Entertaining Ideas

4 Halloween Hosting Ideas

Slay your next get-together with these easy tips for a frightfully fun Halloween party. From drink concoctions to easy décor treats, we have the best ideas to elevate (or levitate) your affair. Visit our Halloween Shop for the best gothic-inspired dinnerware, smoky glassware, pitch black flatware and hauntingly perfect plates to use for the occasion. (Because any good host wouldn’t be caught dead with plastic cups and flimsy plates!) And, if you’re in the spirit, check out our Halloween playlist for a captivating soundtrack to your party.

01

Make A Pumpkin Drink Dispenser

Apple cider tastes even sweeter from a plump pumpkin spout. This DIY trick is super simple to recreate: just cut the top of your pumpkin, empty it out, carve a hole at the center and add a spigot. You can pour in cider, beer or a Halloween cocktail to fill up your cups. Speaking of cups—our Valencia glassware goes great with your wickedly chic display. It’s designed with a smoky tint that fits right in with the Halloween theme. Don’t have a cake plate to put your pumpkin on? Improvise! We turned our Chelse Muse Fleur bowl upside down and put the dinner plate on top of it. Voilà! A makeshift cake plate in two shakes of a black cat’s tail.

02

Frankenstein Your Toast

Have little monsters running around? They’ll love this one. This veggie-friendly snack is a treat for your eyes and your taste buds with its simple ingredients that come together nicely. To start, smear avocado on a piece of white bread. Then play with different slices of food to make Frankenstein faces: cut olives for eyes, dried seaweed for brows, tomatoes for noses and more. We displayed it all on our Vintage Halloween plates featuring hand-drawn artwork of ravens, potions and other haunted house designs. 

03

Create Candy Corn Garlands

Here’s a trick: decorate your mantel in treats! A tasty new take on your typical Halloween garland, we created this candy corn décor to drape across your fireplace. Lay a taut string of twine down on a table and place a drop of hot glue on each piece of candy. Layer on the candy corn one-by-one across both sides of the twine to keep it from twisting. Let it dry for a bit and you’re done! Light some candles and put it near some spooky décor (like our Haunted House or black tree with ornaments to match!)

04

Punch Up The Punch Bowl

Leave a lasting impression on your guests with this simple party hack. First, brew a tasty drink concoction in your very own cauldron. We suggest our new serving bowl from our top-selling Profile collection. It’s crafted of durable porcelain and is dishwasher safe, so you don’t have to waste time hand washing (the horror!) Once you have your punch prepared, take a pair of latex gloves, fill them with water and tie them off at the ends. Freeze the gloves and keep the punch chilled in the fridge. When your guests arrive, take out the filled gloves and peel off the material, so all you’re left with are a set of creepy handprints that’ll bob inside your blood-red punch.

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