With the haunting season back again, it’s time to put on your wicked witch’s hat and think up some “spookylicious” fun ideas for a Halloween party. Starting from the invitations, to the decorations, to the music, and the food, you can make your guests go “Boo” and giggle to their heart’s content.
You can make pumpkin themed invitations yourself using orange colored paper with black overlays. Or you could get some of the pumpkin clip art which are available online that are funny, fancy, scary and downright ghoulish, which you can use to create your own pumpkin themed invitations.
Or you could turn the invitations into spell books, magician’s hats, or wizard’s hats. These are simple to make. All you need is black paper, and the invitation details can be printed on the back.
You could also make the invitations according to the theme of the party such as ghosts, scarecrows, silly monsters, pirates, scary masks, and so on.
Metamorphose the Halloween Party Space
Whether you host your party outdoors or indoors, you can use your imagination to metamorphose a perfectly ordinary room or garden into an exciting and eerie environment. Use dimmers to dim the lights or just use light bulbs of lower wattage. You could cover the bulbs with translucent colored papers. Place decorative cobwebs on the buffet table, across doorways, and on the furniture. Create a maze or tunnel with black bed sheets at the entrance of the party, which your guests have to pass through. You can create additional disorienting effects by using glow-in-the-dark paint.
If your party has a witch’s theme, you could stick stars on the walls and ceiling, and on a table placed in the middle of the room you can place a cauldron with liquid nitrogen in it to make it look as if it is bubbling.
Make clouds out of crepe paper or pillow stuffing and suspend them from the ceiling. You could add hanging spiders and bats from the clouds. Lightning bolts can be stuck on the walls or hung from the ceiling. Print out scary pictures from the Internet and stick them on the walls along with frames made out of gold foil.
If the party is held out in the garden, you can hang all sorts of scary looking pumpkin lanterns from the tree branches, or perhaps tiny little lights that go on and off. And, how about placing a few Styrofoam gravestones here and there to give a delightfully spine-chilling graveyard ambience?
Halloween Party Costumes
What is Halloween without the costumes! From costumes based on characters from Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Harry Potter, to Batman, and the good old ghosts and spooks, vampires, wizards and witches costumes – you can tell your guests to let their imagination run wild. And why don’t you, as the master/mistress of the ceremonies dress up like the Count or Countess of Dracula?
Halloween Party Music
What music to play? Why not some of the golden oldies like Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and Monster Mash? Oh, and don’t forget to get some recordings of screams, door creaks, thunder, scary organ music, and the like to add a really cobwebby tone to the proceedings.
Halloween Party Games
If you manage to find the right kind of music, then why not get your guests to play a few rounds of “Scared Stiff?” It’s just like that old party favorite “Musical Chairs,” except that instead of sitting on chairs when the music stops, the players have to freeze. The first one to even twitch an eyelid is “killed,” and then the game continues until there is only one warm body that remains.
Your guests will also love party games such as “Body Hunt” – where they have to hunt for dummy pieces of anatomy hidden all over the “haunted house.” A variation is to use livers, hearts, or spleens made of play-dough or clay instead, colored in appropriately gory colors. Another variation is to use a ticking alarm clock, to mimic a beating heart, wrapped in a cushion to dull the sounds and put in a box, which can be used as a prize.
Halloween Party Food
No Halloween party is complete without an abundance of spookylicious food. Instead of using plain cubes of ice, you could make them with red tinted water. Or, why not make those old favorites, freezing water in rubber gloves to make creepy hand-shaped ice which you can float in your bowl of punch. Make cookies and other foods in the shape of various parts of the anatomy, like fingers, eyeballs, rotten teeth, and so on. You could make a cake like a grave stone. For instance, peeled grapes can look eerily like eyeballs, spaghetti can be made to look like guts, and pumpkin innards like brains. And, as a final touch, for table decorations, carve apples with the features of a face and allow it to dry for a few days, and you will have get shrunken, wrinkled heads, which you can place strategically on your table.
By Rita Putatunda
Article Source: buzzle.com