Tips & Tricks for hosting your 2021 Halloween Party
With spooky season creeping on us, it takes us to take a look at our top tips & tricks for hosting a Halloween Party! And if you are running out of ideas or time, we introduce you to the ultimate Halloween Party Guide for all your Halloween festivities. From scary, to spooky, and everything in between - this guide has everything you need from ghoulish décor ideas, everyday event planning suggestions to recipes for soups and desserts to get a perfect potluck going.
What is Halloween?
Halloween falls annually on October 31st. Originally, Halloween is a pagan festival. It was considered to be the day when spirits contact the physical world. On this day, people celebrate by dressing up in creepy costumes, children go door to door, trick or treating in their local neighbourhoods to collect bags of candy. Households are well prepared with a treat but if no sweets are available, a trick may be played.
Some people decorate a room or two in their homes as the theme for a Halloween costume dinner or party and invite guests around for some Halloween fun. In this case, spooky Halloween Party Invitations will set the mood for your event and let the guests know all the details about the event days in advance.
Great Idea to decorate your house for Halloween
People are always asking when does the best time to start decorating for Halloween is. It's too early in October? Too late? How do I get the mood right and scare my guests appropriately, but not overdo it and make them want to leave before we've had our fill of candy? The answer is: it's never too soon! Start thinking of creative ways to make your house look like a haunted house without going overboard. And we're here to help you out with that! Have a look at our Halloween Party Decorations. We recommend starting small but getting progressively spookier. So read on for some inspiration and happy haunting!
Pumpkin Carving Ideas
Pumpkins are a fall favourite. It's the perfect time to be creative and has some trick-or-treating fun with carving tools, facial features, and other glitzy details that'll have family & friends oohing over your tongue-in-cheek creations. Whether you're a total novice or a seasoned artist, there is plenty of pumpkin inspiration out there for all! Choose from these suggestions below to create the spookiest centrepiece for this All Hallow's Eve: carve pumpkins in various shapes – “ghosts”, jack-o'-lanterns, cats wearing witch hats – then play tricks on unsuspecting guests by handing them green felt hands with claws that will touch their foreheads etc... Or if pumpkin carving is not your thing you can simply ready make Halloween-themed pumpkins from your local hobby-craft store and instead focus on other spooky activities for the whole family. We recommend checking out Halloween Activity Book, it's guaranteed to keep kids entertained for hours and hours. There's something scary about these activities so get out there quick before they disappear...
Decide on Halloween Costumes
You're probably stressing over your Halloween costume right about now. Feeling uninspired by all the traditional costumes we've gotten used to? Let's rethink this whole thing and go with something that you'll want to wear again. With your creative spirit, there will never be a shortage of costume ideas or materials.
The important part is costuming-but who says it has to come from a store? It doesn't have to! Check out these costume pro tips: raid thrift stores, look at Pinterest and other Halloween sites for cool DIY (do it yourself) projects like making your suit out of paper mache and burlap sacks, reuse old clothes as embellishments, see if any Halloween decor would work as well; use socks as monster claws, make a mannequin's head. Whether you are thinking about a Halloween costume for yourself, your child or even your toddler, Halloween Party Guide has tons of spooky options. So what are you going to wear this Halloween?
Let Your Pets Play a Part in celebrating Halloween
Feel like partying? So do your favourite fur babies! Give them the chance to play a part in celebrating Halloween. Your party guests will get an even bigger kick out of these two little monsters bringing some fun, mischievous charm to the proceedings. Even consider dressing them up and get them involved in family Halloween activities. Make sure to consider their safety when choosing a costume and always remember IF THEY DON'T LIKE IT, DON'T MAKE THEM WEAR IT – the same goes for your kids by the way.
What about the Halloween menu?
When you entertain for Halloween, you will want to create a Halloween menu that reflects the theme of the festival.
Much of the fun from the Halloween theme in your menu is in the names you give your dishes. You can use almost any recipe, but choose a ghoulish name to terrify your guests as to what they may be about to eat. Dracula's Favourite Bloody Burgers, Ghoulish Goulash, Witch's Brew, Hobgoblin's Delight, Black Cat Stew, Diabolical Chili, Witch's Fingers, Spooky Soup and Creepy Rolls are some mild suggestions to get your imagination started. It is a good idea to produce a written Halloween theme menu that sets out the various dishes on offer, and it is sure to get the conversation flowing as your guests speculate on what they are about to be served. Find more Halloween menu ideas in our Halloween Party Guide.
Halloween is fast approaching, but the spooky season looks slightly different this year. Have Spooktacular fun by decorating your house with these spine-chilling party decorations. This Halloween Party Box is designed to give your party space that spooky feeling with everything included in one box and delivered to your doorstep.