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How to Plan and Throw a Great Backyard Halloween Party

Plan your backyard Halloween party with a party rental company!

There’s no doubt that Halloween is one of the most celebrated holidays of the year. With scary monsters, creepy crawlies, superheroes, and other such characters, it’s very easy to get into the Halloween spirit.


If you’re planning to have a backyard Halloween party this year, you can make it a success with just a few simple planning and safety tips. We’ve compiled some of our favorites right here:


Rent a Tent or Two for Your Backyard Halloween Party 

Whether your Halloween celebration will be a small get-together with a few close friends or a somewhat larger party, it’s always a good idea to pick up a tent or two. You have the option to either rent pole tents, frame tents, or structure tents, all of which will help your party stay organized and secure. This is especially helpful if you’re having a backyard Halloween party in inclement weather.


Grab Heaters for the Tents

By the time your Halloween party comes around, the weather at night will definitely see a drop in temperature. With a tent rental, you’ll get some protection from the elements, but your best option is to also pick up a heater or two for each tent. During the colder months of the year, heaters are one of the most popular of all tent accessories because of how effective they are in keeping everyone warm.


Create a Haunted House

If you really want your party to stand out, then create a haunted house either in the backyard or in an area inside your home that your guests will walk through as they make their way outside. It doesn’t have to be extremely lavish. Even some creepy decorations and maybe a couple people who jump out at guests in the hallway will suffice. Or you can go all-out and terrify people.


Follow Safety Guidelines During Your Backyard Halloween Party

If you’re planning a backyard Halloween party this year, it’s important to remember that the world is in a horror story of its own right now in the form of a pandemic. This means it’s important that you follow safety guidelines to keep you and your guests safe. Remind everyone to maintain social distancing, wear masks even if their costume is already equipped with one, and make hand sanitizer available.


Plan an Outdoor Movie

Halloween movies are a blast. If possible, set up a viewing room outside consisting of either a sofa or chairs and a big screen TV. An alternative is to set up a projector to create a larger image. This is definitely a way to spice up your Halloween party. Just make sure that you choose something family-friendly if there are going to be kids in attendance. The Nightmare Before Christmas and Hocus Pocus are two favorites.


Use Piñatas and Games

An inexpensive way to get kids excited during a backyard Halloween party is with the use of a piñata filled with candy. There are also many different choices that you have for holiday party rentals such as a dance floor, concessions, and games. You could also set up a Halloween scavenger hunt or costume contest with treats and prizes.


Play Halloween Music

If you’ve ever been to a Halloween party, either indoors or outdoors, you’re probably aware that Halloween music is a big part of the celebration. At the very least, you should download some spooky Halloween sounds to play outside. Guests love Halloween-themed songs such as Monster Mash (and its two follow-up songs), the Ghostbusters theme, Nightmare on My Street, Werewolves of London, The Addams Family theme, and more.


Contact Elite Events & Rentals for Your Backyard Halloween Party

If you’re planning a backyard Halloween party, why not get assistance from the most reputable party rental company in Tampa? Elite Events & Rentals can help your spooky celebration with Tampa tent rentals, concessions, tables, chairs, catering equipment, and more. Call (727) 791-7082 today to discuss your Halloween party and schedule a no-cost consultation.