Halloween Party How-tos

Halloween is a holiday for all ages! You don’t have to be a kid to justify celebrating spooks and ghouls.

But what do you do when you are too old to trick-or-treat and too young to go to an office party? Here are some tips from HuffPo on how to host a fun and frivolous Halloween party for grown-ups.

Set the Stage
Halloween is all about creating a little bit of drama. So pick a theme and go with it. Maybe your theme is set in the laboratory of a mad scientist or the flat of a glamorous vampire, or my personal favorite, the home of an elderly witch. Setting a theme allows your party to “tell a story.” Telling that story through the dishes you serve is a great form of “entertainment” for your guests. It also makes choosing your costume a breeze.

Share Your Theme. Encourage Costumes
Let’s face it, costumes are fun for all ages and there really is only one time of year when your guests will be willing to “dine in costume” and that’s Halloween. By sharing your theme, it encourages your guests to get creative and join in the fun. So if you are hosting a “mad scientist party” don’t be surprised if you end up welcoming a few “lab rats” into your home.

Don’t Skimp on Dessert!

As a kid, Halloween was all about the sweets and as a grown-up you shouldn’t lose that tradition. If you ask me, this isn’t the time for a dainty apple tart, bring on the chocolate! And the richer, the better. We all deserve a little gluttony in the sugar department. It is Halloween after all.

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