Hallowe’en is just around the corner and you know what that means! Free candy! Well, for those under twelve, at least. For the rest of us Hallowe’en is an awesome time to (re)wear our cosplay costumes in public and throw bashes for like-minded friends. Unfortunately, sometimes it feels like once you’ve been to one Hallowe’en party, you’ve been to all of them. So why not use this Hallowe’en to take matters into your own hands and throw a bash that your friends won’t be forgetting anytime soon?
No adult All Hallows’ Eve is complete without a delicious drink. When I’m throwing a Hallowe’en party, I like to go for something gruesome rather than cute. Make your guests feel like they’re sipping blood with this recipe for a Boozy Bloodbath. This delicious, sweet, and alcoholic drink is not only fun but a crowd-pleaser. It’s recommended that you get the best quality concord grape juice possible to make the drink the best it can be.
Now, of course when throwing a Hallowe’en bash you should never leave out your teetotaling friends. A fun alternative to the Boozy Bloodbath is a slimy Transylvania Punch. It still looks like you’re drinking a bloody drink, but it’s alcohol free. Someone’s got to be able to get you and your friends home on their broomstick at the end of the night.
If you’re going to have a party full of monsters, you might want to make sure you have some food on hand to keep them occupied. This human veggie tray, Mr. Bones & Double Dips, might be able to distract your guests from eating each other. If that doesn’t work, try feeding them some Carnivorous Chicken Fingers. Don’t skimp on this recipe and ignore the sauce, because it’s to die for (not literally, unless you let the guy with the poison near it). And for your friends who prefer bugs to humans, make these delicious Spider Cupcakes. Cake mix can be substituted for those of us who aren’t too good with the from-scratch kind.
So now you’ve got a bunch of people in your house and you’ve fed them, but what other fun activities are there to do? If you’re looking for a laid-back evening with your pals, kicking back and watching a scary movie is always a good idea. Go for classic Hallowe’en horror (and my personal favourite) with A Nightmare on Elm Street. If you’re looking for added (grown-up) fun, pop in Saw and play the Saw Drinking Game.
If you’d rather get down on the dance floor at your party, pull up your favorite music player and make a playlist of your creepiest songs. Make sure to include Hallowe’en classics such as Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, “Time Warp” from The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and “This is Hallowe’en” from The Nightmare Before Christmas. Oh, and of course don’t forget the “Monster Mash”!