Halloween or All Hallows’ Eve is a celebration dedicated to remembering saints, martyrs, and all who have gone before us. These days, regardless of where you are in the world, it’s a chance for the young and young-at-heart to don their favourite costumes and go trick-a-treating in their neighbourhood. ‘Tis the season to get ghouly we say, so if you haven’t squeezed your way into a costume or been to a Halloween-themed party yet, your time is now! Contrary to what you may think, you don’t need to hire a party planner to create the ultimate Halloween party. All it takes is a little imagination and a nudge in the right direction!
Create a bewitching centrepiece with a corn fibre wooden broom, faux black cat, and mason jars filled with black sand and tea light candles. Select matte black party décor for an eerie effect too. Oh and you mustn’t forget a jack-o-lantern or two – be sure to go with scary faces. Finally dim the lights and let the flickering candles create a spooky ambience for your guests!
Fun food and drink ideas that match the eerie theme will keep the party lively. Try out these cool Pinterest-perfect ideas:
Now comes the extra fun bit – playing dress-up! You can definitely come up with epic costumes with minimal effort. Here are four why-didn’t-i-think-of-that ideas we found which you can try this year:
1. If you love social media, why not go as your Instagram page? Or if you’re feeling cheeky, the “It’s A Match” Tinder page is a winner too. Similar to the Instagram idea, you can wear it like a sandwich board. Make sure the profile areas are cut-out so you can go around the party matching up with different people throughout the night.
2. An oldie by goodie is the “cereal” killer. Attach tiny and empty cereal boxes on a plain tee. Pair this with a toy knife or machete.
3. Want something more current, you can opt to dress as a character from The Nun.
4. Get ‘punny’. A good example would be to mimic a “ceiling fan” by wearing a shirt which says “Go Ceiling Go”.