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Choosing a Theme for Your Halloween Party

In Celtic culture,Choosing a Theme for Your Halloween Party Articles it was believed to represent a bond between the living and the dead, where the boundaries separating the two dissolved. This was not necessarily a good thing. The Celts believed the dead had full power to cause problems such as sickness in the living, as well as the ability to ruin crops. They would hold festivals to appease these spirits and often wear costumes and masks as a means of doing so.

Needless to say, Halloween parties have come a long way since those times. But while much has changed, a lot has stayed the same. If you are reading this, it is safe to say you probably have some affinity for this great, mysterious, and wondrous time of the year. It is also safe to say you enjoy it for its festive and fun atmosphere and the promise of having a good time with your friends and family.

But every great Halloween party starts with a great idea, or a theme that will permeate through the evening and unify all the partygoers together in a spirit of fun. Here are some tips for choosing a Halloween party theme that will appeal to everyone.

Haunt History

What great historical moments would make a fun theme for your Halloween party? There are so many famous and colorful figures lurking in the past just waiting to be brought back as great adult Halloween costumes. Choose Presidents of the United States, suffragettes, old-school gangsters, or other historical figures. Perhaps throwing a Boston Tea Halloween Party will suit your guests, or maybe even an Abe Lincoln Party. Turn your location into a mini-Ford Theater and have guests come as Abe, Mary Todd, or even John Wilkes Booth, and have a contest for the best costume.

Herald Heroes

Ever thought of turning your party place into the Fortress of Solitude or even the Batcave? These would make great decorative ideas for a Halloween party that invites guests to come as their favorite superheroes. Children will especially love theĀ halloween restaurant decoration ideas idea behind this theme, and there are a ton of great kids Halloween costumes to make this idea a reality.

Scare Up Some Monsters

When monsters attack your Halloween party, it can be a lot of fun. You could recreate the Paris Opera House from Phantom of the Opera. You could orchestrate an outdoor party with scary sounds and fog circa The Wolfman. You may even set it in Dracula’s castle. There are a number of great places to honor the horrors of fiction and film. Have your guests come as one of their favorite monsters. Adult Halloween costumes such as vampires, mummies, werewolves, or masked madmen, are all popular and creative choices that will exemplify the true spirit of Halloween.

Whatever you choose, it is important to delve into your own creative fantasies. Choose something you can truly be passionate about. If the party is for youngsters, make sure the choices of setting and kids Halloween costumes are appropriate. If you are celebrating with friends, choose something that will appeal to everyone, and make sure it is not so obscure your friends will have trouble locating good adult Halloween costumes. Once you pick, commit to it, and have as much fun in the planning as you do in the partying.

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