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Start Planning Your Halloween Party Now

Posted by fddblog on September 2, 2013 at 8:30 am. Filed under: Fancy Dress Ideas

With the summer almost behind us, we can now turn our attention to autumn and the parties this season brings. October will be upon you sooner than you realise, so now is the perfect time to start planning your Halloween bash. Halloween parties are great fun to plan. You can unleash your childish side, preparing crazy costumes, devilish decorations and ghoulish games. Here are some ideas to help you prepare a spookily good Halloween party.

Formulating Your Plan

Before you set about preparing your Halloween party, you need to decide on a few key elements. Is the party primarily for children or for adults? Will you be serving food? Will the party be indoors or outdoors? Once you’ve decided upon these things, coming up with a theme will be much simpler.

Theme Ideas

There are lots of spooky theme ideas that lend themselves perfectly to Halloween parties. Use scary characters like Frankenstein, vampires, zombies or ghosts as a starting point, and plan all your costumes and decorations around them. You could also take a less traditional route by taking inspiration from TV or film. Your guests could dress like characters from Twilight, Harry Potter or True Blood (there are hundreds of TV and film fancy dress costumes to choose from). You can then base your decorations on the famous sets from the show or movie you choose.


Once you’ve decided on a theme, you should then set about creating a spooky atmosphere around your home. Using your theme as a starting point, adorn your home with scary decorations. This will help your guests get into the Halloween spirit from the minute they walk through your front door. Strategically place cobwebs, spiders and skeletons around your home, and keep the lighting low for the ultimate scary ambience. And, of course, a Halloween party wouldn’t be complete without a few carved pumpkins around your home.


The music that you choose for your Halloween party could be the key to its success. Choose music that will enrich the spooky atmosphere, but will also get your guests up and dancing! If you’ve opted for a TV or film theme, you could play the soundtrack during your party. You could even have a scary film playing in the background during your party. Otherwise, create a mix of spooky music, like Thriller or The Monster Mash.


Traditionally, toffee apples are eaten at Halloween parties, but they are unlikely to sustain your guests through a night of dancing! Offer your guests a selection of spooky-themed snacks. Many food items can be made ghoulish-looking with the addition of red or green food colouring. You can also decorate cupcakes with scary motifs, like ghosts or spiders.

It’s never too soon to start preparing a great Halloween party. But, if you do leave your planning to the last minute, take advantage of fancy dress next day delivery from Fancy Dress Delivered. You and your guests can be kitted out in scarily good Halloween fancy dress outfits in no time!


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