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Tips To Organising A Great Halloween Party

Tips To Organising A Great Halloween Party

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It is again that time of the year when you need to start getting ready for the spookiest time of the year. Halloween is fast approaching and you want to start planning for a party if you are holding one this year. Here are some of the top tips to help you organise a successful Halloween party.
tips organising great halloween party Tips To Organising A Great Halloween Party

Send A Great Invite

A good party starts with a great invite and thus it is a good idea to have a fun invite sent to your guests. Since it is Halloween you will probably have something spooky as the theme to your party and your invite should reflect this as well.

Make sure you mention if you want your guests to come in a fancy dress and if you want them to bring some snack or drinks to your party. It is also important to send the invitation as soon as possible, preferably around one to two weeks before your party occurs.

Opt For Finger Food

The best foods for Halloween parties are definitely finger foods. This can allow you to be very creative with the food and you can have people come and go in a simple way because you aren’t serving hot food. It will also save you a lot of time since you can prepare for it well in advance.

Look for fun recipes online and you should definitely check out the popcorn recipe at the iVillage website. It is also a good idea to serve a punch bowl with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options.

Atmosphere Comes From Lighting

It is important that your party has a spooky atmosphere and the best way to do this is by using dim lighting around the room. Place candles and for a safer option get some LED candles to place around the room. You should of course also have a few pumpkin heads around the room with some light inside.

Black and orange are usually associated with Halloween so it is a good idea to have lights that create an orange glow around the room.

Powerful Entertainment

It is a nice idea to organise a bit of entertainment to your party and for a Halloween party this should be something powerful and big. A good idea is to organise a fireworks display; this will create just the right atmosphere for your party and make sure your guests are wowed. If you are looking to buy fireworks online then you have a lot of options available, for instance Fireworks Crazy in the UK.

Good Old Decorations

It is a good idea to have some decorations at your party as well. The great thing about Halloween parties is that you can really go with the old trusted options of spider webs and skeletons. You should opt for these to guarantee your venue looks good and that there is the right Halloween atmosphere for people to enjoy their time at the party. Make sure you also add a bit of music to the party to guarantee the right party feeling.

Nicky is a big fan of parties and her absolutely favourite party is Halloween. She loves to find new ways to have a spooky party and is already planning her costume for this year. When she isn’t thinking about hosting parties she loves to spend time with her two cats.

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Halloween Hiccup? Ways to Treat Pedestrians to a Safe Night

Halloween Hiccup? Ways to Treat Pedestrians to a Safe Night

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Halloween Hiccup? Ways to Treat Pedestrians to a Safe Night

Halloween has traditionally been a favorite observance for children across the United States. Although it is technically not a holiday, do not attempt to tell a youngster that. Halloween has also become a fun celebration for adults, but often their treats are not necessarily candy and fruit, and the tricks have a way of biting back.

However, there are some measures that everyone can take when planning how to celebrate this fun time of year that actually does kick off the true holiday season. Being reasonable and responsible can go long way in allowing everyone to have an enjoyable time.

Preparing for a Halloween Party

Halloween parties have become the most popular method of celebrating the observance. A good event schedule will include having sober individuals at a party who are the designated drivers for attendees that enjoy drinking alcohol.

Halloween is fun for everyone, so this may not be a futile process. Another consideration is scheduling the party on a weekend when the children and their chaperones are not out walking the side streets. This action can be a positive measure for ensuring both public and private safety.

Driving on Halloween Night

Parties held on Halloween night deserve extra scrutiny. Let all of the party-goers know who the driver is going to be and how they will be getting home. Sometimes it is best to arrange transportation for picking guests up to ensure that they do not attempt to drive intoxicated. It is important to understand that the police are highly aware of illegal drivers on both designated Halloween observances and the actual night, and they get especially aggravated at having to work auto accidents on Halloween that involve drunk drivers.

Providing Food

Serving a good selection of party favorites and snacks can help reduce the number of intoxicated guests, or at least provide some absorption for those who do drink. Bread can be an excellent method of absorption, which is traditionally known to contain soaking properties. Serving coffee could possibly help for those who are borderline impaired. But, more often than not, it can just produce a wide-awake drunk.

Your Plan

Being involved in an accident on Halloween can be an expensive proposition, so connecting yourself with an experienced car accident firm, such as Florida’s Steinger, Iscoe & Greene you can call in case of unplanned issues, is important.

Always remember that individuals who allow intoxicated guests to drive away from a party can also be held negligent in any lawsuit resulting from an auto accident occurring en route home. Additionally, pedestrians always have the legal right-of-way and can easily be unnoticed by an impaired driver. An attorney may also have some professional tips on safe event scheduling other legal situations.

With the possible exception of New Year’s Eve, Halloween night sees the most combined traffic on the street when pedestrians are included. And, most of those pedestrians are children. It is important to consider all options when celebrating this big event, and take every step necessary to make sure everyone has a fun time by helping reduce all possibilities of impaired driving.

With celebrators in mind, Giovanna O’Neal shares these helpful steps for preventing a possible traffic accident.  The group at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene is on hand in the Orlando, Florida area to assist any client against devastating claims in the event of a driver collision.



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Vintage Halloween Decorations

Vintage Halloween Decorations

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For inspiring Halloween decorations, look no further than the past! The accessories used to adorn houses in the 1940s and 50s didn’t have the grizzle and gore that are de rigeur these days. They did, however, have their own creepy charm and character. The childlike quality to them does give a really spine-chilling element – like antique dolls. You can buy reproduction decorations or splash out on actual antique ones.

‘All Hallows Day’ or ‘All Saints Day’ is celebrated worldwide on 31st October and carries many different traditions with it. It mixes secular and pagan rituals and customs. Here we look at the most recognisable Halloween decorations as they were in ‘ye olden days’.

Streamers

In America and the UK, black and orange streamers would adorn the porches of any self-respecting neighbourhood house to invite trick or treaters to the door. These pretty and inexpensive trimmings have been around for yonks, as our picture, from 1924 shows!

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Haunted House

An old dolls house could be easily converted into a spooky haunted house (ask your sister first!). The dark gables, the rotting roof tiles and the requisite witch silhouette to make it even scarier. You could make one from scratch with Papier-mâché?

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Paper Wall Decorations

An immediate lift to any parts of the house that need the spook factor, old card decorations can simply be stuck on the wall. You can make your own at home by using card and templates from the internet.

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Jack o Lantern

Jack o Lanterns weren’t quite as scary in the 1950s, in so much as they didn’t have evil eyes or sharp teeth, but there’s something quite demonic about their piercing eyes and leery smile that will frighten trick or treaters nonetheless. This example comes from Germany.

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Noisemakers

Making noise on Halloween is a very old tradition. The custom has its roots in Celtic history. The idea being that the ghouls that roamed the world that night wouldn’t take up residence in your house – also the reason that fires were extinguished in homes for the night. German toy exporters took these shaker toys to America as early as 1900.

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Drink Stirrers

These skull and bones drink stirrers would be the talking point of any Halloween party. The tagline on the logo for these is particularly grizzly, “Name your poison”!

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Mantelpiece Decorations

This metal scene is perfect for the mantelpiece or by the fire (which you shouldn’t really have going anyway as it’s Halloween). Fireproof, they can be used near Jack o Lanterns without fear of being a fire hazard!

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Scary Scarecrow

The poor old scarecrow, not only does he have to stand in a field come rain or shine, he is then vilified as a scary character at Halloween. Oh well, here is a lovely, though slightly creepy, scarecrow decoration from yesteryear.

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Bats

Friend of vampires and witches alike, the humble little bat is a must-have on Halloween. Whether hanging from the ceiling or streamed across walls, these cute little bats have a sinister side too.

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Black Cat Lanterns

An alternative to the pumpkin, these black cat heads are (presumably and rather squeamishly) scooped out to hold a candle inside. Lucky they’re not real…

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Witches

This vintage witch looks eerily like the witch from Disney’s 1937 animation ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarves’. Which is enough to scare any small child!

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Owls

Halloween gives you a great excuse to adorn the house with the biggest ornithological design trend right now – Owls!

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Author: This article was written by Alfie Davenport, who works for British Antique Replicas.



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Halloween holidays is a combination of ancient Celtic practices (festival of Samhain) with a bit of Catholic (All Saints’ Day) and Roman religious rituals. Halloween is celebrated each year on October 31. Nowadays, is it joined with wearing costumes and masks. Especially some spooky masks like these.

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