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As a parent, it can be difficult to create a memorable birthday party for your kids. Finding the right birthday party theme is hard enough when the kids are little. But it can get even harder when they outgrow princess parties and cowboys and Indians. When those once little kids turn into teenagers, it can be hard to please them (understatement). Especially when planning a birthday party.
If you are looking for a memorable way to spend your teenager’s next birthday, why not consider a Halloween theme? Teenagers love horror movies after all, including zombies, monsters and other assorted creatures of the night. Allowing them to enjoy themselves in a creepy setting is a great way to create a memorable birthday party. Even the most jaded teenager will love it!
Everyone Loves a Good Scare
One of the great things about a Halloween themed birthday party is that it can be enjoyed by everyone. No matter what their taste, chances are they will get a real kick out of shooting zombies, running from werewolves and watching out for vampires. Since we all know they’ve by far outgrown the thrill of pinatas. When they are all done, they can return home for even more fun and adventure.
Costumes are a Must
If you want to make your Halloween themed birthday party even more fun, you can make a customized gift basket for each party guest to enjoy. To get started, just purchase an assortment of baskets in Halloween colors like black and orange. Then fill each basket with an assortment of items that will go perfectly with the upcoming haunted house adventure. You can use just about anything you want, including Halloween costumes, makeup, packets of fake blood, wigs, hats, and other scary stuff.
After everyone in the birthday party has their gift basket and are properly dressed and adorned, those revelers can head out to their specially reserved haunted house area where they can enjoy a number of fun and frightening activities.
Make Everything Creepy
While the kids are off being scared, you can get the rest of the house ready for more party fun. Start by whipping up a number of scary or Halloween themed food, suitable for any Halloween party or trick or treat night. Let your imagination be your guide – the only limit is your own creativity and style. Whether you choose to serve birthday drinks from a fake coffin or fill a punch bowl with blood-colored refreshments, the teens are sure to love it – the gorier the better!
If the party is during the day or before sunset, make sure you check out new blinds and shades. You want the atmosphere to be as dark and creepy as possible. Remember vampires and most creatures of the night aren’t sunlight fans!
Finding a fun and safe birthday party theme for a teen birthday is never easy, but a Halloween themed party is right up their alley. Teenagers love to be scared, and allowing them to enjoy a safe yet scary adventure is a great way to celebrate their special day in style.
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.