Hosting a Halloween party is a fun way to celebrate the holiday, and you can make the festivities easier to plan by choosing a theme. Organizing a party around one cohesive concept guides every decision, from invitations to decorations, so first decide whether the event will spook (try re-creating a haunting graveyard) or surprise (surround your guests with a jovial carnival scene). Need help picking the perfect theme for your Halloween party? Take a look at these great ideas for kids and adults alike.
When you host a themed party, the decorating comes easy -- basic Halloween decorations, a few household items, and a good imagination. Set the tone for the event with a handcrafted invitation to match the party theme. Next, pick a menu and games that complement the theme. Finally, use homemade decorations to transform your space. Running short on creativity for your invitations, games, favors, or decorations? Scare up some ideas with these easy homemade crafts.