Halloween is right around the corner! Are you excited? I have to admit, I am! This holiday is celebrated by many cultures around the world and symbolic of everything from the end of summer days to the celebration of the dead. It is so fun to see what kind of creative costumes will pop up year after year and, I’m sorry, seeing and hearing little children dress up and yell “Trick-or-Treat” never gets old.
If you plan on throwing a party for this special evening perhaps you’ll find some useful information below that will guarantee a night to remember!
Invitation Ideas. Looking for a creative way to invite your guests to a night of fun and horror? Try sending them these customized Halloween Candy Bars to set the tone for the evening. You’ll leave them wondering if they are receiving a welcoming invite to the grand festivities or a warning them of things to come.
Setting the mood. Upon your guests arrivals you are going to want to set the tone for the evening. My suggestion would be to purchase a fog machine and either place it near the walkway leading up to your front door or in the foyer for once they step inside.
Here are a few other decorations your guests might like:
Lighting Ideas. On a scream-induced evening such as this, nothing would be scarier than having poor lighting during your event! To get your guests in the mood try replacing your light bulbs with orange and black lights and setting up these candles all over your house. Remember to keep the candles up high should you have any little monsters running around.
Food & Drinks. The night isn’t complete without stocking up on appropriately themed drinks and appetizers. Prevent your guests from turning into hungry werewolves at the end of the night by offering them the following food and drink recipes:
2 Bottles of Champagne
1 Gallon Orange Juice
1/2 Gallon Orange Sherbert
1 Bunch peeled Black Grapes Sugar to taste
1 Bottle (2l) Lemon-Lime Soda*
*for lower alcohol content 1/2 Bottle vodka
1/2 Bottle Vodka** **to raise the alcohol content
Small pieces of Dry Ice
Bunches of Grapes for Garnish
Combine Champagne and orange juice in large punch bowl. Scoop sherbert into bowl until it has produced a nice scum over the top. Add sugar to taste if desired. Float peeled grapes in mixture, and garnish bowl with the rest of the grapes. Drop in pieces of dry ice for steaming effect, but note that no one should put dry ice in his/her mouth. If you want to raise or lower the alcohol content in the punch, add vodka or clear soda respectively.
• English muffins
• Pizza sauce
• Black olives
• Red or green pepper
• Cheese sticks or slices
1. Heat the oven to 350º F. For each mummy, spread a tablespoon of pizza sauce onto half of an English muffin (toast it first, if you like).
2. Set olive slices in place for eyes and add round slices of green onion or bits of red or green pepper for pupils.
3. Lay strips of cheese (we used a pulled-apart cheese stick) across the muffin for the mummy?s wrappings.
Bake for about 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the muffin is toasty
I hope you enjoyed this fun list of creative, yet simple and affordable, Halloween ideas. Stay tuned for Part II of Halloween Horrors, which will give you more great ideas for throwing an unforgettable night of horror, courtesy of The Vibe Agency.
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