You never outgrow Halloween. You just change the trick and treats.
Decorating the venue is a big area to make the difference. Make it spookier, rather than cute like you would for a childs party. Try to get enough small tea-light candles, and not use the main electric lights. Of course, be careful with these, you don’t want to burn it down though!
You can get Candle Holders with spaces for Plastic to give the lights a spooky orange or red glow – these are great for different events throughout the year – blue and white around Christmas, and all sorts of bright colours at New Years and Birthdays.
Of course, decorations will look out of place if the music isn’t right. Some spooky organ music would fit in perfectly, but a quick online search comes up with plenty of free results.
Let loose your creative side. Turn donut holes into Eyeballs, decorated with Jam and icing sugar, Pumpkin Pies can easily be made into spiderwebs or pumpkins, Pizzas can be made using French breads and transformed into broken-off arms or legs! You could have bowls of popcorn or crisps with small suprises in them (but not too small people wouldn’t realise if they ate a big handful!)
The main part for an Adult Halloween Party. Create a range of different cocktails, which are easy and quick to make, or have a dedicated bar-person for the night!
You could try some of these, or create something completely random:
½ cup Vanilla Ice Cream
30ml White Crème de Cacao
Add all of the ingredients into a blender, and blend for at least ten seconds, until they’re smooth and creamy. Serve in a tall glass, with a spooky straw.
30ml Cherry Brandy
Pour the Vodka and Brandy into a highball glass filled with ice and gently stir together, before topping the glass up with Cranberry Juice and Cola.
12.5ml Crème de Menthe (Mint Liquer)
1½ Shots of Cream
1½ Shots of Milk
Shake all the ingredients together over Ice. Strain into a fresh Glass over fresh Ice.
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