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Halloween Party Tips for an Adults Only Horror-ween House Party!

Kids aren’t the only ones who can get in on the Halloween fun this year!  Sure, the trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, and bobbing for apples are plenty of fun for the younger crowd, but that doesn’t mean you can’t plan a monster bash for the adults to enjoy as well.  Just turn up the horror factor at your party, invite the guests to wear their favorite scary costumes, whip up some terror-inducing foods, and get ready for a frightfully good time this Halloween! 

Set the scene for your horrifying Halloween party with the right Halloween decorations.  Since you’re going for creepy and freaky, skip the smiling pumpkins and cheerful bats and witches.  For an elegant look, drape black spider lace garlands throughout your party space, along with some black and orange candles throughout the room and a few creepy spider accents.  If you want to go all out with the blood and gore for your event, there’s no need to splatter the walls with fake blood!  Hang some bloody wall backdrops along with a few chop shop scene setters and your guests may not have the stomach for any of the munchies you’ve prepared! 

Creativity goes a long way when planning the menu for your Halloween horror party.  Aside from using food dye to turn everything you’re serving blood red, there are plenty of great ideas for ghoulish gourmet goodies you can serve! 

- Get creative with some pepperoni slices, cream cheese, and olives and create eyeball appetizers.

- Transform tortilla rollups into fake fingers with strategically placed pieces of pepperoni placed on the ends to look like fingernails.

- Fill a latex glove with red Kool-Aid and freeze it overnight.  Cut the glove off once it’s frozen and float the ice hand in a punch bowl filled with your beverage of choice. 

- Create spider cupcakes using chocolate cake mix, chocolate frosting, Oreo cookies for the bodies, and black licorice for the legs. 

When you’re planning activities for your Halloween horror party, the possibilities are endless!  If you’re really creative and have plenty of time on your hands, turn your garage or basement into a haunted house that will scare the pants off your guests!  Or create a horrifying experience for the senses by tricking them into feeling various gross items like you used to when you were kids.  Remember when cold spaghetti was intestines, peeled grapes were eyeballs, Jell-o was brains, and cotton candy was spider webs?  See if your guests can be grossed out with other everyday items as well!  An easy crowd pleaser for your party is screening classic horror films.  Whether you want to stick with classics you love like “Friday the 13th” and “The Exorcist” or plan to reach farther back in the vault with earlier films like the original “Dracula” and the Hitchcock classic “Psycho” your horror-loving friends will love it! 

And, of course, no Halloween horror party would be complete without a Halloween costume contest!  Let your friends know they have to pull out all the stops when they plan their horrifying Halloween costumes!  Whether they go with a store bought costume or plan to create their own, be ready to reward their efforts with prizes for the scariest, most creative, and funniest costumes.  You can even add a little comedy to your night and have a horrifying fashion show where all the ghouls and ghosts show off their ensemble on the catwalk!  You’ll have your own perfect costume as well, whether you’re feeling like a feisty witch or vampire, a bloody butcher, an elite ghost, or a monster bride.

Your friends will be thrilled for the chance to have some adult fun on Halloween this year, so be ready for frightfully good time this year when you plan your Halloween horror party! 

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