The Essential Halloween Party Checklist

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The Essential Halloween Party Checklist

Halloween is just around the corner, so it’s time to start preparing for your party! But what do you need to get? Each party is different, but there are a few key items where you have to bring out the big guns. 

7 Things You Must Buy From Your Halloween Store in Calgary

The Candy! 

How can you have a Halloween party if you don’t have candy? Sure, the candy is not just for trick or treaters, but also for those looking to have a sweet snack while at your party. Better yet, create bags of a variety of treats, from gross gummy body parts (feet, ears, and eyeballs) to classic chocolate bars like Snickers. Visiting your Halloween store in Calgary will give you an insight into the type of special treats you can get. 

A Spooky Punch Bowl 

Look to get a punch bowl loaded to the brim with different juices and alcohol (if there are no kids there) to create a whirl of flavors. But you have to make it spooky, so make sure its blood-red, ghoulish green, putrid purple, or black like the soul in color. As a bonus, add dry ice to create an eerie mist. It will really make your party stand out. 

Horrific Food 

Your guests can’t be all hopped up on treats and candy the whole time, so make sure that you prepare some proper food for them. Think about creations that you add a “horror” element to it. We’re talking like Blood-filled Pies, Cheese Pumpkins, Guacamoldy Eyeballs, Mummy Jalapeno Poppers and more. The creativity is all down to you. 


Carved Jack-O’-Lanterns

No Halloween party is complete without a line up of carved jack-o’-lanterns placed around your home. Get carvin’ and create as many wild and wacky designs that you like. Your Calgary Halloween store is the best place to get designs already made for you. 

Spooky Decorations 

To take the spookiness in your party to another level, you have to include a wide range of decorations. You can go for the standard traditional stuff, including fake cobwebs, spiders, black lights, and all types of monsters. But if you really want to go to another level, you should look at adding animatronics to your party. Having things jump out of nowhere - likes Mummies or an opening and closing casket - will add another scary level to your party. Make sure that you speak to your Halloween store in Calgary about what animatronics they have available. 

Spooky Halloween Music 

Sure, you can’t go with the “Monster Mash” as you go-to Halloween song, but it’s better to expand your range to include those beats that are going to make people dance. We’re thinking Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” Eminem and Rihanna's “The Monster”, Adam Lambert's “Ghost Town”, and even the Ray Parker Jr.'s “Ghostbusters”. Make sure you do your research to find out the spookiest songs for Halloween

Have a horror movie playing in the background

If your guests don’t feel like dancing or scaring each other, they can also entertain themselves with a Halloween movie. Having it play in the background adds another level of horror to proceedings. Go for the classics such as Friday the 13th, The Exorcist, or, naturally, Halloween. You can also go for lighter tones like The Addams Family, Ghostbusters or Scary Movie! 

With up to 20,000 sq ft of Halloween costumes and accessories, The Halloween Store has everything you need. We have Halloween costumes in Calgary for everyone - women, men, kids and toddlers. You can dress up as a ghost, a creepy clown, your favorite superhero, a Disney character and more. We also have our "Scare Factor" section, which has an incredible line-up of props and animatronics, including black lights, creatures, spiderwebs - anything you can imagine! We are the Halloween store in Calgary that has everything you need!