How to Throw a Hot Dog-Themed Halloween Party

Because hot dogs are easy, and hot dog costumes are hilarious.

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Halloween is just around the corner, and that means one thing: so is your Halloween party. Gasp! It’s time to start planning. Or — procrastinators rejoice! — read on to learn how to throw the easiest (and funniest) Halloween party ever.

If your party’s in a residential area, you'll likely spend a chunk of your night handing out candy to trick-or-treaters or chasing your own munchkins. Who wants to hole up in the kitchen when there’s fun to be had? Setting up self-serve hot dog and chip stations will free you up for the night. And dressing up like a hot dog will free your soul for the night. These six steps will get you there:

1: Make Mummy Hot Dogs for Spook Factor

Adding Eyes To Your Halloween Mummy Dogs

Adding Eyes To Your Halloween Mummy Dogs

Using a toothpick, add yellow mustard eyes.

A must-have for your Halloween bash, these festive dogs are flaky, delectable and downright spooky. All you need is ready-made crescent dough and hot dogs. 

2: Set Up a Self-Serve Hot Dog Bar

How to Set Up a Self-Serve Hot Dog Bar

How to Set Up a Self-Serve Hot Dog Bar

A mix of condiment containers, vessels filled with toppings and an assembly line arrangement of hot dogs, this station is certain to keep guests fed and interactive for hours on end.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Creating this adorable, self-serve station is quick and easy, yet it will keep guests fed all night. A variety of toppings, like chili, cheese and pickles, make basic hot dogs go much further.

3: Pair the Dogs With a Self-Serve Potato Chip Bar

How to Settle Up a Kettle Chip Bar

How to Settle Up a Kettle Chip Bar

Create an interactive spot for guests to make their own culinary creations with a bar stocked with kettle chips, seasoning, toppings and clever vessels.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Ensure guests have plenty to eat by offering chips as a side. Set up a self-serve station with savory seasonings and gourmet toppings.

4: Dress Up Like a Hot Dog

Photo by: Costume Discounters

Costume Discounters

Drive the theme of your Halloween celebration home by dressing like the food.

Unisex Adult Hot Dog Costume, CostumeDiscounters.com

5: Dress Your Kid or Dog Like a Hot Dog, Too

Photo by: Target.com

Target.com

There’s really nothing cuter than a baby hot dog — except maybe a dachshund hot dog.

Baby Hot Dog Bunting Costume, Target.com

Photo by: Costume SuperCenter

Costume SuperCenter

Hot Dog Pet Costume, CostumeSuperCenter.com

6: Dress Your S.O. or BFF Like Ketchup or Mustard

Photo by: Totally Costumes

Totally Costumes

Don’t leave your bestie out to dry!

Mustard Squeeze Bottle Adult Costume, Walmart.com

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