Guest Author - Dominique Jordan
If you know a teen and the Halloween season is approaching, it may be somewhat obvious that they’re too old for trick-or-treating. By now they’re probably driving their little brother or sister around town, helping him/her experience the spirit of the season by making lasting memories. But even though their time of trick-or-treating may be over, your teen shouldn’t lose hope. There are plenty of alternatives that are appropriate for teens. Here are a few steps for planning a party, with adult supervision, that will make the teen you know really appreciate the spirit of Halloween safely.
1.) If you are planning a party for your teen, make sure you have a theme. Decorate your party space with lots of festive items like cutouts of jack-o-lanterns, black cats, and witches and ghosts. Balloons and streamers are also great for decorating a house for an awesome Halloween party. Establishing a theme also helps create an atmosphere of intense joy and celebration, which makes your teen want to enjoy the festivities of Halloween with close family and friends even more.
2.) Also, remember that everyone who comes to the party must arrive in costume. Dressing up is part of the tradition of celebrating Halloween. What kind of Halloween party would it be if no one was dressed in their costumes? Just make sure that the costumes people are wearing aren’t too revealing, inappropriate, or offensive.
3.) Games are wonderful for teens to enjoy the festivities of Halloween. Games where people are paired up or allowed to partake in teams are more than likely more appropriate for these types of parties. Giving your teen the chance to have fun with those who care about them while playing games will give your teen a boost in self-esteem. Allowing your guests to participate in various activities will give a dramatic boost to the overall well-being of the party.
4.) Tasty snacks are something we all can enjoy. They are essential to every social gathering. A display of various snacks and refreshments are great for giving the party for your teen a big boost.
5.) Take lots of pictures. You should make these memories last forever, and what better way to do that than by taking pictures?
In the end, Halloween should be celebrated like any other holiday and teens should have the opportunity to celebrate it. But, like any other holiday it should be enjoyed with family and friends in the safest way imaginable.