4 Things to Do To Organize a Teen Halloween Party
Guest post by Brenda L.
Teens love a good scare at Halloween and you should keep that in mind when throwing a Halloween party for them. Halloween is the time to embrace your dark side. Decorate your house like a haunted house, with cobwebs and creaky staircases, blood stained drapes and spooky inmates. The following are ideas that you can use to host a teen Halloween party.
- Involve Your Teen In The Planning
Ask your teen to help you plan out the Halloween party by asking them for inputs and ideas. They will know what other teens will love and this will ensure that your party is a hit. Your teen can shop for the things you will need for the party, helping you focus on other details. Be sure to use some amazing deals that you can grab with gift cards for less and save immensely on your shopping expense.
- Decorate Your House
The easiest way to create a spooky ambience is to decorate your home as a haunted house. Cover the light bulbs with black paper, so that the lighting is dim. You can also create a dark ambience by keeping most of the lights off and using large wax candles.
Place fake cobwebs and bats all over the house. You can even play a sound recording of a deserted spooky house with an occasional hooting from an owl. Place scary figurines of ghouls and monsters at unexpected places, like a bend or behind a door to give a fright to your teen guests.
- Prepare Food That Resemble Body Parts
The horror element is best conveyed visually. For your teen Halloween party, you can prepare the menu where you can use every day food to prepare something spooky and eerie that the teens will not expect. You can make “intestines” out of noodles, use olives and licorice to make “bloody eye balls”; you can also you food colouring and dough to make food items in the shape of tongues and ears. You can give them “blood” to drink by using a red coloured juice. Cover the table with a black cloth and don’t use finesse while plating the dishes.
- Decide On The Theme Of The Party
Your teen will feel that they are too old for the whole trick or treat idea but they wouldn’t mind wearing costumes. So set up a theme like a particular horror film or just ask them to dress up as ghosts from the 19th century. This will help them embrace the spirit of wearing costumes on Halloween and also act like grown ups.
Teen parties can end up becoming rowdy. If the number of invitees is high, ask other parents to help you out. Also keep a check to prevent party crashers. Teens may sneak in alcohol, so talk to your teens and inform them about certain ground rules. Finally, let the teens have fun and do not breathe down their necks to ensure that they are following the rules.