Do you remember the good times you had going for trick-r-treating when you were a kid? Gathering your best friends and making your way into the neighbourhood, hoping weather won’t be too cold to handle things!
Then when you grew a little old, Halloween time became an excuse for watching scary movies (It’s the month of Halloween and to get you in the mood, we’ve put together a list of five of the best scary movies of all time), dressing up and scaring others like a kid once again! For many people, the love of Halloween becomes a badge of honour that they must live up to even well into their adulthood.
Let’s take you through the top 5 tips that can help you make the most of Halloween as an adult.
Host a Gothic dinner get-together
Even if you don’t plan an all-out Halloween bash, an intimate dinner get-together of friends and family can be a good way to celebrate this occasion. You could keep a strict dress code, for instance, everyone to be dressed at their Victorian best for the evening. You could host this dinner at home, or even someplace else. Although you might need to do a lot of preparations to host it at home, home environment allows you to have a better control of the ambience. Any other venue might be pricey, but it would allow you to spend more time with the guests. Here are some Halloween dinner party menu ideas from top chefs.
How about a seasonal cocktail?
You could head online and find some amazing recipes for seasonal vampire-themed cocktails. There’s no harm in getting creative by using glassware that are in line with the theme. Additional touch-ups can be done by using black cocktail straws, black napkins and Halloween candies in the form of drink garnish.
Look your monstrous best at workplace!
Even if there is a dress code for the day, you can always get creative and improvise here and there. Women especially have a lot of scope. They could opt for a Victorian blouse, horror themed accessories and stockings made using a spider-web pattern. Here’s a list of 16 spooky accessories you could use for Halloween.
Although you could purchase a handful of fake tombstones off the shelf and leave it at that, but there’s so much more you could do! How about stopping by the local store and picking up some candleholders, jars and/or other tiny items to do up the place. You could arrange a craft night session with your close friends and paint things up with conventional Halloween colours.
Get hold of that skull!
Unlike the old times, skulls are no longer considered a taboo when it comes to home decor. You can easily find office-ready fashion items made with skull-patterned fabric. At home, you could use skull throw pillows and give small-small touches to different places of your house, to make it all a bit of rock ‘n’ roll and gothic at the same time.