Halloween is approaching and you still don’t know where to go for its celebration? No worries – organize a party yourself! Take these important-to-know advices and impress everyone with your organizational skills!
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#1 – Think about the theme
First thing you should consider is the topic of your Halloween party. Whether it’s going to be a “Murder Night”, “Night of Vampires”, or other supernatural creatures – decorate your home in accordance to the specification of the main theme of the party.
Read about the drinks & food you can prepare for the Halloween party on the following page
#2 – Think about the food & drinks
This part is probably the most important one as when going to the party people expect to get some drinks and food there. And this must be thematic as well.
Find some food recipes below:
- Thin sliced white bread, crusts removed
- Soft margarine
- Cream cheese or peanut butter
- Strawberry Jam
1) Gently flatten the slices of bread with a rolling pin to make them more pliable.
2) Spread with a little margarine and some cream cheese or peanut butter.
3) Roll up the sandwiches and make three indentations with a blunt knife to form the finger joints.
4) Trim the ends of the fingers into a ‘V’ shape and stick an almond on to each tip with a little cream cheese to form the nails.
5) Now for the gruesome bit—add a dollop of strawberry jam over the end of the finger for the blood!
- 1 quart vanilla ice cream
- Strawberry syrup (such as Hershey’s)
- 8 M&M’s (blue, green or brown)
- Black decorating gel
1) Scoop ice cream into balls and set on wax-paper-lined cookie sheet. Freeze until ready to serve (at least 20 minutes).
2) Place two ice cream balls on each serving plate, an inch apart.
3) Drizzle syrup onto each ball to create a bloodshot effect. Put an M&M (logo facing down) at the center of each and top with a drop of black decorating gel to form a pupil.
- 8 large marshmallows
- 6 wooden skewers (points cut off)
- 1 cup white-chocolate chips
- 1 Tbs vegetable shortening
- 12 cinnamon Red Hots
- Black decorating gel
1) For each ghost, push three marshmallows onto end of skewer; set aside.
2) Microwave white-chocolate and shortening in a microwave-safe dish on medium-high for 1 minute. Stir. Microwave in 10-second intervals until smooth.
3) Holding the skewer, spoon the melted mixture over marshmallows until covered; place on wax-paper-lined cookie sheet. Use two Red Hots for eyes and decorating gel for a mouth.
4) Refrigerate until chocolate has hardened; serve
1) Put 1 maraschino cherry in each section of an ice-cube tray, then fill with cran-raspberry juice. Add 2 drops red food coloring to each section, and freeze.
2) Mix 2 parts orange juice and 1 part ginger ale in a pitcher, and set aside. To create blood, add red food coloring to some corn syrup.
3) When ready to serve, dip the rim of each glass into the syrup and allow it to drip down the sides. Fill with punch mixture and add 2 maraschino ice cubes.
1) Prepare a package of lime or apple Jell-O as directed and divide among 8-ounce mason jars or clear bowls, filling only halfway; refrigerate them until firm.
2) Prepare another Jell-O flavor, such as cherry, berry-blue or grape. While Jell-O is cooking, place three gummy worms on top of set gelatin and let another hang over the lip. Pour second flavor over the worms, filling to the top; refrigerate.
- 2 cups white grape juice
- 2 cups apple juice
- 12 to 15 drops neon-green food coloring
- 4 to 7 drops neon-blue food coloring
- 2 cups seltzer
- 1/4 cup light corn syrup
- 6 to 12 gummy worms, optional
1) In a pitcher, mix grape and apple juices. Add 10 to 12 drops neon-green food coloring, plus 3 to 5 drops neon-blue. Stir. Add seltzer; set aside.
2) For “slime,” pour corn syrup into a small bowl (wide enough for the rim of a glass). Stir in 2 to 3 drops neon-green food coloring, and 1 to 2 drops neon-blue.
3) Dip the rims of 6 glasses into syrup. Turn glasses upright. (Note: You can do this ahead of time; just be sure to store “slimed” glasses in a cool, dry place.)
4) Fill each glass with juice/seltzer mixture. Garnish with gummy worms if you like—they’ll stick to the slime.
Read about the games you can play at the Halloween party on the next page
#3 – Consider the entertaining part
There is no party if there are no games to play. And your perfect Halloween party should definitely be filled in with entertainment.
Find the most interesting games to play below:
As your guests arrive to the party hand them a card or piece of paper with a list of words on them. These words need to be the same for each guest. These are the forbidden, or jinx, words of the night. When a guest hears another guest use one of the words on the list, they’ll need to yell “Jinx!” The person who said one of the forbidden words gets their card taken away and they’re out of the game. The last person who hasn’t used one of the jinx words is the winner. A little prize or simply bragging rights is their reward for being able to keep their mouth shut.
Halloween Jinx word ideas:
It works best if your list contains 3-5 jinx words. Too many words will be tough to remember and too few words won’t be challenging enough. You’ll also want to pick words that aren’t very common but may come up several times during the party. Here’s some jinx words ideas but feel free to come up with your own: Halloween, October, Ghost, Pumpkin, Costume, Candy, Mask, Scary, Spooky, Dark, Midnight, Creepy, Boo.
What’ll be needed:
- Balloons (orange and black work great for Halloween)
- Strings of equal length to tie to the balloons
How to play battle of the balloons:
To play this game, start by dividing your guests into two teams and put them on each side of the room. Have your guests each grab a balloon and tie it to one of their ankles. Yell “Go” and have each team wobble towards each other, using their feet to try to break the other team’s balloons. No hands allowed! When a person gets their balloon popped they are out of game and they need to move themselves over to the side of the room. The team who has the last person to have their balloon popped is the winner.
The Halloween Guess Who game is a great ice breaker game that will really get your guests mingling and ready for a night of spooky fun. You can alter the character list to make this game work for kids too.
How to play:
As each guest arrives to the party, stick a label to their back of a Halloween character. This is now the guests’ new identities. Be sure not to let the person peek when you apply the label and tell all guests that they aren’t allowed to tell someone the character that’s on their back unless they make a correct guess. The guests are then to mingle and ask each other “yes” or “no” questions so they can find out what Halloween character is on their back. When a person makes a correct guess, they’re allowed to move the label off their back and onto the front of their body. This way everyone will know who’s made a correct guess. There’s no prize for who figures out their character first because you still want all guests to continue to interact so everyone can find out which character is stuck to their back.
Ideas of the characters:
You can make these characters as general or as specific as you’d like. For example, you can have “vampire” on a label or you can have “Dracula.” Here are some Halloween Guess Who character ideas, but don’t be afraid to use your imagination: Vampire, Dracula, Elvira, Ghost, Casper, Werewolf, Zombie, Monster, Frankenstein, Headless Horseman, Grim Reaper, Mummy, Skeleton, Ghostbuster, Mad Scientist, Demon, Devil, Alien, Clown.
Feeling like your guests haven’t fully appreciated the amount of detail you’ve put into your party atmosphere? Devise questions that deal with your decorations and watch them explore your haunt. Create handouts with questions like “List the different types of vermin in the room” and “There are a total of 5 items in the lounge that are often used as weapons. List them”. Create questions that will have people checking the labels on prop bottles. Use your imagination. Give a general announcement that explains the game and that guests can participate at their leisure (though the first set of correct, complete answers handed in wins). Leave the handouts and pens on a table for guests to pick up if they wish to play.
- Guests can work solo or with a partner (they just have to split the prize if they win).
- At their own speed, they walk around the house or haunt (be sure to clearly state which rooms or areas people should be looking in!) and answer the questions.
- Once they have handed in their sheet, they have an option to take it back if there is an incorrect answer and no one else has handed in a completed sheet that was perfect.
- The person or group who hands in the sheet with all the correct answers wins. If no one hands in a perfect sheet, the group with the most correct answers wins.
This Halloween party game for adults starts when you send out your Halloween party invitations. Start a Halloween story on the invitation and asks guests to come with their conclusion to the story. Who will have the scariest or the funniest stories?
Try this simple Halloween game. Fun and simple party or class game! Very simple! Fill a jar with Halloween candy and, as each guest arrives, have them write down a guess as to how many pieces are in the jar. Everyone only gets 1 guess and the person who is the closest gets to take home the jar.
This great party game challenges your guests to use their 6th senses. Have the group select one person to be the “ghost” and have the rest of the group sit in a circle and close their eyes. The ghost will walk around the room and stand silently behind a player. Once they pick a player to stand behind, they will slowly count to 10 in their head. If the person they are standing behind senses the ghost, then they say “There is a ghost behind me” and the players win. If they don’t sense the ghost by the time they have counted to 10, then the ghost grabs the person and tells them they are dead. If a party game player says there is a ghost behind him or her when there isn’t they must change places with the ghost. Then they continue to move silently around the room and go stand behind another player. If the ghost is good, they will be able to “kill off” all of the other players without ever being detected. Players who correctly guess the ghost is behind them get a goodie bag and are allowed to leave the circle.
Wanna know what personage to pick up for yourself for the Halloween party? – move to the last page
#4 – Think about the costumes
And last but not least thing to think about is picking up a personage you will be representing during the night. This you can do by reading this article where there are numerous variants to choose among for you and your friends.
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