October 25, 2010

Halloween Party Planning Made Easy

It's never too late (or early) to start planning a theme party, especially one as fun as Halloween. With the Halloween countdown leaving us with less than 7 days to get organized, we've put together a basic list of the most important things to start with when planning your Halloween party this year.

1. Guest List. Like any event (large or small) start with your guest list. Knowing exactly who you will be inviting will help you determine what kind of party you'll be having and more importantly, what your budget will be.

2. Decide on the date. This probably sounds like a no-brainer but there's so much to consider when choosing a date. While the obvious choice would be to host the party on Halloween night, first see which night of the week it falls on. Weekdays and Sunday's are probably not the best party hopping nights so perhaps you can have your party in advance on the Friday or Saturday evening before.

3. Determine where the party will be held. While some people love to host a house party, other's may want to take their costume clad friends on a club hop to dance the night away. Remember, you are the host however a party can be hosted in any location, you're not bound to your home.

4. Invitations. With only 7 days away it might be cutting it too close to send paper invites however free party planning websites such as Evite.com have many themed invitations to choose from. It's fast and electronic, what's not to love about email invites? If you're a social media junkie like we are, try setting up an event page on Facebook and send the invite to all your friends. Not sure how? Here is a tutorial on how to set up and event using Facebook.

5. Food and drinks. Appetizers, dinner, snacks, refreshments, pot luck, Halloween style cuisine, the sky is the limit as to what kind of food or meal you'd like to provide.

Now that you have the basic checklist for planning your party, you might want to check out our blog post Last Minute Halloween Party Solutions for recipes, decor ideas, games and party favors.

1 comment:

Deb Chitwood said...

Great ideas! I used Evites as a save-the-date pre-invitation for my daughter's wedding. Evites worked great for that. And my daughter gets lots of invitations through Facebook. Good to know about!


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