Seasonal & Holiday

How to Have a Successful Halloween Party

This past weekend, my best friend threw the ultimate Halloween party for our families. We had so much fun, and it was definitely a night our kids will never forget. Because she pulled off her party so well, I want to share with you some of her tips for hosting a successful Halloween party. (Just in time for you to pull off your own amazing party this Halloween weekend!)

  • Decorations are key. In order to have a successful party, the decorations can make or break it! You don’t have to spend a ton of money on decorations, either, if you shop smart. Using promo codes from PromosPro is the best place to start, and you can find tons of great discounts at stores you normally shop at. Just look at all the money there is to save! Want to get even more creative? Make your own decorations or buy some that are handmade. Etsy is a great place to start, and with these Etsy promo codes, you can save even more green. Stock up on caldrons, dry ice, skulls, spiderwebs, and more, and your decorations will be the talk of the party!


  • Have a theme. For our party, my friend decided on a Hocus Pocus theme. It’s one of our favorite Halloween movies, so everything was based off the movie. Decorations, games, food, drinks, all centered around Hocus Pocus. She even had the movie playing in the background during the party. (The kids were having way too much fun to actually sit and watch the movie, but it was fun to have it playing in the background.) For the hard-to-find items you may need for your party, you may want to check out these Amazon promo codes. If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you still have time to shop now and get the items you need in time for your party this weekend.


  • Make the food fun. We had things like organic spaghetti noodles died black, homemade rolls died green, mummy pretzels, monster bark, and green punch with dry ice in it to cause it to bubble like witches brew. She even had the water pitcher labeled “Ghost Blood,” which we all found hysterical. The little touches she put on the table made it, too. Salad tongs that looked like skeleton arms. Large googly eyes strategically spaced all over the place. Everything flowed so nicely! Start searching pinterest for ideas for fun food you can make and more.


  • Be willing to let go of your plan. We all want things to go according to plan, but sometimes, they just don’t. It’s OK. Just pick up and move on. Especially if kids are involved. If something doesn’t go exactly how you wanted it to, let it go and move on to something else. Fun will still be had by all involved, I promise.

These are a few of the tips I’ve come up with thanks to my dear friend’s party. I hope they help you have a howling good time at your own Halloween party!