Call it what you want. Some people call it a Halloween party, while others refer to it as a bash. No matter how you view your celebration, it's going to be great because you're putting it together. The only problem is that you're all out of ideas. Most likely, you've never tried to plan a fun Halloween party, or have hosted so many that you can't think of anything else. Send Out Invitations - Planning a fun Halloween party should be exciting, and even though you don't have a theme yet, you can always go ahead and begin notifying people of the upcoming event. Invitations come in plenty of varieties. It's not about what you can find, but how creative you can be. When you think of Halloween, what comes to mind? Some people think of ghouls and spider webs, while others think of dark, haunted mansions and castles. Let your imagination run free when creating your invitations. Explore Different Themes - Don't just stop at one theme and decide it's the one for you. Continue to explore, brainstorm, and gather different ideas. One example of a fun Halloween party theme is a haunted house. Instead of just decorating a rented building, maybe you could ask someone who knows of a real haunted house to host your party at. If there are no haunted houses, try to find an old abandoned house and notify the owner or whoever is in charge. Put up decorations of spiderwebs, skulls, black candles, witch heads, spiders, snakes, monsters, and anything else spooky you can get your hands on. Costumes - Costumes are the essence of Halloween. If you don't wear a costume, no fun can be experienced. Your costume doesn't have to have anything to do with your theme unless you want it to. There are so many costumes on the market that it can get quite confusing. The key is to not become overwhelmed. If you would like, choose a costume theme for yourself and your guests and include it in your invitation so everyone knows what to wear. The type of costume you wear is up to you. Some ideas for popular Halloween costumes include playboy bunny costumes, pirate costumes, witch costumes, superhero costumes, and vampire costumes. Conduct a search both online an at your local retail department store to narrow down what costume you want to wear. Be sure to snatch your costume up as soon as you see it because the good ones go fast. Fun Halloween party ideas are everywhere, you just have to have an open mind. The three basic things to focus on are your invitations, party theme, and costume. There is also food, activities, and entertainment. For food, have each person bring one dish to prevent you from having to do all the work. As far as activities are concerned, you could host your own personal costume contest at the end of the night. When it comes to entertainment, nothing beats karaoke. If you start planning now, you can have the biggest and best Halloween bash of the century!