfect party music. When you belong to Amazon Prime you get access to Prime Music which comes with premade playlists at no extra cost to you. Some great Halloween playlists I’ve found on Prime music are Kids Halloween party music, Halloween Party Music, & Halloween Dance Party. They also have playlists that have Haunted House sounds and Creepy Horror Music Scores.
Surely whatever kind of music you are looking for to set the mood of your party, you can find it on Amazon.
Some classic songs I think are perfect for a party are:
So, there you go! The 5 things that you must consider when planning a Halloween Party! Dollar Tree is the perfect resource to stay in your budget, plus DIY always adds to the fun! So have fun with it and get planning YOUR epic party! Don’t forget to let us know how it goes!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!