Are you having a party this weekend to celebrate Halloween? You’ve got everything, right? You’ve picked up the pumpkin, and carved it? You’ve the scariest movies to play? You’ve got your copy of “The Monster Mash” to dance to? But have you ticked these terrifying items off your list?
Very Creative Costumes
Encourage guests to get into the Halloween spirit, and ask that they come in full costume. If possible, host with a close friend or maybe a member of your family, and split costs and jobs equally. Purchasing costumes can get expensive! Make a costume with clothing and material from home, or shop at a nearby thrift store. You can make it easy!
Decorate with plastic black cauldrons from any local party store. Decorate tables with cauldrons. Fill them with candy, miniature cookies, or candles to serve as centrepieces. Grab and go flower bouquets are another great way to brighten any dark dining room table.
Decorate with plastic black cauldrons from any local party store. Use cauldrons to brighten a dull dining or family room table. Make centrepieces out of cauldrons filled with candy, miniature cookies or candles. To be more formal, place grab and go Marigold bouquets on each table. Go to town and have fun!
A Chilling Playlist
A Halloween party is incomplete without specific tunes to spread a spooky vibe. There are plenty of great Halloween tracks out there. Just look on iTunes!
It pays to serve food as soon as guests arrive. Serving food in one location is a great way to have guests meet; as more people arrive begin serving drinks. How about presenting different types of alcohol in different ways.
Set up a space to watch scary movies. Keep thrilling horror movies playing throughout the night so guests have the option to drop in, grab a bite, and get scared by a classic horror movie. Place bite sized Halloween desserts on a table in a corner of the room. Make it exciting!
Bake Halloween cookies and cupcakes with friends to make preparing for the party less stressful. Bake ahead of time to reduce stress and keep the kitchen clean for the day of the party.
Just remember that sometimes purchasing a dessert can be so much easier than getting flour and crumbs all over the kitchen before guests arrive.