Parties, holidays and special occasions such as Halloween parties create lasting memories. We all look forward to sharing these events with family and other people around us. We throw parties for as many occasions possible ranging from a random weekend barbeque party to momentous occasions such as coming of age and weddings. Whatever party we have in mind, we are always faced with the party planning, which can be stressful for a mom. Plan ahead and consider your budget, timetable, attendees and venue.
Let’s say you are planning to host a big Halloween party, consider your resources, timetable and people you need to make it successful. Create a checklist and consider all aspects from food, decorations, guests, theme, preferences, and even contingency plans.
A Halloween party is suitable for people of all ages; others even dress up their pets to the occasion. You can prepare the plan and ask family members for additional suggestions and agree on the final plan. Enjoining family members from planning to the party execution gives them a sense of ownership in the overall success of the event. As much as possible, involve everyone in the family even with small tasks, after all, you don’t want to end up tired and frustrated trying to run the entire party all by yourself. You may delegate tasks to family members with whatever they can do from decorating the house, preparing crafts and party favors, buying supplies, entertaining guests, taking photos and even refilling food and drinks.
Halloween party is an exciting occasion for kids. If you have children big enough to express their preferences, allow them to choose their costumes. You might think a Frankenstein costume is the way to go but your little boy may want to be Ben 10 for Halloween. Help them with options but empower them to decide on their costume choice, as long as it suits your budget.
Halloween costume is a key consideration for kids – they can step into a party venue all smiles for loving their costume or with the biggest frown on their face, if not throwing a tantrum the entire party, for hating their costume too much. Halloween costume is a big deal. If you have a baby, you wouldn’t want to leave out your little one in the party. I bet you’d even be too excited and thinking of looking through magazines, seeking through infant section department store racks and searching the internet for the best baby Halloween costumes for 2012. There are numerous styles of baby Halloween costumes – some are just funny while some are way too adorable. The common baby Halloween costumes include cupid, Star Wars, princess, fireman, and even video games-themed costumes such as Plants vs Zombies or Angry Birds. When choosing a baby’s Halloween costume, others go for a timeless costume since a baby is naturally cute, with or without a costume.
Although mothers like dressing up their little ones, remember to keep them safe and comfortable. Keep in mind that babies are very curious and may find their busy hands pulling loose threads, snaps and buttons. The baby’s costume must be free from any obstruction on the eye area and must not be too long or heavy since their sense of balance and motor skills are not yet well developed. It is also important to select fire retardant costumes as added precaution. Finally, avoid itchy costumes and ensure buntings fit well.