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How to Throw a Memorable Halloween Party

Halloween PartyWhat makes Halloween such an unusual time of the year? Well, it’s a chance to pretend to be someone you’re not, such as a zombie, superhero or character from the movies. You can wear makeup, fangs, fake blood, tiaras, beards, masks, prosthetics and/or whatever else you want and it’s perfectly normal– it’s the one day/night of the year when you can dress up any way you want to and it’s all pretty much perfectly acceptable.

Halloween parties can be so memorable and fun when people wear elaborate costumes. Besides dressing up in costumes, Halloween parties typically involve playing games and dancing to music like the songs “Monster Mash” and “Thriller.” Halloween parties are also a chance to enjoy all sorts of food and drinks. This year, why not get some cool concessions like candy apples, cotton candy and sno cones from Miracle Strip Popcorn to help give your Halloween party a theme like “the movies” or “freak show carnival?” Miracle Strip Popcorn rents and sells popcorn machines, sno cone machines, cotton candy machines, frozen drink machines, and much more to set your party apart from all competitors.

Choosing a theme can really help elevate your party from ordinary to extraordinary. If you go with the freak show carnival theme, for instance, you can have people dress accordingly, and your decorations can reflect that unified theme. Other thematic ideas include a “haunted house,” a “night of the living dead,” and “Harry Potter.”

Be sure to play scary sounds and/or songs for your Halloween party, to help set the tone and atmosphere. Dim the lights. Have a person hide from people’s view to scare them when they come around the corner– and use your smartphone to take a video so you can share that moment with others! If you want to play pranks on people, Halloween is prime time for shenanigans. Overall, Halloween parties are great times for tricks and treats.

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Games to Arrange at Your Child’s Party

GamesAre you getting anxious about your child’s upcoming birthday party? Are you worried about what types of games you’ll have available to the kids? If so, don’t panic, we’re here to help! First things first– the best way to begin planning games for a child’s party are by keeping two things in mind:


  1. What is the age range of the children?


Taking into consideration the age and attention span of your child’s friends and family members will help determine which games are most suitable. Generally, younger children they love things silly and messy. This is a great age for crafts, obstacle courses, silly string and water balloons.


For older children, physical and challenging activities are great ideas. Obstacle courses that are more in-depth and games that require thinking, reasoning and problem solving will surely be popular.


  1. Keeping games simple increases fun for the kids.


As the old adage goes, less is more. Provide children with some structure and space, then let their creativity take over.

To help spark your own creativity and get you thinking about party games, here are some favorites:


Pin the tail. A party favorite of kids and has been for years.


Piñata. Kids will have a blast cracking open the piñata and scooping up the candy.


Minute to Win It. Based upon the popular TV show, you can create minute long challenges suitable for every age.


Egg drop/balloon toss. Each member gets an egg to toss to a partner as they compete to be the last group standing.


Sack races. Another classic, children hop to the finish line in what is always a close race. The game is fun for both children racing and adults watching.


In addition to planning exciting games, why not surprise your party guests with a delicious treat of popcorn, cotton candy or snow cone made in any of our quality machines? Contact us for concession rental ideas!