Since most parties are still on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents are at their wits' end when planning a Halloween
party that’s both enjoyable and safe. One option is to host a back garden party for just the family where you can enjoy some spooky fun together. Here's how you can pull it off:
Keep everybody dry and warm
Before you even plan your food and drinks, you have to make sure that you prepare your garden. Autumn can be particularly chilly, and temperatures can drop abruptly. So you need to make sure there' sa covered area where you can shelter if the rain comes.
If you have a covered patio, you can also add canopies, if your lawn is bare, you may use this time to do a some home improvements by adding a paving area. Paving Dublin
has many choices on how you can start paving your walkways and general outdoor areas. They are great investments that can go way beyond just Halloween.
When you are hosting an outdoor party
, another thing you have to look into is lighting. If you don't have outdoor lighting yet, you may need to invest in energy-efficient mood lighting, so you can all enjoy the night. For additional savings, you can install solar path lights
. For extra effect, place festive string lights in strategic areas in your outdoor space.
Set up trick or treat stations
When you say Halloween, kids will always expect a trick or treat. Don't dampen their mood by removing it this year. Instead of going house to house, you can still have your kids enjoy trick or treating with stations in your backyard. Try to come up with different treats per station if you have guests and set up a table to give out treats to the kids.
Start a costume contest
Try to add a bit of a program into your party and include a costume contest where guests can showcase their scariest and most creative costumes. Have a separate competition for kids, pets
, and adults, so everyone can have fun. Choose the best costume in each category, and hand out prizes. It doesn't have to be anything fancy. And to make it even more fun, share the competition with friends and family on whatsapp so you get to include everyone, even though they can't visit.
Craft special beverages
Your Halloween party will not be complete without the drinks. For this Halloween, try to come up with a special beverage for kids like a blood-red punch. They'll be so thrilled to have a special drink of their own.
Go all out on your decorations. Halloween marks the start of the holiday season, and there is nothing wrong with going all out on your decorations after months of being cooped up in your home. Do a scavenger hunt in thrift stores, and you'll be surprised at what you can find.
Halloween this year doesn’t have to be boring. You can do planety of things, and hosting a back garden party for the family is just one of them.