Halloween is a fun and magical holiday for people of all ages. If you’re hosting a party this year, the holiday presents the perfect opportunity to plan an unforgettable event. From requiring a dress code to bringing a magician for entertainment, you can throw a party that everyone will want to attend.

How to Plan the Perfect Halloween Party

1. Require Costumes

Halloween is more fun when everyone commits to it. Require costumes for entry to the party so that no one shows up in everyday clothes. If you’re worried about guests trying to get in without a costume anyway, ask your friends to bring some extra outfits and provide some face paint in case there’s someone in need.

2. Choose a Theme

This holiday provides endless opportunities for an incredible theme: a traditional monster mash, a carnival, a murder mystery, or a haunted speakeasy for adults. Ask your guests to dress according to the theme and choose your decorations accordingly. If you and your guests can commit to a specific idea, it will make the party stand out against all the others they’ve been to.  

3. Hire a Magician

magicianEvery party needs entertainment, so choose an option that will bring the party to the next level. You can hire a magician to showcase some spooky tricks as the headline of the night. Their routine will fit in perfectly with the antics of the holiday. This works perfectly for children and adults alike.

4. Provide Themed Food

Halloween is often the highlight of fall, so provide some seasonal food that people won’t get at other parties throughout the year. This could include apple cider, pumpkin-based foods, and spooky dishes that match the theme. For example, pigs in blankets wrapped in thin strips to look like mummies fit perfectly with a monster mash party.

5. Choose Your Tunes

Halloween music will get people in the mood to dance and celebrate. Classics such as “Thriller,” “Monster Mash,” and “Dead Man’s Party” will always be welcome. Once the party is in full swing, you can transition to other party favorites or the latest top hits. Choose fast-paced songs that your guests can groove to. 


Marco the Magician is the best party magician to mystify your Halloween guests in Cold Spring, NY. This professional entertainer performs for kids and adults and has performed alongside celebrities such as Joan Rivers and Jimmy Fallon. Learn more about what Marco does on his website or call (212) 502-0148 to book this magician for your next party.