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my husband and I LOVE Halloween!! We always have one of the best halloween displays... this year i decided that i want to have a halloween party/bonfire..... we are 23 years old and need ideas.....i know we are having a bonfire and a costume contest and giving awards for funniest, most original, sexiest, scariest, best, and most disgusting. i will have food and drinks......but how do i entertain my guests??? i dont have much $$ to spend... I am thinking about moving our halloween display from the front yard to the back for the party.......i appreciate any and all help or ideas..... i am open to anything....I want my guests to enjoy themselves and I want my first party to be a hit.....thanks
 

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I am also having my first party this year. And the forum has given me tons of ideas. This is what I gathered so far that might save you some stress.
Finger food is always a hit ( tons of food ideas here!)
Plan ahead, take notes etc: I have my ideas and to do's in a spiral notebook. It really keeps things in perspective for me and organized.
The dallor store is gonna save you! I go every weekend just to see if there is anything new.
The ideas are endless when you consider the use of, glow sticks, webing, spider den stuff, voice recorders on a loop, old sheets, cheat props like at the dallor store that can be repainted.
I hope this helps, I don't have alot of info....but the cool peeps here and also help out!
Have a good one and post pics!!!!
 

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DO a search on the forum (see the search button in the upper right) for party games. There are several threads on here that have a huge amount of cool ideas for adult party games that are actually fun. ;)

We do "Tempt Your Fate" and I read tarot cards. We screen horror movies, a door prize that has a bit of entertainment factor too.

There are lots of great ideas on here!
 

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Sounds like fun!

Well, first of all music is always a necessity - it's background noise, and as the evening goes on people start dancing and relaxing... it adds to the mood and theme of the party. It's great, too, because it covers up awkward silences (and can be a topic of conversation as well!)

Second, you could set up some great fall and Halloween themed games (as Frankie's Girl suggested - do a search in the forum and tons of stuff comes up!) Bobbing for apples, card games, beer pong (which is made even more fun with a blacklight!! And super cheap to set up). Voting for a costume is great because it gets the guests involved. You could also throw on some Halloween movies of your choice for any background noise or decoration.

Also be prepared for any weather changes that could occur if this is an outdoor party - be ready in case you need to the move the party inside! Keep checking the weather, particularly closer to the date of your party.

And if you're having a bonfire get some stuff to make s'mores or hot dogs (you can even ask guests to bring stuff like that because it's cheap!) That's always fun and entertaining!

Hope that helps! Good luck!
 

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When I think of bon fires I think of ghost stories. Go to the library and find one good story, not too long and not too short. Then ask one of your guests, someone with the voice that projects and can be dramatic enough to learn and tell the story at the party around the fire. ...Oh, and have a surprise at the end of the story...If about zombies - have a zombie jump out at them....you get the idea.
 

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I'm in the same boat. I've just moved here to South Carolina from New Jersey. So now both my son's have a batch of new friends. First of all this is the bible belt so a lot of the normal things I would do I shouldn't do since I'd offend a lot of parents. But honestly, this is my kids party and they aren't the typical kids. They are used to how I've always been with Halloween, but they don't want to lose friends.

Anyway, I'm finding a ton of ideas for my party on here. I'm listening to the hauntcast for ideas too. My biggest deal now is that my kids aren't babies anymore and now they want more fright and less kiddie games.

If I find anything really good that I haven't come across I'll be sure to post it to help you as well.
 
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