Fun Ideas For An All-Adult Party!

Fun Ideas For An All-Adult Party!

If you’re going to be having a party, then you may want to make sure that you’re getting the most out of it. The most important thing is that everyone is going to be able to enjoy themselves, and that’s why you’ve got to think long and hard about some ideas to make your party great. In this article, we’re going to be taking a look at what some of these ideas are, so keep reading if you would like to find out more.

Go Do Something Childish

The first thing that we are going to suggest is that you go and do something childish. It’s hard being an adult, and it’s exhausting. It’s for this reason that sometimes we just want to take a step back and do something fun, maybe even a little bit childish. For example, you could all dress up as characters from a film or TV show and have a fancy dress party. Or, you could head out and go bowling, go to a laser quest center, or whatever else you think you might enjoy. The point is for it to be as fun as possible, so something that you used to enjoy when you were a child might be a good idea. Think about the things that you used to love to do, and then choose one for your party.

Hire A Bar

Another thing that we are going to suggest is that you hire a bar. Not everyone drinks alcohol, it’s true, but for those who do, this is going to make the party that little bit better. A company like Party Pony Trailers LLC may be able to help you out here as they have mobile bars! This means that if you want the party to be at your home, but you also want a bar, then something like this is the perfect solution! 

Or, you could simply just have alcohol on the table and allow everyone to mix their own drinks. At least you can be sure they’re going to like what they make for themselves!

Game Night

Finally, have you thought about having a game night? Everyone can get involved, and it can be a super fun idea. Choose a bunch of different games that everyone can play together, and then let the fun begin. Ensure that all the games you’ve got are suitable for the amount of players that you are going to have so that nobody ends up left out. Get some snacks, a few drinks, and this could be the perfect night in for you and your friends. It might not be the same as having an actual party, but it’s just as fun for a small gathering!

We hope that you have found this article helpful and now know some of the fun ideas that we’ve got for an all-adult party. These ideas don’t make up an extensive list, so there are plenty more things that you can do if you would like to. Hopefully, you have a great time, and so does everyone else involved. 

The COVID-19 Pandemic: A Summary

The COVID-19 Pandemic: A Summary

What is a coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a large family of enveloped, non-segmented, single-stranded, positive-sense RNA viruses that circulate among animals including camels, cats, and bats. Coronaviruses derive their name from their electron microscopic image, which resembles a crown – or corona (see Figure 1).

Figure 1. A coronavirus viewed under an electron microscope. Credit: CDC/Fred Murphy.

Six strains of coronavirus have infected humans, four of which are together responsible for about one-third of common colds. In the past two decades, there have been three global coronavirus outbreaks (1). Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), caused by a coronavirus termed SARS-CoV, started in 2003 in Guangdong, China, and spread to many countries in southeast Asia, North America, Europe, and South Africa. Bats are the natural hosts of SARS-CoV; its intermediate hosts are palm civets and raccoon dogs. Early cases of SARS were linked to human and animal contact at live game markets. Transmission occurred person-to-person through droplets produced by coughing or sneezing, via personal contact, and by touching contaminated surfaces. In SARS, peak viral shedding occurs approximately 10 days after the onset of illness, when many patients are hospitalized, which explains why health care professionals have a particularly high risk of becoming infected. SARS-CoV has a R0 of 4, meaning that each infected person spreads the disease to an average of four others, and a case fatality rate of 9.5 percent. Although the virus infected 8,069 persons and caused 774 deaths, the last known case of SARS was detected in September 2003.

Nine years later, MERS-CoV – which causes Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) – emerged in Saudi Arabia. MERS is characterized by sporadic zoonotic transmission from camels and limited episodes of person-to-person transmission. Explosive nosocomial transmission has been linked to single super-spreaders of infection. Almost all cases have been linked to people in or near the Arabian Peninsula.

 Six strains of coronavirus have infected humans, four of which are together responsible for about one-third of common colds.

The symptoms of MERS are nonspecific, but many patients develop atypical pneumonia and severe acute respiratory distress. Up to 80 percent of patients with MERS require mechanical ventilation. Additionally, patients often have prominent gastrointestinal symptoms and acute kidney failure. This constellation of symptoms is due to the binding of the MERS-CoV S glycoprotein to dipeptidyl peptidase 4, which is present in the lower respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract, and kidney.

Like SARS, health professionals are at high risk of contracting MERS. The disease is still circulating and, to date, has infected approximately 2,500 people and caused 850 deaths. The main factor that controls the spread of MERS-CoV is its very low Rof 1. However, the case fatality rate is very high at 35 percent.

Halloween Party Ideas

Halloween Party Ideas

Scare up a ghoulishly good time with our classic Halloween Party. We’ve incorporated all the iconic elements, such as bats, witch hats and scary houses, then combined them with a traditional color scheme of orange and black. Pops of polka dots and purple keep things whimsical.

 

This party will walk you through the planning process from the invitation to the party favors that are sure to thrill all the ghoulies and ghosties at your party.

 

Batty Halloween Party Invitations

Give these Orange and Black Dots Personalized Invitations even more Halloween personality by adding a Black Bat Sticker. Format the invitation details to include a space large enough for the sticker then attach using foam adhesive for a lifted effected.

Halloween invitations can be very simple or elaborate; the only limit is your imagination! If you have the time to make your own invitations, here are a few ideas you can try:

  • Ghost Invitation – Place a white handkerchief out on a table, and write the invitation information in a spiral around the edges, making sure to leave the center white. When done, wrap the handkerchief around a lollipop (written side out). Fasten with a ribbon or rubber band at the neck of the lollipop, and dot two eyes with a black felt tip marker. Send your ghost invitation in a padded envelope.
  • Pumpkin Invitation – Punch a hole in the corner of a card-style invitation, and tie it with black or orange string to a mini pumpkin (available at most grocery stores). Hand-deliver each guest’s invitation.
  • Candy Invitation – Hide card-style invitations in small jars filled with candy corn. (Pickle jars or small jelly jars work well.) Hand-deliver your invitations to each guest.

Batty Halloween Party Decorations

This Black Bats Tablecover is the perfect jumping off point for all the eerie decorations. Layer it over a Black Polka Dots Tablecover for even more pizzazz.

The best way to make a big impact is to combine a bunch of decorative elements together in one place where the guests will mingle. A backdrop behind the buffet table will leave a lasting impression on the party atendees- they can admire your handiwork while they nibble and chat.

  • For an easy and inspirational backdrop, use this Trick or Treat Stand In. (TIP: tape the included moon photo prop to the backside for a quick decorative addition.)
  • Assemble and hang multiple Paper Fans and ruffled Crepe Streamers to frame the tabletop.
  • Add height and more hauntingly fun detail by flanking the haunted house backdrop with hand-cut foam core tree silhouettes.
  • Transform Mini Black Paper Fans into flying bats by simply attaching hand cut poster board wings to the backside. Hang using monofilament.

Set a stunning and interesting table by layering multiple patterns together.

  • Orange striped wrapping paper becomes an easy table runner when centered over a Black Polka Dots Tablecover.
  • Convert these cute Mini Witch Party Hats into place cards by inserting Orange and Black Dots Personalized Cupcake Picks.
  • Place hat name cards atop a Black Bat Dessert Plate then slip an open Black Bats Luncheon Napkin under each set of layered plates- shop all Black Bat tableware here.
  • Finish each place setting with a Black Bats Plastic Cup, Black Striped Paper Straw, Orange Luncheon Napkin and Black Utensils- shop all solid tableware here.

Batty Halloween Party Food

Gather all the orange and black food items you can. Keeping the color scheme consistent adds greater impact to the tablescape.

  • Print jack-o-lantern faces on transparency sheets then glue to mandarin orange cups for a healthier snack option.
  • Fill Black Bat Cello Bags with cheese balls.
  • Olives and baby carrots are a perfect fit for the color scheme and are another healthy snack choice for guests.

Of course, there has to be plenty of sweet confection choices at the party. Make the options even more adorable by dressing them up a bit in a thematic way.

  • We wrapped candy bars with Black Luncheon Napkins then added twine ties and candy eyes for quick and cute bats.
  • Witch hat cookies are easy to construct. Top an over-turned fudge striped cookie with a chocolate candy kiss. Use white candy melts as the “glue” and to create the “hat band”.
  • Pop Black Candy Filled Straws into an Orange Metal Bucket for a sweet addition to the table offerings.
  • No one will be able to resists these bat cupcakes. For their faces, use candy melts or stiff frosting to attach candy eyes to mini-crème filled sandwich cookies. The wings are made by removing one side from a regular sized crème filled sandwich cookie and splitting it in half. Set the face first then add the wings behind it.
  • Stacked marshmallows become ghost kabobs once a face is drawn on them with an edible food marker.

Batty Halloween Party Activity

Both little and big guests always enjoy something to do after the food has been devoured and these Halloween Tea Light Lanterns won’t disappoint.

Supply guests with white, orange and lime Plastic Cups, shaped cardstock pieces and battery-operated tea lights. Once they’ve trimmed and glued the cardstock pieces to the cups, have them turn on a tea light and set a decorated cup over it. Viola! An instant and safe lantern. Guests can take their creations home as a party favor.

Batty Halloween Party Favor

Simple cardstock shapes turn Plain Favor Bags into these eerily cute goodie bags and, along with their tea light lanterns, can be gifted to guests upon their departure. The addition of an Orange and Black Dots Personalized Sticker give the bags even more party appeal.

Fill these fabulous faces with fun favors such as Orange and Black Striped Lollipop Sticks, Halloween Punch Balls, Eyeball Plastic Balls, Halloween Neon Glow Sticks and Halloween Character Plastic Puzzle Cubes.

CARROT RICE BALL JACK O’ LANTERN BITES

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Decorate Stones like Halloween Monsters

Decorate Stones like Halloween Monsters

Here’s a fun idea for the kids this Halloween! Find flat stones and have them paint them into monsters! All you need is acrylic paint, googly eyes, a hot glue gun, and a black sharpie!

 

Have the kids paint all the stones different colors and let dry. Once dry, use a black sharpie and draw a mouth and teeth. Hot glue the googly eyes on it. Paint a little white in the tooth if you make one. Sprinkle them in the garden! So fun!

 

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Spider Halloween Party for Kids

Spider Halloween Party for Kids

I put a spell on you... and now you must attend this spider halloween party! Download the free Hallween printables and set up a little party in minutes with these easy and fun ideas to host a Halloween party for kids.

Last year I collaborated with two local Minnesota party lovers, Sprinkles & Confetti and Legally Crafty to style a Kids Halloween play date and we’re back with more fun and easy Halloween ideas this year! 

We have a fun giveaway going on until October 5th, 2019. One lucky winner will win everything you need to throw this party at your own home! Keep reading for the details. 

Spider Halloween Party Theme

All my parties start with a general design direction and for this year we chose to stick to traditional colors of orange, black, and white. I love the pops of bright orange along the otherwise monochromatic color scheme. 

We thought spiders would be a fun theme and I was so excited when I found the cutest, silliest spider graphic. No scaries here for the littles. 

I set right to work creating a fun set of Halloween party printables and it’s your lucky day as I’m sharing them with you for free!

Free Halloween Printables

Spiders are easy decor pieces to implement around this time of year. You can find spiders everywhere! I found a ton of awesome ones in our color scheme at the Dollar Tree and these itty bitty totally realistic ones at Amazon.

My kids loved them all and I’m certain I will be finding these spiders all over my house for months to come! Eek! 

Halloween Party Treats

We set out a treats buffet on my large kitchen island because what’s Halloween without a little sugar! We kept it simple with some popcorn, cake, cookies, and halloween-themed chocolate covered pretzel rods.

Halloween Party Ideas

Throw in some m&ms on top of the popcorn for a festive sweet and savory mix. Don’t forget to serve it up in spiderweb bowl. Our little friend the skeleton sure was enjoying it! 

Spider Halloween Party cake and popcorn

Free halloween printable sign

For the cake, we went with a simple spiderweb design and added in some of the Amazon spiders to it. This is a grocery store bakery cake that we had custom made and it turned out amazing! There’s no need to spend a fortune on the treats. 

spider cake for Halloween

Custom sugar cookies are always delightful and these were no exception. The details on these are amazing — I love how Lisa recreated the favor tags on these cookies. and they were a huge hit with the kids (scroll for pics of my sweet guys enjoying their treats).

If you are local to the Minneapolis, Minnesota area you have to check out Cookies And More By Lisa

Halloween sugar cookies

kid enjoying Halloween sugar cookie

smiling child with Halloween sugar cookie

We put together the cutest Halloween Charcuterie board for our party with sweet and savory treats. Start with some cheese puff balls and Oreos, and then add in some gummy worms, white chocolate Reese’s, gummy eyeballs, jelly beans, and candy corn. So yummy!

Halloween charcuterie board

You’ll want to serve your little ghouls something to wash it down. These orange drinks bring a pop of a color and the kids will get a kick out of drinking Spider Venom and Bat Brew.

I love how printables can dress up a simple drink and bring the theme into the food and beverage selections.

free halloween drink wraps

Halloween Kid’s Party Table

Set a party table for the kids to sit down and enjoy their treats. This table was a breeze to put together with Halloween party supplies from Sprinkles & Confetti. We started with a white tablecloth and a fun spider web table runner, a dollar spot find from years past. 

Halloween Party Table

Halloween party table ideas

You can use a manual balloon pump to blow up a few balloons for a fun centerpiece. We placed a sign and a couple of spiders to complete the look. 

Halloween table centerpieceHalloween table centerpiece and free printable sign

Each place setting had a custom placemat (which was actually created for a ladies night in but works perfect for the kids table too). A set of these can be printed at Staples for less than $5.

Add in some layered dinner and dessert plates, a drink cup, and a napkin. We tucked a handful of forks in a ghost mason jar that made it easy for the kids to grab one.

Halloween place setting

For a little extra decor, we inflated a huge Halloween balloon that floated in the corner. 

Spider Halloween party table

Spider Halloween Mantel Home Decor

We thought it would be fun to decorate another spot in my home and the great room leads right into the kitchen, which is the perfect spot to play and then enjoy some treats. 

The mantel is ready for halloween with a fun printable banner. I added a couple of tissue tassels to each side to give it a finished look. You can either buy these pre-made or make them yourself. 

Halloween mantel decoration

Legally Crafty created a fantastic DIY spider web, the focal point for our display. Add in some other Halloween decor items such as these Dollar Tree skulls on stands, pumpkins, and flowers in a vase and the look is complete.

Halloween spider web DIY

When it was time to say farewell, we sent our little boo crew home with some slime party favors. 

Free Halloween Printables - Kids Halloween Party Favors

Enter the Kids Halloween Giveaway

Ready for that giveaway? We want to make it easy for one lucky winner to be able to recreate this party.

One lucky winner will receive:  

  • Party Supplies for 12 from Sprinkles & Confetti
  • $25 Gift Card to Target (to buy treats or craft supplies)
  • Some select ready-to-go printables
  • 2 spider web craft kits
  • Supplies to make spider ice cubes
  • Spider slime favors
  • and a special prize from Bump Club and Beyond

But wait… everyone’s a winner with Free Printables, which you can download at the bottom of this post by filling out the form to receive these in your inbox. 

Free Printables: Spider Halloween Party for Kids

This printable set is so easy to use for your own Halloween party and I’m excited to share them with you for free.

All you need to do is sign up for my email list in the form below and you’ll receive these in your inbox. You’ll also gain access to all of the free printables on my site via the Printable Library. 

Free Halloween Printables - Kids Spider Party

Here’s what’s included in this Spider Halloween Party Set:

▶︎ 8×10″ Sign
▶︎ (4) 4×6″ Signs
▶︎ Straw Flags
▶︎ 2.5×2.5″ Favor Tags in two designs
▶︎ “Trick or Treat” Banner
▶︎ Bottle Wraps