Halloween is just around the corner and if your wedding day is as well, then why not throw a spooktacular bachelorette party? It’s the perfect time to flaunt your shiny diamond ring while spending the night with your wedding squad dressed up in your best costumes.
You can even dress up as iconic Halloween characters like those from the Corpse Bride, Addams Family, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and many more!
Not sure how to prepare for it? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with our guide on how you can plan the best and most memorable Halloween-themed bachelorette party.
Know Who’s Going
Determining the number of guests you’ll be hosting is the first step in planning for any party. Doing so will help you know how many party favors and food you need to prepare for the night. Knowing the guest count also allows you to organize and decorate your party venue accordingly to accommodate everyone.
If you want your guests to come in full costume, make sure you inform them through your invitation. Of course, your invitations should also encapsulate the spirit of Halloween.
There are a lot of readily available designs that depict the spooky season, but you can also get creative and make or commission invitation cards specially made for your party.
You can also take advantage of technology if you want to save on resources and get an immediate response from your guests. One way to do so is by creating a Facebook event page. Here, you can lay out all the details of the event without thinking about the space it’s going to take up. You can also invite as many people as you want so long as they are on your friends list
Think of the Decorations
Decorations are important to set the ambience for your venue. Carved pumpkins, fake spider webs, and plastic skulls and bones are just some of the most popular decorations you can get to adorn your party place.
You can also make DIY ornaments to spruce up the venue. For instance, you can use pool noodles to make giant candle clusters. Just cut them into different heights, drip hot glue on the sides to depict melting wax, paint each pool noodle with black paint, and top them with battery-powered tea lights to create the perfect spooky décor.
The black and orange motif is another staple for any Halloween party, but you can also play around with other color combinations that show the spirit of the season. Some popular fusions are green and violet; black and red; and the classy black and white mix.
Keep in mind that some Halloween decorations, like fake blood and body parts, lean on the gory side and could trigger a negative response in other people. Check with your guests if they are okay with these kinds of ornaments to ensure that they will feel safe and comfortable.
Whip Up Some Sinful Food and Drinks
No party is complete without some delicious snacks and beverages. And since this is a Halloween party, nothing is stopping you from serving food and drinks that are to die for. Halloween staples like caramel apples, pumpkin-flavored anything, and candies should be present.
You can also let your creativity shine here by serving treats shaped into monsters and ghouls; from fun ghost-shaped cookies and mummy jalapeno poppers to delectable deviled eggs and bacon-wrapped Devils on Horseback.
Partner these mouthwatering treats with spooky cocktails. Some drinks you can serve are black vodka, Bloody Mary shooters, and apple cider mimosas. Up your serving game as well by placing dry ice around the drinks to create a spooky smoke effect.
However, you should be mindful of the food and concoctions you’ll be whipping up. Ask your guests if they have allergies or dietary restrictions to ensure that you can accommodate them accordingly.
Prepare Thrilling Games
Raise your competitive spirits and stir the party up with fun games. You can start with ice breakers like Never Have I Ever, What’s On Your Phone, and Truth or Dare to ease any tension in the room.
Then, slowly move into more competitive and engaging games like beer pong, Halloween and wedding-themed scrabble, and charades. If you want something more sentimental, you can play Whose Memory or Pen a Poem.
In Whose Memory, participants will write their favourite memory with you (bonus if it happened during Halloween!) and put it in a basket. Then, you’ll pick a memory at random and read it aloud. Everyone else will then guess who wrote that memory down.
For Pen a Poem, guests will take turns writing a single line of a poem for the couple. You have to read the finished poem at loud in the most dramatic way possible.
Don’t Forget the Party Favors
Once the party has died down and your guests are ready to leave, give them something to remember the special night that passed. You can fill the party bags with customized temporary tattoos that capture the Halloween spirit and your bridal party.
You can also throw in some Halloween candies and fall-themed knick knacks like mugs and coasters that your guests can use at home.
Bridal parties are more fun when it has a theme, and Halloween is undeniably one of the best motifs out there. With this quick guide, you are sure to host a bachelorette party to remember.
Guest Post By Katie Pierce
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