It’s that time of year again when the monsters are mashing, the creepies are crawling, & you’re ready to turn your home into a haunted house. Halloween parties are always a favorite & can be great for all ages. Whether you are having a kid-friendly party or adults only party, here are some tips for throwing a spooktacular Halloween Party:

Snack Attack

First & foremost, make sure you have plenty of refreshments for your guests. You are throwing a party after all. Having tons of delicious & creepy looking food is a guarantee to wow your guests & keep them happy. If you are not sure where to begin, here are some Halloween appetizer recipe ideas: https://www.countryliving.com/food-drinks/g3498/halloween-appetizers/

As Black As a Witches Hat

If you enjoy your home bright & cheery for 364 days out of the year, but want to convert your home into the perfect haunted house for just 1 day, you are probably wondering how you are going to cover up the white walls in your house. A quick & simple solution is to use pipe & drape along the walls. This is a great way to blackout your home without needing to even touch your walls. If you are wanting to go above & beyond, you can create a maze or a crime scene in a portion of your home.

Light It Up

Generally, uplighting is used for elegant events by lighting up the walls of a wedding reception, gala, etc. But, when placed just right, uplighting can give off a  spooky vibe when underneath an object. The more intricate the object the better, such as a tree in the front yard or a skeleton by the front door. It gives off the same vibe as campfire stories with a flashlight & is sure to give your guests the goosebumps.

In A Fog

To help set a mysterious mood at your party, consider having a smoke machine in the main area of the party. The haze will help distort the look of everything around & give off the spooky vibes that your party needs.

Creaks & Squeaks

One of the biggest scare tactics is sound. Scary movies are successful because of the eerie sounds that help build up suspense. To give your party that same gut-wrenching feeling, set up some speakers & play creepy music or creaky haunted house sounds. It will make the hairs on the back of everyone’s neck stand up.

Witches Brew

Whether your party is adults only with libations, or an all ages party with un-spiked punch, everyone is sure to love a good Witches Brew. Grab a big punch bowl & follow the recipe below. Festive, spooky, & yummy!

Recipe: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sandra-lee/witchs-brew-recipe-2125712