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How to Throw a Kansas City Halloween Party

Halloween Party Ideas

Are you planning to move to Missouri this October?  Our Kansas City movers want to help you find a creative way to meet your neighbors, by throwing the ultimate Halloween party! Nothing screams Halloween quite like a costume party where your friends show up dressed as goblins, witches and Miley Cyrus.

The best part is that your party does not have to burn a hole in your wallet, there are plenty of ways to throw a Halloween party for cheap! Cut corners with these helpful party how-to’s:

DIY Decorations

Perhaps the easiest way to save money on a Halloween party is to not splurge on over-the-top decorations that look cheap but cost a fortune. Instead, go for do-it-yourself crafts that use things you most likely already have in your home. Making your own decorations is a great way to add your personality to your party as well.

Make a mummy pumpkin: Is it really a Halloween party without a pumpkin decoration? Round up some medical gauze, googly eyes, scissors and spray adhesive. Wrap the pumpkin with the gauze, overlapping layers to create a mummified appearance. Stick the large googly eyes in one of the layers so  they are peeking through. Use the spray adhesive to make the eyes and gauze stay in place. Hint: try using aerosol hairspray first as an alternative to spraying adhesive to save even more money.

Mummify your front door: Give your Halloween party an authentic feel with this DIY decoration. Use the same concept as above but wrap your front door for a spooky entrance for your guests.

Bleeding candles: Align large width candles in differentiating heights on a tray, light a red candle and as the wax begins to drip, hold the red candle over the white candles and let the wax run down the sides, creating the illusion that the white candles are bleeding. Light the white candles before your guests arrive for your Halloween party and enjoy the creepy ambiance.

Hang a ghost from the trees or make them play: Blow up a balloon, place a white cloth or fitted sheet on top, and tie at the bottom of the balloon to create a neck. Use black paint to make eyes and a spooky mouth and then hang your ghost to a tree by grabbing the far ends at the bottom of the sheet and attaching them to branches, creating the illusion that the ghost is flying or floating. You can also take five-yard sticks, stick them in the ground in a circle, tape balloons to the tops as heads, and drape large, see-through, white trash bags over each balloon head. Create a neck by tying another trash bag around the bottom of the balloon and leave the rest draping. Finally, wrap another trash bag around the base of the ghosts (like a chest) and use the slack to make arms, tying all of the arms together as if the ghosts are playing ring-around-the-rosy.

Creative shadows: Instead of using old clothes stuffed and draped on a lawn chair outside like every other house, use those same clothes for something a little more creative and a lot spookier. Tack clothes to the walls of your house in front of windows and leave a backlight on to make it look like shadows in the window. You can even buy a red-light bulb for a scarier, dramatic effect. Trick-or-treaters might be too afraid to approach but you will be sure to have the scariest house on the block.

Be smart about your Halloween party time.

Unless you want to be cooking dinner for your guests, opt for a post-dinner time like 8:00 p.m. That way, everyone is sure to have eaten and you save hundreds on food. Find little Halloween side dishes, candy, or appetizers you can make or buy and usually cost way less.

Choose a themed beverage.

Women tend to like wine, men tend to like beer, and you may like vodka so choose a drink that you can mass-make and let your guests know ahead of time they can B.Y.O.B (bring your own beverage) if they would like an alternative for drinks at the Halloween party.

Get with the times and send Evites.

Printed invites can cost a fortune and face it; they end up getting thrown away anyways. With the new age of social media…invite your friends online instead. You can email, Tweet, Instagram a home-made flier, or make a Facebook event to tell friends about your Halloween party. Either way, you choose, it can be much more creative than mailing a card AND there is the added bonus of being able to send reminders. 


Our team of residential movers in Kansas City cannot wait to welcome you! We hope your Halloween party goes off without a hitch and that you trust us with the task of helping you get settled into your new home. Contact us to learn more about our services and or for a free quote!