Of course, Halloween is for children, but that doesn’t mean adults can’t have a little fun as well. An adult Halloween party brings out the kid in everyone! Take a little bit of time planning and make memories for you and your friends this year. Your Halloween party may even become an annual tradition!
When planning an adult Halloween party, send invitations out early to give your guests plenty of time to plan their costumes. Invite plenty of people, generally, you will have only half to two-thirds show up, so invite everyone and anyone you know.
Even though it’s an adult party, Halloween parties should always be costume parties. It is the time to really go all out. Pick a theme that makes dressing up easier for adults by providing them with a direction. You can choose from a variety of themes including couple costumes, superheroes, zombies, Disney, togas, the 80s, or masquerade and then let them be creative with their own costumes. A costume contest with an anonymous ballot vote is also a great way to encourage theme participation.
Decorating can be time-consuming and stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Focus on the front door, and welcome your guests with a spooky eye-catching display at the door. It will double as a welcoming entrance for trick-or-treaters. For inside, a variety of cobwebs, candles, and black flowers create a beautifully spooky ambiance. Candles are a must!
If you plan on hosting an adult party, you need to have adult food. Cute snacks and sweet treats are fun, but be sure your guests aren’t going to spend all night eating chips and M&Ms. If you plan to serve a full meal, you can add a little spook to the buffet with props from the party store. For drinks, dry ice is always a great addition. Regular bloody Mary’s can turn into Dracula’s blood, and a keg can be transformed into witches’ brew. If you plan to serve alcohol, be sure to have a wide variety of solid food.
Adults don’t generally need an agenda of activities to have a good time, but having some fun options available is a good way to be sure your dinner doesn’t turn into a dud. Start with a playlist of Halloween music to get the party going from the moment your guests arrive.
Competitive games are a great way to motivate adults. Card games, poker, karaoke, ping pong, or even a pumpkin carving contest are all great adult game ideas that bring out the fun side of your guests.
Mystery dinner parties are a fun way to entertain people without any traditional games. A quick online search can give you characters, storylines, and of course a mystery to solve during dinner. These mysteries are usually in a theme, so make sure it fits your decor.