A Fright to Remember: How to Throw the Ultimate Halloween Party
Halloween is the time for fancy dress, scary movies, and spooky parties. What could be better?
Hosting a Halloween-themed party is a fun way to spend All Hallow’s Eve with friends and family. If the party is at your house this year, there are lots of ways you can make your event a night to remember.
Take note! Here are five simple steps to hosting the ultimate Halloween party.
Dress up the food and drinks
Rise to the occasion and make some Halloween-themed food and drinks. The option are endless, but here are few ideas:
- Little ghosts out of marshmallow or meringues
- A chocolate slime tart
- Served “toes” made from sausage and pastry
- Cake pops shaped like classic Halloween creatures.
- Monster pizza bites
- Don’t forget about the punch too – make a huge batch and serve in a cauldron!
Party planning is a lot of work. If you don’t have time to cook a Halloween-themed menu, there are plenty of pre-made items you could get:
- Eyeball-wrapped chocolate
- Fairy buns with Halloween-themed rings
- Pre-baked biscuits shaped like bats and cats
Decorate with a themes in mind
Embrace the spooky season and make your own haunted house. Decorate your home with:
- Pumpkin bunting
- spider webs
- bats and much more.
Sticking to a theme will give your party a polish and professional look that wouldn’t go amiss on the big screen.
Focus on the classics and go crazy with cobwebs, ghosts, bats, and jack-o’-lanterns. You can also pepper in some black cat cut-outs or ornaments. A few witch statues or hanging skeletons, ghosts and zombie motifs throughout your home. We’ve even seen people throw Halloween parties based on their favourite films- whether it’s a magical Harry Porter party or scary It-themed’ do.
Boo! Jump out and scare your guests for a frightful Halloween. ‘ Tis this season… You could do this in a number of ways, from changing outfits and frightening your guests to enlisting your fellow party guests! For a few more scares, try revamping your Halloween -themed playlist with some spooky sounds.
Remix classic Halloween games
Entertain your guests and remix your favourite Halloween games. Many Halloween parties will get a Ouija board involved, and that’s classic All Hallow’s Eve activity. If that’s not really your thing, why not try a grown-up trick or treat? You could hide treats (think chocolate, boiled sweets, and maybe even some mini bottles of spirits) and a few tricks (like jelly, hard-boiled eggs, or spaghetti) around your home and get your guests to hunt for them. the person who finds the most treats wins!
For more frightful delights, get your guests to sit down with their eyes closed and pass around a box full of strange-feeling things. Tell them they’re handling brains, eyes and guts- it’s gruesome in the most fun way!
Take the party outside
Is that anything more quintessentially Halloween than the silver glow of the moon? Extending your decorations and party into your garden is essential. What’s more, you can give your guests some good old-fashioned jump scares with motion-activated decorations that will cackle or shout “Boo!” at them as they go by.
Don’t let the wind and rain ruin your outdoor party! Encourage your guests to warp warm and enjoy the haunting atmosphere. If you don’t have a canopy, hang up some windproof umbrellas to create a covered outdoor area. Bonus points if they’re in Halloween-y colours like orange, black, or purple.
Why stop there? Prepare your garden for outdoor parties all year round. Check out our top picks:
- Sports umbrellas for those golf days,
- Designer’s umbrellas to stay chic all day long,
- Kid’s umbrellas for the perfect children’s party,
- Wedding umbrellas for your special day.
Halloween is one of the best nights of the year. We finally have an excuse to indulge in our fancy-dress, favourite horror films, and guilty pleasure playlist. Follow our five step guide and treat your guests for a fright- we mean, night- to remember.