Halloween parties are nothing new. They are held all over the country and are usually great fun. But if you plan ahead for these parties, they can be even more fun. Themed Halloween parties are based on a pre-chosen theme that is known to everyone who is attending. Guests then turn up dressed according to whatever the theme may be. Usually, a very specific theme is given and that is what guests have to follow.
These parties can be quite fun when they are planned properly. The planning should cover all the basic premises of party - decoration, entertainment and food. If you are having a themed party, why not tailor-make everything according to the theme? So if you are having a 'pirates' themed party, you can have a treasure hunt. You can give away chocolate coins as prizes and you can even have a treasure chest shaped cake. The décor can have the pirate's skull flags and sabers (swords). You can even decorate the area to look like a ship's deck. It all depends on how much time and money you have allocated for the party.
While simple themed parties can be a lot of fun, they can be made even better. For example, you can have a family Halloween party and you can choose a famous fictitious family to base your costumes on. 'The Adams Family' would be a perfect fit because it is Halloween after all. The hosts can be Mr. and Mrs. Adams and the rest can follow according to the relations. Of course, people can be free to choose who they dress up as but if you are inviting your extended family over for a Halloween feast, having a special family theme might make things even better.
If you are calling only your friends over, you can of course choose a common theme that you all like. With the recent Star Trek movie, there will surely be a lot of Star Trek themed parties this time round. This is a good example of how shared interests can be turned in to a theme. But you might need to think a bit harder to come up with something less generic.
If you and your friends are in to music, you can have 'dead rock stars' theme where you and your friends can dress up as your favorite dead rock star and have fun on a makeshift stage at the party.
You can also have a 'villains' theme where people can choose their favorite villain and dress up like them. But you can put a twist on that to make it a 'cross-dressing villains' theme where each person must choose a villain of the opposite sex. Ideas like this one are meant for fully adult parties where no children will be present.
When it comes to making things more interesting, you can always put a new twist on an old idea. All you have to do is be imaginative and you will always find the right costume if you search in the right place.