“Hi!” “Hello!” “Bye!” These greetings seem to be trending these days. From graduations to birthday parties, drive by celebrations are now becoming part of the new normal because of the pandemic. Of course, Halloween is no exception. Not everyone is comfortable with going outside to go trick or treating so they will simply stay at home. However, you can still go a little extra without violating any health protocols and maintain social distancing this October 31. You can organize a drive by Halloween party and invite your close friends and family.
Drive By Halloween Party Tips and Ideas
Drive by parties may be trending but not everyone is familiar with it. It’s difficult enough to host a real party at home but organizing a party that will technically last for a few seconds or minutes can be discouraging and difficult. If it’s your first time to host one, you can try these tips, as well as ideas, to help make your first drive by Halloween party a success.
– Send out digital invites to your friends.
Let everyone know you’re hosting a drive by Halloween party. Spread the word by sending them digital invites or your can print them out and send them the usual way. This downloadable and editable Halloween invitation from Pixel Perfection Party is just too cute to ignore. You can easily edit the details and print them out. You can order this from Etsy.
– Start decorating your front lawn.
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Since you’re hosting a drive by party, it’s important to add decors to your front yard. Use eye-catching decors so your guests are going to be entertained. Shindigz has a variety of easy to install decors for Halloween. These are some of our suggestions:
(1) Corex Pumpkin Columns with Personalized Sign
This pumpkin columns set is mixed with cute and spooky pumpkins. You can place it on your lawn or driveway. The sign is also customizable. You can purchase this from Shindigz.
(2) Trunk or Treat Personalized Yard Sign
Here’s a pun-ny Halloween sign for your yard or your car’s trunk. This will surely catch your guests’ attention. You can select from 4 different sizes and have them customized. Order yours now on Shindigz.
(3) Trick or Treat Yard Sign Set
This yard sign set is just adorable. These are not too scary in case kids will join the drive by party and these will surely bring out the Halloween vibe on your front lawn. Each set includes 2 ghosts and 2 pumpkins. You can purchase a set from Shindigz.
– Set up a mini photo booth.
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Make the celebration memorably. A mini photo booth area is a great idea for your guests to remember this year’s Halloween. Of course, where else should you go besides Shindigz? Here are some suggestions for an easy set up photo booth.
(1) No Bones About It Skeleton Photo Stand In
This set up will let your guests have a fun photo op when they drive by your house this Halloween. It’s 7 feet and 6 inches high, and 3 feet and 10 inches wide. It’s made out of cardboard so you can easily install and place it in front of your home. You can order this from Shindigz.
(2) Fiesta Party Store Halloween Photo Booth Props
Props are a must when you’re setting up a photo booth. These Halloween-themed props are a must have for photo booths. Take ghoulish and spooky photos with these props. Order these online from Etsy.
– Organize simple games.
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Simple games can also make a drive in party fun. Think of games that will only take a few seconds or minutes but are still super fun. Here are some of our suggestions for Halloween games.
(1) My Soiree Designs Grave Mini Pinata
Let your guests, especially the kids try a swing at this grave mini piñata. This measures 5 inches tall by 4 inches long, and 1.5 inches wide. Load this with all the candies you can find and have the guests try their luck at swinging at it. Fill it with orange, black, and white confetti for an added surprise. Order this now on Etsy.
(2) DIY Craft Project Co Halloween Games Bean Bag Toss
Here’s another game that the guests can enjoy. They simply need to toss bean bags into the pumpkins’ mouths and they get to win a price. Succeed throwing them three times to win a bigger price! This will surely be a big hit. You can purchase this from Etsy.
(3) Party People Company Pin the Nose on the Wicked Witch Game
This game is also a fun idea for kids and adults. They can try their luck at pinning the witch’s nose and they’ll get a sweet treat! Just make sure to inform your guests in advance to bring their own eye mask to avoid sharing one with others. After all, we’re still observing social distancing and minimal close contacts with others. Grab this game from Etsy.
(4) Pet Rocks by Laurie Halloween Tic Tac Toe Game
Finally, tic tac toe may be a simple game but it’s still loads of fun! Since Halloween treats are at stake, you and your guests can challenge someone for three rounds. The winner will go home with a bag of all the candies they could eat. Place your online orders now. This game is available on Etsy.
Give the guests something to take home.
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Of course, what’s a party without a loot bag? Give your guests something that they can take home and enjoy. Prepare a simple, yet useful giveaway for your guests. This gesture will let them know how much you appreciate them for attending your drive by Halloween party. Here’s a simple loot bag that you can curate.
(1) Hershey’s Chocolate Sweet and Spooky Candy Bars
Halloween is always spooky but also sweet because of the candies. This candy bars set is perfect for those who are looking forward to their treats during Halloween. Each set includes 6 Hershey’s candy bars and 6 Halloween-themed wrappers. There maybe a small assembly required by it’s very easy as instructions are included. This set is available on Shindigz.
(2) Safe and Spooky Hand Sanitizer
Since it’s now a time when being extra clean and careful is considered as normal, include a handy hand sanitizer in your Halloween treats bag. This spooky hand sanitizer is perfect for your drive by Halloween celebration. Each 2-ounce sanitizer already include a Halloween-themed label. You can place your orders on Shindigz.
(3) Sweet and Spooky Personalized Favor Bags
You can easily create your own favor bags with this personalized set. Each set includes 36 pieces glossy paper bag toppers, 40 pieces of 6 inches by 4 inches clear plastic favor bags. Each set can make up to 36 treat bags for Halloween. You can purchase this from Shindigz.
(4) Sweet and Spooky Personalized Water Bottle Label
Add a spooky twist to your water bottles or drinks. These labels are printed on vinyl stickers and are water resistant. Each label has a measurement of 8.4 inches wide and 2.5 inches in height. You can purchase this from Shindigz.
(5) Teelie Turner Poe – Shimmer The Halloween Potion Fairy™
Lastly, add a Halloween-themed face mask in your treat bag. Face masks are a useful party favor, especially now that everyone needs to be extra cautious. You can order this from RedBubble.
You can place your treats in this cute handmade felt Halloween trick or treat basket from Oliver and Olivia Kids. These baskets are customizable so you can have the names of the kids stitched on. They are also reusable so the kids can bring them out again for next year’s trick or treating event. You can order this from Etsy.
You can find more Halloween treat bag options here:
A drive by Halloween party is a safe alternative to trick or treating this year. Parents and their kids can still have fun on Halloween without having to worry about COVID-19. They can also invite guests over without being too close to each other. Organizing a drive by Halloween party can be intimidating at first but once you get the hang of it, it can be a fun and exciting process. For other Halloween tips and inspiration, you can try our suggestions below:
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