Have a Grown-up Spook-tacular Time!
March 28, 2011
Halloween is a popular party holiday, so reserve your date by sending out your invitations early. If for some reason your party overlaps with another, make sure your invitations are the most enticing by using the Halloween parchment invite or the personalized vampire invitations. If you’re going for a less spooky look, try the orange stars and swirls invitation. It’s a classic!
Decorations and Party Supplies
Your Halloween decorations can make or break your party, so stick with Windy City because we’ve got pages of Halloween décor that is guaranteed to make your party a success!
Scare your guests right off the bat by lining your sidewalk and walkway with “danger” “beware” and “keep out” spook central signs. Set up a faux crime scene on your driveway by tracing someone’s body with chalk and blocking off the investigation site with caution party tape.
The trees have eyes! Creep out your guests and make them think they’re being watched by stringing peep and peepers light sets around yours trees and bushes. In addition to the lights, dress up your lawn with super giant spider webs.
Right outside of your front door, set up a glowing “stay out” stone and a light up lawn skeleton. With his arms, legs and head emerging from the ground it looks as though he is arising from the dead!
Frighten guests and neighbors alike by sticking blood splatter clings and skeleton cutouts to your windows.
Your guests will be entering at their own risk once you stick a “do not enter” door cover on your front door. Make them jump just by opening the door with a hanging bloody skull suspending from the doorway.
For easy decorating, get the Halloween giant decoration kit, Shocktails room décor kit or the chandelier kit. For a personal touch on your Halloween décor try these tips:
Set up a medieval stockade photo prop in your entryway for a hilarious photo op. Be sure to snap Polaroid’s of your friends trapped in the “gallows”!
Stick a Halloween graveyard scene setter or stone wall backdrop to your walls with haunted house night props and a creepy fence border roll.
Drape unique garland around your house, like this rusty barbed wire garland and bloody hanging weapons garland. You’ll have a hard time finding this stuff anywhere else!
Hang a variety of decorations from the ceilings such as skull whirls, hanging skeleton decorations and Halloween lanterns.
Don’t forget about the bathroom! Stick this silly skeleton bathroom door cover to the outside of your door. It will make your friends laugh and will let guests unfamiliar with your home know which room is the bathroom! Inside your bathroom, place the 3D phantom skull grabber on your mirror, guests will be freaked out by their reflection! But that’s not all! Choose from a variety of toilet seat topper designs from snakes and spiders to a zombie hand. If you start hearing screams from the bathroom, blame these as the culprit!
Set up two tables at your party: one for food and one for drinks. Drape your tables with a midnight lace tablecloth or a black cheesecloth tablecover with a midnight lace table runner. Adorn each table with a variety of decorations by using the cemetery table decorating kit and the Shocktails table kit. Sprinkle skull and crossbones confetti or cemetery terror table décor all over the tables.
On the food table, set up stacks of Halloween plates, napkins and plasticware. Serve the appetizers on midnight dreary trays and in large matching bowls.
Prepare your drinks table with martini glasses, wine goblets, tumblers and Jack o Lantern cups. Make sure you have a fully stocked bar with everything from water and pop to vodka and wine. Make your soda and wine bottles festive by covering up their real labels with Halloween labels. Your guests will think they’re drinking Devil and Vampire blood!
Even thought this is an adult party, encourage your guests to dress up. Visit our site’s costume section for some inspiration. We have hundreds of costumes to choose from including couples, one size fits all, sexy and light up costumes. Is your costume incomplete without a toy sword or gun? What about a sombrero or cowboy hat? We have all of the finishing touches to help you win the best costume award.
So, crank up the Halloween music, do the monster mash and eat entirely too much candy! Happy Halloween, everyone!