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How to keep it fresh and new????

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For the past few years we have always thrown a Halloween party and they have always been a hit. We've played several games and always had a good turn out. Last year was good, but SO much work and felt like it was kind of the same thing.

Any ideas on how to keep it fresh, new, interesting, different for those who always come?

Any of you ever go through this? I think i'd be okay even skipping it, but everyone looks forward to it and starts to look for their costumes before we even decide if we are doing something.

I have never had a theme before, so i am definitely thinking of that.

I don't know...i just need something to get my creative thoughts going...
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Ibelle -- I too have experienced the "should I skip it this year" dilema because it can be a little overwhelming to try to "out do" last year's party but each year it gets better and better and before the decorations are put away I am thinking about what I'll do next year.

Having a theme really helps mix things up -- I don't change my decorations each year but I do try to move them around a bit and add a few theme related props. But we pull the theme into our invitations, games, drinks and costumes.

Once you decide on a theme -- there is so much incredible info on this site and creative ideas you won't have any trouble having a party with "fresh and new ideas" . Let us know what theme you choose.



We are going on our 12th annual Boo Bash this year. We have never repeated a theme yet, although for the 10th annual, we did a best of, with different themes and scenes past in various rooms. It is great. I reuse a lot of props in different ways and always build 3 or 4 new things to match the theme.

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Wolfbeard -- I am impressed that you have managed 12 different themes. I've been doing this for 7 years and am having trouble deciding on a a theme this year. I would love to know which themes you done.
 

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lbelle I don't want to get off topic on thread here but Wolfbeard and anyone else would like to chime in...Do you find your guests receiptive to dressing to the theme? Every year I hear -- "how am I supposed to come up with costume after all the parties we are running out of ideas." but when I had the Zombie party and asked everyone to come as a Zombie of their choice (thinking there were a million different ways to do zombies) some of my guests complained that they couldn't come up with their own costume or that they didn't want to a scary costume. Can't keep everyone happy but I was wondering how it worked for everyone else becasue it is a great way to mix things up bit from previous years.
 
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