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Make Your Halloween Party Terrifyingly Perfect This Year

Halloween isn’t Halloween without costumes, so encourage your guests to dress up. Up the ante and offer a prize to the most creative costume – it’ll get people inspired.

Create a spooky playlist. Classics like “Monster Mash,” “Superstition,” and “This Is Halloween” can be paired with tracks from your favorite horror films to make the atmosphere scary. Tons of ideas for Halloween playlists are available online.

Don’t be afraid to go overboard with decorations! Tons of cute, DIY ideas are available on Pinterest that are easy and will get you crazy amounts of compliments. One idea is to bend chicken wire into ghostly shapes and spray paint the wire with glow-in-the-dark paint – this will illuminate your yard and welcome your guests!

Make sure you have a mix of Halloween-esque foods with regular party snacks. Halloween sugar cookies, candy and cupcakes with Jack Skellington’s face made out of frosting are easy finger foods that won’t create a mess. Pinterest is good for food ideas too. Top it all off with apple cider, pumpkin beer, and water, for the designated drivers.

Safety should always come first. Make sure all guests who are drinking either have a designated driver or a safe ride home. Tons of driving companies offer cheap rides for those who have some drinks and shouldn’t drive. If your party is big, warn your guests to never put their cup down – if they do, they should get a new cup next time they want to have anything to drink. Your guests should trust the people they leave with, and be aware and cautious of their surroundings at all times. The night shouldn’t turn into a nightmare for anyone.

Above all, make sure your guests have fun! Organize Halloween games, offer small goodie bags and make this Halloween a night to remember.

Happy Halloween, Collegiettes!

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Mariah Scafidi

U Mass Amherst

Mariah is a journalism major at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She minors in education and hopes to pursue a career in sports and entertainment journalism. She has a penchant for being overly dramatic about celebrities and athletes she doesn't know. You can follow her on Twitter @ryescaf.
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