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How to Plan a Spooky Themed Birthday Party!

Plan a Halloween-Themed Birthday Party

If you have a child with an October birthday or perhaps even one in early November, it’s not a bad idea to spice things up with a spooky themed birthday party! This is a wonderful way for kids to enjoy two different types of celebrations all at once. Since you’re mixing up two very different events, you need to plan accordingly so everyone has tons of fun and makes great memories. To help you get started, we’ve come up with a nice collection of birthday party Halloween ideas that are quick and easy to pull off.


Mix Up Some of the Decorations

If you want to have a lot of fun with it, then start off by getting decorations for both a birthday party and a Halloween celebration. How you go about this is all up to you. You can designate separate rooms for different sets of decorations or mix in colorful birthday balloons with Halloween decorations like skulls and witches. There’s really no wrong way to do it.


Encourage Kids to Dress Up

Even if your kid’s birthday takes place weeks before the holiday, there’s no reason you shouldn’t turn it into a full-on Halloween costume party. Encourage the kids to dress up, but make sure that they know it’s not required. You may even suggest that they go with a different, simpler costume than what they’re planning to wear once October 31st arrives.


Rent a Tent for a Haunted House

If you have the space in your backyard or plan to have the birthday party at an outdoor venue, you should consider renting a tent and using it as a haunted house. Out of all the birthday party Halloween ideas that we have listed here, this will probably be at the top of everyone’s list of favorites if you can pull it off. You can also rent tent accessories such as side walls, which will make it more private and self-contained. Perfect for some claustrophobic frights!


Decorate a Spooky Birthday Cake

The possibilities are endless when it comes to decorating a birthday cake in a spooky kind of way. If a child’s old enough, you may want to integrate some kind of horror movie theme to go along with something childlike that he or she enjoys. If you don’t have the confidence to do it yourself, ask a local shop to give you some ideas.


Audio Equipment and Dance Floor

If you want to liven things up, you should definitely consider renting a dance floor and audio equipment. There are plenty of different types of Halloween tunes available such as “Monster Mash,” “thriller,” and “Werewolves of London.” Add in some of your child’s favorite songs and you’ll have a nice dance party going.


Try to Find a Creepy Corn Maze

In addition to the haunted house, a creepy corn maze is one of the most entertaining birthday party Halloween ideas. Keep in mind that depending on where you live, you might need to drive a ways to get to a corn maze styled after the holiday. If that’s the case, then you may want to hold the party nearby for the sake of convenience.


Rent Basic Party Necessities

Instead of purchasing basic party necessities such as tables and chairs, flatware and dinnerware, etc., you should consider renting them. If you reserve these items early enough, you may even be able to get them in Halloween colors. If you’re having a large amount of food, you should also rent catering equipment such as serving trays, serving spoons, beverage dispensers, and whatever else you need.


Play Some Halloween Movies

You’d be hard-pressed to find a bunch of movies about birthdays for kids, although there are a few such as Liar Liar and 13 Going on 30. With Halloween, however, there’s an endless number of movies that you could set up either inside or on an outdoor screen for kids to enjoy. Unless they’re in their late teens, they’ll surely enjoy movies like Goosebumps, Hocus PocusMonster House, and The Nightmare Before Christmas, but just be sure to ask the birthday boy or girl their preference.


Rent a Couple Concessions 

Another one of the best ways to make birthday party Halloween ideas something really special is to rent one or two concession stands. There are several different favorites such as popcorn stands, snow cone machines, ice cream dispensers, hot dog rotisseries, cotton candy machines, and others. Just be ready for your kids to have a sugar rush with some of these afterwards.


Contact Elite Events & Rentals for More Birthday Party Halloween Ideas

Elite Events & Rentals provides the best event rental equipment in Tampa and the surrounding areas. If you have any questions about what’s available or would like more birthday party Halloween ideas, reach out to us by calling (727) 791-7082 today.