Halloween is a great time for a themed party to get together with friends or family, but what about planning one for your teen and their friends? Planning a party for teens can feel intimidating and leave you unsure where to start or what to include, but it can be a lot easier than it seems. Here are some helpful tips for a Halloween party for teens to help you.
Teen Halloween Party Ideas
Make Fun Invitations
An invitation is important to tell their friends what the party is, whether it’s in costume or not, location, and other important information that someone being invited and their parents would need to know. This can also be a good opportunity to include an RSVP so you can prepare better for how many people will attend, and giving them out early can make it easier for people to be able to plan for. Get creative and let your teen help design the invitations how they’d like.
Pro tip: Use a service like Canva to make online invitations EASY! Teens can use this platform on their own to design an invite from one of their many templates.
While there are tasks you will have to do, you don’t have to do all of them! Sit down with your teen and/or the rest of the family to get everyone involved and decide what tasks everyone can help with or do. This can also ease the stress or burden on your shoulders to make the party experience or planning a lot easier. Plus, it’ll help get your teen involved in planning it themselves so the party will be something they actually enjoy.
Pro tip: Delegate someone to look up Halloween games, someone to pick up candy, someone to select the decorations and someone to make a menu.
Here are some Halloween game ideas for teens. and older kids:
Music is so important for a party, especially a Halloween one! Put together a playlist of music for the party ahead of time and determine a way to play it as well, so you can make the atmosphere more fun and groovy. Your teen can get involved with picking some songs they like for the party too, to make it their own. There are so many Halloween themed songs out there that could fit perfectly. Pressed for time? Just use Spotify’s Halloween Party playlist!
Make sure to sit down with your teen beforehand to set some rules and guidelines for the planning process, amount of invites, place, dates and times, what your teen would like to be included, and basic rules for during the party as well. This way you go into everything knowing ahead of time what you need to plan for, reserve, spend on, etc. before the party arrives. It can make everything go a lot more smoothly.
Before you get too far into planning or invites, make sure you set out and understand the budget for the party. This way you can make sure you know what you can afford for decorations, food or drinks, space, and more. Your budget dictates how a lot of the party turns out or is planned, and you want to have one set out ahead of time so you don’t end up spending too much money on the party or running out of funds and having to work with that dilemma.
Whether you’re planning a Halloween party already, or this inspires you to try it with your teen, these tips can be incredibly useful for ideas, planning, and more. It’s a really great way for teens to be able to have fun and celebrate Halloween as they reach older ages where trick or treating is frowned upon or less popular.