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Throwing a Grown-up Halloween Party

October 19, 2016

Throwing a Grown-up Halloween Party

October 19, 2016

Grown up halloween party

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?

Alcohol

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. 

Costumes

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

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. 

Decoration

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.

Music

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

Food

Pinterest is a gold mine for spooky recipes, and if you’re throwing a Halloween party nibbles are a must. I want to make this, this and this.

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

 

  • Hazel October 19, 2016 at 10:49 am

    Oh gosh, now I’m craving gummy worms. Confessions: I’ve never been to a Halloween party!! Roll on #bloggerhalloweenparty !

  • Florence Matthews October 23, 2016 at 11:29 am

    I’m throwing a halloween party for my two sisters and my mum- as the age group is 13+ it’s kind of a grown up party, so this was really helpful! Thanks! x

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