halloween-2A Halloween party is a great chance for celebrating, dressing up, socializing and catching up with old friends.  This is an excellent time to relax and get into the spirit of Halloween, but that doesn’t mean you should lose your manners once you put on your costume.

We’re sure your Halloween celebration includes some ghoulish fun, which we strongly encourage.  And though we‘d never want to make your blood boil, we do feel the need to remind you that the usual party etiquette guidelines still apply.

Don't want to be known as the "Halloween Horror Guest"? Here are a few tips to keep in mind this Halloween . . .

Dress appropriately for the occasion.

Yes, Halloween is a fun holiday where you can dress up and get into character. With that being said, choose your attire wisely. If you are unsure about the “type” of party and who will be in attendance, ask the host. If your costume will offend (er, scare the daylights out of) potential guests, you may want to reconsider or tone down the offensiveness.

Bringing a +1

If you would like to bring an uninvited friend or date, check with your host in advance - - - not on the day of the party.

Have A Plan

If you plan on drinking alcohol decide ahead of time if you will be taking an Uber or if there will be a designated driver.

Drinking

Watch your alcohol consumption.  Always keep in mind that your social life and your professional appearance go hand in hand, so be on your best behavior.

Arrival

Fashionably late is a saying, but it is also extremely annoying. Don’t arrive three hours late or show up early.

Mingle

If there are people that you do not know introduce yourself and remember to keep the conversation causal and light.

Thanking the Host

Greet the host upon arrival/departure (no matter how many people are attending or how hard it is to find them) and don’t forget to thank your host when you leave the party.  Even though you said thank you, remember to send a hand-written note thanking the host again for a wonderful time.

Know When It’s Time to Leave

Always be aware “when the party is over.” On Halloween the festivities can run into the wee hours.  Know when it’s time to call it a night.

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We’re sure your Halloween celebration includes some ghoulish fun, which we strongly encourage. And though we‘d never want to make your SCREAM, we do feel the need to remind you that the usual party etiquette guidelines still apply.  Here are some great pointers to help you remain a fearless host this Halloween.

Make sure your guest list is relevant. If your celebration agenda or entertainment includes things that will offend (er, scare the daylights out of) potential guests, it may be best not to invite them. Or, you may want to tone down the offensiveness.

Remember your hosting duties. Greet every guest. This is especially important on a night when pranks are rampant. You want to make sure the people who enter your home are actually invited so you can keep unwanted activity at bay. But also, a good host ensures that guests are eating, drinking, and mingling.

Keep your guests informed. Before arriving, they need to know if they should be in costume or not. If they should expect cocktails and Halloween candy, or if dinner will be served. And they definitely need to know where and when they should show up.

Halloween Etiquette

Halloween is such fun! Using these guidelines will help keep those bad goblins away. Are you ready for a spooky good time?

Tell us how you will be celebrating here.

We’re sure your Halloween celebration includes some ghoulish fun, which we strongly encourage.  And though we‘d never want to make your blood boil, we do feel the need to remind you that the usual party etiquette guidelines still apply.

Halloween is such fun! Using these guidelines will help keep those bad goblins away.

Are you ready for a spooky good time?  Tell us how you will be celebrating here.

Make sure you have a safe and appropriate costume (you know what we mean).

If you are expecting trick or treaters, turn some lights on!

Not everyone likes to be scared, especially small children.

Jack-o-lanterns are made to be seen not smashed.

And lastly remember Halloween is meant to be fun, but saying Thank-You should be #1!