Spending time with friends isn’t just a means to have fun, it also provides you with a wealth of health benefits, both mental and physical. Now, this time can be spent in any way you like, whether that be getting together for a day at the beach or simply hanging out in someone’s living room.
However, if you want to take your time with your friends up a notch, there’s nothing quite as fun as throwing costume parties. You and your friends can laugh and dance the night away with the added fun of playing dress-up!
If you’re not sure where to start in terms of planning and executing the perfect costume party, we’ve got you covered! With the following tips, your party will be one that you and your friends talk about for years to come.
- Pick a Theme
No party is complete without a fun theme. And while “costume party” can be your theme, it helps if you have more specific themes for parties. Your guests will appreciate the direction in choosing their outfits for the party.
For example, you could have a haunted house themed costume party, where your guests come as all manner of spooky creatures, from ghosts to goblins. Or you could host an anime party, allowing your guests to come in their favorite Attack On Titan merch.
Consider both your own interests and the interests of your friends and family when choosing a theme to ensure that everyone has a good time costume shopping.
- Create Your Menu
No matter how casual or what time of day your party takes place, you need to provide food and drinks for your guests. Preferably food and drink that fits the theme of your party!
Depending on the size of your guest list, you might be able to ask each of your guests about their dietary restrictions individually. If this is unrealistic for you, just be sure to provide at least one vegetarian option.
For those working with a large costume party budget, consider having your party catered. This will take a lot of the food and drink tasks off of your plate.
If you’re throwing your party with a smaller budget, it’s not rude to make your get together a potluck. Provide the most expensive portion of the meal yourself, but ask your friends to bring their favorite snack, side, dessert, or beverage.
- Provide a Photo Booth
Your friends are all together, wearing fun costumes and having a great time. Why not keep the memories alive forever by setting up a photo booth at the party? There’s no better costume party entertainment!
If you can fit an actual photo booth rental into your budget, fantastic. If not, you can have just as much fun with a few props and a cellphone or polaroid camera. Create your own backdrop with a few decorative pieces and provide your guests with a variety of fun accessories.
Leave the camera on a table nearby and let your guests help themselves to the photo booth throughout the night. By the end of the party, you’ll have tons of pictures to remember it by.
Become an Expert at Throwing Costume Parties With These Tips
Though not every get together should be a costume party, throwing costume parties is a great way to create fun evenings and wonderful memories with those you love most.
Planning a party isn’t as simple as some might think, but by using these tips, you’ll be on your way to the ultimate host in no time.
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