3 Ways To Make Sure Your Halloween Party Is a Scream!
The season of scares has finally arrived, and that means it’s time to start planning the best Halloween party ever! Between the costumes, the decorations, the thrills, and – of course – the treats, few things are better for stoking the festive spirit. But nothing matters more than making sure everyone is safe, comfortable, and having a blast. So to make sure this year’s fright-fest is a success, here are a few things that every Halloween party needs, as well as some of the latest tricks and trends for a little inspiration.
Decorations To Die For
Every great Halloween party starts with great decorations. It’s hard to go wrong with the classics, such as hanging bats, spiderwebs, gravestones, skeletons, and flying ghosts – one can even transform the whole home into an elaborate, interactive haunted house! Indeed, front yard decorations these days are even rivaling Christmas displays, complete with colorful string lights and towering animatronic monsters.
But some of today’s other trends take a somewhat more understated approach. Charming ghouls and ghosts made from felt or sculpted metal, festive embroidered pillows, and rustic Halloween/autumn art are all excellent ways to get the home ready for entertaining. Whether creepy, cute or somewhere in between, there’s something for everyone to be found online or in the local craft shop.
Festive Candies and Treats
No party is complete without a spread of tasty treats – and there are plenty of recipes that fit the Halloween theme, ranging from the simple to the extravagant. Some popular and creative appetizers include hot dogs or meatballs wrapped in pastry dough to look like mummies, veggie platters arranged to look like a pumpkin or skeleton, and “apple nachos” – apple wedges drizzled with caramel and chocolate and sprinkled with pretzel chunks.
With a little creativity and the right ingredients, one can make virtually anything into the likeness of a ghost, ghoul, goblin, or some creepy-crawly. But there are plenty of simple seasonal treats, as well – pumpkin muffins or cookies, sweet potato chips, apple cider, salted caramel popcorn, etc. Whatever’s on the snack table, some candles, and a little well-placed dry ice can lend it some spooky ambiance.
Make Sure the HVAC System Isn’t Haunted
Last but not least, a great party needs a comfortable venue. Sure, the theme may be thrills and chills, but the chills should be metaphorical! October nights can get pretty cold, after all. And on the flip side, a house full of people can get pretty warm – especially if they’re all wearing costumes. So it’s up to the hosts to make sure both their AC and heater are in working order.
The best way to do that is to schedule a general HVAC maintenance visit from a professional. It’s generally a good idea to get the heater serviced every fall, but the AC may need some attention, too – especially in Texas, where the weather can change at the drop of a hat. After all, the last thing any host wants is for an HVAC breakdown to spoil the party.
Once the system has been serviced and tuned up, it’s also a good idea to make sure no furniture or decorations are blocking any return vents during the party, as this could constrict airflow and strain the unit. Then, all that’s left is to enjoy the delicious treats and celebrate the season – in comfort!
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