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How to throw a hellish Halloween party

Roll up, roll up! Ladies and gentlemen, boys and ghouls – it’s time for the biggest spooktacular event of the year: a terrifically terrifying, frightfully fun and petrifyingly perfect Halloween!Our plans were put on hold last year and we all missed out, so let’s make this year bigger and better than ever! Make it a fright to remember with our haunting Halloween party ideas.

  • Rochelle - copywriter
  •  5min read
How to throw a hellish Halloween party

Go all out with devilish decorations

Whether you’re having friends and family round for a petrifying party, or you’re just trying to scare the trick or treaters, decorating the whole house is back!

Dress it up with a mixture of Halloween party decorations that will both shock and delight! For some life-like creepiness, invite some guests from beyond the grave with a hanging skeleton or two! For extra scares, don’t forget to hide a few spiders in the hallway, above the dining table or in the corner of your room. Oh and Halloween just isn’t Halloween without a few light-up pumpkins! They’re a much safer alternative to leaving lit candles around a busy house, especially if alcohol is involved!

When it comes to outside, welcome guests by creating a spooky atmosphere with outdoor lighting and hang a gruesome wreath from the door. And don’t forget the hazard tape, warning visitors to enter only if they dare!

Set a terrifying table display

Make sure all your Halloween party food prep is done in advance so you can spend more time having fun on the night! Serve a cold buffet that you can easily prepare before the big day but make it a buffet with a difference by serving up spooky Halloween-themed treats. Think monster wraps, spider pizza and pumpkin cake pops. Don’t forget to protect your table from mess and spills too with a spooky Halloween table cover.

And no Halloween party is complete without some creepy cocktails and mocktails! How about hollowing several large pumpkins, filling them with ice and using them as drinks coolers?

Pick and mix makes the perfect tempting treat for kids and adults alike. Go for terrifying teeth as well as green and orange jelly beans. Sweets are also perfect for popping into Halloween party bags, so the little ones have something to take home with them.

Thinking of getting everyone involved in a few Halloween party games? How about witch hat ring toss…or eyeball (beer) pong for the adults?

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Dress to impress with creepy costumes

Whether you want to go all out with one of our Halloween costumes for yourself or the kids, or you’re just going to go a bit extra with your Halloween make-up this year, name us a better time of year to embrace your alter ego and get your fancy dress on! To add to the fun, why not have a fancy-dress competition? Give out awards for different categories such as best dressed or scariest for the grown-ups and cutest or funniest for the kids.

Our adult costumes can be made to look even spookier with accessories such as a witch’s hat, a gruesome ‘wound’ tattoo or some haunting hair accessories.

Our kids’ costumes are perfect for your little horrors. With everything from wicked werewolves to petrifying (well sort of!) pumpkins, they’ll be all set to scare family and friends and head off trick or treating.

Did you know we’ve also removed glitter from all our Halloween costumes for a planet-friendly little win?

Create menacing looks with make-up

Whether you’re trying to transform yourself into a terrifying trick or treater or you’re looking to petrify friends at a fancy-dress party – it’s not just about the Halloween costumes. You’ll need to make sure your ghastly transformation is completed with malevolent make-up. That’s why we’ve put together some great Halloween make-up kits for you. Get creative with Halloween make-up ideas or follow our step by step below:

  • 1:- On clean skin dab a layer of green around the forehead, nose, and cheeks
  • 2:- Next dab a layer of dark face paint around the edges of the green, and keep adding layers to reach the desired effect
  • 3:- Add some blood around the mouth

Product used in pictures is - wilko frightfully fab make-up kit

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Choose some monstrous music

Set up some Halloween music to get the party started! Set up a playlist in advance so you don’t have to worry on the night, the cheesier the better.Dress your house up with a mixture of decorations that will both shock and delight! Pick up some props from our Halloween range, or DIY your own Our range of animated Halloween décor are bound to give your guests a fright. Like the Wilko Animated Butler. If you are carving pumpkins our pumpkin carving kit is perfect.

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All that’s left now is to thoroughly enjoy your fright to remember!

Browse our Halloween range online.

If a Halloween party isn’t for you, why not get creative with other ideas to keep the kids busy? Spooky storytelling, or a Halloween movie night will go down a treat with the kids.

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