Halloween is still roughly more than a month away, but it’s not too early to start preparing for your Halloween party. Well, that’s if you want to throw the best one in the neighborhood.
Browsing through the Internet for the things that you should do is an excellent place to start. So since you’re here, these are the three important things that you should do a month before your Halloween party:
1. Book a Cleaning Service
It’s close to impossible to maintain order and cleanliness whenever you’re throwing a party at home. That being said, the morning after the party is probably something that everybody dreads when all the fun and booze fades away because it’s time to clean. After all, who wants to clean with a hangover, right?
Luckily, commercial janitorial services have been around for the longest time, and they exist to help you with your dilemma. So to avoid having to look for available services the day after, it will be best if you book cleaning services in advance. That way, you can expect the cleaners to come, even when you’re too tired to pick up the phone and dial their number.
If it’s your first time to hire janitorial services, here are some of the things that you can expect for them to do:
- Vacuuming and mopping
- Kitchen cleaning
- Bathroom cleaning
- Throwing out the trash
However, the price and service will depend on the company you hire, so it’s also a good thing to look at different agencies where you can get the best price and offer.
2. Prepare Your Menu
Now that you’re all set for the day after the party, it’s time for you to prepare for the food and drinks that you will serve for the night. Of course, you can’t expect to satisfy your guests with plain old chips and big red cups. Even your food and drinks have to live up to the vibe of Halloween, right?
So spice up your party and look for Halloween-themed appetizers and cocktails.
Countryliving.com has an entire 43-item list of crazy appetizers that aren’t too difficult to do. Some of their easiest include mummy hotdogs, monster meatball sliders, and poison toffee apples.
Meanwhile, Delish.com gives you 18 best cocktail recipes that you and your friends are gonna love. Don’t hesitate to try out the poison apple cocktails, color-changing margaritas, and J-E-L-L-Glow shots (yes, they glow in the dark!).
3. Layout Your Halloween Decorations
If there’s anything else that you should never forget when throwing a themed party, it’s the decorations. However, this is where things can get a little pricey. So if you’re trying to cut your decorations budget for better food and drinks, there is always a cheaper way to go — DIY projects.
Choosing to DIY, however, can take a lot of time, so you can’t really procrastinate on this one if you don’t want them to be half-assed. Fortunately, cheap and easy Halloween decorations are sprawled all over the internet. Moneycrashers.com gives you 10 cheap DIY decorations, and almost all of the materials that you’ll need can be found in your house! Some of their easiest, must-try decors are the “Ghost-Lit Walkway,” which is made of lit milk jugs, and “Flying Bats,” which only requires black paper.
Wanting to have the best Halloween party that your friends will remember for the rest of the year requires a lot of planning, so don’t procrastinate. Well, it’s up to you. Would you rather have a chaotic morning-before-the-party or a chill lounge-on-your-sofa-while-you-wait-for-your-guests afternoon? Take your pick.