Halloween is right around the corner! If you are a single adult, consider having a singles Halloween party this year. It is a great way to celebrate with friends and have a lot of fun at the same time. This article will give you 5 simple steps and ideas to plan your own Halloween singles party.
Step 1 – Planning Halloween Singles Party -Decide on date, # of guests, and send out invitations
First, determine which night on Halloween weekend you want to have the party. Then, I think invitations shaped like bats written with a silver pen would be cute. To download a free bat template click here. Try to send out invitations at least 1 or 2 weeks in advance of the date of the party. Be sure you put on the invitation if you want guests to wear costumes and/or bring a friend.
Step 2- Planning Halloween Singles Party– Plan your menu
You can plan a simple menu like soup, sandwiches, and other finger foods, or a full meal. The choice is yours depending on how much you like to cook and your skills in the kitchen. I like the finger foods idea.
You could have sandwiches cut into various spooky shapes with Halloween cookie cutters, any kind of soup, Halloween shaped cookies, chips, popcorn, and these easy Olive Spiders! These olive spiders make a cute garnish for your spooky Halloween table. Float a hand or frightening face in your favorite red punch recipe by filling a plastic glove or mask with water and freezing. Remove ice from the frozen mask or glove and float the hand or face in the punch to give guests a jolt.
Here is the recipe for Olive Spiders. Use different sizes and colors of olives and use a toothpick or skewers to make 4 holes on each side of an olive. Insert a rosemary leaf into each of the 4 holes on each side for realistic looking spider legs. Use another rosemary leaf to secure a caper to one end of the olive for the head. Make as many as you like and arrange on a plate. You could use these for decoration only or pick out the rosemary if you want to eat the olives.
Step 3-Planning Halloween Singles Party-Decorate
You could plan to decorate the whole kitchen or just have a decorated table for the food. Use Halloween decorations you already have or go to your nearest dollar store to purchase your Halloween plates, napkins, cups, and decorations. You can find all sorts of Halloween items to decorate with at the dollar store. Choose a theme or just have a mixture of items. This party is about fun, not fussing with etiquette. Get your Halloween cookie cutters here for the sandwiches too, unless you already have some.
Step 4-Planning Halloween Singles Party-Plan Entertainment
Why not show a classic movie at your Halloween party like the original Dracula, Fright Night, or Interview with a Vampire? If you didn’t want to have guests actually watch the movie, just have it showing in the background to create a Halloween atmosphere, but have the sound muted. You must have music at your party. Groove to tunes like “The Vampire Club” by Voltaire, “Vampire Blues” by Loudon Wainwright III, “Cry Little Sister” by Gerard McMann, or “Disco Blues” by Goja Moon Rackah. Have a Vampire taste test! Blindfold willing guests and have them identify various red foods like red peppers, hot candies, ketchup, red velvet cake and Twizzlers. Give a prize to the guest who identifies the highest number of items. Trading spooky stories is another idea to spice up the entertainment time at the party. Finally adult singles can have fun bobbing for apples just like kids. Add an extra challenge to this activity by having guests wear plastic fangs while bobbing!
Step 5- Planning Halloween Singles Party – Prepare a small gift for your guests to take home
Hand out treats to your guests as a commemoration of the party. It is Halloween after all. Look for some black paper bags, (don’t sweat it if you can’t find black, use white or brown). Fill the bags with Halloween Hershey Kisses, fun sized candy bars, or your favorite homemade chocolate chip cookies. Either of these will be appreciated by your party goers. Visit www.allyou.com/halloween for more ideas for Halloween treats!
When you have invitations sent out, food, entertainment and decorations, and guest favors done, all that’s left is to have a great time partying with your single friends. Have a safe and happy Halloween!