Creative Ideas for a Successful Halloween Party

Creative Ideas for a Successful Halloween Party

Contrary to common belief, Halloween did not originate in America. The tradition of “All Hallows’ Eve” originated in Catholic areas of the British Isles and was brought to the US by Irish immigrants. Over the decades this tradition has become the Halloween celebration as we know it today. This ghastly celebration offers countless possibilities for creative and one-of-a-kind Halloween parties.

Ghastly Invitations

Arrange individually-created invitations for your own Halloween party in advance for your guests and give them the chills. For the design of your invitations you could search for a special Halloween template and compliment them with your own photos and text in no time at all.

You could also design your own invitations without a template and use photos from previous Halloween celebrations. Another possibility is to use other Halloween motifs such as jack o’lanterns, creepy landscapes or ghastly selfies to accentuate your invitations – you could use some face paint or a flashlight to quickly make these.

Ghastly Invitations

Jack o'lanterns

What is Halloween without the quintessential jack o’lantern which can be found in front of every house in October? However, this classic decoration doesn’t have to be boring; there are many methods to create your own new and thrilling jack o’lanterns.

When you peel only the very outside skin of the pumpkin, there are different thicknesses within the pumpkin that let through different amounts of candle light. With this simple trick, you can create interesting faces by carving out entire sections for the grotesque face, skinning off other parts of the pumpkin and leaving some of the skin untouched.

You can let your creativity run wild with your cutting technique and also use diverse motifs. You don’t have to carve a grotesque face every time. You can also carve out mice, witch cabins, ghosts, or even skeletons.

Before carving your pumpkin, you can also spray paint it for additional lighting effects. The most suitable colours for this are silver, gold, or black.

You can then decorate your pumpkin further with anything that can be found in a forest, like colourful leaves, moss, or chestnuts. When doing this, however, always keep fire safety in mind.

Our tip: you can also cook a tasty pumpkin soup with the jack o’lantern’s insides. This way you can have a fitting dish ready for your party.

Jack o'lanterns

Halloween Food

Good food is of necessity for every party. For a successful Halloween party you can prepare outlandish and creepy finger foods. These eye-catching party snacks are surprisingly easy and quick to prepare and guarantee that your guests will have lots of fun.

Decorating tip: print out bottle labels in a vintage motif and give them a little more pizazz. This is a fast and simple way to create your own “witches brew” for your bar.

Halloween Food

Eerie Entrees

Pumpkin soup is a necessity for every Halloween smorgasbord. However, even the classics for a ghastly party can be transformed. You can cook any kind of soup or stew and serve it in a hollow pumpkin, which can add to your other Halloween decorations.

You can create your own creepy monsters out of meat-filled peppers with just a few cuts. You can also make your own ghastly mummies by wrapping dough around hotdogs. Vegetarians can remove the hotdogs from the mummies and can also use the carved peppers as salad bowls.

Eerie Entrees

For Dessert: Eerie Fruit Snacks

For a healthy dessert you can peel some bananas, cut them in half, and design them with creepy faces out of liquid chocolate. Keep in mind that bananas can turn brown very quickly. Thus, it is recommended to prepare them shortly before serving.

With help of a green edible, such as celery, you can make “pumpkin” desserts out of skinned tangerines.

Our beverage tip: serve a red punch, such as a mix of cherry juice, ginger ale, and apple juice accentuated with pieces of fruit. Take a latex glove, fill it with water, and freeze it. This way you can create your very own eerie monster hand that floats lifeless in the bowl and adds to your eerie motif while keeping the punch cool.

For Dessert: Eerie Fruit Snacks

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