Halloween Party Ideas & October Event Planning
Need a little inspiration this October?
Halloween is the perfect opportunity to throw a memorable party! So let’s get in the SPIRIT and celebrate macabre style! We’ve compiled our favorite Halloween party ideas and Fall festivity tips to help you throw that one-of-a kind October celebration you’re hoping for.
Choose A Theme:
Choosing a theme is a great first start. Your guests won’t have to stress about coming up with a completely original costume, but are still given the opportunity to be creative. Have your guests dress up as a popular celebrity, characters from famous movies or TV series, or in an old-school style costume (i.e. Zombies, Witches, Pirates, etc!) Not only will your guests stress less, but your party will really stand out!
Looking to bring a little Germany to your backyard this Fall? Your first “must-have” is an iconic Oktoberfest beer stein. We found great ones that you can personalize here, that double as a party favor! Other essential items include: giant soft pretzels, a photo booth with fun props (think lederhosen, beer mugs, & an Oktoberfest sign), blue and yellow decorations (the unofficial colors of Oktoberfest), and beer tasting (read on to find out more).
Taste the Fall:
Every Fall, companies release specialty brews and ciders that are Autumn-inspired. Get your guests in the fall mood by displaying a variety at your party for them to try. It not only adds to the decor, but it’s fun for guests to take the “taste test” and figure out which they like best! Our favorites? Woodchuck Amber Hard Cider, Pumple Drumkin Spiced Ale, Sam Adams Octoberfest, and Shipyard Pumpkinhead!
Halloween is a time to be theatrical & creative, but don’t overwhelm yourself by trying to do too much! Select one (or two) interesting Halloween themed treats. Let those items do the dazzling, and keep the rest simple. Try things such as chocolate-covered strawberries with orange sprinkles, glass bowls filled with candy corn & popcorn, or use a mini pumpkin as a dip holder. You can also find items that work as great double features for parties. Something silly and theme appropriate like the “shot syringe”. This can be used as a fun alcoholic beverage as well as thematic décor! If no one partakes, they still add to the room and theme. You can find them here.
Whether you’re looking for your party to be a bit more sophisticated than usual, or you’re having a hard time picking out decorations, choosing a color scheme will help. Mix it up from the classic spider webs and jack-o-lanterns by sticking with two colors, such as black and white. The black and white theme is especially great because it can look like you’re hosting a party inside a classic horror film! Follow this color scheme via your invitations, decorations, etc. It will be easier to shop and the end result will be fun and look wonderfully put together!
Crafty with Cocktails:
No matter the occasion, we love signature specialty cocktails. It helps make a party more memorable. Whether based on the presentation or taste (hopefully both!). Click here for our favorites this fall.
A Hollywood Pop Halloween:
For more HALLOWEEN entertainment, coordination, design, décor and/or event planning needs, contact Hollywood Pop Gallery. Whether you’re looking to transform your home into a haunted house or get a band of Zombie’s to perform, we’ve got you covered.
Let’s get together to make this October a special one!
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