It’s October, it’s fall, it’s cooler outside than even a month ago… that can only mean one thing: Halloween is just around the corner! Oh what a fantastic time of year! Costumes, dress up, parties, candy and other treats, and the formal start to the holiday season! What’s more, this year, 2012, we are in the throes of a major election and right now the U.S. presidential campaigns are full steam ahead toward the final weeks to election day. This makes 2012 political Halloween costumes very popular, things like masks of Barack Obama and his challenger Mitt Romney.
Now that you have your costume, you can turn your attention to parties. There are a lot of great parties that you can throw throughout the year, but none can be as loose or as fun as the one that you may want to have on Halloween. Though there are many types of parties you could have on this day, Halloween costume parties are the most common. Some people like to dress up and go out to public parties, but having one at home with close friends and/or family is a lot of fun and the preference for some. There are a few things that you can do to make sure your party is a lot of fun for everyone.
When having Halloween costume parties, you can go any direction you want, but the themed parties are often the most fun. You can ask your guests to just dress up however they please, but you can also give them some direction. Again, consider going with a political theme given that a major election is right around the corner. Guests often love it when there is a theme, but make sure it is broad enough so that there are many different costume options from which to choose. Go with whatever you wish, or you can go with some of the most common Halloween costume parties themes.
Above all, play it smart, and play it safe. Halloween is such a fun time but many folks get careless, check their wits and common sense at the door. Keep Halloween fun for happy memories that will last a lifetime.