25 Oct 13 Halloween Party Ideas | Your Guide to Spooky Entertaining
13 Halloween Party Ideas | Your Guide to Spooky Entertaining
Love it or loathe it Halloween really is just another good excuse for a party! What we love about Halloween is that there is so much scope for fun and creative entertaining ideas. From kid-friendly treat platters to scarily good cocktails for the grown-ups (and let’s face it, if you have been dealing with little monsters who have way too much sugar, you will need a good drink!)
Planning your party doesn’t need to be complicated, and it’s often the simplest ideas that work the best, so we have put together 13 Halloween party ideas to guarantee a spooktacular good time!
13 Halloween Party Ideas #1 Biccie Board
We are just a little bit in love with this oh so pretty Halloween biccie board by @stephaniehannablog. Still very Halloween themed, but with pretty pastel colours and the cutest ice biscuits by @royallyiced. A sweet treat serving board is bound to be a winner with both adults and kids alike. Perfect for a family party when you don’t want to go too scary with little kids around, but still want your food to be on theme. The inclusion of macaroons, mini marshmallows, chocolate chips and meringues means that there is something for everyone.
You can use almost any shape of board for your creation, but we think that CLINQ’s round Marble Cheese Board would work really well with this idea!
13 Halloween Party Ideas #3: Black Magic Margarita
Halloween margarita’s? Yes, please! Strictly for the adults this one!
You will need
Black sanding sugar, Silver tequila, triple sec, lime juice, food colouring (your choice of colour), lime slices for garnish.
- Rim two glasses with a lime slice and dip in black sanding sugar.
- Divide tequila, triple sec, and lime juice between two glasses and stir to combine. Add food colouring until desired black colour is achieved.
- Add ice and garnish with a slice of lime before serving.
Recipe via Delish.com
13 Halloween Party Ideas #4: Monster Cocktail Stirrer
Kids got too many Halloween lollies? Why not relieve them of some of that sugar and create one of these fun Halloween themed cocktail stirrers. All you need is a wooden skewer, and some packets of lollies and off you go!
You could create a shorter version to fit in our Stemless Martini Glass, or a longer version would work particularly well in our Copper Moscow Mule Mug. Now all that is left to do is think about what cocktail this could be added too…..
Ideas and images courtesy of A Beautiful Mess
13 Halloween Party Ideas #5: White Pumpkins
Can Halloween be classy? Sure! Long gone are the days of bright green punch and fake blood. You can now create Halloween boards with sophisticated pastel colour pallets, and white simplicity. Although they are not always the easiest to find in the supermarket, white pumpkins look super chic and are perfect if you are an arty type who likes to draw on their pumpkins rather than carve a design.
13 Halloween Party Ideas #6: Zombie Cocktail
Drinkers beware…..legend says that the first person who tried this strong cocktail felt like a zombie for days afterwards. Not a drink for the faint hearted, this rather strong cocktail has 3 different types of rum in it!
To make this drink you will need
Light rum, dark rum, apricot liqueur, orange juice, dash of lime Bitters, 1 handful ice, shot of Bacardi 151 Rum, orange slice and cherry for garnish.
- Combine light rum, dark rum, apricot liqueur, orange juice, and bitters using a cocktail shaker.
- Pour into a large glass filled with ice. Top with the shot of Bacardi 151, then garnish with the orange slice and cherry.
This tiki style citrus cocktail would work very well in our Copper Moscow Mule Mugs, which would be perfect for keeping them super chilled. Why not add some Copper Drinking Straws to complete the look.
Zombie recipe via Delish.com
Smart looking for all occasions…..but also work so well with Halloween decor.
13 Halloween Party Ideas #7: Eye Ball Ice Cubes
This looks so effective and takes minutes to prepare. Simply chop an olive in half and add it to an ice cube. Then serve in your favourite Halloween drink! To maximise the effectiveness these do work best in clear drinks so that the eye balls look out at you! Fun, but definitely creepy! 👁️ 👁️
If you want to go all out, you could make extra large eye ball ice cubes in our Silicone Ice Cube Tray Just what you need for a longer lasting chill!
13 Halloween Party Ideas #8: Mummy Brie
No party is complete without a good cheese board! Delicious and super simple, this Mummy Brie will make a statement at your next party.
For the full recipe please visit Delish.com
13 Halloween Party Ideas #9: Spooky Serving Platter
Yes, we know that Halloween is all about the sweet treats, but we can sill try and get them to eat their veggies (talking about the little monsters here). This fun Halloween serving platter is great for both the kids and grown-ups and makes a fabulous centre piece at any party. Why not make it super sized and serve up your veggies on our Large Cheese Board Just one way you can try and balance out all that sugar!
13 Halloween Party Ideas #10: Goolishly Green Cocktails
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you’ll love this indulgent bright green cocktail made with a creamy mix of creme de menthe, creme de cacao, and cream. Popular in the 1950s and 60s the Grasshopper has been described as being like a boozy equivalent of a glass of mint choc-chip ice cream. Yum! Sounds goolishly good to us!
For the full recipe BBC Good Food
We are just thinking about how freekin sophisticated these would look in our Stemless Martini Glasses
13 Halloween Party Ideas #11: Wake The Dead Shooters
If it’s been a long week and you are feeling more like the walking dead then life a sole of the party, you may need a little something to wake you from your zombie like trance. If this sounds like you, then let us introduce the ‘Wake The Dead’ shot. It doesn’t look like much, but this little shot sure packs a punch! Best served at the end of the night when people are starting to flag!
Spruce Eats has the full recipe!
Serve your shooter in style with these hand-blown, copper ball base shot glasses. They won’t be forgotten no matter how big the night.
13 Halloween Party Ideas #12: Party Games
Having enough tricks up your sleeve for Halloween actives and games is a must for any party! Here is a list of our favourite games to keep both adults and kids entertained.
- Apple bobbing – A classic Halloween game that kids love! Fun for all the family, but if you want to take it to the next level you could switch the water our for a witches brew punch or sangria! T
- Halloween charades – Just the good ole game of charades that we all know and love, just with Halloween themed movies and spooky stories to guess.
- Halloween pinata – Pick yourself up a Halloween Pinata, fill with lollies and let the kids burn off some of that excess energy trying to bash it open! For a an adult-friendly take on the game, fill with mini bottles of alcohol (just make sure you use the non-glass bottles)!
- Murder mystery – If you have a large enough gathering, plan a murder mystery game for a chilling touch to your party.
- Horror movie trivia – Play a drinking game or movie trivia with a classic scary movie theme.
13 Halloween Party Ideas #13: Carve a Pumpkin
Last but not least….carve a pumpkin! The centre piece to any Halloween party…a creepily carved Halloween pumpkin!
So there you have it, 13 Halloween party ideas to help you out with your spooky entertaining. Now all that is left is to enjoy the party.
The CLINQ team x