Yes it is a bit late, but you can still throw an adult Halloween Party this year! Halloween has become one of the most popular holidays of the year, and there is no reason you can't get in on the fun. It's just a matter of being organized!

Select a Halloween Party Theme

It doesn't have to be a formal theme such as a Harry Potter or Walking Dead Halloween party theme, but, it is important to let people know whether to dress up in costumes or not. Nothing is more embarrassing than walking into a party and not being properly dressed. It is something you can (and should) be sure to include right on the invitation.

Need some theme ideas? Here are just a few

  • Walking Dead
  • Harry Potter
  • Murder Mystery
  • Haunted House
  • Nightmare before Christmas
  • Vampires
  • Pick Your Poison (great cocktail party theme)

Invitations to Party

Forget trying to snail-mail invitations! It's far too late, instead take advantage of online invites from companies like Evites. They offer both free and paid invitations, and it is the quickest way to let people know you're having a Halloween party (or any party for that matter) quickly. It also allows guests to RSVP to a list, again, saving you both time and aggravation.

Halloween Decorations

Decorating is the fun part, and it is limited only to your budget. If you're on a tight budget, black and orange balloons are not only festive, but go a long way in creating your Halloween party theme.

If money is a bit more open for decorating, specialty stores such as Party City are an excellent, one-stop shopping source for your party needs.

Halloween Party Menu Ideas

Your party should include food and coming up with a menu is only as limited as your imagination. Here's an example menu for your Halloween party.

(Keep in mind that foods that can be eaten with the hands or forks only are usually the best for this type of party.)

Food

  • Deviled Eggs
  • BBQ Ribs
  • Sliders
  • Deviled Chicken Lollipops
  • Carrot "Fingers" and Ranch Dressing
  • Steak Bites with Bloody Mary Dipping Sauce

Beverages and Cocktails

  • Zombie
  • Kamikaze shots
  • Bloody Mary
  • Dragon's Blood Punch (non-alcoholic)

Entertainment

Your entertainment can be as easy as music to as complex as a haunted house experience.

One thing to keep in mind is that entertainment is as important as food and drinks because if people get bored, chances are they will leave. So keep it fun and keep it light and everyone will have a Good Time.

Halloween Music Playlist Ideas

  • Witchcraft by Frank Sinatra
  • Thrilled by Michael Jackson
  • Time Warp (Rocky Horror Picture Show)
  • Monster Mash by Bobby Pickett
  • Black Magic Woman by Fleetwood Mac
  • Evil Woman by ELO (Electric Light Orchestra)
  • Haunted by Beyonce
  • Ghostbusters by Ray Parker, Jr.
  • Somebody's Watching Me by Rockwell
  • Spooky by Dusty Springfield
  • Disturbia by Rihanna
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