Halloween Party

posted 3 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
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5351 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Halloween parties are all about decorations. I have been to several where they basically decorate the food table, threw a few spider webs up and thats all, which doesn’t set the mood. 

My personal taste is to have a theme, or some sort of cohesion in your decorations. Just like for Christmas it’s not my style to decorate in polar bears, reindeer, lollipops, and nutcrackers – too random. I feel the same for Halloween, and prefer cohesion in decor. 

Since you want to play that movie, perhaps you can leap off of that theme? 

Also, I saw it on Pinterest (i know) and really loved it, where you cover your furniture with white sheets to make it look abandoned. So it is cheap and easy, plus you ensure your furniture doesn’t get dirty. Wink If you go for that look you can expand on that and have lots of spider webs, dark lighting, candles, caution tape, boarded up windows, etc. to go along with the abandoned house theme. 

 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@bebero:  Have you been to a haunted house that they have at Halloween carnivals? Maybe have your friends be the actors. They could dress up like zombies or ghouls and jump out from behind things to scare the other guests. A mock seance would be fun too (think I Love Lucy… “Ethel to Tilly!”)

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

You can also buy blacklight bulbs really cheap and just replace your normal lightbulbs with them. I LOVE blacklighting up the place for Halloween — makes it instantly creepy 🙂

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

While it is fun to have themed food I think its most important that the food is good.

Is this going to be post dinner so you will only need finger foods and desert or over dinner hour where youll need more food?

If you have the space I think we are never too old for a pinata, just fill it with more adult items like (plastic) bottles of nips (small shot sized alcohol bottles)

You could ask people to bring a 6 pack of beer of a fall or pumkin microbrew and then everyone share if yo uput them in a large tub of ice

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@bebero:  yes indeed! Granted, when you buy the cheap bulbs and just put them into all your lamps, it’s not quite as good as the REAL blacklights (but those are kind of expensive) … but it’s still cool. I also own a real blacklight though and always put it up by the liquor collection. Seemed like a good spot for it 😀

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@AnnieAAA:  

You should be a party planner cause that sounds awesome! I can never piece everything together but you did in like 5 seconds!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@bebero:  Instead of going out of your way to make your food look halloween, I would just come up with fun names and print label cards for them and put them in small frames if you have some available

Here are some ideas for fun names and foods. (credit to google for some)

  • Devilish Eggs
  • Guacamoldy
  • Roadkill Pocket (any kind of meat pie/empanada)

And of course how it set up will really add to it. Black table cloth laid over small boxes so the food sits at different heights. Place white pumpkins as decor (makes it a bit more classy instead of cheap plastic decor items). If you cant find white you can paint small pumpkins with spray paint black and white to keep a theme.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I always buy the Martha Stewart Halloween issue, she has great decor ideas.

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