This year I’m hosting a superhero-themed Halloween costume party for adults, by popular demand. Well, technically it’s a Heroes and Villains party, so they don’t have to be “super” but you get the idea. If you want to learn how to host a superhero party of your own, I’m here to help. We’ll cover everything from props to costumes to drinks.
I’ll walk you through all the key elements and considerations of hosting this type of party. That way, you’ll not only go along for the ride with respect to my own real-life party planning, you’ll also learn everything you need to host a superhero party of your own!
Good to go? Let’s begin.
It’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!
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.
I 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.
I 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!
You’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.
If 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.
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.
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!
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.