Go All Out For Halloween This Year *

Halloween is ever approaching, bringing with it the wet and windy weather and a spook on the air. So it’s time to get your celebration plans in order! Getting the best out of a halloween party can be easily done when you have all the right ideas and tips tucked up in your head, and especially if you start the process early. Here’s a few tips on making the night go a little further with your food and party decks, so you feel really good about putting all the effort in.

Have a Big Party!

If a birthday and halloween are coming up at the same time this year, why not go the extra mile and combine them both in an epic move by renting a house for a party. It can be a lil’ pricey, and you’ll probably need to save up or get all friends and families to chip in, but it’ll be an amazing experience to cross off the bucket list.

You’ll have the space and soundproofed area to go wild with music and dancing. And maybe even a little screaming depending on who turns up out of the dark… there’s some great pranking opportunities in a new house with lots of corners!

Make a Lot of Themed Food

Food and drink, but mainly good food, is what brings everyone to a party for the night. So you’ll need plenty of it to keep guests having the best time possible. There’s a lot of foods you can throw together in five minutes and place on the finger table, or you can hone your craft.
It’s called Devil’s Food Cake for a reason, so break out a box of that mix or whip up from scratch for the season. Use red icing or frosting to top the base off, and then some royal icing to create devil horns to stick out the side. You’ll be taking a bite out of a demon with each cake. Go wild with your cupcakes and pumpkin pies. Little jelly spiders or webs can be painted across the tops.

Make Your Own Decorations

An obvious choice is to stick to the halloween staple and carve a pumpkin. Carving out a pumpkin is a lot of fun. It’s even more fun when you break away from the mold and throw some humour into your knife carving. Try picking up some proper carving tools first to properly get in all the sections you want, and to get that blood thirsty smile as sharp as possible.

Pick up some pumpkins from your local supermarket and carve them out, then use them as greetings at the door. This looks extra spooky when there’s a good candle inside, and a wide toothy grin to scare the trick or treaters.

If you like the fancy, or you think you might be throwing a high society vampire party, you can paint your pumpkins in silver, gold, and bronzed tones and then pop a glass or bottle inside, then pop your flowers in the neck. Super classy at such a cheap price.

You can also break out the toilet roll to wrap up a mummy in. Get a cheap manikin hand or a stuffed glove and place it under a dark door for a spooky surprise, or hang it out of a fake web so it’ll dangle in the breeze.

Design Your Own Costume

Costumes are arguably the biggest part of halloween celebrations. They make or break a party sometimes, and yet the guest list often come as similar things. You’ll see plenty of vampires, werewolves, zombies, and witches around your house, so try to switch up your own party piece.

You can turn old sheets into a perfect toga or dress to turn into a Greek Goddess for the night, or grab a wig to backcomb and then pretend to come out of a well. The thing about halloween costumes is that can be anything you want them to be due to the idea that our ancestors dressed up on All Hallow’s Eve to look different to confuse spirits. If you want to be Wonder Woman for the night, don’t let any ghoul stop you!

Opt for an uncommon theme, such as mad scientists or monsters made by them. Put on 'The Monster Mash', and let your inner child go free.

There’s a lot to be done for Halloween, and clearly all the stores are in the mood for it too when they’re already loading their shelves with the stock!

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