How to host the perfect Halloween party – food, decorations and games

How to host the perfect Halloween party – food, decorations and games

- in Usa News

HALLOWEEN is right around the corner and it’s time to put some thought into your spook-fest next month.

But what does a perfect Halloween party contain and where’s a good place to start? We’ve got you covered…

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The best way to host a memorable Halloween party is to make it unique while still keeping it traditional[/caption]

How to host the perfect Halloween party

The best way to host a memorable Halloween party is to make it unique while still keeping it traditional.

First, start with making spooky invitations to your party. This will set the mood for the party long before it even starts.

Food is a huge aspect of setting the tone at a party, and with Halloween, the possibilities are endless.

From spider cupcakes, to skull pizzas, here are some of our favourite treats on October 31st.

With food comes the important topic of drink, and the most popular Halloween drink that will never go out of style is a punch.

Take your drinks up a notch by serving them in a cauldron.

To set the mood right form the start, make sure your Halloween playlist contains classic hits.

“Thriller” by Michael Jackson is a good place to start, and there are Halloween playlists available on all streaming devices.

Playing games during your party is a must and its even better if that takes place later in the evening as people will get to know each other more.

Here are some of our favourite Halloween games that go beyond trick or treating.

And last, but definitely NOT least, decorating your place for your party is nothing short of essential.

When guests arrive, they won’t be left wondering if they have the right address if your entrance is decked out.

Some easy decorations could be scarecrows, cobwebs, or even a fog machine.

These can be bought in any supermarket or party shop.

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Wearing spooky costumes is a must[/caption]

When is Halloween 2019?

Halloween falls every year on October 31, which is a Thursday this year.

It is also Brexit day, the day the UK leaves the EU.

It is held the day before All Saints’ Day, which is a Christian festival used to celebrate recognised saints.

Halloween activities typically involve trick or treating, dressing up in fancy dress and carving pumpkins.

Why is the date of Halloween significant?

The word Halloween comes from Hallowe’en, meaning “hallowed evening” or holy evening.

The word Halloween itself is a Scottish term for All Hallows Eve – which means it’s the evening before All Saints’ Day.

It is widely thought that Halloween traditions came from Celtic harvest festivals of Samhain, although some people support the view that Halloween began independently as a Christian festival.

Samhain was a celebration of the end of the harvest season, and means “summer’s end.”

People at this time thought the walls between worlds were thin and ghosts could pass through into our realm, and it was feared they may damage crops for the next season.

To appease any spirits, Gaels would set up places at their dinner tables for the spirits and light bonfires to scare off evil spirits.

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