How to create a great Halloween Bash


Halloween is around the corner and many people have great Halloween party at home! If you are planning one here are some ideas to make to party the best for your budget as well as fun so it will be spook-tacular gathering. We will look at from costume, games, food , music and decorations to make best experience for your guests!

What to wear: Halloween Costume

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Halloween costumes are important part of the gathering and lot of fun. We get to be always someone we want to, such as pirate, Super hero, Princess Leia or even Michael Jackson. There are sometimes a great costume that couple can wear together such as Fred & Daphne, or Sonny & Cher.

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 You can buy costume from many places or buy used, borrow or simply make one, you do not need to spend lot of money to have a great costume. You can view make your own costume for simple ideas that you can do at home to make costume that are DIY and cost free or almost free.

Halloween Decorations

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Halloween is nothing without spooky and fun frolic decorations. Halloween store at amazon has a many great ideas for everything you may want for Halloween decor to costume.

Spooky and delicious cookware to serve food

No party will be fun without food and people. You can make and bake food in fun and whimsical Halloween theme cookware and dishes to serve!

I have old Halloween cookbook that I use to make delicious food, it is called Tricks and Treats Halloween Cookbook, which has a many old fashioned recipes that I love to make.If you can not find that vintage cookbook, there are other Halloween cookbooks may give more ideas for simple and easy recipes.

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You can make cookies from mix, using Halloween cookie cutters, they will be surely hit and loved by all. You can use any book you may have or borrow one from a friend to get some ideas for food to share, here are some recipes adapted various recipe site sites as shown.

Crunchy Snacks For Holloween from Cooks.com

8 cups unsalted popcorn
3 cups pretzel sticks
1 (6 oz) pkg Pepperidge Farm Goldfish
4 cups plain Cheerios
1/2 cup butter
1/2 tsp. onion salt
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

In a large bowl (about 4 quarts) Combine popcorn, pretzels, goldfish and Cheerios.

In a microwave, heat butter on high until melted. Drizzle over mixture in bowl while stirring to coat evenly. Sprinkle (lightly) with onion salt, garlic powder and cheese. Toss to coat.

Spread evenly on a buttered cookie sheet in a single layer.

Bake in a preheated 300°F oven for about 20 minutes, or until very lightly toasted, stirring several times. Store in an airtight container.

For Halloween, make up a “Ghost” by placing some of the mixture into the center of a white napkin, then bring up the 4 corners to meet; tie a string or a piece of yarn or raffia around the center, forming a head and allowing the rest of the paper to hang freely for the body. Stick on two black circles or dab some black food coloring for eyes, if desired.

Spooky Eyeball Subs Sandwiches From Recipe Lion

Why order or get food from outside this Halloween when you can whip up something spooky and satisfying? Apple butter, ketchup and soy sauce add flavor to protein-rich eyeballs (meatballs), formed from mashed cannelloni beans and lean ground turkey. Before your children dig into bags of candy, give them a healthful, nutritious and fun meal on the run!
1/2 cup drained canned cannelloni beans or other white beans
1 egg replacer about to 1 egg
1 tablespoon ketchup
1 tablespoon apple butter
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 1/2 pounds soft firm tofu
8 pitted colossal green olives, cut in 3 round slices
2 cans (15 ounces each) tomato sauce with Italian herbs and garlic
small black olives, cut in 1/4-inch dice, you will need 24 pieces
12 small club french rolls
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Preparation: Preheat oven to 400°F.

Mash the beans with a fork, potato masher or food processor until completely smooth. Mix with egg replacer, ketchup, apple butter and soy sauce. Mix into the soft tofu using your hands until completely incorporated. Wet your hands with cold water, form 24, 1-1/2-inch balls, and put them on 2 sheet pans leaving plenty of space in between.

Push a green olive ring deeply into the center of each tofuball, with the circular side facing up. Mold the ball around the olive into a football shape so that each meatball looks like an eye. Bake for 10 minutes until the meat is cooked through.

While the eyeballs are cooking heat the tomato sauce in a saucepan until simmering, and keep warm.

Remove eyeballs from the oven. Dab away any juice from the top with a paper towel and insert a piece of black olive into the hole in the center of each green olive giving each eye a dark pupil.

To serve: Spoon 1/4 cup sauce in each roll, top with 2 tablespoons cheese and insert 2 eyeballs side-by-side staring out from each roll.

Halloween Party Games

You can host a pumpkin carving games by buying extra pumpkin from pumpkin patch or ask each guest to bring one and provide Pumpkin Carving Kitat party!

Party Games Ideas:

Halloween Pictionary:

If you know how to play Pictionary, this is game is easy enough. Make two teams of gathered people. Use Halloween related words such as candy corn, pumpkin, monster, ghost, and so on. Have a person pick a word given by opposite team, and then the person has to draw it on white board to see if her or his team can guess the word. One person can keep the timer and scores. Whichever teams wins, can be given small and inexpensive Halloween themed gift.

Halloween Charade:

This is similar to game Charade, where person has to mimick the word given by acting and without saying any word. Just like pictionary game above, two teams can play with halloween related words, movies and so on.

Name that spooky Tune:

Just like the “Name that tune”  Television, show host can pick out Halloween related spooky music before, you will need a cd player, horror movie mp3, or itunes, cd and paper to keep the score. Here are some ideas for where to get spooky music from;

FROM MOVIES

Army of Darkness Beetlejuice Candyman
Creepshow The Exorcist Fearless Vampire Killers
Friday the 13th Halloween Hocus Pocus
Mad Monster Party Night of the Living Dead Nightmare on Elm Street
Phantasm Nightmare Before Christmas Psycho
The Fog The Omen Sleepy Hollow

FROM TELEVISION

The Addams Family Charmed The X-Files
The Night Gallery The Twilight Zone The Outer Limits
Dead Like Me The Munsters Tales From The Crypt

Tell Spooky and Scary stories in Dark with Flashlight

One time we shared a spooky stories in candle lights and it was fun and bit scary at the same time. If you have small children at the party, keep the games simple such as Halloween crafts to do.

Watch Scary movie together

You can also watch some scary movies and listen to fun music.It is fun to get scared together…

Have Thriller Dance Party:

One party we had all practiced and did the dance on Micheal Jackson’s thriller. It was so much fun and everyone participated including old uncles and young kids.

You can also have a best carving pumpkin winner choosing and giving a small gift of candle or home made sauce or salsa to take home.

Whatever you decide to do, have fun and stay safe!

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