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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Halloween Party Bar Ideas

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martiniSo you’re hosting a Halloween party and you need some ideas for how to set up your bar? No problem! I’m here to help with some Halloween party bar ideas that will ensure your event is set up for success.

Drinks, like music, can quickly make or break a party, so they are an very important consideration. You’ll need to think about things like what to serve as well as where and how to serve them.

Let’s take a quick look at each of these key points to ensure you’ve covered all your bases.

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Halloween Party Planning: How to Stay Organized

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organizerThe key to effective Halloween party planning is knowing how to stay organized. There’s a lot to do and to keep track of! Relying solely on your memory — no matter how sharp it might be — is simply a risk not worth taking.

Instead, follow these tried-and-true best practices to ensure you set yourself up for success. They’re easy and will help you stay on track for organizing and hosting the greatest Halloween party of all time!

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11 Best Star Wars Costumes for Men

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Here are the 11 best Star Wars costumes for men (with photos)! While they are constantly and probably will be always remain Halloween and cosplay favourites, Star Wars costumes have seen a resurgence in popularity with the planned launch of Episodes VII, VIII, and IX, starting of course with Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Tired of the same old Luke, Han, and Leia costumes? Below are the absolute best available Star Wars costumes that I was able to find, including some less common ones. Most are villains. Some are quite affordable, while others are more expensive, but all are incredible in their own right, and officially licensed by Lucasfilm/Disney. Read on to check them out!

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Common Party Planning Mistakes

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partyStressed about your first time hosting a Halloween party? Don’t worry. Here’s a list of the 10 most common party planning mistakes beginner hosts make — and how to avoid them!

There are lots of mistakes people can make, but here I’ll focus on the ones most likely to be made by new or inexperienced Halloween party planners.

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Sexy Star Wars Costumes for Women

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If you’re looking for sexy Star Wars costumes for women (with pictures), then you’ve come to the right place! Always a Halloween and cosplay favourite, Star Wars has seen a resurgence in popularity with the announcement of three new films — beginning with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. To top it off, these long-awaited sequels to the original three movies will now be produced by media giant Disney.

The costumes below are truly among the best available if you’re going for a sexy Star Wars look. Some of these are officially-licensed costumes, and others are not, but all look really amazing (I promise) and very sexy. You’ll definitely find the inspiration you need for your costume this year!

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Animatronic Smoldering Zombie (Video)

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6' Smoldering ZombieHow does a six-foot animatronic smoldering zombie sound? Smiling? I thought so. Made popular by AMC’s The Walking Dead, smoldering zombies are the latest addition to the seemingly unending variety of undead creatures to fear.

I found one on Spirit Halloween that immediately caught my interest, so of course I had to check it out and see if it was worth the hype.

Let me walk you through what I’ve found so you can make your own decision. I’ll even provide a link to a demonstration video of the thing in action so you see exactly what I’m talking about.

Ready? Here we go…

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Collapsible Life Size Halloween Coffin

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If you’re looking for a life-size Halloween coffin for your party this October, there are many options available but sadly, many are either overpriced or of very poor quality. The one I used to have was made of cardboard and barely lasted a year.

Fortunately, I recently found a much better alternative, which appears to be more durable and is priced very reasonably.

Naturally, I thought I’d check it out and see if it was worth getting, or if it was just another over-hyped prop we should all do without.

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Ideas for a Princess Party

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Child Beautiful Princess CostumeCheck out these ideas for a princess party to remember! From decorations to invitations, to food and games, I’ve got you covered. I’ll help you ensure you’ve considered everything you’ll need and provide some great inspiration along the way. By guiding you through the party planning process, I’ll make it easier for you to organize the event, saving you time and reducing stress!

Before we start, a word of advice. If you are fairly new to entertaining and would like some help on how to plan a party in more general terms before focusing on the theme, I’d recommend that you check out the Hosting section for additional help.

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Best The Walking Dead Halloween Costumes

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Here are the best, official The Walking Dead Halloween costumes available for men and women, with pictures! Whether you’re hosting or attending a zombie-themed party or simply want a costume inspired by AMC’s hit show this Halloween, you’ve come to the right place!

Below you’ll find the best The Walking Dead costumes for men and women that you can buy. All are officially-licensed  pieces. Some are complete costumes, while others need to be combined with other pieces to obtain the desired look, but all of them are 100% fun!

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