Tips on Having a Spooktacular Halloween Party

Are you already thinking of fun things to do at your Halloween party this year? I know I am. Halloween is that special time of the year when you can pretend to be someone or something else. Let loose of all your inhibitions and just have some fun with you family and friends. Here are a few tips on how to add some fun and creativity to your Halloween party.

True Blood CastThemes: It is not always necessary but it is a lot of fun to have a themed Halloween party. Choose a theme like the Adam’s Family and have everyone dress up as a character from the movie or television show. My favorite theme idea this year is for the extremely popular HBO series True Blood. Again, have all of the guest dress up like characters from the show. Fill empty bottles with red wine or red punch and attach a True Blood label. Create different areas in your house, like Fangtasia and Merlotte's. Your friends and family will love it! What girl doesn’t want to be Sookie and what guy doesn’t want to be Eric.


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D├ęcor: Halloween is my favorite holiday to decorate. I love all the cob webs and hanging spiders. Of course when you are having a Halloween party you should go all out. The more cob webs the better. If you are planning a theme then you should decorate based on that, but if you are having a good old fashioned scare feast then, rent the fog machine and turn on spooky music. When it comes to Halloween parties more is definitely more. Don’t forget to decorate the outside of the house as well. Give you guest the feeling of uncertainty when they are walking up the sidewalk. Weather permitting a Halloween party would be great outside as well.
Personalized Spooky Bat Recycled NapkinsFood: Now my favorite part. Serving food for a Halloween party is actually simple. You can make dishes that are simple and not scary but give them scary names. Rent a cast iron cauldron from a local party store and fill it will chili. Place the cauldron over a fire in your back yard and call it witches brew. You can also serve chicken wings, barbecue and hot & spicy will be more effective with the red sauce. Add a place card or toothpick label to the dish reading ‘Bat Wings’.  Another fun idea, slice some green olives on top of your devilish eggs and add some paprika to give them the appearance of eyeballs. Desert is the most fun. You can decorate sugar cookie cut outs to look like jack-o-lanterns or tombstones. Cupcakes can be made into spiders by adding some candy eyes and twizzler legs.  Add some fun Halloween napkins and cups to the buffet to give your guest even more to talk about.
Now you have a few short months to get your plan into action. Think scary, creative and fun. Good Luck and don’t forget to go all out.








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