DAY 2: HALLOWEEN THEMES

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Halloween is a time to be creative and express your alter-ego.  Once you have discovered your Halloween party  personality, start brainstorming of ideas that will bring your vision to life.  Here are a few ideas to get you started:

 “Hollywood Heaven” is a theme where guests are invited to participate in dressing up as their favorite deceased star. 

  • Costume Examples include: Elvis, Michael Jackson, Che Guevara, Bob Marley, Celia Cruz, DJ AM, Farrah Fawcett, Aaliyah, Big Pun, Hector Lavoe, Selena, Babe Ruth, Marilyn Monroe,  Jackie Kennedy or any of the Kennedy’s, George Washington, Dr. Martin Luther King, Al Capone, Mother Theresa, Tupac, Biggie Smalls, Anna Nichole Smith, Heath Ledger and so on.  There can be a prize for the best dressed participant.
  • A signature drink could be a magic potion called, “Alive Forever”, hence the meaning of these stars living forever.
  • Decor can be based on Hollywood Glam, with shimmering stars and a color scheme of black, white and gold.

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A “Haunted House” is always an exciting event, but encourage guests to come as something dead.

  • Costumes can incorporate dead brides and grooms, zombies, witches, monsters, ghosts, goblins, vampires and so on.  Ask guests to be creative.  Dead costumes can be sexy, scary, realistic, gory, or cartoonish.
  • Decor will include a fog throughout the house, coffins, bats, and a potion mixing bowl for a witch, and so on.
  • It is important to remember that the decor in front of the house should be just as spook-tacular as the inside.
  • Visit hauntedprops.com for more exciting decorations for your home or venue.

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The vampire craze is a pop culture phenomenon and on this day you can experience the latest rage.

  • Whether you would like to create your own vampire costume, or dress as Bella and Edward or Sookie and Bill, think outside of the box to create a unique look.
  • Be sure to serve True Blood to your blood thirsty guests!

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Another idea could be “Arabian Nights”. It could be another suggestion for those who do not want to participate in haunted or dead activities. 

  • Guests can dress up as gypsies or story tellers. 
  • Decor can include camels, belly dancers, pyramids and so on.
  • Decorate with planety of colors, sequences, pillows, dim lighting, a “magic” carpet, blankets, fake snakes, gene lamps, etc.
  • A good idea is to rent a tent and decorate it as a palace.

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Be sure to follow our blog tomorrow and the rest of the week for tips to make this Halloween like no other. 

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