How To Plan A Ghoulishly Great Halloween Party In Your Own Backyard

Oct 24, 2017

Throwing a Halloween party is just as fun as going to one yourself, but with the added benefits of getting to choose the theme and tent accessories. Using party tent rentals to host your Halloween party only adds to the fun with more room for creepy crawlies, special effects, and even a dance floor.

However, before you can throw a Halloween party, you need to plan for it ahead of time to ensure you have the right size party tent rental, the right layout, and the right supplies.

Choosing your Halloween party theme

While you don’t have to have a theme, it can help to create the general layout of your party. For instance, if you’re planning on having a vampire-themed Halloween party, you could have the focal point of the tent be the food table with blood-colored punch.

Or, if your party is aimed more towards the kids, you could have the focal point be a makeshift dance floor in the center of the party tent rental. However, even if you choose not to have a theme or a focal point, you can still create a wonderful layout by separating your rented tent into stations: food, music, and games.

Know who’s coming

After you’ve chosen the theme for the party, it’s important to know how many people will be coming. Send out the invitations ahead of time and ask for a RSVP. If you plan to have any special effects or stations at your party such as a haunted house or maze in your backyard, you want to be sure there’s enough room for all of your guests as well as your props and stands.

Create a haunted house

Speaking of haunted houses, rental tents make for great spaces to build your very own haunted house in your backyard. Use garbage bags to make makeshift walls around the tent or consider using cardboard.

Ask friends to help you decorate and spook your guests as they walk through your maze. Your guests will be sure to have a terrifyingly great time.

Have the right supplies

Finally, one of the most important parts of planning a Halloween party is ensuring that you have enough supplies for everyone. Consider the food you’ll be offering your guests. Will you need small, separate tables or one long table?

Be sure to compare your supply quantities to your party size for a more realistic picture of what you’ll need. For instance, there should be up to 200 napkins for a party of 15 people.

Planning any kind of party has its challenges. But with the right planning ahead, the right party tent rental, and a little help from friends and family you can guarantee your Halloween party will be a pumpkin smash.