It is "BOO" time all over the world and no matter how many nay-sayers there are for Halloween...
I absolutely luurve the fun of a costume party and the dressing up and the fun of the decor+eats!!
For people who would like to know what exactly IS Halloween and what is the story/history behind it... here is my blog post on "what the ---- is Halloween?"
Also, I have been wanting to throw a Halloween party for a long time....
So whether I throw a real party or not... here is a virtual Halloween Party for you...
To start with you must realize that witches, bats, owls, pumpkins, skulls are all an integral part of the Halloween hoopla and to make the party+decor authentic- you should incorporate most of these elements!
here is a link (click here) to one of my earlier posts where there are free printables that you can use as your Halloween party invitation.
Or maybe a more crafty version of the invitation would be this?
DIY steps of the card here
Now that the invites are out...
how about getting down to the decorations?
A lot of ideas are given here in one of my earlier blogposts on decoration of your front yard/ porch in the spookiest way possible... (click here)
Then of course you can make spider webs in a lot of innovative ways to do up the house like given below:
a spider web made of trash can bag-click here
Or lots of bats all over the walls- click here
Do up your window with a black yarn spider web- click here
ghostly faces made out of white yarn stuck on balloons to make these big ghostly faces! click here
white pillar candles given a spooky look by melting a red candle over it! click here
Balloons given spooky faces with a marker!
The markets are usually full of skulls and skeletons during halloween (unfortunately not the Indian Markets) and they can give a real authentic horror look!
image via here
Or you can have a silhouette of a flying witch plastered on your wall or mantel? image via here
stick bandages all over mason jars and add googly eyes like given here and you have ghostly lanterns.
Fantastic napkin holders made out of the readily available vampire teeth...
a few more decor ideas:
Now that the decor is over and done with...
how about some gruesome-creepy eats?
monsters cakes with creepy faces- click here
and for some more gruesome food ideas- click here
how about some eyeball garnish in your drinks? click here
Or maybe some "mummy" hot dogs? click here
Or some fruit salad out of a monster mouth?
And now that the eats are done...
here is a link to some fun Halloween Games: Click here
Or better still- have a pot luck... do up the decor, lay out the mats and the durries... get some pop corn and have a kiddie Horror Movie Night
my personal favorite:
So, how many of you have thrown a Halloween Party? Got any ideas to share?
Or maybe I have inspired you enough to have a Halloween Party of your own?
And for more party ideas please click here