Steps to Planning a Halloween Party

Step 1 - Guest List
First you need to decide about how many people or kids might be attending the party and who you are going to invite.

Step 2 - When, Where, and What Time?
When scheduling a date for your party be sure to check calendar for major conflicting events you may want to schedule around. The location of your party may depend on how many people or kids are attending. The time depends on conflicting work schedules, school hours or curfews.

Step 3 - Invitations
If your party has a specific theme you might want to use invitations that match your theme. You can create your own invitations to give it a more personal touch. Be sure to include all important information about the party. It might be a good idea to include a map or directions if some or most of the guests are not familiar with the location. Ask for those invited to RSVP by a certain time.

Step 4 - Refreshments
See our Halloween Recipes section for idea on planning the perfectly frightful menu. Be sure you have plenty to feed the number of people attending.

Step 5 - Games/Activities
You may want more going on at your party than just chit chat. Plan some exciting games to involve everyone and help keep them entertained.

Step 6 - Decorations
Your decorations can follow a theme or just be traditional Halloween ideas. See our recipe section and the article on simple decorating idea for help.
Music should be included in your decorating. The right music for your party can set the mood.

Step 7 - Costumes
You should plan ahead for your costume. it could be store bought, rented, thrift shop garb, or a creation from your own closet. See our costume ideas section for help.

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