Start planning now for a spooky, spectacular Halloween bash
July 01, 2010
It's almost July, but before you know it, the leaves will be changing color and kids will be donning jackets as they sprint out the door in order to catch the school bus. We want summer to last forever, but all too often we blink and the fall has crept up on us sooner than we can say "Boo!"
Of course, one of the most fun and celebrated aspects of the autumn is Halloween. The holiday is a time for kids to dress up as anything in the entire world and let their imagination run wild for a day. And, naturally, there is all that candy!
If you're parents of children who are already buzzing about All Saint's Eve, why not let them know you'll be throwing the ultimate Halloween bash for them? The news is bound to be greeted with a 1000-watt smile and, perhaps, a humongous hug.
So what are you waiting for? Start working on this amazing event now!
To begin, you're going to need some amazing Halloween invitations. Of course, these can be decorated with familiar motifs, such as a black cat, a hook-nosed witch or even a creepy pumpkin that is sporting a sly grin.
However, don't be afraid to let your imagination run wild while coordinating these. For example, why not find a toy tarantula and put it in a small care package along with the party details? If you don't have too many guests on your list, perhaps you might even think about carving out a few small pumpkins, placing the invites inside and leaving the festive gourd on each of your potential partygoers' doorsteps.
Next, make sure you start working on some super spooky Halloween decorations. These don't have to be as elaborate as the Connor family had on each Halloween episode of Rosanne, but they still can be memorable and fun.
For starters, make sure all the linens and table cloths have creepy images on them, such as spiders, cobwebs or goblins. Purchase a bunch of skull or eyeball piñatas and watch all the kiddies simultaneously gag and smile.
However, there are still ways to think outside the box when planning. For instance, why not give guests a little fright when they head to the bathroom with a zombie hand toilet topper? The image is bound to make a few people scream and squeal with delight.
Finally, don't forget about Halloween party supplies. You might want to stock up on face paint so everyone can go crazy once they're loaded up on a lot of candy corn. Play The Monster Mash and watch all the kids go wild.
Besides a birthday, Halloween is one of the most anticipated days of the entire calendar year for a child. While they'll no doubt have a blast gallivanting around town with their friends and stocking up on sweets, a party will be the icing on the cake. Coordinate a great bash and you can guarantee they'll be thrilled.