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10 Must-Haves for an Epic Halloween Party

by Deborah Song on Oct 9th, 2017

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6. Create a haunted maze. Keep in mind the age of your audience when creating a haunted house or maze and adjust the surprise factor accordingly. The haunted maze could be as simple as having guests run through a courtyard. It really doesn’t matter what the length of the maze is or how intricate it is. Simply not knowing what to expect will send adrenaline and jitters down their spine.

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7. Include activities. Once the initial oohs and ahhs from costumes and party décor have passed, guests will be twiddling their thumbs looking for something to do. Incorporating games, especially for kids, is a great way to keep the excitement going. You can play on some of the Halloween traditions like bobbing for apples or create your own Halloween-esque games like making someone look like a mummy by wrapping them in toilet paper. A fog-filled sky is the limit.

8. Incorporate a prank. Pranks are another hallmark of Halloween. Just make sure they’re funny and age-appropriate. Balancing scary and humor is as good a complement at a Halloween party as sweet and savory are to treats. Which brings us to…

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9. Delectable treats. Halloween is perhaps the best loophole for kids and grownups to indulge in some sweets. Be sure to either provide a loot bag for your guests or a dessert table that’s oozing with orangy black.

10. Easy to grab finger foods. With all the heart-racing activities and distracting decor, food might be the last thing on your guests’ minds. But it’s essential. Some of the best foods to serve at an epic Halloween party are frill-less finger foods that are mess-free and easy to grab.

Deborah Song is a Los Angeles-based writer and the mother of two girls. She received her master’s in journalism from New York University and writes about parenting, business and kid entrepreneurship. You can read more of her work at lemonadepost.com.

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