When October is just around the corner, it is time to begin thinking about hosting a Halloween party for family and friends. People of all ages enjoy a Halloween party, and having an outdoor celebration is an excellent idea. This is the time of year when the temperatures begin to cool, and summer slowly slips away with the crisp leaves of fall. Consider these easy and creative ideas for an outdoor Halloween party, and make it a fun time for all.
Make and Decorate Pumpkin Coolers
The end of October can still be quite warm, and coolers are often necessary when hosting an outdoor party. Instead of using a standard cooler or investing in plastic or galvanized buckets, opt for something really cool and unique. Use large pumpkins instead of food and drink coolers at an outdoor Halloween party. Carve out the inside of a very large pumpkin, and fill it with chipped ice. Use it to creatively hold bottled or canned drinks. Use shorter hollowed pumpkins to hold cold dishes at an outdoor Halloween party. For something really colorful and eye-catching, paint faces and designs on the pumpkins after carving. Save the lids for added insulation beneath the autumn sun.
Provide a Halloween Piñata
Piñatas are great for more than just birthday parties. They offer the ideal way to provide candy for kids at an outdoor Halloween gathering. Buy or make a piñata in a Halloween theme, and give the kids at the party something exciting to do. Fill it with wrapped candy and small toys. Offer another piñata for older kids and even adults. Fill them with costume jewelry, wrapped candy, and other unbreakable lightweight items of your choice. Take a look at the article entitled How to Make a Paper Bag Piñata. This will save a considerable amount of money over the store-bought papier-mâché varieties, and they are perfect for an outdoor Halloween party.
Serve Gross Halloween Food
Gross food is a must at an outdoor Halloween party. Forget about burgers and brats and the other typical outdoor fare. The article entitled Gross Food Ideas for a Halloween Party provides information on how to make Severed Hand Punch, Skin and Bones, and much more. The food will match the theme, and it will taste far better than it looks. Kids and adults will absolutely love it!
Host an Outdoor Haunt
An outdoor Halloween party has to have a haunted area for scaring party guests. Set up a scary display in a shed, a garage, or an area of the yard. Bales of straw come in very handy when setting up a haunted outdoor area. Use your imagination to set up something really scary, and have fun frightening older kids and adults that want a little excitement. Visit a haunted house for a number of easy ideas. Chainsaws and mechanical monsters are not required.
Extra Easy Halloween Nachos
Give the kids at the outdoor Halloween party a little time to play with their food. Instead of serving typical outdoor party snacks, provide several cans of spray-on cheese and nacho chips as well as other nacho toppings. The kids can have fun making these extra easy nachos, and since this is an outdoor party, the mess will not matter.
Serve Black Fruity Drink Mix
Are you looking for black punch for an outdoor Halloween party? Black punch is easy to make. Combine one envelope of orange fruit-flavored drink mix with one envelope of grape drink mix. Add the appropriate amount of sugar, and serve it with chunks of red ice shaped like a severed hand. These creepy cubes can be made by filling latex gloves with cherry drink mix.
An outdoor Halloween party is a lot of fun for adults and kids alike. Have a good time planning the celebration using the aforementioned ideas. Ask kids for their input. With a little creativity and preplanning, it can be an outdoor fall party to remember.