So as autumn approaches in with the beginning of October, so does Halloween. The time for being “scared” is here that brings fun and gatherings among friends and family. We all love those cozy Halloween parties with our loved ones. But do you have all the essentials for throwing a wonderful and well-themed Halloween dinner?
Dinner parties can be a fun and exciting way to spend quality time with friends and family. The kids are always excited about Halloween with pre-arrangements of costumes and trick-or-treating items. Let’s see what essential items you would need for throwing a Halloween-themed dinner at home:
- Dark glassware
Buy some black matte spooky printed goblets for wine and cocktails. Printed with little bats, skulls, or skeleton hands will make them more attractive.
You can also customize your simple wine glasses with removable stickers of Halloween designs.
- Stoneware bowls and plates
Add some cheap hand-made big salad bowls for a more rough and “ugly” look. Big bowls can also be hand-printed freely with dark spooky designs. Similarly, for plates, stoneware can be used to make them look vintage and classy.
Also, paper plates can be used for a more customized look with paints and printed designs. Kids can engage in decorating paper plates with crafts tools and ideas.
- Cauldrons and a mist maker
Drinks can be served in big black (or any other dark color) cauldrons with eerie clouds of smoke (mist or dry ice) coming out of them. You can chill your beverages with ice in them.
Small cauldrons can also be put on the table for serving small chunks of fruits like grapes, tiny rolls, chocolate pops, or candies. These iron-black pots can also be used for serving soups or stew, placed over small red-colored wood locks or lights to resemble fire.
- Spooky skull candles and holders
Plenty of skull-shaped candles are sold in markets during Halloween. You can grab a bunch of those with a spooky candle stand. Sculpted and artistic candles can also be placed on the tabletops. Big and prominent candles will grab the attention of the diners once lit.
Similarly, flameless candles will equally create an eerie aura in the dining hall. They can be printed with little bats, spiders, skulls, tiny ghosts, or witches.
- Eye-balls, beetles, and spider gummies in the ice trays
Instead of buying gummies from the store, you can also make them at home by decorating them with edible food coloring. They can be frozen or served in ice trays for beverages. The eye-balls and spider gummies also look creepy when served in the small smoky goblets.
- A catchy collection of creepy portraits
How about a wall portion, full of an imaginary gothic family, maybe the one that was killed by a vicious witch? You can grab random images from the internet and create a family portrait space with gothic frames. You can tell their story to your guests too!
- Creepy cake toppers and banners
You can put some cake toppers and charms on that freakishly delicious pumpkin or a witch house cake that you plan to make! Top them off with creepy bat, ghost, skull, or jack-o-lanterns toppers and charms. How about some yummy red bloody cherry sauce on the pies? Tempting.
Similarly, banners of trick-or-treating are also popular among kids. When placed near the Halloween cakes and candles, they give a sense of a sinister ghost party.
- A spider-web tablecloth, cushion covers, and curtains
Black laced spider-web table cloths can be a good attraction. Along with these, sofa cushions with glittery spiders and bats will also become popular among your guests. Also, a big cob-web-shaped curtain in the backdrop of your creepily decorated dinner table will enhance the uncanny atmosphere.
Halloween dinners and gatherings are anticipated by everyone throughout the year. They reflect a time of joy and togetherness. Kids and adults equally enjoy this season of festivity. But this year, you can host a wonderful and memorable Halloween diner at your home with these essentials that are inexpensive, unique, and catchy. Happy Halloween!