Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 5, 2010
It's never too early to read up on the latest Halloween party and craft tips and techniques—particularly if you're among the fast-growing group of adults who love to dress up and host or go to Halloween parties.
That's why http://themeaparty.com will be going in a spooky direction with a section dedicated just to Halloween, including do-it-yourself party tips and crafts, according to site publisher Chris Molnar.
“Last year, Halloween sales came in at $6 billion in the U.S.,” says Chris, quoting from IBIS World, who compiled the surprising upward results. “This represents a solid 4% increase over the prior year, even during a down economy. People love to celebrate Halloween. It's one of the few holidays were you don't have to be yourself. You can be a vampire and suck away your worries, if just for one evening of fun.”
And, as sales indicate, they often celebrate in style. Nowadays, consumers are dressing up not only their children but themselves, and are going all-out to create a killer haunt in their front yard or even in their house. Many adults will be heading to parties after the trick or treating, or hosting one themselves.
But that doesn't mean a Halloween appreciator can't cut corners to make 2010 expenses, well, a little less scary.
“The amount of people who create their own decorations, props and costumes for Halloween is growing,” Chris says. “There's a lot of talent out there, and everyone wants to know what the big trends will be for Halloween 2010 so they can get a jump-start on their planning.”
Yet others are looking for the unique and unusual to give their sinister setup as much attention as possible on Halloween night, particularly if a party is on the agenda.
Chris says Themeaparty.com's mission is to expand its already impressive do-it-yourself articles categories – including décor, party theme foods and games – for any style and any budget. In that spirit, the site will include both traditional and up-to-the-minute Halloween ideas this year, offering something for every type of party lover. You can find them all at http://themeaparty.com/halloween.
So what's hot for Halloween 2010?
According to Chris, “Miniature 'Halloween village'-type collector's items are big right now for indoor decorating, and so are Halloween trees – a creeped-up version of a Christmas tree with a spooky look. And for costumes, look for 'Twilight'-style vampires, new, light up fiber optic costumes such as that worn by Katy Perry, and cult followings such as cast members from Jersey Shore, Glee or Lady Gaga.”
Amid all the glitz and trendiness, industry experts agree that there will be a whole new crop of do-it-yourself trends as the typical home haunter looks to create a spooky atmosphere without strangling the budget. “This is very do-able,” Chris says.
But be ready, because when a great do-it-yourself project is invented and posted anywhere on the web, word spreads fast, Halloween marketers say.
“Graveyard setups are as popular as ever, but there's a humorous twist on things this year – like a number of jointed plastic skeletons 'climbing' up the side of one's house,” Chris says. “Skeletons 'dressed up' as pirates are huge this year, too. So are uniquely-carved pumpkins, such as the large jack-o'-lantern eating a smaller one. Anything that's traditional but with a surprising twist is in this Halloween.”
This is thanks in part to the accessibility of tutorials and home haunt forums via the internet, Chris adds.
“At Themeaparty.com, we'll be revealing what's cool for Halloween parties, trick-or-treating and decorating. We're giving our site visitors creative ideas to host the greatest party on the blook,” he said.
For those who are crunched for time this fall, the website will have links to direct visitors to online retailers who offer discounts on theme packages for Halloween parties.
“Not everyone has the time to take on a huge project,” Chris points out.”We've scouted the best sites so people can save as much money as possible while maintaining quality – and fun – on Halloween, and for every holiday and celebration of the year.”
The site aims to make the holidays and special celebrations accessible for anyone who wants to have a little fun. “Each year we go the distance, plus a few miles more,” Chris says. “We feel 2010 will reveal our best tutorials, projects and retail items yet.”
Themeaparty.com is an online tutorial website helping visitors plan and create memorable events for friends and family members – theme birthdays, backyard parties, Halloween, baby showers and any other celebration.