Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Murder Mystery Parties make Halloween Hauntingly Fun

Look for something new this Halloween? Then consider a Halloween Murder Mystery for your Halloween dinner party, party, teen or adult gathering.

While most people get nervous about the idea of doing a murder mystery, it is a great opportunity for everyone to play a part in the mystery or solving the murder.

And you can choose from Haunted Castles, Pirates and Vampires that perfectly fit into the Halloween season. Plus, these murder mysteries come in adult, teen, women and teen girl only formats so you can find one that will suit your event.

What I have found is that groups that enjoy having fun and performing have a blast with these type of Halloween Murder Mysteries. Yes is a fun event that can and most likely b e a little silly, but it is also memorable and cool to be a detective solving a murder mystery.

So this Halloween do something different and get your friends together to solve their own Murder Mystery.
Check out these Halloween Murder Mysteries for a wonderful Halloween event.

Need more Halloween options:
Check out the Big List of Halloween Games with over 50 games!
Halloween Costumes for men, women, kids, infants and pet costumes too!

Sarah - The Party Game Ideas Lady

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Halloween Capture the Pumpkins - A Good Teen Halloween Party Activity

If you have wide open space and teenagers to entertain for Hallloween then our latest game Capture the Pumpkins may be a big hit at your Halloween party.

It a mix of tag and capture the flag and fun for kids and teens as they work together to find their teams pumpkins and if possible steal the others teams.

Get all the details on Halloween Capture the Pumpkins here.

And here for over 50 Halloween Party Games and Halloween Costumes.

Sarah - The Party Game Ideas Lady

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Make Your Own Halloween Movie Trivia Game

Just published game ideas for creating your own Halloween movie trivia game. What's best is we give you sample questions for several styles of trivia games.

Halloween trivia games are perfect for classrooms, Halloween office parties, nursing homes, groups and parties just before or after serving food.

Your find several Halloween movie trivia variations and game ideas so all you will need to do is a little research. If you are pressed for time there are printable game options too.

Party Game Ideas your Halloween Game Headquarters
Sarah - The Party Game Ideas Lady

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Fall & Winter Wedding Favors

Looking for seasonal Wedding favors to add that special touch to your event, well we are featuring some of our favorite Fall and Winter wedding favors.

Copper Leaf Bottle StopperCopper Leaf Bottle Stopper
This copper leaf reflects the colors of autumn and is a wonderful reminder of your wedding and the season.

Fall in Love - Leaf Soap PetalsFall in Love - Leaf Soap Petals
These Leaf Soap Petals are colorful but also practical and add a wonderful touch to your event. Plus you know the they are practical gifts that will be used.

Snowflake CandleSnowflake Candle
Small and stylish but not overstated, this Snowflake gel candle makes a wonderful favor for weddings and holiday events. It is sure to impress and add a special sparkle to your event and the holidays.

Snowflake Photo CoastersSnowflake Photo Coasters
These Snowflake coasters have a lovely frosted border covered with snowflakes and in the center is a special place where you can add a memorable photo. What we like is that guests a use them for years to come and remember your wedding each time they get them out.

Click here for more Fall Wedding Favors
And more Winter Wedding Favors
And finally over a 100 other Wedding Favors

Sarah - The Party Game Ideas Lady

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

New Halloween Games Added! Now over 50 Halloween Games

We are excited to release another Halloween party game. Pumpkin Hunt is the perfect Halloween game for outdoor events, before the hayride or when you want to tire the kids and teens out.

This is the 3rd new Halloween game idea released this year and we more to publish over the next few weeks. Also check out Zombie Attack and our 4 Halloween Bean Bag Toss Games.

We now have more than 50 Halloween games with more coming soon. We hope this helps you plan a fun filled Halloween party.

Plus if you haven't picked out your Halloween costume, we have over 20 pages of Halloween costumes and do it yourself costume ideas too.

Sarah - The "Halloween" Party Game Ideas Lady

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Cool Halloween Party Favors

I spotted these cool Halloween party favors and wanted to share. These really add a unique touch and let guests know you appreciate them.

How about an personalized Halloween tins filled with M&M's. These Halloween tins are iconic black and white with a scary little ghost. Inside are all treats and no tricks.

These cute and crafty bubblegum buddies are sure to be a favorite and they come as Frankenstein, Witches, Ghosts and more. These are the type of favors that make guests say "Wow, that is cool!"

Now you can invite or say thank you for attending our Halloween party with personalized carmel corn. A tasty treat to remind guests of a wonderful Halloween event! Watch out guests may want more than one bag!

Happy Halloween and check our site for Halloween Games.
Sarah - The Party Game Ideas Lady

Friday, September 11, 2009

Halloween Bean Bag Games - Simple and Creative Halloween Fun

Sometimes basic games can be the most fun with a few changes or modifications. So I spent some time this week putting a Halloween spin on the classic bean bag toss game.

The results were 4 Halloween Bean Bag Toss Games that are easy fun and inspire you to take a classic even further.

We came up with:
Trick or Treat Bag Toss
Pumpkin Bean Bag Toss
Pumpkin Bean Bag Relay Toss
Halloween Bean Bag Toss Scene

Check out our diy (Do It Yourself) Halloween instructions so you can play these Halloween games at home.

Visit Party Game Ideas for over 50 more Halloween Party Games!

Sarah - The Party Game Ideas Lady!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

10 Steps to a Successful Halloween Party

I received my first Halloween Party invitation and thought, oh my I haven't written my Halloween Party planning blog yet!

So here it is, 10 Steps to a Successful Halloween Party

1. Set the Date
Halloween falls on a Saturday this year, so there are going to be lots of big parties. Many people are planning parties the weekend before October 23rd and 24th, so that that guests can spend time with kids trick or treating and attending large community events. Smaller social events like dinner parties and group events are being geared towards October 28th and 29th. If you are having a small dinner party be sure to check out our Halloween Murder Mystery page. And last the big Halloween parties are taking place on the October 30th and 31st.

2. Confirm the type of Halloween Party
What to wear: Costumes or casual dress
Attendees: Adults and/or kids
Activities: Halloween games, active outdoor games, scavenger hunts or social gathering

3. Determine Halloween Party Theme
Superheroes, Favorite Monster, Animals, Dead Celebrity, Horror Movies, Recycle a Costume, Most Creative or just a Classic Halloween Costume Party.

4. Send out Halloween Party Invitations
As we said we already received our 1st Halloween Party invitation. So it is time to start getting them ready. Use Evite or consider Halloween invitations like the one shown. If mailing we recommend sending them out between now September and by October 5th. This is very important if you are asking for an RSVP and if other parties are being planned.

5. Set a Budget
This year it is more important than ever to set your budget and stay within it. So, determine how much you want to spend on food, decorations and your costume and then see if you can spend less. Visit Thrift stores, yard sales and look for natural solutions to cut expenses without your guests knowing.

6. Plan Halloween decorations to fit your theme.
Get a general idea of what type of decorations you want and see what you already have and make a list of things you need to buy. Fake tombstone, fogger machine, candle accents, then rank what is most important and purchase must haves first. We found a variety of indoor and outdoor Halloween decorations here.

7. Get your Halloween Costume
Whether you are planning on making your own Halloween costume or purchasing a new costume, it's important that you take care of this purchase by the 10th or at least the 15th of October. Why? Because it will ease your mind and let you focus on the party.

8. Plan Activities or Halloween Games
Office event, kid’s party or adults only, mixing in Halloween games or activities help people mingle and keep them entertained. For offices consider printable Halloween trivia games to challenge them, for kids do fun activity games or read a scary story and pass around fake body parts and for adults challenge with trivia or Halloween scavenger hunts. We now have over 50 Halloween party games!

9. Plan your Food Menu
Decide whether to go with simple foods or cool haunting foods. One tip even if you go basic, have one wow item like finger sandwiches that look like fingers, cookies that look like eyes, etc... this way one item will be a fun conversation piece. (And hopefully tasty too) If you are limited on funds, ask for guest to bring something. Soda, ice, meatballs, bbq, chips and dip, etc... This helps reduce costs and allows you to be relaxed during the party.

10. Decorate, pre-stage and make final checklist of things to do.
The weekend before your Halloween party make a plan where everything will go and if you have a lot of items start setting up. One tip is to group everything that goes in each room together and do a sketch of where things go. This is helpful if you have help when setting up your party. Next group food, favors, review guest list and make final checklist of items you still need to purchase.

Follow these 10 Tips and You will have a Successful Halloween Party!
Sarah - The Party Game Ideas Lady

Bachelorette Games and Enter Our Bachelorette Party Contest

Party Game Ideas is know for unique and fun Bachelorette party games that range from simple fun to a little naughty but always fun for all.


Our first
Bachelorette Party Contest where you can
Win a Bachelorette Party Kit!
Perfect to start off your evening.

Entering is simple, just tell us your favorite Bachelorette item and why? Yes that's it!

The Bachelorette Contest runs through Wednesday, September 23rd!

Whether you are planning a Bachelorette party in October, December or in 2010 it's worth taking the time to enter our
Bachelorette Contest and check out all the great game ideas at Party Game Ideas.

Sarah - The Party Game Ideas Lady