Costume Party Ideas - How to Throw a Great Costume Party
Costume parties are always a good excuse to have a great night with friends which is a little bit special. You do not even need to wait for carnival or Halloween to do this, you can throw your own party of this kind. So from OneHowTo, here are some tips on how to throw the best costume party.
Planning the Perfect Fancy Dress Party
The first thing is obviously to invite people. How many guests will there be? What kind of party do you want? Do you want costumes to be around a specific theme or everyone different? Invitations can be sent to your guests through WhatsApp or a social network - its free and and little effort and you will see the RSVPs in one easy place.
It is important to choose the right venue for the party which is large enough for your guests to move around easily, and have room to dance! In good weather you can have the party outdoors in an area such as a garden or park. If you do it in a closed place, organize it in the biggest room of the house, such as the living room, and remove everything that you can. Another option is to take the party to the streets!
How to Create a Good Atmosphere at Your Party
The costumes are almost the most important thing at a party like this, and certainly what will generate the most topics of conversation An original or very elaborate costume can make you the king or queen of the event. If you're not sure how to dress up, look at some OneHowTo suggestions in our section on parties.
The decor is also important in any party that claims to be something a little extra. Especially if it's a theme party, where the scenery can be an additional element with which to add interest: cobwebs and candles in a Halloween party, a disco ball in a 70s party, etc.
Of course good music should not be lacking. A good idea to involve everyone is create a collaborative party playlist on Spotify or another music service. That way everyone can contribute their songs, and you can search listings already made by other users as they are publicly available. If you make a costume inspired by an 80s cartoon for example, add the theme tune to the playlist and get all your friends singing the lyrics.
Make Sure that Your Party is a Success
It's not all eat, drink and dance to ensure you party goes the best it possibly can. It is good to encourage conversation through different games and activities - especially if some guests don't know each other. A good place to start thinking about different game ideas for your costume party are the classic team games, guessing games and charades, trivia quizzes, etc. The main idea is to encourage laughter and participation of the people.
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