The spookiest month of the year is upon us.

Its time to trick or treat, watch your favourite scary movie, decorate the house and throw a Halloween themed party.

Here are the essential Halloween Party Checklist items to help you get started with planning your celebration.

Spooky music
Put together a playlist of spooky tunes to get your guests in the Halloween spirit. Start with Michael Jackson’s Thriller to get everyone in the dancing mood.

Scary movies
Host a movie party with a collection of your favourite horror’s. Or play a collection of classic horror movies in the background as part of your party decor.

Choose movies that suit your theme: zombies, vampires or monsters.

Get into the spirit of the season and decorate the house for the whole of the month, not just for the party.

Go chic and simple with a black themed party. Black is a great foundation for an eerie Halloween celebration. Consider hosting a black themed celebration with black cats, bats and crows for decorations.

Or go over-the-top spooktacular wiht a Haunted House theme complete with skeletons, ghosts, gravestones and more!

Don’t forget the outside of the house too. Add pumpkins to the porch, and monsters to the garden, for passers by and guests to enjoy.

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Keep everyone entertained.

Choose games suitable for all your guests, such as guess the lollies in the jar for kids or drinking games for the grownups.

Creepy drinks
Serve your guests a spooky drink to creep them out. Choose a signature cocktail to serve or re-label wine, beer or soft drink bottles with creative Halloween names, such as Vampire Blood for red drinks and Monster Slime for green drinks.

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Spooky snacks
Have fun theming your snacks and make up creepy witch finger sandwiches or gross ghoul stew.

Don’t forget the candy
Its not Halloween without sweets. Set up a candy bar that doubles as favours, guests can graze during the party and pack a goodie bag to take home. Include various options such as chocolate, gummy candy and sugar candy.

Follow these party planning guidelines and you are on your way to a great Halloween celebration.

Remember to always plan ahead and be party ready for any celebration.

For all your Halloween decoration and loot favour needs, pop into the shop for honeycomb ball and tissue paper pompoms, balloons, favour bags and more!

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