If you’ve been living under a rock then you won’t know that me and Ashton Jade are hosting a grown up Halloween party at the end of this month – the #BloggerHalloweenParty. It’s basically going to be a Halloween party, but for grown ups with games, cocktails, music and more cocktails.
All the event planning got me thinking about the Halloween parties I used to go to when I was a kid, and how a throwing a grown up Halloween party is really not that different at all.
So what do you need to throw a grown up Halloween party?
I have to admit, alcohol is probably the only thing that turns a Halloween party into something grown-ups might consider attending – but how can you resist? Scarily-themed-and-terribly-named cocktails are my calling.
In the real world, Halloween is when kids dress up in costumes and beg for candy. In Girl World, Halloween is the one day a year when a girl can dress up like a total slut and no other girls can say anything else about it.
Mean Girls said it best – anything goes when you’re an adult at a Halloween party. Unless you’re me, which means you’ll 99% end up going as a cat.
Games at a kids party always meant apple bobbing, pumpkin carving and wrapping people up in toilet roll – and adult parties are no different. If you can involve alcohol in one way another that’s even better.
The cheesier the game the better.
The decor of a party is definitely what makes it, so with Halloween, I always aim to go all out. Fairy lights, cobwebs, crime scene tape, light up ghosts – the lot.
What is a Halloween party without some cheesy classics? Here are a few of my top picks:
- Thriller – Michael Jackson
- Timewarp – The Rocky Horror Picture Show
- Tainted Love – Maralyn Manson
- I put a Spell on You – Nina Simone
To help you plan a grown up Halloween party Festive Lights have put together the ultimate guide and party pack that you can view and download here. It’s getting me super excited for the #BloggerHalloweenParty as it’s less than two weeks away!
Kirsty Leanne xx