Who doesn’t love a good Halloween party? People dressed in costume, spooky decorations, candy galore, what’s not to love? When it comes to Halloween, throwing a proper party takes some thought, planning, and lots of creative ideas. Here are a few to get you started.
Halloween Party Decoration Idea: Spooky Silhouettes
Decorating your home for a Halloween party can be quite costly but it doesn’t have to. Simple black cut-out silhouettes of creepy Halloween images are cheap and can go a long way. You will have no problem finding free templates on the internet. You can make virtually any type of silhouette you want. Use your creativity; the sky is the limit.
Print out spine-chilling Halloween silhouettes and frame them all over your house. Hang spooky bat silhouettes from the ceiling at varying heights. Strategically place silhouettes of menacing mice on stairways. Suspend creepy black raven silhouettes on ceilings, walls, and above doorways. Use them indoors as well as outdoors. Make large silhouettes and place them in windows with a light shining on them for extra effect. Witches, grim reapers, skeletons, and skulls make great silhouettes. Owls, ghosts, monsters, tombstones, and eerie trees work well, too. Adhere them to the outside of mason jars and place a candle inside. You can even trace silhouettes onto pumpkins with black paint.
Halloween Party Food Idea: Witch Fingers
Here is a fun and easy idea for a spooky snack to serve at your Halloween party. Suitably called Witch’s Fingers, they are delicious and make an excellent addition to any Halloween decor. I’ve tasted a few different versions of these at different Halloween parties and they are all delicious. However, in my opinion, the easiest way to make these creepy Halloween treats is to use pretzel rods. Plus, the sweet and salty combination is a nice touch.
In addition to a bag of pretzel rods, you’ll need a package green chocolate melting wafers (found in the baking aisles of most major grocery stores), a pack of almond slices, parchment or wax paper, and a toothpick.
Melt your chocolate in a double-boiler or the microwave. Be extra careful not to burn yourself. You’ll want to cover about 90 percent of the pretzel rod with the melted chocolate. Place the pretzel on a sheet of wax or parchment paper to dry. Before the chocolate sets, press one almond slice in the chocolate all the way at the top of the pretzel rod. This will become the witch’s fingernail. Gross, right? Then, all that’s left is to make knuckle marks using your toothpick. Let the chocolate dry completely before serving.
Make a big batch of these and put them all around your house. They make perfect decorations. Put a layer on a tray or display a handful of them in a pretty vase. They are sure to be a hit!
Halloween Party Favor Idea: Vampire Blood Bubble Bath
Who doesn’t love a good party favor? Here is a frightening good idea for your Halloween party favors. Purchase a large bottle of inexpensive bubble bath. Select the scent that is the closest in color to blood, probably strawberry or cherry. Pour into small, individual glass bottles. You should be able to find these easily and for very cheap at any thrift store. Adorn them with eerie potion labels. Locate free printable “Halloween potion labels” online or create an original one yourself on your home computer. Be sure to use a scary looking font and include a creepy vampire related image.
Halloween parties should be easy and stress free. Keep your decorations, food, and favors simple so you have more time to enjoy the party!
Martha Swewart.com: Indoor Halloween Decorations
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