Everyone enjoys a good Halloween party but when it comes down to it bad food, drinks, or a lame theme can be a deal breaker. So in order to get your guests excited about your next Halloween party, be sure to impress them with these few simple tricks that will have them coming back year after year.
Everyone enjoys a good party with family and friends when there is tasty food involved as well as some delectable drinks to be had.
When people arrive at a party they generally are looking to eat, drink, and be merry, so make it a point to have good food at your party. Themed food ideas will have your guests in shock and awe when they arrive. Imagine the squealing of disgust and intrigue when your guests discover a bowl of worms on the table ready for eating. With a little gelatin, food coloring and flexible straws, you can make these worms yourself.
f you are looking for laughter, include a kitty litter cake recipe that will have your guest wondering if they should try it or not. The pure amazement or in some cases befuddlement will have guests enjoying the food that you have put together. Browse around online for some spirited recipes to enliven your party.
A fun Halloween party needs a theme, and it can be just about anything the mind can come up with. However, if you happen to be stumped, take a look at these ideas and get the ball rolling. How about a "helliday" themes party? If you are wondering what "helliday" is, think about having guest arrive as dead Easter Bunnies, or an evil Santa Claus, even better how about a cannibalistic Thanksgiving dinner. People may never look at cranberry sauce the same ever again.
The next theme would involve a meeting of the ancient rivals of good and evil. Have some guests arrive as angels, cupid and other heavenly figures while others come as the ruffian counterparts such as the devil himself or his demon companions. Want to see what happens when good and evil mix? Add specific areas in your home that are either wonderfully good or despicably evil and sit back and enjoy the show.
If you like comic books, the next theme is simple and very entertaining. Bright colors and fun costumes will populate this Halloween party for ages as you find Batman, Superman, and a variety of other heroes and villains gallivanting around your home. Let the fun continue with games that will involve a test of strength, such as a tug-of-war match pitting heavyweights such as the Hulk and Thor versus the Flash and your buddy who thought it would be funny to come as Wonder Woman.
If you are looking for something a little more laid back, try a haunted mansion party. Southern cuisine, Old South costumes, creepy Halloween-themed music, and scary dÃƒÂ©cor will have the guests enjoying a party with a more relaxed atmosphere. On the other hand, if you want a lively, music-thumping kind of party, try a vampire nightclub theme. Rent or buy fog machines, black lights, and have guest arrive in vampire-themed costumes. Rent a DJ or make a disc that will let the music play all night long for a party that is best for guests who love to boogie down.
Halloween parties are a great way to gather up family and friends in a setting that is relaxed and fun. The food is simple and the themes are limitless. The only thing holding you back from a great Halloween party is the desire to have one. So go out there and knock their socks off this year when you throw your rocking Halloween party.
Halloween is a time a year when people can let loose by dressing up in a silly outfit or a frightening one, so why not let them get in the mood with some of these Halloween-inspired beverages.
Italian fruit punch - Top
For those of your friends who like to drink, a great choice is the Italian Fruit Punch, which is a fast and easy drink to prepare for awaiting guests. The combination of Limoncello, Maraschino liqueur, orange juice, sparkling water, and ice will have your guests living it up in no time.
- 2 cups orange juice
- 2 cups sparkling water
- 1/2 cup of Maraschino liqueur
- 1/2 cup Limoncello
- Black licorice sticks for garnish
Combine all ingredients in a pitcher with ice and stir. Place in a martini glass and garnish with a black licorice for a vibrant and festive Halloween drink.
Pomegranate mojito with vanilla sugar- Top
Need something for those Mojito fans at your party? Well take a look at this recipe which will satisfy any blood-hungry guest.
- 1/4 cup pomegranate juice
- 2 ounces of white rum
- 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar (see below)
- 4 ounces of club soda
- Cracked Ice
- 6 Sprigs of fresh mint
- In a cocktail shaker, combine all the ingredients minus the mint and shake. Mull the mint in the bottom of a cocktail glass, then strain the pomegranate mixture into the glass with the mint and serve.
- Making the vanilla sugar is simple; with a large airtight container handy, cut vanilla beans in half lengthwise and then crosswise. Take 2 cups of sugar and place on the bottom of the container, then add the vanilla bean quarters and finally add another 2 cups of sugar onto the vanilla beans and close tightly. It is important to keep the sugar in a cool, dark area and to shake twice daily to distribute the vanilla essence.
The vanilla bean and sugar mixture is good for up to 3 weeks. Remember to replace the sugar as it is used.
Vampire blood drink - Top
Not everyone at your party will be drinking alcohol. You need some drinks for the adults who do not drink and for the children. Vampire Blood Drink is very easy to make and will have the kids begging for more.
- 1 gallon cranberry juice
- 1 gallon orange juice
- 1 cup of raspberry sorbet
- 1 quart of seltzer
With a big punch bowl handy, add cranberry juice, orange juice, seltzer, and softened raspberry sorbet. Mix well so that the sorbet disappears into the mixture.
Ghoulade - Top
This drink is a green "ghoulade" and it steps away from the traditional red beverages.
- 2 (6-ounce) cans limeade, frozen concentrate, thawed
- 3 cups lemon-lime soda
- 3 1/2 cups green sports drink (either Gatorade or PowerAde)
- Green food coloring
- Whipped cream, for topping
- Candy sticks or sipping straw
In a pitcher combine the limeade, soda, and sports drink, then add green food coloring to desired green color and stir. Add ice and then pour into glasses for a fun green not red Halloween drink. Lastly fill a piping bag with whipped cream and top each glass and then add a straw or a candy stick.
No matter who is at your party, one or all of these drinks will have your guests anxious to be on the party list for next year. Enjoy Halloween safely and happily.