The Essentials to a Great Dorm Halloween Party

Fall leaves are changing and pumpkin spice lattes are a plenty, sounds like Halloween is finally here. You decide this Halloween will be different from last – when you and your roommate just marathon on Freddy Krueger movies. Yes, this year you’re throwing the spookiest, pin-worthy Halloween party that will make all your guests turn up!

Where to start? First, you need a fantastic costume that will knock the socks off of your classmates. Second, the decorations have to be creepy but classy. Third, guest always love a little treat on Halloween so make sure you have some tasty snacks. With these three elements you’re ready for a monster mash!

Here are some ideas from Brittany Watson Jepsen, blogger for The House That Lars Built, to get you started:


Costumes

Costumes are a must when it comes to a fun Halloween party, and the guest has to look the best. Here are some clever costumes that will impress any party attendee.

  • Axe Head Costume

Make people believe that you have a splitting headache with this headband. (Instructions)

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  • Animal Masks

Don’t be afraid to get wild! (Instructions)

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  • Iconic Art

Show off your artistic side! (Instructions)

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Decorations

A scary environment is key to a good Halloween party, but being on a student budget could pose some restrictions.Try using items you have around your dorm. Just black paper and string can become a fun banner. (Tutorial) If you want something more elegant, then check out these beautiful dinner arrangements for inspiration! (Tutorial)

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Food

After you have finished your elaborate costume and decorations for your party, there might not be enough time for food. Pull out a bowl of candy and wow your guests with these simple treats.

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Now get that hot glue gun ready and start impressing your college classmates with your party making skills. Have a frightful and safe Halloween from all of us here at StudyMode!

Make sure to visit more creative ideas from Brittany Watson Jepsen on www.thehousethatlarsbuilt.com!


Written by Jaryn Bunney

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