How To Throw A Halloween Party - Patisserie Valerie

How To Throw A Halloween Party

With the spooky season approaching, it's time to dig out all those Halloween decorations and create the ultimate spook fest for your family and friends. From creepy spider webs, pumpkin carvings, and Halloween party games, plan a night full of spooky surprises. Here, we explore how to throw a Halloween party, Halloween party ideas for all ages, and of course, the perfect cake for your Hallows eve shindig!

Pick A Party Theme

Allocating a Halloween theme for your party will encourage your guests to dress to impress! From the party food to the decorations, surrounding your Halloween party around a particular theme for the night will create a spooky atmosphere. There are lots of exciting Halloween party themes to choose from.

If you're stuck for inspiration this year, perhaps the following will help spark some Halloween party ideas:

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • A Corpse Bride
  • Harry Potter 
  • A Year Theme (70/80s)
  • The Wild West
  • Day Of The Dead 
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show 
  • Disney Villains 
  • Stranger Things 
  • Cops And Robbers 

Decorate Your House 

Dressing your house from top to bottom with cobwebs, spiders, and pumpkins will add to the effect of your theme as well as scare your guests on arrival. Greet your guests will a spooky glass of bubbly or blackcurrant juice for the children. Adding a sweet or savoury treat and a bit of a scare is a fun way of including food in your decorations. 

Dress To Impress!

Knowing how to throw a Halloween party means knowing what to wear while doing it. Being the host of the party, you NEED to set an example of the outfit standards. There's an abundance of costumes to choose from… A zombie to a witch, a ghost to Dracula, choosing an outfit to wow your guests is a must! For the kids, use fake blood for effect or tissue roll to make a quick and easy zombie outfit.

Halloween Party Games

No Halloween party would be complete without some gruesome and gory games! Of course, choosing the right Halloween party games depends on if your party is for adults, children, or both. Stuck for games you want to play when throwing your Halloween party? Here are some we think you might enjoy:

  • Bobbing For Apples
  • Wrap The Mummy
  • What's In The Box?
  • Murder Mystery Challenge

Moonwalk Your Way To The Dancefloor

Whether you plan on making an entrance or taking the stage on the dancefloor, create the ultimate spooky playlist with all your favourite horror anthems. The classic “Thriller” by Michael Jackson will soon bring your party to life, or how about mixing it up with “Monster Mash” by Bobby Picket to get all the family involved?

Other great Halloween party bangers include: "I Put A Spell On You" by Screamin' Jay Hawkins, "Spooky, Scary Skeletons" by Andrew Gold, and of course, "Somebody's Watching Me" by Rockwell.

Best Halloween Costume Award

As it’s Halloween, there is no excuse not to go all-out on the outfit choice, which is why awarding the best adult and best child for the best dressed this Halloween, will get all your guests talking for next year’s outfit ideas. As well as best outfit, awards including the best face paint/scary makeup award, or the craziest hairstyle award may also be on the awards list. 

Impress Your Guests With Halloween Themed Treats

When putting together the food for a Halloween party, get the kids involved in making their own treats to enjoy. This could be done by melting some chocolate or caramel sauce and getting some apples to create their own toffee apples. They can decorate their toffee apples with millions and thousands or chocolate flakes.

Decorate your table with spiders, fingers, and fangs, create the ultimate gruesome feast with finger food options such as mini pizzas, chicken bites and onion rings as well sweets treats and fruits like blood oranges, figs, and plums. This display of finger food won’t scare your guests off too much as they’ll be back for more, making it easy for guests to mingle with a plate in hand, not to mention the light cleanup.

Now, we all know the best part of a party is the dessert. Why not add a centerpiece to your table and surprise your guests to a special spooky treat this Halloween season? See our delicious Halloween Cakes.

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