Goblins and ghosts and vampires, oh my! Halloween is upon us and we’re totally getting in the holiday spirit. Having friends over for a night of Halloween films? We have some spooktacular tips on hosting a haunting Halloween movie night at home that your guests won’t forget. Whether you’re planning on watching family-friendly Beetlejuice or a series of cringe-worthy slasher flicks, you can deliver a memorable evening in a few easy steps.
Don’t just stockpile freaky films and expect your pals to pick out their favorites. That’s going to take hours and defeat the purpose of you choreographing this event. The first thing you want to do is decide how many scary movies you can sit through and what your theme is going to be. It can be a director, time period, character, top-horror movies, whatever, it doesn’t matter. Just have one and stick to it.
Depending on the amount of people you’re cramming onto your couch, as well as the set-up of your living room, this might not be a big concern for you. You still want to make sure everyone has a good seat in front of your OLED TV from Buydig.com. If you don’t have enough spaces on chairs and loveseats, use the floor. Arrange pillows and blankets so that it’s easy to get everyone comfortable.
Set the Mood
Turn the lights off and light candles all around before you turn the movie on for ambiance.
Take it Outside
If you have the equipment and the space for a movie projector from Buydig.com, bring a bunch of blankets, pillows, and comforters outside so that you can cozy up! Take in the crisp fall air, enjoy the change of scenery, and don’t forget to keep an eye out for bats!
Don’t forget the treats for your friends. What’s Halloween without candy? Like any gathering of friends, food is a necessity. Sure, you can offer the classic chips and dip, but you can also have a lot more fun with it too. If you’re watching your favorite childhood Halloween movies, like Hocus Pocus, try for a simple orange and black theme with your cuisine. For more intense horror films, gross your guests out with creepy eats by taking finger foods to a more literal place. And don’t skimp on the popcorn. You can leave it plain or take it to the next level with toppings and flavors.
When we get scared, our mouths tend to go completely dry. Supply your guests with slightly scary beverages with creepy garnishes. Try stuffing radishes with olives and freezing them in ice cubes for a new take on, “Here’s looking at you, kid.”
Just remember, it’s just a bunch of Hocus Pocus. The goal is to have fun, and maybe get a little scared. Relax, enjoy good company, and have a good time!