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3 Tips for Throwing A Scary Good Halloween Party

By: Marisa Trichter

October 12, 2018

Via Twinkle & Toast

Halloween is one of our favorite holidays – not only is it an excuse to dress up in fun costumes and gorge on candy, it’s also the perfect opportunity to test drive your hosting skills before the holidays.

While there is a plethora of traditional Halloween party supplies out on the market, plastic skeletons and inflatable pumpkins can often feel a little generic (and you’ll only bring them out once a year). So, if you’re interested in throwing a more stylish gathering with pieces you can use all year round, we’ve gathered a few Halloween party ideas that will both delight and fright.


Go Back to Black

Black is a classic Halloween color, and for good reason. This inky hue traditionally represents darkness, death, and the longer nights that come with winter. It also is an increasingly popular color for the home, especially in a matte finish, because it immediately adds drama.

Instead of contrasting black with the traditional orange, play around with different accent colors. For a more gothic look, use jewel tones like ruby and sapphire to add richness and a sense of luxury. For a more romantic look, incorporate dusty shades like blush and sage to create a vintage vibe.


Get lit

Candles are a great way to set the mood for your Halloween fête. Candles add soft light and can create an eerie ambiance. Mix and match different types of unscented candles, such as tea lights, taper candles, and pillar candles to create visual interest. If you are concerned about open flames, use a flameless candle to get a worry-free glow.


Summon Spooky Spirits 

Halloween-themed beverages are a festive way to get your guests in the holiday spirit. Presentation is just as important as flavor for these creepy cocktails – think of garnishes like Halloween costumes for your drinks!

Using simple and classic glassware, you can easily add items like dark edible flowers, activated charcoal, colored sugar rim, black lava salt, or dry ice to take your beverage to the next level.

Happy haunting!

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