Fancy throwing a Halloween party that will be talked about for months afterwards? Follow this step-by-step guide to wreak some Halloween havoc!
Destination: Firstly you need to think about where you want to host your party. Having a house party is always good fun but it does come with consequences. Firstly, the mess, and secondly, if you don’t have locks on your doors there is always the possibility of guests wandering in and out of your room (or crawling/passed out depending on the stage of the night). Alternatively a large barn would be a good location or a nightclub with an alternative ambiance; anywhere that would suit the Halloween mood.
"if you don’t have locks on your doors there is always the possibility of guests wandering in and out of your room (or crawling/passed out depending on the stage of the night)"
Guest List: Who do you want at your party? It might be fun to create some spooky invitations to give to your guests as a pre-cursor of the horrors which will await them at your party.
Decoration: Once you’ve chosen your location, you need to start thinking how to dress up the place. If you know the right places to look you can find some really groovy Halloween decorations, or alternatively you can make them yourselves. Some ideas for decorations could be:
•Avoiding using normal lighting; go for red and green light bulbs/ lanterns or candle lights to create a spooky effect
•Carving some scary faces on pumpkins and scattering them everywhere; putting candle lights in these and using them as your only source of light draws attention to the macabre faces and creates the perfect scary effect
•Creating a graveyard outside with fake gravestones and bones or limbs stretching out of the ground to make them look like dead bodies.
•Draping cobwebs with plastic spiders (or real spiders if you’re mean enough) from the walls to entangle your guests
•Every Halloween party needs a dead body or two; get yourself some fake skeletons to dress up in scary attire and hide them throughout the room(s) to give your guests a fright. Definitely not one for the faint of heart, but hilarious all the same.
•Buy or make some paper banners in the shapes of Halloween figures, for example bats or pumpkins to give every room a Halloween feel. They could also be used for a game of limbo, should you be drunk enough, which of course you will be.
Costume: So it’s YOUR party; you need to look the best. Try to be as creative as possible when choosing what you want to dress up as. Some people like to go for the scary look whereas others adopt the American tradition where you can dress up as anything, for example angels or animals. For the girls, you don’t have to be dressed up in a frumpy witch costume that banishes all your curves, shops such as Ann Summers do some sexy Halloween costumes, as well as interesting accessories, ladies.
Music: Your choice of music needs to create a spooky feel that will give your guests goose bumps. You’ll find lots of CD’s to play on Halloween on websites such as Amazon, but you could also use some more modern music which gives an alternative scary feel, for example the song ‘Waking the Witch’ by Kate Bush. And let’s not forget classics like ‘Thriller’ by MJ, always guaranteed a good reception.
"The drinks which you choose to have at your party are crucial, because ultimately you want everyone to be bordering on paralytic."
Drink: The drinks which you choose to have at your party are crucial, because ultimately you want everyone to be bordering on paralytic. Whether you choose to make your drinks or buy them, choose drinks that are colours relating to Halloween; red, green, black or blue. Also, drop some plastic eyeballs into large fishbowls of alcohol and stick fake blood to the outside of the bowls to continue the Halloween feel, whilst getting some scary drinking cups for your guests to use.
Now you know exactly what to do in order to create the ultimate Halloween party, you can prepare to give you and your guests a hair-raising Halloween! Good luck and give ‘em hell!