Halloween-Themed Events for Grown Ups
Organising a kids’ Halloween party is easy, but what do you do if your guests aren’t interested in trick-or-treating or bobbing for apples?
We share tips on creating a classy, fun Halloween event for grown-ups.
Set the Scene
Paper skeletons and plastic lanterns aren’t going to impress the guests at your Halloween event. Think about what says Halloween to you – real pumpkins in a variety of sizes and colours (you might even want to carve some intricate designs), leaves of all sizes and colours, twigs, berries… Pro tip: if you’re stuck for inspiration, heading over to Pinterest is always a good use of time!
Try to incorporate a nice shade of orange where you can. Sourcing orange plates and seat covers and will go down a treat with your guests. There’s no need to use spooky accessories, you’re aiming to create a classy, sophisticated scene.
A beautiful garland decorated with twigs, berries and accessorised with spiders webs and spiders will go down a storm with your guests!
Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins
Whether you’re having an intimate dinner party or a big Halloween event, use pumpkins wherever you can. Why not serve dips in mini hollowed out pumpkins? There’s a huge variety of delicious pumpkin soup recipes available online. Dessert should of course be pumpkin pie.
If you’re using fresh flowers to decorate the venue – always a lovely touch – why not forget the vase and use a hollowed out pumpkin instead? (You can use floral foam to hold the flowers and foliage in place.)
When it Comes to Costumes, Think About What Your Guests Will Want
Although Halloween is typically associated with dressing up, this should not be at the expense of your guests’ comfort. Finding or creating a suitable Halloween costume can be stressful and expensive. The best kind of event is one where guests don’t have to do much other than show up, relax, and enjoy themselves!
If you’re undecided about making it a costumed occasion, consider the type of event you are planning. If you’re hosting a big Halloween bash, complete with themed cocktails and dancing, your guests will probably be happy to dress up.
But, if it’s a more formal occasion, such as a relatively small dinner party, your guests will more than likely not feel comfortable wearing a costume. Whatever you decide, make sure your guests are clear about the dress code!