Halloween is the spookiest holiday of the year and is a great excuse to throw a party. Whether you’re having an intimate dinner with your partner or throwing an all-out party with all your friends, Halloween is an opportunity to get creative with food and drinks. Here are some ideas to turn your next shindig into one that’s sure to scare guests—in the best way possible!
To get into the Halloween spirit, you’ll need some spooky music. Try playing something from the soundtrack to The Nightmare Before Christmas. It’s just classic Halloween goodness and will instantly set the mood for your party. If you don’t have music saved on your phone, consider buying some CDs at a thrift store or used record shop!
If you’re throwing a Halloween party, there’s no better way to set the mood than with plenty of Halloween decorations. A few pumpkins here, some spider webs and bats there and soon you’ll have guests feeling like they just stepped into a haunted mansion. If your house is big enough, consider setting up different zones for each room so that one looks like a graveyard while another has been taken over by witches (spooky!).
Some might say it’s not a Halloween party without dressing up in costume. After all, what’s more, festive than having your friends and family dress up too?
You could go for an obvious option like the classic vampire or werewolf—but that won’t be fun! Instead, why not try something new, like being a businessman who has been turned into a skeleton? Or maybe you’ll go as your favorite superhero (Superman is always popular), but he’s been taken over by some dark energy, and now he looks more like Poison Ivy with glowing green eyes and vines coming out of his arms. It also helps if you have some hat, wig or cape on top of that.
For cool ideas and supplies, you could look online on platforms like Party City to get theme-related costumes and decorations.
- Food and drink should be seasonal. Whether you’re serving a meal or just a snack, make sure your offerings are in keeping with the season. You don’t want to serve pumpkin pie when pumpkins aren’t even out yet!
- The food you choose should be fun and easy to make. If it’s not fun or if it takes too long to prepare, no one will want to cook it or eat it. The same goes for drinks—if they’re complicated or require specialized ingredients (like authentic absinthe), consider buying premade versions instead.
- Make sure any food served is easy to serve and eat—and that cleanup is equally simple!
Music can be a great way to get into the Halloween spirit. Music will not only help you get in the mood, but it can also help set the tone for your party. Choosing spooky songs for your playlist is a fun way to get everyone excited about celebrating Halloween.
You now have the tools you need to throw a successful Halloween party. The most important thing is having fun, so don’t stress about being perfect!