Keep it creepy.
That’s the only rule you really need to follow when throwing a Halloween party. And the creepier the better, especially when it comes to your food, drinks, party decorations, and music.
Devilishly Delicious Halloween Party Food and Drinks
You don’t have to be a great chef to get into the spirit of Halloween. There’s no pressure to put together an elegant menu with appropriate wine selections. Instead, you make it about having fun—and the more over the top you are, the better.
When it comes to Halloween party refreshments, never underestimate the enchanting power of a DIY. Any cocktail created with clear liquor can become dark and stormy with food coloring. All your ghouls and goblins can sip spooky versions of their classic favorites –or even this easy punch!
If your Halloween party is a rewatch of The Great Pumpkin, this spiked apple cider has all of the fall aromas we crave. Cider is also really easy to serve out of a slow-cooker.
How about deviled spider eggs as an app? Or pumpkin patch cheese balls with a surprise inside? For your main dish, you’ll get both style and substance with Martha Stewart’s many Halloween recipes, such as the Warm Black-and-Blue Cheese Dip or her Squeamish Squash with Rice.
As fun as all those Halloween party food ideas are, dessert Is the time to pull out all the stops. Consider getting creative with monster cake pops or an elegant and sticky marshmallow cobweb cake. These could also make great party favors! A cute dessert with a spooky design is an easy party favor to give your guests so they can eat it at the party or take it home to enjoy.
Halloween Party Decorations to Scare up a Great Time
A few simple touches can transform the feel of your home with some Halloween party decorations, even on a small budget. A spider web tablecloth is a good place to start but get creative with it! Put fake spider webs at the top of doorways, in the bushes, on your decorative pumpkins, anywhere you can think of will put your party decorations over the top.
You can also do a lot with the small décor items you find at places like Spirit Halloween or Dollar Tree. An easy centerpiece decoration idea is to get a vase or jar, put fake eyeballs and spiders in as the base, then place roses (these can be real or fake) with some skeleton hands as the bouquet.
You’ll also find plenty of unique accents on Etsy that will make your Halloween decorations stand out, like a needlepoint haunted house, skull garland, and many more.
Conjure a Halloween Party Music Playlist and do the Monster Mash
You want your playlist to be creepy, but you also want it to be good. Create a spooky Halloween playlist that gives you both, with tunes like “Werewolves in London” by Warren Zevon, “Psycho Killer” by Talking Heads, and “Falling” by Julee Cruse (the super creepy theme song for “Twin Peaks”). If you don’t have the time to make your own playlist, check out this already curated Spotify playlist for hours of great spooky toons to celebrate Halloween!
Halloween Decoration Storage with StorageMart
It’s fun to be festive and decorate for the seasons, including Halloween. But it’s not so fun when you find yourself running out of space to store them after the holiday is over. If you’re looking to unclutter your home (and get a bit more organized) consider self storage as a possible solution. Our units are a great way to store the Halloween decorations (and skeletons) in your closet until their bones are ready to rattle again.
At StorageMart, you can rent a unit as small as 25 square feet or so—or up to the size of a garage. Our self storage units can be rented on a month-by-month basis and are always clean and well lit. Need more info? Contact us today or rent a unit online today.