Make a list of everything you need to buy and another of everything you need to do.
You can now stop trying to think of everything, and hopefully this should leave you pretty calm.
The main elements to consider are:
1. Your costume!Choose what you want to come as, and make sure you have all the bits and bobs you will need. If it involves particularly tricky make-up, have a practice run before the day.
2. Food and drinksDecide on which food you would like to serve. A finger buffet is by far the easiest to do and you can have it all prepared before the party so you don't spend half the night cooking! Once you know how many are people are coming, you can work out quantities.
3. DecorationsThis is such a fun one. Go as mad as your budget allows! If you don't have a huge budget, improvise and make some things yourself. I have a post coming up Thursday on some fab little home made ghosts that are really cheap and easy to make!
Decide what sort of party games you want to play. I will be sharing some inspiration Thursday through Saturday!
It's not a Halloween party without a spooktacular (sorry, couldn't resist!) playlist!
If you get these right, your party will be a huge success!
When broken down, all the elements are pretty simple to do so take them one at a time. Stay tuned over the next few days as each day I will be adding some top tips for each category.
One other thing to take into account is your guest list. This one is pretty simple - invite the people you like!