Halloween Party Ideas For Outdoor Fun, Fall Family Gatherings
As your children, family and friends start dusting off the pumpkins and carving knives, it’s time to plan a little fun for Halloween. Whether it’s a small family gathering, or a big neighborhood bash, Halloween parties bring out the kid in all of us. Here are some party ideas to help your friendly ghosts and goblins enjoy themselves:
Funk up your food. Halloween is not the time to serve boring cheese trays. Remember all those yucky, gooey things you tried when you were a kid? Like gummy worms sliding out of Jello, or cupcakes covered with plastic spiders? Dig out your old recipe books and find some fun twists on party dishes. Try checking out www.familyfun.com, or www.foodnetwork.com for hauntingly yummy recipes.
Spruce the place up. Why not become known as the neighbor with the most Halloween decorations on the block? Let the other guys do it up right for Christmas. You don’t have to spend tons of money. There are lots of crafts that involve the most basic of supplies, and it’s even better when the whole family can get involved. Try searching these sites for tips: www.amazingmoms.com, or www.familymanagement.com.
Get your game on. Halloween is the perfect excuse for family fun. There are tons of games to choose from, whether it's Spook Bingo, or the traditional bobbing for apples. Make sure you choose games that are appropriate for those attending. Or you can divide games into categories, gearing them toward younger kids, teenagers and adults. Great ideas can be found at: www.partygamecentral.com, and www.partynook.com.
Set the stage. Remember that if the weather allows it, you’ll want to give your guests the opportunity to be outside. Nothing is better than a Halloween party at night … it’s only fitting! Clear out your garage so you can handle the crowd, and provide a place for seating , along with your food and beverages. This way you won’t worry so much about spills and messes. Make your garage the perfect gathering space by installing a garage door screen. This helps keep bugs and debris out of your party space, while allowing fresh air to flow. Check out www.freshairscreens.com for details.
Above all, remember that as a host, you will set the tone for an amazing event. So dress up! Get into the mood, and allow your guests to have a frightful, but fun-filled, evening!