Planning an adult pirate party this Halloween? This is a theme that’s always popular because it’s one that most people love and understand well. What’s more, pirate costumes are generally abundant, affordable, and easy to find. That said, organizing a party — even one with such a common theme — is quite a bit more involved than simply attending one, so let me guide you through the various aspects of a successful pirate party for adults. There’s more to this than you might think, especially if you want to get creative, so it’s best to start planning as early as possible.
If you haven’t already done so, you may want to familiarize yourself with the 12 things you need to consider when planning any Halloween party, regardless of theme by reading my Halloween Party Planning 101 post. If you’ve already done that or you plan on doing it later, continue reading to learn how to host an amazing pirate p-arrr-ty!
For those of you planning a Halloween party for kids, please visit the Ideas>Kids Stuff section.
If you’re in search of fall-themed party ideas for a more understated, not-so-scary Halloween party, you’ve come to the right place! Sometimes it’s a nice change of pace to host a party that’s simple, straightforward, and subtle. The surest way to accomplish that at Halloween is to base your theme more on the season and less on the holiday.
If you haven’t already done so, you may want to begin with my all-encompassing Halloween Party Planning 101 post to familiarize yourself with the 12 things you need to consider when planning a Halloween party.
If you’ve already done that or you’re in a hurry, let’s get straight into how to apply an autumn theme to your party!
Want to know how to host a Halloween murder mystery party? These unique dinner parties can involve a lot of preparation, so you’ll need to do some work in advance. Don’t worry, though – these types of parties are a lot of fun if they’re well executed, so it’s important to ensure you plan and organize them properly.
Luckily, I’ve got some key tips and best practices to help you break down and simplify the process, starting with choosing the right murder mystery game.
Here I’m going show you how I put together a mad scientist Halloween party with a twist. As opposed to a traditional Dr. Frankenstein or crazy scientist theme, I opted to make my scientist a grieving widower trying desperately to bring his dearly departed love back from the dead.
This was actually the second adult Halloween party I ever organized. Like the vampire nurse party from the year before, this one wasn’t a themed party per se in the sense that I didn’t prescribe what kind of costumes my guests should wear. It did however, include a similar bait-and-punchline technique and was very well received by all who attended.
Coming up with Halloween party game ideas for kids isn’t always easy. For one thing, there are a million ideas to choose from, but if you’re like me, you want some that are fun, easy, and safe. If possible, you’d rather they be free or at least inexpensive. Let me take a few moments to tell what works for me and what I recommend in the hopes of saving you some valuable time scouring the internet. If you’re hosting a teen party, you might want to check out these 10 Halloween games for teenagers instead.
Since becoming a father, I’ve begun hosting a Halloween party just for my daughter and her friends. I’ve had to find a number of games and activities to keep them entertained. She’s six at the time of writing this, but the children in question are typically between 3-10 years old, so the games and activities I’ll recommend tend to be a hit with kids anywhere in that age range.
Her Halloween kids parties usually involve 8-12 kids, but these games can easily be adapted to different sizes by dividing the children into smaller groups if necessary.
If you need some sexy Halloween party ideas for your adults-only event, let me give you a hand. I will walk you through how to plan, organize, and host a successful Halloween party that’s not just for an adult crowd, but is actually explicitly sexy. If you’d prefer to host a not-too-sexy party, you can simply go to the Ideas>Party Themes section and select a different topic.
I’ll assume that you’ve familiarized yourself with the basic considerations for any Halloween party discussed in my Halloween Party Planning 101 post. If not, I recommend you start there and then return here.
If you’re considering hosting a Halloween vampire party, you’re not alone. There are many approaches including the classic ‘every guest comes as a vampire’ theme, but if you want to be original, try putting a different spin on it. If I may, let me give you one example.
The first adult Halloween party I ever organized had a vampire aspect to it, but it wasn’t a themed party per se. You see, my wife was working as a home care nurse and really wanted to wear a sexy nurse’s costume for Halloween. I, on the other hand, wanted to mark this first party with a tribute to one of my classic favourites – Count Tepes, Dracul, that is to say, Dracula himself. I also knew that I wanted to really grab my guests’ attention with the invitation from the very beginning, and keep them interested. Luckily, I found a way to do just that and it was highly successful. I’d like to share that with you now.
I’ve got some great Halloween zombie party ideas that you can use if you’re in the midst of planning your own zombie apocalypse party. I can also help you find great Halloween zombie makeup kits and zombie props that will fit your needs and budget. But first, let’s think about your party as a whole.
Adults or Kids?
Is this a Walking Dead or Night of the Living Dead party for adults, or a a Monster High party for kids or teenagers? Confirm the theme in advance, if there is one, so that each decision that follows is aligned with your vision.
I hosted a really successful Halloween zombie party last year, which was for drinking age guests only, and had a clear The Walking Dead theme.