Some people love Christmas… others are known for throwing the best Fourth of July BBQ in the neighborhood… and then there are those who go crazy for Halloween. Between costumes, scary movies, and pumpkin-themed everything, there’s a lot to love about Halloween. If this Halloween you find yourself hosting a big party, your favorite Fredericksburg party rentals company has a few helpful tips!
Tip 1: Set A Fun Mood With Colorful Linen Rentals And Decorations
We have made your choice of linen rentals incredibly easy by offering a color called ‘pumpkin.’ This orange linen is bright without being neon, making it perfect for a halloween party. If you’re throwing a big party with lots of table rentals, consider alternating between the pumpkin tablecloths and black tablecloth rentals on every table. Or, if you want to get really fancy, rent black tablecloths with bright orange napkins or vice versa.
Create a Halloween-ready centerpiece for each table. This can be as simple as setting a plump pumpkin in the middle of each table, getting all of your friends together the day before to carve a spooky Jack O’Lantern for each table, or even hitting up your local crafts store for Halloween decorations.
Tip 2: Have the Right Type Of Entertainment
All good Halloween parties should have a solid playlist of Halloween music. The standards include Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, Marilyn Manson’s “This Is Halloween”, “Time Warp” from The Rocky Horror Picture Show, “Monster Mash” and the Ghostbusters theme song. As your party rentals partner, we offer an audio system for rent to ensure all your guests can hear these spooky jams.
But music is only one part of the entertainment. Because Halloween is all about having fun, make sure to have some classic Halloween games for your guests to play. We’ve listed a few of our favorites below:
- Bobbing for apples: This classic is always a hit with the kids, and adults might even be willing to dunk their head in a tub of floating apples to try and grab one with their mouth too!
- Toilet paper mummy wrap: Have guests split into pairs and hand them a roll of toilet paper. Whichever guest can wrap their partner like a mummy in the entire roll of toilet paper wins!
- Pumpkin lawn bowling: Lawn bowls is an old game that involves participants rolling a ball (called a bowl) to see who can get theirs closest to the intended target (called a jack). To make this game more Halloween-friendly, replace the bowls with small pumpkins and let the fun begin!
- Costume contest: We assume you have made all of your guests dress up in their best costumes, so why not offer a prize for the best one? Depending on how many people you have, you can have multiple costume categories including scariest, funniest, most creative, and best kids costume!
Tip 3: Serve Spooky Food
There are several classic Halloween foods that make an appearance at almost every Halloween party. These include dirt pudding (chocolate pudding topped with Oreo crumbs and gummy worms), mummy hot dogs (pigs in a blanket with the dough wrapped strategically around the hot dogs to make them look like mummies — bonus points if you can add dough eyeballs!), and candy apples. However, a quick Google search for ‘Halloween party foods’ should give you some more creative ideas!
Let Us Help You Throw The Best Halloween Party!
Signature Event Rentals is your preferred party rental vendor in Fredericksburg and the D.C. area! We are your one-stop-shop for all of your rentals so you don’t have to deal with multiple vendors, making organizing your Halloween party a breeze. Whether you need extra tables and chairs for your guests, Halloween-colored linen rentals, a quality sound system, or even a popcorn machine for rent, we’ve got you covered! Reserve your Fredericksburg party rentals today to make sure your Halloween party is spook-tacular!