It’s no secret that here at Apollo we love a themed party and if there’s one night of the year to pull out all the stops its HALLOWEEN! It’s the perfect excuse for adults and children to embrace all things eerie and have some real fun preparing for a party. Follow our top tips for a spook-tacular night….
DEADLY DÉCOR: Darkness has fallen and it’s eerily quiet. Guests arrive down a smoke filled path with cobwebs, flying bats, rustling bushes and spooky sound effects. Pick a theme; zombies, vampire movies or ‘gruesome and ghoulish’ and encourage friends to go for it with freakish fancy dress.
Opt for a dark and murky marquee with atmospheric lighting – how about a haunted graveyard with gravestones, skeletons and coffin tables. Deck it with pumpkins, caldrons, ghosts, spiders, skulls, witches and cobwebs to create a creepy lair!
CREEPY COCKTAILS: Halloween drinks should be talking point; try Bloody Scary, Eyeball Martinis (don’t forget the lychee), Witches Brew, Zombie Brain, Black Widow, Bloody Sangria, and Devils Punch.
NIGHTMARE NIBBLES: Have fun with Halloween food; Cauldron Curry, Garlicky Pumpkin Risotto, Eyeball Tacos, Spicy Vampire Batwings, Sausage Mummies, Frankenstein Cupcakes, Spider Cakes and Chocolate Mice the list is endless! For a bit of nostalgia serve toffee apples and have a candy floss tricycle.
A KILLER PLAYLIST: Make sure you spin some Halloween tunes to get everyone in the party mood. Dance-floor classics include; Thriller, Monster Mash, Ghost Busters, Somebody’s Watching Me, Every Breathe You Take (sorry couldn’t resist!).
BEWITCHING ENTERTAINMENT: A Halloween party isn’t complete without the freakiest acts and traditional dark and eerie games! Our recommendations include; lurch butlers, fire breathers, stilt walkers, zombie characters, DIY deadly photo booths and more. The classics are always a crowd-pleaser: bobbing apple games, doughnuts on string or a bat piñata filled with treats and creepy crawlies!