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The Truth About Dress Up Halloween Games

Having trouble getting guests to agree to come to your Halloween party dressed in a costume? Then you are not alone, many guests are replying back that they are willing to attend Halloween parties but will not be attending in a costume. This is disturbing news to a Halloween party host because hosts need the party guests but a guest attending the Halloween party without a costume tends to ruin the atmosphere that the host worked so hard to achieve. If you are suffering from the dilemma of whether to allow guests to attend your Halloween party out of costume we have come up with a solution for you that will not only have all your guests in a costume but allow your guests to overcome some of their fears.

Through much research we have found that most party guests that are not willing to come to a party pre-dressed in a costume will put a costume on at the party if given the chance. Many times guests are afraid that they will be the only one dressed in a costume or that others will laugh at them and the costume choice that they made. You, as the party host, can take that fear away by having costumes ready for those guests through games at your party. These games will take many of the guest?s fears away because everyone will be dressing up before their eyes and everyone will know that they did not choose the costume themselves. If other guests laugh it will not be their fault, it will be yours.

So let?s play! The idea here is to have pieces of costumes that each guest will wear. How far in depth you go with the costumes you provide will be up to you and your budget. Start early with introducing a piece of the costume at the door. Have each guest reach into a bag and pull out part of a costume. If the costume piece is too large or does not work to have in a grab bag then have each guest draw a number and give them the costume piece that was stored. This is a nice ice breaker and will get people into the mood of wearing a costume before your first game begins.

At this point it is time to mingle and play a few games. Keep the games simple and have everybody win a prize at the end. The prize is a second piece of the costume. It is a good idea to start with little pieces of costume that are easy to wear, such as jewelry or hats, crowns, etc. Play as many games as you need throughout the party to have guests in a complete costume before the party is finished.

It is also fun to have guests make part of their own costume as a craft at the party. For example, if you were having a royalty party, each guest could decorate a crown or a sash to wear. Crowns can be easily found at party stores made out of plastic or paper. Sashes can be made by cutting silky material into strips or using paper such as streamers or even paper bags. If you have the time you can always make the costume pieces especially for each guest even putting a name on the sash or a special nickname. The more personal you make the costume, the more fun it becomes for each guest.

As far as games to play keep them simple and child like. Pin the face on the pumpkin, Monster Freeze, musical chairs (with scary music). The idea here is to keep it simple and about getting the next piece of the costume not so much about the game. Once the costumes are complete take out the cameras and get a few shots. There are some that will be shocked they had so much fun dressing up.

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