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Halloween does not have to be a children-only affair. If you miss the excitement of jack-o-lanterns, donning a costume, and joining a party, you should know that Halloween parties for adults have become increasingly popular over the past decade. In fact, one in ten American adults admits to going to a Halloween Party over the past three years. If you are ready to join in the fun, here are a few ideas on planning a successful party.
When it comes to party invitations, be creative. A Halloween Party for adults requires only simple pre-made invitations bought at any party supply store, or you can make your own using construction paper, Halloween-themed confetti, and some markers. Not the creative kind? Design the invitations in your computer and print them out. Or use Evite for free online invitations—but only if you are sure your guests check their email regularly. Finally, make sure you send out the invitations at least two weeks in advance, so people have the time to find a costume and organize last minute details.
Go all out with decorations. Nothing sets the mood for a Halloween Party better than a spooky house. Stock up on all sizes of pumpkins to spread around the house. If you don't have the time or energy to carve a couple dozen jack-o-lanterns, look for the plastic variety, and makes sure at least some of them light up. Buy black lights for the all lamps in your house, or alternate with red for a spookier ambiance. Fog is easy to create by mixing dry ice and hot water, and any house can look abandoned if you cover most furniture with white sheets and then place fake cobwebs in the corners. A Halloween party for adults is a great opportunity to go all out with scary props. For example, remember to set the mood with Halloween sounds, usually available in CDs or downloadable from the Internet.
As a last touch to a successful Halloween party for adults, make sure your food and drinks match the mood. Use red or black food coloring to almost anything to make it look creepy. For example, offer black Jell-O shots, make ice cubes with gummy worms inside, blood (tomato) soup, and tombstone-shaped cookies. You can find great Halloween recipes online by simply doing a quick search.
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