Many people throw parties in their communities, but there is no more anticipated party than a holiday gathering - especially during an event like Halloween. In this blog, we will share some tips for hosting the ideal block party and get your creative juices flowing on how you want to transform your home or community space into the coolest creepy crawly Halloween bash your neighbors are sure to love! 

Talk to Your Neighbors

One of the best ways to get neighbors involved in your Halloween block party is to communicate with them effectively. Here are a few tips:

1. Put up flyers in neighborhood businesses and common areas. Be sure to include the date, time, and location of the party, as well as your contact information in case anyone has any questions.

2. Send out an email or Facebook event invite to your neighbors. Include all of the same information that you would on a flyer.

3. Talk to your neighbors in person! This is especially effective if you live in a close-knit community. Get everyone excited about the party and let them know how they can help out or what they can bring.

With effective communication, you’ll be sure to throw a Halloween block party that everyone will remember!

First Block Party? Consider This!

Why not step up your Halloween game this year and host your neighbors at an epic Halloween Block Party? If you've never done this before, you should consider a few things before getting started. 

Choose a date and time. Remember that many people will already have plans on Halloween night, so consider hosting your party on another evening. Perhaps a Friday or Saturday night would work best. You'll also want to choose a start time that allows people enough time to get ready and arrive at your party. A good rule of thumb is to start the party around 7 pm.

Plan activities. What will people do at your party? Will there be games? Dancing? A costume contest? Plan ahead and have some activities lined up to keep everyone entertained.

Prepare food and drinks. Make sure you have plenty of snacks and drinks for your guests. If you're serving alcohol, be sure to have non-alcoholic options available as well. And if you're feeling ambitious, you could even try making some Halloween-themed dishes!

Have a Blast with These Fun Activities!

Looking to add some extra fun to your Halloween block party? Check out these ideas for festive entertainment that will delight both kids and adults!

-Hire a professional storyteller to share spooky tales around the bonfire.

-Decorate pumpkins with glitter and paint

-Set up a haunted house in your garage or basement for guests to explore.

-Organize a costume contest with prizes for the most creative, funniest, and scariest costumes.

-Have a movie night and show family-friendly Halloween films like Hocus Pocus or It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.

-Set up carnival games like bobbing for apples or a bean bag toss.

-Have a dance party with Halloween-themed music and decorations.

-Hire a Photo Booth to capture all the spooky fun!

No matter what entertainment you choose, your guests are sure to have a blast at your Halloween block party!

Make it special!

Once you've sent out the invitations, start thinking about decorations. You'll want to transform your street or neighborhood into a spooky haven for ghosts and goblins. String up some spooky lights, put out some scary props, and make sure there's plenty of candy for all the little trick-or-treaters.

Finally, don't forget to plan for food and drinks. A Halloween block party is the perfect opportunity to try out some new recipes or make festive cocktails. Ask your guests to bring their favorite dishes and drinks to share. With a little planning, you're sure to have the best Halloween block party ever!

Set the mood with the right Music!

When planning your Halloween block party, be sure to choose music that will set the perfect mood! If you want your party to be more fun and festive, try choosing some catchy pop songs with a Halloween twist. For a more eerie and spine-tingling atmosphere, go for some classic creepy tunes. Either way, unforgettable music is sure to make your Halloween block party a hit!

Snap N Pics is Here to Help!

If you’re planning a Halloween party for the ages, you NEED a Snap N Pics Photo Booth to round out your party plans! With Snap n Pics you get set up, maintenance, and tear down all included in your rental price, so it’s an entirely hands-off and stress-free addition to your event. There's nothing worse than having a fantastic day of spooktacular Halloween fun and then realizing that you forgot to take pictures! Your neighbors will love hopping in front of the Snap N Pics camera to capture their kiddos' adorable costumes and walk away with a high-quality photo to remember the moment forever! With a photo booth, you and your guests don't have to worry about who will be in charge of capturing the memories on camera because your dedicated photo booth attendants will do it for you. Best of all, these photobooths can be customized to fit your needs and color scheme so that it matches the rest of your party decorations perfectly. Give us a call today to reserve yours!