Even though summer is in full swing, the holidays are just around the corner. One holiday that’s under-celebrated is Halloween. Who doesn’t like to don a scary or fun costume and be someone else for a night? Here’s your opportunity to throw a memorable Halloween bash your friends and family will talk about for years.
There are lots of fun food options, and you can mix fall favorites with Halloween specialties. Pumpkin or Black Bean soup, cornbread, and chili will warm up guests on a chilly night. Finger foods are an excellent choice as well because people will undoubtedly be circulating. Deviled Eggs, Pumpkin Cupcakes, Caramel Apples, Finger-shaped Sugar Cookies, blood punch – the list goes on. Be sure to create a signature drink to share with all the monsters that join you.
It’s not hard to find a plethora of Halloween-themed decorations. Ghosts, spiders, webs, monsters, smoking cauldrons, and witch’s brooms are standard fare. Don’t forget the candy! You’ll never go wrong with glass containers filled with childhood favorites such as candy corn, Smarties, M&Ms, and Hershey bars.
A great Halloween party will be a celebration that keeps people on their feet, and with the variety of musical choices available, a DJ might be your best bet. Choose a DJ who’s animated, good with crowds, and will get into the spirit of the party. Consider adding a karaoke machine to the equation. The right DJ will encourage participation from guests, manage the karaoke machine, and take requests.
Have fun with the music and choose songs from every decade and genre. Here are a few songs to consider.
Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” “Beetlejuice,” Danny Elfman
“Highway to Hell,” AC/DC “Ghostbusters,” Ray Parker Jr.
“The Reaper,” Blue Oyster Cult “Monster Mash,” Bobby Pickett
Theme from “Twilight Zone” “Tubular Bells” from “The Exorcist”
In addition to Halloween favorites, put together a list of killer songs. Maybe incorporate some group dancing. Have you ever wanted to learn how to do the whole routine from “Thriller”? Here’s your chance.
Bialek’s Music can help you liven up any party and make it unforgettable. Start planning now for a Halloween party for the record books. Call us anytime at 301-340-6206 in the Washington DC area, or at 410-484-7978 in the Baltimore area to set up an appointment.