Host a Halloween Horror Movie Party
Halloween has become the spooky fun holiday for kids to adults and teens in between. Why? When else do you get to indulge in overeating on candy,dress-up in costumes, paint your face and be someone or something that you could never be in real life? Like all holidays, hosting a party is a great way to celebrate Halloween. Hosting a “horror” movie night is a way to gather friends and family for an evening of refreshments and watching some very spooky movies together.
Here are some ideas to make this a very unique Halloween night for your guests:
Attempt to find movies that represent Halloween, that are spooky, suspenseful, scary etc. You will find all kinds of movies available from “dark comedy”, vampire romance to gory horror as well as thrillers that really send chills. You should have at least 3 to 4 movie selections and maybe more incase some have been seen by majority of your guests. Try picking some of the top vintage horror/thrillers to provide a better selection. Take into consideration your audiences’ age, especially if young children are included. Save the really scary movies for the late night older guests.
Lighting is very important to any scary Halloween scene. So keep your lighting dim, play with colored light bulbs to give a shadow or dark effect. Consider candles. Choose various halloween decorations to create a special haunted place which adds to the eerie ambiance. While lights will be low, make sure that there is sufficient light to bathrooms and where refreshments are served. Try using strings of glowing or flickering Halloween lights.
Ensure that everyone has a comfortable place to sit or lie to watch the movies. Use lawn chairs if you must but do have adequate seating and attempt to place chairs so that every seat has good viewing. Provide pillows and throws for those whom need something to hide behind. Pillows on the floor will help provide alternate spots for those whom cannot sit for long.
There are lots of special Halloween recipes for refreshments. Depending on the time your party begins will help determine what you will serve. If early in the evening, then you may want to do pizza, later in the evening after attending to the “trick and treat group”, then finger foods, munchies are probably more in tune for your party goers. When keeping the room darker, ensure that the food is placed in areas that are easily accessible. Try to serve food and drinks that if spilled will not stain.
To dress up or not? Halloween is the one time a year that you get to dress and behave in a very unusual manner so take advantage of it. By having your guests dress-up in Halloween Costumes adds a special highlight to the evening. It is a Halloween Party after all. You can do a theme. ie: Vampire Costumes and then show Vampire related movies.
With a little imagination and planning, the Halloween Horror Movie Night can easily become a tradition in your home and one that your friends and family will look forward to each year.
There are some great ideas of Costumes available to go with your Horror Movie Night. With halloween being the most important dress-up party of the year, you will want to look your best in a costume to die for. A classis Halloween tradition, that just keeps getting hotter and sexier, Gothic Vampires never go out of style.
Have a fun and safe Halloween!