What not to forget this Halloween

If you’re looking to host a horrifying Halloween party this year, there are a few things you need to remember in order to make it a success. A truly spook-tacular October bash is not all that hard to achieve; all you need is a bit of imagination and a healthy sense of fun.

Food

One of the most commonly overlooked aspects of throwing a Halloween party is the food. It is easy to just prepare a standard finger buffet, but you can have a lot more fun if you make it horror-themed. This is also a great way to get your younger relatives involved, as children love cooking, especially when creative decorating is involved.

You can make a wide range of biscuits, cakes and savoury snacks look spooky by shaping them like gravestones or ghosts. Anything can be made into a creepy crawly by adding pretzel sticks or strawberry laces to make legs. Use your imagination to make your food as spooky as possible.

Of course, if you wanted to get really elaborate you could make an elegantly decorated Halloween cake. This is a great opportunity to show off your sugarcraft skills. If you don’t have any, why not train yourself up with a beginners’ course? That way you can have your friends and family marvel at your culinary creations.

A checklist for your Halloween party this year.

Decorations

You should also try to make your home look the part. This can be as simple as teasing apart some cotton wool fibres and hanging them up around your living room as cobwebs. Then, of course, there are pumpkins. Carve a few of these if you get time and put tealights in them for creepy Jack-o-lanterns.

Costume

Last but not least, you need to make sure you’re dressed for the occasion. This doesn’t have to be anything ridiculously elaborate, but you should make an effort. That way you can really look the part of the hostess of an excellent Halloween party. You can be a ghost, witch, vampire or zombie – whatever you like.

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