Halloween is the perfect time for a party. Who doesn’t love getting together with friends and family and sharing food and treats all whilst in fancy dress? Halloween parties are a fantastic opportunity to alleviate some of the feelings of melancholy and heaviness which often comes with the change of the seasons. They are also a great chance to get everyone together to touch base after the summer and before Christmas.
If you have a sinister streak and love nothing more than a good scare, then you may be planning your spook-tastic saury already. But if you are stuck for some original and fun ideas for your Halloween party then here are a few suggestions to really put a fright into your guests.
Murder mystery evening
If you really want to get into the spirit of Halloween, then why not attend one of the murder mystery nights available over the scary season? You will be treated to a fantastic meal which may be interrupted by a ghastly murder and you have to figure out who in your party is the killer. You can play a role in a variety of themed evenings or sit back and try to figure it out from afar.
Take your Halloween party to a sophisticated level this year and host a masquerade ball for your family and friends. Choose a theme that takes your fancy and invite your guests to an evening of food and dancing enhanced by the fun and mystique of all your guests being hidden behind their masks. Your theme can be anything from gothic or period costume to your favorite film or TV show and then have fun guessing who each guest is behind their masks.
Take your Halloween party to a locked or enigma room experience this Halloween and use your combined skills and know-how to escape the room as quickly as you can. There is a range of these types of experiences and events all over the country and many of them will be adding an extra spooky element during the Halloween period, so get your hardiest friends together and try not to lose your cool as you try to escape.
For the bravest of Halloween lovers out there, a tour around a haunted venue might be the perfect way to spend Halloween this year. You and a group of friends can take an overnight tour of some of the most infamous venues in the country, renowned for the number of haunted sightings they boast. If you can summon the courage to explore the depths of these old buildings, you may come face to face with a specter of your own at a time of the year at which the ghouls are supposed to come out to play. This one is definitely not for the faint of heart.
Trick-or-treating is often the first things people think about when they hear Halloween but the tradition originated in America. Why not celebrate the influence of the US of A this Halloween and adopt some more of their traditions in an American themed Halloween party? Invite your guests to dress up and play some traditional Halloween games such as apple bobbing. Make some traditional American Halloween treats such as pumpkin pie and corn dogs and get some American candies in as prizes. Everyone loves party games no matter what their ages so check out some ideas on social media and themed websites so you have a little something for everyone.
Whichever idea you choose, you can be sure your Halloween event will be scarily popular!