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This Is How Celebrities Throw Halloween Parties

Allie Gemmill is an avid writer, cinephile, Ravenclaw, and pizza enthusiast. She regularly writes on film and television with a special focus on women’s involvement & influence in Hollywood. Additionally, she has bylines at Bustle, Keyfr...

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Trick or treat, celeb style

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Trick or treat, celeb style

Halloween is right around the corner, and there's honestly so much prep work that needs to happen, especially if you're throwing a party. Because unless you're Heidi Klum, pictured to the right looking happy as a clam loading Halloween balloons into her car, then chances are you're going to be organizing this party on your own. That, my friends, means there will be nothing but stress unless you plan and draw inspiration very carefully.

Well, if you're looking for inspiration, why not pay special attention to how some of our favorite celebrities celebrated Halloween last year? An extravagant bash can still be achieved on a budget and there's no reason you can have the same fun, bright, spooky and yet super-well-thought-out party just like celebrities Kylie Jenner, Katy Perry and yes, even Heidi Klum.

Let's take a look at the vital aspects of their respective Halloween parties and pinpoint the must-haves for what it takes to make a celebrity-inspired Halloween party go off without a hitch.

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Heidi Klum: A grand entrance is a must

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Heidi Klum: A grand entrance is a must

Heidi Klum is always known to go over the top with her Halloween costumes and parties, but she may have well and truly outdone herself when she showed up with five lookalikes at her party last year. Klum and her doppelgängers (who wore prosthetic makeup to match Klum's appearance) were rolled into the party in a wooden box that had "Made In Germany" stamped on it. The entire effect is so good it should convince you to arrive at your own party in just as grand a style.

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Mariah Carey: Don't forget the little things

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Mariah Carey: Don't forget the little things

Lasy year, Mariah Carey went all out for her Halloween bash at a mansion she rented out for the evening. When it came to the details, Carey nailed it. First off, she ensured the music was bumpin' by recruiting her then-husband, Nick Cannon, to DJ. Of course, the music selection was made all the better by the fact their son Moroccan was helping pick out the music. 

Additionally, Carey didn't overlook the key detail to any good Halloween party: the food table. It's really up to the host to choose how they want to decorate the table (which should be filled with sweet treats for your guests) but making sure the table is filled with the proper spooky accouterments is a must.

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Kylie Jenner: Couples costumes are key

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Kylie Jenner: Couples costumes are key

If there's anyone who has perfected the art of a good couples costume, it's Kylie Jenner. The fashion-forward entrepreneur made a statement when she and her now-ex-boyfriend, rapper Tyga, showed up to her dead party as two super-sexy skeletons. 

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Bette Midler: Location, location, location

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Bette Midler: Location, location, location

A good venue is a must. Sure, a house party is a fun way to do things, but why not go all out and ensure that your venue is big enough and grand enough to host as many people as you want? 

That's what Bette Midler did last year for her Halloween Party when she rented out the ballroom at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City to host her annual Hulaween bash. 

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Katy Perry: Get a photobooth station

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Katy Perry: Get a photobooth station

How can you ensure your guests take the best selfies and group shots to remember this special evening? Set up a killer photobooth, that's how.

Gather up all the necessary props and backgrounds to fit the theme of your party like Katy Perry did when she celebrated her late October birthday in addition to Halloween with a 1950s-themed sock hop. The photobooth area for Perry's party came complete with beehive hairdos and a chalkboard where friends could scribble notes.

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Kate Hudson: Coordinate costumes with your friends

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Kate Hudson: Coordinate costumes with your friends

Don't let the single life stop you from creating an amazing costume. Get together with your friends and make sure you're all on board to do a group costume like Kate Hudson did when she and her friends dressed like saloon maids from the Wild West era for her Wild West Halloween party.

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