It’s the most spooktacular time of the year! Pumpkin carving, fireside ghost stories and creepy costumes are just a few of the things that make us look forward to Halloween each year. With all of the excitement buzzing about the upcoming Halloween party at Mosquito Joe’s Corporate headquarters, we thought we’d share some of our most helpful tips to make sure your spooky outdoor shindig is complete from start to finish.
THE NOT-SO-DREADFUL DETAILS:
Keeping your Halloween party upbeat and entertaining is important. You don’t want your guests departing too early or dozing off on the sofa, right? Keep them occupied with thrilling tunes and ghoulish games in an atmosphere decorated perfectly for the occasion.
This may be one of the most important aspects of the party, so don’t wait until the last minute or skimp out on the little details. There are many handmade décor options available or you can find affordable disposable options at local dollar stores and party supply stores. Pick a theme and have fun turning your house into a pumpkin paradise or witchy wonderland.
With many premade Halloween playlists available at little to no cost, you can keep the tempo upbeat and fun. Use music platforms such as Spotify or Pandora to stream, download or create your very own party playlist.
Games and activities:
Entertain your guests with some party games or competitive activities. Whether you keep it simple with bobbing for apples or have some fun with a witch hat ring toss, there are tons of party games and activities that you can incorporate into your Halloween bash. Need some inspiration? Click here to check out these fun Halloween game ideas to accommodate all ages.
Dressing up for a Halloween party is one of the best parts, no matter your age. Whether it’s cute, scary, homemade or store-bought, get in the spirit this year and show up dressed to impress. Encourage participation by having a costume contest and offering prizes for different categories. Feeling creative? Check out some DIY costume ideas to stand out this Halloween.
Snacks and refreshments:
Now that you’ve decorated your haunted house, designed your bewitching costume and finalized the fun details, let’s get to the good stuff – the food. Whether you’re providing the basics and allowing guests to bring a dish to contribute or laying out the entire spread yourself, don’t let your party guests leave hungry. Make sure you offer a variety of savory, sweet and thirst-quenching options. Also try to accommodate guest with food allergies or dietary restrictions so there are only treats, no tricks. There are many Halloween themed food and drink recipes and ideas online, so get creative and have fun! (Parenting tip: Keep the kids occupied for a few hours by letting them help you prepare some of the easy-to-make treats.)
Throwing your own Halloween party this year or attending one with your friends and family? Send us some photos of your creative costumes or dreary desserts – we’d love to see what you come up with!
Don’t be the itchy house on the block this year! Make sure your trick-or-treaters aren’t leaving your yard with more than candy in their bag. Contact your local Mosquito Joe to have your yard treated for mosquitoes, ticks and fleas before the big night. Trust us, your neighborhood will thank you later.