How to Get Free Shipping at Spirit Halloween

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spirit halloween logoIt’s that spooktacular time of year again, so this is when I tend to come across special offers that I just have to share with my fellow Halloweeners. I know that’s not really a word to describe Halloween fans like myself, but it sounds far better than Halloweenies, so let’s say it is. Anyway, here’s the deal: you can get free 3-day shipping at Spirit Halloween on orders over $65 with an exclusive promo code, so don’t worry if you haven’t ordered your Halloween costume yet. There’s still time — and it won’t cost you a penny to get it shipped fast!

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Saw Party Theme

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If you love the Saw movie series and want to host a Saw Halloween party with a particularly frightening touch, you’ve come to the right place. Here I’ll cover everything you need from invitations to props to games, to ensure you that you’ve thought through the entire party from start to finish.

Are you ready? Let’s get started.

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New Halloween Music (2015)

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album coverI recently came across a single from emerging recording artist Carly Jamison that I absolutely love, called The Devil’s Trying to Bring Me Down. This song instantly grabbed me and made me think of it as something Robert Rodriguez or Quentin Tarantino would love. Seriously, this song could easily have been on the soundtracks for From Dusk Till Dawn,  Grindhouse, or Pulp Fiction.

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2015 Halloween Costume Coupons (Up to 90% Off)

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couponI came across something that I just have to share today: several exclusive online coupons that save you real money on Halloween costumes. These are offered through HalloweenCostumes for 2015 and include discounts up to 90% off!

They’re having a huge sale and these types of discounts don’t come along very often.  Also, people who don’t know about (or don’t use) these exclusive coupon links won’t be able to benefit from these offers, so I knew I had to pass this information along.  Don’t worry, I’ll show you how to get the deal. You’re welcome!

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How to Get Guests to RSVP

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invitationYou’re planning a party and some of your guests simply aren’t responding. They’re not providing any sort of RSVP, so you have no idea whether they’re coming or not, or whether they’re undecided or perhaps forgot about the event altogether. How can you get your guests to RSVP without appearing annoying or desperate?

Let’s consider the question.

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Planning a Kids Halloween Party

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kidsIf you’re planning a kids Halloween party, there key things you need to consider given the differences in audience from an adult party. I’ll help you understand the needs of a younger audience and walk you through best practices to set your party up for success.

If you’ve never hosted a Halloween party before, I’d recommend that you begin with my Halloween 101 post: How to Plan a Halloween Party (12 Steps) to learn the basics of Halloween party planning regardless of age group, and then return here afterwards.

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Best Halloween Cookbooks

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There are many great Halloween cookbooks out there, but given the sheer selection, I thought it would be a good idea to provide you with my recommendations for the best ones.

If you’re looking for a larger collection of recipes or prefer to have a hard copy on hand at all times, these are some of the Halloween cookbooks I like to keep handy. I don’t own the rights to these, but do check them out. For a small price, they could save you a lot of hassle.

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Ready-Made Halloween Treats

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Looking for original, ready-made Halloween treats that you can simply buy and serve? Here are some of my favourite treats from master candymakers See’s Candy.

On top of being high-quality candies and chocolates, you can get them shipped directly to your door, no cooking required. They’re also different from the usual Halloween fare, which is great if you’re hoping to offer something different.

Just click, order, and voila. They are absolutely delicious and your guests will love them!

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Using a Halloween Light Show Controller

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Need information on using a Halloween light show controller? That must mean you’ve decided to set up your own spectacular outdoor light show, possibly after seeing some amazing creations outside other people’s homes. Fear not – I’m here to help!

First, you should understand that a Halloween light show — just like one you set up for Christmas or any other occasion — requires three key elements: the lights, the controller, and the software. You will likely want to add music to the mix as well and synchronize your light show so it’s precisely matched to it, which we’ll get into a little bit later.

Keep in mind that there are far more advanced configurations possible and that sequences come in almost unlimited combinations, but for our purposes here, we’ll focus on a basic, straightforward light show for the beginner.

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80s Halloween Party Ideas

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Here are my best 80s Halloween party ideas to inspire you and help you succeed. You’ll find ideas for decor, costumes, invitations, music, and more. I organized and hosted an eighties-themed Halloween costume party a couple of years ago and it was a lot of fun. Let me help you enjoy the same kind of success! By following the tips below, you’ll ensure you’ve covered all the bases, and you’ll save a lot of valuable time too!

If you’re new to hosting and need help planning a Halloween party in general, you might want to start with Halloween Party Planning 101. It covers the 12 things you must absolutely keep in mind when organizing a Halloween party.

And if you find that an 1980s party isn’t quite your style, check out the Themes page for more start-to-finish party ideas!

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