With just over a week to go until Halloween, we’re getting into the fright night spirit. Pumpkins have been purchased, virtual look books created, playlists in progress and that’s not all. We’ve decided to go one better this year by throwing a devilishly good Halloween party. If you thought the annual scare fest was all about the kids then think again, allow our Halloween party ideas for adults to inspire you.
Introduce a murder mystery theme
If you don’t fancy dressing up like an extra from Nightmare on Elm Street, murder mystery offers a sophisticated yet scary alternative. You can either purchase a physical murder mystery game or choose from an abundance of free versions online. The beauty of murder mystery is that it allows you to know exactly how many guests will be arriving and with each game lasting around 2 hours, there’s no need to worry about stifled conversation.
Guests receive a character profile beforehand which will give clear instructions on what their character looks and acts like, this takes care of the outfit side. Since most murder mystery games take place around a table, this gives you the opportunity to whip up some terrifyingly tasty food
Ensure frightfully stylish treats are up for grabs
Canapés are the way to go and thanks to Pinterest you won’t have to use your imagination too much. From chic, bat shaped biscuits to cheese and pretzel broomsticks, take your pick from a plethora of Halloween party food ideas.
It doesn’t matter if you’re 7 or 57, everybody loves cake and it’s a great talking point. Create a show stopping masterpiece and place it in the middle of the table so that all your guests can admire your handiwork. For a fashionable take on Halloween cake, we suggest choosing a monochrome theme with one statement icon in the middle such as a snake or witch. For more modish Halloween cake ideas, we suggest taking a peek at this Country Living article.
Shake things up with scary multimedia
In the interest of keeping things scary it makes sense to have a few Halloween films on the go. If you can get hold of a projector we suggest lighting candles and projecting silent black and white films onto the wall for atmospheric frights.
Eerie music is also encouraged but select ambient music such as Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells rather than the Ghostbusters theme to stop things veering into childish territory. Unless of course that is your want, by which means Michael Jackson’s Thriller should be a good starting point.
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