Can parents host a Halloween-themed party for their kids without breaking the bank? Celebrity event planner Brian Worley tells Easy Does It host Ereka Vetrini how to create a spooktastic affair with simple household items.
When it comes to Halloween decorations, your house is the "best shopping place in the world," says Worley. Use what you have to create a gloomy glow, include candles, mirrors and picture frames. Purchase inexpensive cobweb material and add it to your decor.
And you don't have to worry about decorating every single room in your house. For in an instant spook factor, cover a black tarp with Christmas lights, cobwebs and other Halloween trinkets. Worley also recommends that you stick to dressing up three key areas that receive the most foot traffic: the entryway, the kitchen, and the bathroom.
Food also serves a double purpose at your Halloween shindig. A table filled with Halloween-themed treats like Boo Pops is delish and decorative.
As with any party that includes a house full of kids, make sure to have Halloween activities to keep them busy. Worley's favorite idea is to have kids decorate sugar cookies. End your party by sending your guests home with a Halloween treat -- a sweet-filled goody bag.
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