How to throw the best party for Halloween 2021
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Halloween is the perfect excuse to gather your friends and family and have one hell of a party. Whether you want to host a spooky kids' night or throw a devilishly good cocktail bash for the adults, a little planning goes a long way.
Here’s a foolproof checklist of what you need to ensure that your Halloween party is a frightful fête:
1. Buy your Halloween costume
Everyone loves a themed costume party and Halloween is the perfect excuse to throw one. From your favourite Stranger Things character to traditional zombies and pirates, there are tons of costume ideas out there, so get creative.
If you want to raise the stakes, organise a prize for the best dressed and let your guests know in advance. Don't forget to charge your camera too, because you're going to want to take some scary snaps to commemorate the occasion.
2. Get creative with your decorating
It’s almost mandatory that any venue hosting a Halloween party is decorated accordingly. Think cobwebs, spiders, piles of bones and everything in between to create that perfect spooky atmosphere.
Halloween theme decorations
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2pcs Black Giant Spider Halloween Decoration
Bloody Zombie Arm
hua 20-LED Orange Pumpkin Lights
STRETCHABLE SPIDER WEB Spooky Halloween Decoration + 2 Spiders Party Decor Ghost
3. Stock up on Halloween candy
Trick-or-treating is an iconic part of the Halloween tradition, which makes lollies and confectionary an absolute must. Grab share packs of all your favourite goodies, or look for specially themed Halloween candy to put around the house and gift to your guests as they leave.
4 x The Natural Confectionery Co. Sour Squirms 240g
2 x Mars Variety Mix Giant Value Bag 307g
2 x Wonka Nerds Grape & Strawberry 340.1g
Trolli Kids Showbag Candy
Chupa Chups Faces Bag of 35 Lollipops
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4. Bake some themed food
It's not a party without some seriously good food and Halloween gives you the perfect opportunity to get creative in the kitchen. From ghoulishly good cakes to bloody cocktails, there are so many fun Halloween recipes to try. Don't forget that decoration and presentation go a long way, so make sure they look boo-tiful.
Halloween 3D Silicone Mould
Halloween Food Labels
10PCS Reusable Blood Drink Bags Halloween Pouch
Spider and Spider Web Glitter Paper Straws
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Halloween Silicone Cake Chocolate Mould
5. Tee up some Halloween party games
Halloween party games can be as frighteningly fun for kids as they are for adults. Be inspired by the simple party games below or invest in some spooky board games to keep your guests entertained for hours.
- Fear-factor-style eating challenge: This challenge involves blindfolding guests and feeding them food that feels strange or has an unusual texture. Ask your guests to guess what they’re eating before you reveal it. Try giving them baby food, jelly, olives and grapes.
- Feel box: Similar to the eating challenge, instead of feeding your guests, fill boxes with different items and get them to guess what’s in the box. Think spaghetti noodles, jelly, prawns and gummy worms.
- Lolly-guessing competition: Fill a Halloween lolly jar with treats and ask guests to guess how many pieces there are. The person who guesses the correct (or closest) number wins the lolly jar.
- If you and your guests love trivia, why not put together horror movie trivia?
Halloween party ideas and hacks
Saving money on Halloween decorations is one DIY step away. Here are some hacks that won’t cost a fortune or hours to make.
Spooky mason jar candles
What do you need?
- Empty jars
Paint the jars, add a spooky design and leave to dry. On the night of the party, place a small tea light candle in the jar for maximum effect.
Scary Halloween eyes
What do you need?
- Toilet paper rolls
- Glow stick
Grab some old toilet paper rolls and cut out some eyes. Put a glow stick in the centre of the roll and place the Halloween eyes in and around the garden.
Frightening head in a jar
What do you need?
- Large glass jar
- Green food dye
Place the jar in an unlikely spot, such as the fridge, then watch as your guests run and scream.
What do you need?
- Plastic spiders
- Double-sided tape
Grab some plastic spiders and stick them to the wall with double-sided tape. This is easy to put together and can be placed just about anywhere in the house.
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