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Halloween 2023

Spooky season is right around the corner and this year is set to be bigger than ever. In this blog we’ll take a look at some of the best ways you can bring your friends and family together this year for a fright-tastic Halloween! #SquadGhouls

You know you want to do something awesome this Halloween and you’re ready to bring all of your closest friends together for a night of spooky fun. The tough part is making this a reality. Step back and a take a breather, Collctiv have put together an easy guide to make planning the event and collecting any money that you’re owed a breeze. 

How to organise a fun Halloween Party

Invite people early

People are in high demand for Halloween, lots of people will be throwing parties or having film nights. Don’t leave yourself open to being disappointed by having those closest to you not available!

Set up a Facebook event page early, post in the WhatsApp group chat, send a smoke signal. The people around you are what makes these events so memorable - make sure they’re around to make memories to last a lifetime.

Get tickets booked

Visiting a haunted house? Is your favorite horror film on at the drive-in? It’s unlikely there’s going to be unlimited capacity for these events. Failing to prepare is preparing to fail - don’t leave the tickets sat in the checkout - get them booked! If your friends are notorious for IOUs and you’re cautious about not getting the money back, we’ve got you covered. Download the Collctiv app today and start collecting money now.

Be the best party-planner this Halloween

There’s a lot to think about when it comes to planning a party. Follow this checklist to make sure you have all bases covered.

Want to grab the attention of people straight away? Make sure your invitations are the first thing that stand out. Personalize them with a spooky design that’s sure to set the theme immediately.

  • Turn your home into your very own haunted house with some eerie decorations. Floating ghosts, skeletons, spider webs, carved pumpkins - the possibilities are endless and these can all be picked up from most stores.
  • Themed food & drink is always a smash. There are so many great ideas out there that are simple to put together and it’s these finishing touches that really bring your party to life! Check out the fantastically themed goodies that Mrs. Fields have to offer here - perfect for any Halloween party!
  • It wouldn’t be Halloween without a creepy playlist. From ‘Thriller’ to ‘Monster Mash’, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Get this prepared early to keep the ghosts and werewolves on the dance floor all night long.
  • Halloween themed games are sure to keep people entertained. Costume contests, apple bobbing, pumpkin carving, food eating contests - the list goes on and on. See who’s the most competitive and have lots of fun in the process!

Finally, and this is one of the most important things to consider here, no matter the event you choose, is your budget and how you’re going to pay for this. Whether you’re booking everyone’s tickets for an event or throwing a Halloween party yourself, you’ll be taking on most of the financial burden.

Collctiv is the easiest way to pool money for a Halloween Party

You're going to need to book early and pay upfront in many cases, so it’s you as the organizer that ends up on the hook for all of the money in advance for a deposit or the full cost. You want to make sure that your group has an awesome time, but you’re worried that by the time you have got everyone’s deposits, the event is sold out or the day you wanted to go on is no longer available. Back to the drawing board of seeing when people are free….so instead you suck up all of the costs andand then spend all of your time chasing people to make sure they actually pitch in what they owe.

Unlike Venmo, Cash App etc. which focus on peer-to-peer individual payments, Collctiv is built with group payments, and specifically the organizers like yourself in mind. We know how much energy will be spent making Halloween great, so we want to make sure that you receive the money for whatever you do effortlessly.

Collctiv empowers you to be able to ring-fence the money collected from your group outside of your personal transactions and finances. No one needs to scroll through months of Venmo transactions to make sure that you were paid for your haunted house visit. With Collctiv you have this information available to you in your specific pool at the touch of a button.

We also make it super easy for your group to pay you. They don’t have to do any banking, download another app, create an account or even go to an ATM - you send over a link or a QR code and they just simply tap/scan to pay in less than 5 seconds – no account set up, no banking, no fuss. Removing this friction makes sure that you get paid. What’s not to like!

There’s also transparency. Your family and friends trust you no doubt, but being able to show everyone how much you’ve collected is important to lots of people. Put a target on the pot, use the pot description to explain what you’re using the collected money for and watch the dollars roll in, ready for you to put this money to use for the spookiest party yet!

How do I set up Collctiv?

The process to set up Collctiv is simple. Creating an account to sharing a pool with your group can be done in less than a couple of minutes. It really is that easy.

Download the app here and see for yourself!

Organisers bring people together

Since 2019 Collctiv has helped over 800,000 people from 140 countries come together by making it simple for Organisers to collect money from groups. Whether it's wedding collections, group holidays or grassroots sports teams - download our free app today and start bringing people together!

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