Halloween parties are the best time to get crazy, creepy and fun. These seven tips will help you pull off the ultimate creepy bash that everyone will be talking about all year.
Play some chilling music at the entrance of your party. This will make an immediate impression on your guests and set the tone of the event. Scary sound effects work well along with the music.
Be fun and creative with the decor by adding jack-o’-lanterns, candles and special colored lights. Try pointing a fan at webs, spiders and floating bats to make them come alive.
This will give your party that authentic creepy atmosphere. Submerge dry ice in large warm water bowls, coolers or a witch’s cauldron and place them around the party. If you want to take it to the next level, buy a fog machine ($30 to $60) and place it at the front entrance.
Adding a bit of grenadine to any drink will give it that red “bloody” effect. Let a little drip over the side of the cocktail to create “dripping blood”.
Black Light Cocktails
Tonic Water is the magic secret here—because it glows blue when under a black light. Serve any drink mixed with very cold tonic water. Don’t add ice to the drink because it will dilute it and reduce the glow. However, you can create your own tonic water ice cubes and they will glow bright. For a different color, add green food coloring.
Create this gory effect by pouring red wax over white pillar candles. Start with lighting a red candle. Very slowly, tip the red candle and drip wax on the white pillar candle until it looks about right. Then light the white candles before your party and it will look like they are dripping blood.
On your invitations, announce that you will be giving away prizes for the best costume. At your event, give out the Best, Most Original and Scariest Costume prizes. This will encourage your guests to be creative and great costumes will put the party into full swing.