Cook up some ghost stories, raise your spirits, and make eerie looking Jack-o-Lanterns if you are throwing a teen party for Halloween! A teen party for Halloween is fun for grownups, teens, and kids alike, especially when you throw a bizarre Halloween party.
I had once read these lines that were perfect for the occasion- “When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, ‘tis near Halloween.”
Although most teens outgrow trick-or-treating, but this time of the year is where throwing a teen party for Halloween makes them feel special. A great dead giveaway includes Halloween decorations like cauldrons, tombstones, streamers, balloons, and funky music.
Teenagers love to experiment by wearing creepy and funny costumes while running around the house and have lots of fun. It lets them “cut loose”, act a little crazy, and get away with it too!
“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble.” ~ William Shakespeare.
- Different Features
For throwing a teen party for Halloween that will have the teens buzzing, you need to organize an elaborate party with coffins, dry ice, spooky music, and a fake cemetery! You could create a spooky dance floor area, play spooky music, and add a fog machine to demonstrate a creepy allure to the setting of the party that will keep the teens active and lively!
You could even utilize a psychic or tarot card reader for entertainment, as this will entice the teens to have their fortune read, and make the party more exciting. If you are throwing a teen party for Halloween and want it to be a simple party, a tractor with a wagon and hay bales would provide a relaxed evening to enjoy the crisp fall air. Those keen for a nature inspired party backdrop could try out decorating the areas with fall accents like corn stalks and mums.
- Various Types
There are various types of teen parties for Halloween that you can throw. A simple teen party for Halloween may involve teens who are encouraged to wear costumes though it can be optional. A more traditional or hayride Halloween setting may involve a bobbing for apples, a bonfire, and simple snacks without much candy. An elaborate teen party for Halloween may involve a party with full costume attire required, as well as a spooky party setting or haunted house for a backdrop.
- Time Frame
If you are throwing a teen party for Halloween, the time frame can be up to two weeks before Halloween to a few days after, though a Halloween party is best in the late afternoons to evening hours of Halloween. Most of the Halloween parties are held at night to create a spooky, scary, and haunted atmosphere!
- Number of Teens
While throwing a teen party for Halloween, there can be as many as fifty or more teens attending the party, or even a smaller group of just a few teens. If chaperoning teens, always ensure that there are enough adults on hand to keep an eye on the party at all the times.
If the party is of a larger size of nearly a hundred teens, a large garage or pole barn is ideal to accommodate them. However, if the number is smaller and it is more of a casual get together, the basement can be transformed into a party space, or even the living room, family room, and a kitchen are sufficient.
- Party Ideas
For throwing a teen party for Halloween, you could start a mixer as soon as the teens start arriving. Another idea is to pin the names of famous Halloween character or monster on each person’s back and ask them yes/no questions until they guess their identity!
Plan out and play team games- like a pumpkin relay with a small pumpkin tucked under each runner’s chin. Or, a pumpkin seed necklace relay where each team member gets a turn with a thread, needle, and slippery pumpkin seeds. The team with the maximum number of seeds on the string in the end wins the game. Other games include scavengers hunt for Halloween items, or pumpkin-pie-eating contest. You may also distribute candy or Halloween novelties as prizes.
- Food and Drinks
Teens can prepare a strange tasting punch where each teen can be asked to bring along a 12-oz can of soda, and pouring it into a punch bowl. Remember to include light appetizers and punches served in witch’s cauldron! You could also include desserts like pumpkin ice cream or pumpkin pie with candy corn sprinkled on top!
Another great idea is to serve silly looking colorful pizzas that have too much of cheese on it and rolled making it look like mold. The drinks can be colored red like blood, and cherry juice works best for this.
Remember, teenagers want the morbid, the macabre, the bizarre side of Halloween, and look for fright and scares all over! So, if you can scare the “Begeebers” out of them, you have a successful party!
What was the fun and tricks you had while throwing a teen party for Halloween? How do you intend planning a party for Halloween for your teens?
Wishing everyone a happy and safe Halloween!
Photo Credit: Salvatore Vuono