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Creating the Perfect Halloween Party


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Halloween can be a day of fun for both young and old. It is also one holiday that is designed for parties.
Spooky themes, fun costumes, and plenty of treats make it a good time for all ages



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Halloween can be a day of fun for both young and old. It is also one holiday that is designed for parties.
Spooky themes, fun costumes, and plenty of treats make it a good time for all ages.


It has been said that in the past Halloween was reserved mainly for children. There would be costume parties
at school, and then an evening of trick-or-treating and other fun. However, more and more adults are starting
to take part in the spirit of the holiday as well. After all, who doesn't enjoy getting dressed up in a fabulous
costume and eating candy? Plus, this also makes Halloween a family holiday, since both parents and kids
alike can dress up, decorate the house or yard, and participate in the holiday fun.


The history of Halloween parties


Halloween started out as a Celtic holiday known as “Samhain” which celebrated the end of summer. The
Celts believed that on the night of Samhain, the souls of the dead would come back to visit the living. Along
with them, dark spirits like goblins and witches would also come out. Fires would be lit to keep these dark
spirits away, and the Celts would dress in masks and costumes as part of the festivities. Food and lanterns
were often left out as gifts for the dead. Over time, these customs turned into the holiday festivities that we
know today.


Kids parties


Themes for kids Halloween parties can generally be kept pretty simple. Most kids get excited over dressing
up and eating sweets, and there is plenty of room for creativity. Consider having games like bobbing for
apples, decorating treat bags, and costume contests for all of the little ones. Of course, food is usually a
required part of the fun, and you can get very creative that way. Caramel apples and popcorn balls are fun
fall treats, and you can often use a little imagination and food coloring to turn everyday treats into something
festive.


Adult parties


While adult parties can still involve costumes and food, you may have to up the ante a little bit when it
comes to expectations. Costume contests can still be a great way to encourage guests to get creative and
come dressed up. For more mature themes, you can create a Day of the Dead celebration, and celebrate the
holiday Mexican-style with authentic foods and treats. Or, you can do a costume ball and play music all
night long and serve fine desserts.


Planning ahead


You do not want to leave your Halloween party plans for the month of October. If you start planning ahead
of time, you can not only come up with a spectacular theme, but you can find everything you need. Watch
for sales and stock up on party supplies like paper plates and cups. Look for fun new recipes to try so that
you can wow your friends. And of course, don't forget to look for a costume – by shopping early you will be
able to find the best selection and the best prices.




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