Halloween Party Planning

We’re getting pretty excited for Halloween here at The Cheltenham Park Hotel. As a popular party venue in Cheltenham, we’ve thrown many events in our time, so we know what it takes to host the perfect Halloween party. Here are our top tips to planning the spookiest of Halloween parties.


Whether it’s Frankenstein or the runaway bride, there’s no shortage when it comes to choosing a theme. Traditional or extra-ordinary, make sure your theme runs throughout.


What’s a party with no guests? Hand-made invites will get a better response rate than a basic text message. But give plenty of notice so your guests don’t make other plans. We’d say 2-3 weeks prior is plenty!


Whether you’re hosting it at your house or looking for a place to hire, a venue is essential. Adapt and decorate the space you have. If you’re looking for a spooky regency building for the setting of your party, The Cheltenham Park Hotel is perfect.


Pumpkins are a must. The trend for metallic colour decorations are now outshining the standard orange, black and white decor. Creating the right atmosphere is the key to a successful Halloween party.


This is really where you can get creative – but remember to stick to your theme. There are hundreds of amazing recipes available online from hot dog mummies to bursting Babybel eyeballs.


Cocktail or Mocktail, Morgue-A-Rita, Zombie Slime Shooters, Pumpkin Spice Punch. Ensure there are exciting options for any children and designated drivers.


Music can make or break a party so getting the right Halloween playlist is essential. Don’t forget to include the classics such as ‘Thriller’, ‘Monster Mash’, and ‘I Put A Spell On You’.


A Halloween party would not be complete without any games. Why not try apple bobbing with a twist? Switch the standard water for gunge. Another guaranteed hit is a ‘Crack The Skull’ pinata.


Get ahead of the game and ensure your Halloween party is not a complete snooze fest by booking your Cheltenham party venue today. Planning makes perfection!