The fall season is upon us and Halloween night is here! All Hallow’s Eve and Halloween are a great time to gather with family and friends and have some Halloween fun. There is nothing like throwing a Halloween party on October 31st. With the opportunity to spend time with family, whether that be starting off with a trick or treat adventure with your kids (don’t forget to get that in demand Halloween costume for them), or hosting a Halloween themed party, it’s a spooky good time.
There are many ways to make a great DIY (do it yourself) Halloween party. It starts with meticulous preparation and having all the accoutrement needed for a scary good time.
If you are planning on having a Spooktacular night in, there are several ideas and items which will assist you in hosting the ultimate Halloween Bash.
When preparing for a Halloween, you want to ensure that you have fun and enjoyable time in keeping with the Halloween spirit. The first thing you will want to do is prepare a game plan for how you envision the evening proceeding. We will explore several Halloween party ideas and items to help you in this endeavor.
- Start off by mulling over what kind of party theme you want. As this is Halloween, you will want to have the party themed for a spooktacular Halloween.
- Once you have established the theme you want for your Halloween party, think of some decorations for your home, both inside and out to really have that Halloween feeling. Try covering your bushes and maybe some of the interior of your home with some store bought fake spiderwebs. Halloween decorations will have a big impact on how your party fares. So don’t skimp on the ghosts, ghouls, scarecrows or other decorations which have a meaningful impact on Halloween. Give your home that haunted mansion feel that is often seen in horror movies.
- Pumpkin carving is another great way to spend time with family preparing for your Halloween bash. Having jack-o-lanterns on your stoop will have the kids trick or treating in your neighborhood loving it.
- Get those party invitations ready. We know that this can be a chore, from choosing the guest list to getting the right invitations to match the Halloween theme. However, it doesn’t have to be. With a plethora of choices of invitations both store bought and online, these can easily be sent through e-mail or via a party app like Evite.
- Although this is a given, having a good amount of Halloween candy available is crucial. You don’t want any disappointed trick or treaters on all hallow’s eve.
Halloween at Home
Now that you have all of your preparations complete for your Halloween party, let’s look at some fun activities and items that will have your guests raving about their scary good time.
Your home is now looking like a haunted house ready for some goodies and a good scream. For a scary good time, have a costume party theme for your guests and plenty of the scariest Halloween movies around like The Nightmare before Christmas for example. You can also make this a fun activity by turning it into a costume contest, with the winner perhaps collecting a bag of Halloween goodies.
In order for your Halloween movies to have the desired fun and scary effect on your party guests, consider a good projector or TV. Having one of these will portray your scary movie of choice vividly and sharply to your guests.
One option is the LG LED Smart Home Theater CineBeam Projector, 120-inch/1920 x 1080. This projector can handle FHD vides with a resolution of 1920 x 1080p. The immersive 120 inch display area, will leave your guests feeling like they are in a movie theater. You can stream content from your iPhone or iPad with AirPlay 2, or from your compatible Android smartphone with Miracast. In addition you can wirelessly pair your projector with Bluetooth devices, including headphones, speakers, and soundbars or A/V receivers. Attaching a great soundbar or A/V receiver with a speaker set up will only reinforce the Cinematic feel. With LG’s WebOS operating system, you can stream Disney+ and other major streaming services. You will be sure to find a long library of great Halloween movies available this season on different streaming apps.
Another fantastic option for viewing those scary movies for a spooktacular bash is the LG OLED evo G3 55 inch 4K Smart TV (2023). This is a serious gorgeous high end OLED TV with the a9 processor that is made for LG OLED TV’s and powers the G3’s 120FPS refresh rate, with support for Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, your Halloween movies will leave your guests with a premier viewing and listening experience. The TV is wall mountable and is so slim that it lays almost flat against the wall. This is a gorgeous TV, that you will be proud to show off.
Nothing goes better with a scary movie than a great Halloween cocktail (or some popcorn). Check out the Presto Hot Air Popper PopLite in Red to serve up some great popcorn. This can make up to 18 cups of popcorn in under 3 minutes and is a faster, healthier and better all around choice than your standard microwave popcorn.
Try serving the jack-o-lantern cocktail drink which is very popular. Mixed with cognac and ginger ale among other ingredients, your guests will need to lean on their cocktails after a scary scene in the movie you chose. Also try having a variety of Halloween cocktails available for your guests. This will enhance the social interaction at the party and will make for great water cooler talk at work the next day. Thrown in some halloween themed cupcakes, maybe decorated with ghosts or ghouls to compliment your guests refreshments.
How about adding a great snack to your party like homemade ice cream or frozen yogurt. Check out the Whynter 2Qt Automatic Compressor Ice Cream Maker and Yogurt Incubator. With this easy to use ice cream maker, you can make and serve your guests delicious ice cream, rich creamy gelato, and sorbet. In addition for diet or health conscious guests, you can make fresh and healthy all-natural yogurt all in the comfort of your own home. This machine is made for entertaining and can create make up to two quarts of your favorite frozen dessert or yogurt style in a single batch.
When throwing a party, especially a themed party, try and get some good music to play throughout the party area in your house. Your guests will appreciate a good playlist of Halloween themed songs and fun songs in general. In addition to music you may have on hand, there are music streaming services like Apple Music which will have Halloween themed playlists already available.
You can also have a time to incorporate some great party games into your Halloween bash. Board games like monster mash or hocus pocus will have you and your party guests interacting for a fun and wonderful evening. Some of these interactive games are also available on Disney+ and then can be played with your party on a big screen.
Time to get Spooktacular
By following a laid out preparation plan and having the right theme for your party, you can expect a wonderful Halloween with lot’s of fun activities. Use the guide and ideas we provided to put on that incredible show. Halloween only comes around once a year, so have some fun and prepare yourself for a great spooktacular time.