Hosting your own Halloween Party

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Today I am sharing a guest post from Curvissa about hosting your own Halloween party.  Some helpful tips as Halloween is now only 19 days away and the parties may be taking place even sooner (Have you seen the countdown on the side of my blog? Yeah I’m that excited!) Hope you enjoy the post!

As we begin the hunt for evening dresses for the party season in plus sizes, petites, maternity and every shape in between, it can over-shadow the preparation for another seasonal event which takes arguably as much preparation in the clothes department: Halloween!

It can take a while to decide on the perfect Halloween costume, and if you’re home making a costume it’s bound to take longer. If you’re hosting a Halloween party this year then you also need to factor in decoration, entertainment and tasty treats (and of course the tricks!) so today’s post is all about the top tips to throw the perfect Halloween party!



In order to really get in the Halloween spirit, decorating your house is a must. Hang orange lanterns and scatter plastic creepy crawlies throughout the rooms you will be entertaining in. Hanging bats and spider web decorations will also help create a spooky theme.



Bobbing Apples – You can’t have a Halloween party without this classic game. Fill a large bowl or tub with water and place a dozen or so apples into the tub. Guests have to try and catch an apple with their teeth without using their hands

Pumpkin Carving – when your guests arrive, pair them up and give each pair a pumpkin to carve. The best / freakiest / most creative carving wins! You can then use these as lanterns for ghost story telling, later on.

Ghost stories – After you’ve eaten, drank and bobbed apples till your heart’s content, it’s time to get spooked. Get your guests in one room, and sit in a circle on the floor. Place the lit pumpkins around the room and turn the lights off so you’re left with a spooky orange glow. When it comes to the stories, take it in turns to tell the freakiest stories you can think of – it helps to pretend it’s a true story!

And to really get the competitive spirit going, why don’t you have a costume competition for your guests? That way, you can guarantee that everyone will make an effort, and no one can weasel out! Happy Halloween!

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    October 11, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    These are all such cute ideas! I can’t wait until I get a place of my own to host Halloween parties!

    Life Unsweetened

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    October 11, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    So many fun ideas! I love the pumpkins wrapped in the twine. So cool! I’m throwing a Halloween party for friends, so we’ll definitely be decorating with some of these ideas!

    The Glossy Life

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    October 11, 2012 at 12:41 PM

    I’ve always wanted to host a Halloween party. Great ideas!!

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    two birds
    October 11, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    great ideas! we have never hosted, but we love halloween! something about bobbing for apples grosses me out now, as an adult. maybe if instead of water, it were vodka…that would kill any drool germs, right??

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      October 11, 2012 at 1:36 PM

      LOL! That’s a fabulous idea! It would be super fun and kill the germs! You know, I’ve never thought of the germ aspect until now haha 🙂 It’s really not a very easy task! I’m the type of party-goer who likes to win the costume contest and be near the cooler 😉

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    Ana Jacobs
    October 11, 2012 at 3:04 PM

    So many cute ideas!!
    Beijos, Ana
    Ana In Style INPINK Giveaway

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    October 11, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    amaizng post! love your blog; so fun

    want to follow each other? 🙂

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    October 11, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    I love this decor! So cute!

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    October 11, 2012 at 4:26 PM

    Rachel the guest post idea is great !

    And as we do not celebrate Halloween in a big way here it was fun going through your rituals !

    Much Love
    The Heiress Blog

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    October 11, 2012 at 4:59 PM

    I love love love all your ideas!! I actually am hosting a party and will try more than 1 of these great tips!

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    October 11, 2012 at 8:44 PM

    All of these ideas are SO cute! Halloween is my FAV holiday so I LOVE getting new ideas 🙂
    xoxo Darby

    Obviously Obsessed 

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    October 11, 2012 at 10:58 PM

    Amazing tips.Love the first orange candle lamp. Such a fun idea. Excited for my kids trick or treat.

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    October 11, 2012 at 11:45 PM

    totally makes me want to host a fun h party. LOVE this post! xO!

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    October 12, 2012 at 1:36 AM

    Fun ideas!

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    October 12, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    Great ideas Rachel! I love the apple bobbers with candles.. so cute! And don’t hate me.. but I hate getting dressed up for Halloween! Maybe you’ll rub off on me 🙂

    Pearls & Paws

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    Megan, The Frugalista Diaries
    October 12, 2012 at 11:50 PM

    great idea, im having a party!
    Xo Megan

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    October 13, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    Thanks for the great ideas!

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    Natalie Leung
    October 14, 2012 at 9:28 PM

    love the carving pumpkins here! amazing!


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