The scariest day of the year is here. October 31 is just around the corner and no one wants to miss the opportunity to live this night of witches to the fullest, even if you think you’re too old to go out trick-or-treating. Find out what to do at home on Halloween, for an unforgettable evening.
We bring you some suggestions for a night of terror. Whether you are looking for ideas for a Halloween party at home, or if your thing is cooking and you want to surprise your friends with a special and terrifyingly fun menu.
Home Halloween party ideas
Who would have thought it! For some years now, Halloween has become one of the most eagerly awaited celebrations of the year. No one can resist its spooky aesthetics and the fun that this holiday offers, both for young and old.
The name Halloween comes from All Hallows Eve, the eve of the feast of All Saints. But those of us who celebrate it are very much alive and “dying” to have a terrifyingly fun night, even without leaving the house.
What do you mean, you want to celebrate, but you still don’t know what to do for Halloween at home? Don’t panic! Or yes… Because we are going to give you a few ideas for a Halloween party so that you and your loved ones have a great time.
Witches, sinister pumpkins, ghosts, vampires… There are many creatures of the night that come together in the imagination of this date and that inspire Halloween costumes and decorations. They are joined by other characters from horror films such as zombies, aliens and other iconic villains.
But if there is one thing they all have in common, it is that they bring out our creative side for one night. It doesn’t matter whether you celebrate it by going to a party, trick-or-treating in the neighbourhood or with your friends or family at home. Halloween is a holiday that brings together more and more people with a single goal, to have a great and scary time.
What activities to do for Halloween?
Watch out! The scariest night of the year is almost here, so have you prepared everything? Maybe you’ve been thinking for months about how you can top this year’s Halloween party. But in case you still need a little more inspiration, we want to give you some ideas.
Do you celebrate Halloween with the little ones at home, but in your neighbourhood they are not trick-or-treaters? No problem, there are plenty of things you can do at home on Halloween to enjoy yourselves like kids.
How about a movie marathon? Just get super comfortable in your Havaianas Top Fluffy slippers in black (you know, the predominant colour on this date) and prepare the snacks to enjoy some classics such as Hocus Pocus, The Addams Family, The Nightmare Before Christmas or even the Harry Potter saga. Of course, if you are going to do the marathon with adults, you might prefer some horror classics such as the Halloween sagas, Poltergeist or Scream.
Another good option, especially for the children in the house, is to decorate pumpkins. What would Halloween be without them? Why don’t you put on your Slim Glitter II and help them carve the most terrifying faces to decorate the house with Jack O’Lanterns?
But there’s more: are you a fancy dress enthusiast? What about organising a costume contest? In the living room, on the terrace, you decide the place. The important thing is that your guests do their best to prepare their Halloween costumes and create a fun atmosphere.
How to decorate a house for Halloween
Decorating your home for Halloween is one of the most important parts of creating the atmosphere of mystery and terror that surrounds witches’ night.
We can give you many ideas on how to decorate your house for Halloween, but there is one very important thing to keep in mind before you start. You need to be comfortable. That’s why we recommend you to go for a combination like the Rainbow Eco Sweat Hoodie and the Sweat Pants Rainbow Eco, so you only have to concentrate on making your house a scary place.
You can buy cobwebs from your local party shop and hang them from shelves or ceiling corners to give rooms a decadent look. Hang decorated pumpkins (either real or plastic) and skulls with LED candles inside that will scare the living daylights out of you.
You can also choose to hang paper bats from the ceiling to make your home look like a vampire’s crypt. Putting black tablecloths, glasses and plates on the tables will make it look even more terrifying. And by placing skeleton garlands with lights on the wall, you can give everything a more festive touch. The only limits are set by your imagination!
One of the best parts of any party is the food, and Halloween is no exception. Because a night of terror can also be delicious, so here are some ideas for a Halloween dinner at home.
Let’s get to work! Some of the most popular Halloween treats are biscuits and cupcakes. Decorate them as monstrously as possible with the help of the kids or your friends. You can turn them into pumpkins, spiders, ghosts, witches’ cauldrons…
You can also opt for Halloween-inspired drinks. For example, you can make a traditional lemonade and add grenadine to it. This will give the drink a reddish colour that will make it look like the blood that vampires drink.
Or would you prefer some delicious mummy fingers? Just wrap sausages in irregularly shaped strips of puff pastry and bake them in the oven until golden brown. And then what? You can eat them dipped in ketchup to give them a scary twist.
Choose your costume!
Last but not least are the costumes. If you want to have a memorable Halloween night you can’t forget to wear a costume related to this spooky date.
A witch full of cobwebs and wearing a pointy hat is a sure hit, you just need to find a black skirt, a dark lace blouse and even a cape and you’ll be ready to go. But you can also be a zombie looking for brains in your neighbourhood and take advantage of those clothes you were going to throw away and make them look like you’ve just come out of the grave.
With a black, purple or red dress and a cape you can be a vampire ready to drink the blood of all your guests. The Beach Dress Knit Eco (in black) can be an option, as it is perfect for any occasion. If you don’t want anything to happen to your precious dress with so much blood, sweets and pumpkins going around, you can always use an old sheet and be a ghost to terrify everyone else.
The most important thing, whatever costume you choose, is that you’re comfortable all night long, so remember to opt for comfortable shoes like the Velvet Slippers Flatform to make sure the only thing you won’t be afraid of this Halloween is aching feet.