Creative Halloween Party Ideas
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Tips for Throwing a Spooky Halloween Bash

Trick or treat! It’s almost that time of the year again and the spooky occasion of Halloween will be celebrated at numerous parties around the globe. Not that much effort is required to throw your own Halloween party. Even just a few decorations are enough to create a spooky atmosphere to rival those of Halloween parties thrown in the US. In order to make sure your own Halloween party is a success, we’ll give you some tips on what you should keep in mind while planning your party as well as how to create your own spooky invitations.

Planning Your Halloween Party

No two Halloween parties are alike. There are countless styles and party themes that you can utilise. That’s why it’s a good idea to plan ahead and think of a spooky party theme and look for a suitable location. You could do anything from throw a costume party in your home to a pumpkin party in your garden. Once you’ve decided on a party theme as well as a location, you should then start working on the guest list. Often, you can get an idea of how many people you can invite by considering the size of the party venue. It’s best to make a list of the guests you want to invite to make sure you don’t forget anyone. Once you have your guestlist complete, it’s time to get started designing your party invitations.

Designing Spooky Halloween Invitations

Get the spooky atmosphere started even before the actual day of your Halloween party by sending out individually designed party invitations. Use our photo greeting cards to quickly and easily create your own spooky Halloween party invitations. You have the choice between double-sided or folded greeting cards with envelopes included or perhaps postcards.

Tip

We recommend both our greeting cards or postcards in packs of 10. That way you’ll have enough party invitations ready to send all your guests.

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For both our classic folded greeting cards and double-sided greeting cards, there are various Halloween design templates you can use to create invitations that are congenial to your party’s theme. Simply add your own photos and message to the card and in just a few clicks you’ll already have your wonderfully designed Halloween party invitations finished.

It’s also possible to use another design template of your choice and, for instance, use photos from previous Halloween celebrations to design your invitation. Other thematically suitable pictures for your Halloween party invitations could be jack o’lanterns, scary landscapes, or spooky selfies. You can also use a bit of theatre make-up and a torch to create a spooky atmosphere and take a few photos.

Which Information Should Be Included in the Invitation?

The design isn’t the only important thing when creating your Halloween party invitations. In order to ensure that there’s no confusion and your guests can be well-prepared for your party, your invitation should contain the following information:

  • Salutation
  • General invitation to the party
  • Date as well as the day of the week
  • Start (and end) time of the party
  • Place (as well as directions if necessary)
  • Party activities
  • Dress code / party theme
  • Request for RSVP

Tip

Costumes are an integral part of any Halloween celebration. Try to give your guests a little incentive by announcing small surprises for everyone who comes dressed up in a costume. The little surprise could be something like a “potion” drink or self-baked pumpkin spice cookies.

Inspiration for spooky Halloween decorations
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Ideas for Ghastly Decorations and a Spooky Buffet

Once you’ve sent out your invitations, it’s time to start planning the decorations and buffet. Spiders and webs, jack o’lanterns, ghosts, witches, black cats, bats, and skeletons are just a few typical spooky motifs often associated with Halloween. You can integrate these various motifs into your decorations and buffet in a multitude of ways. Don’t forget to dim the lights and play suitable background noises to create a really spooky atmosphere for your party.

Ideas and suggestions for a Halloween buffet
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Tip

Use Pinterest to get some ideas for your Halloween party. There you’ll find a variety of different ideas for Halloween decorations, food, costumes, and much more. Additionally, you could create your own bulletin board to gather together all of your ideas. You could even give your guests access to this to give them some costume ideas.

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