Plan to have a costume competition. You can have a parade at local school or assisted nursing home. Organize a scavenger hunt. Bobbling for apples is an old time favorite. Have a big bonfire with hot apple dicer, donuts, and fresh popcorn and candy Carmel apples. Your organization could host kid’s Halloween party for your employees, local school or neighborhood community. The key to team building is to get your all your employees involved in the planning process. Make this fun event. Have a pumpkin carving contest. Have decorating competition between each department. Use Scarecrows, ghosts, cornhusks, and windows decorations to add the Halloween spirit to your work area.
How to plan your own Halloween party?
1. First you need to pick your date and location. Ideas; find an old barn, warehouse or your own home. Invite your friends and family. Give them the information and tell them they need to dress up.
2. Costume party, you will need to have special awards. Categories include funniest, scariest, sexiest, most unique, and best overall. You can come with your own categories, like people’ choice.
3. You can have Pumpkin carving contest.
4. Bobbling for apples is old time favorite.
5. Find some Halloween music, Thriller, Ghostbusters, and sound effect music to add the mood.
6. Organize Hay ride and end up with a bonfire.
7. Have plenty of food, beverages, and snacks.
8. You can play charades.
9. You could have your own dance music. Ask a friend to be your own DJ.
10. Set up sing along or karaoke for your group
11. You visit a corn maze.
Have fun. Ask some of your friends to help plan, set up and clean up after your party.
Another idea is to create your own haunted house or maze. Have fun and be creative !
Here are five Halloween movies suggested by movies on-line.
1. Trick R’ Treat
3. DONNIE DARKO
4. GINGER SNAPS
5. Nightmare Before Christmas
Halloween Special drinks for your Party
1 cup of fresh or frozen strawberries
1 cup of fresh or frozen raspberries
1 cup of fresh or frozen cranberries
1 cup of pomegranate juice
750 milliliter bottle of Vodka
Blend all ingredients, and plus to chop up the fruit. Refrigerate for one hour. Pour the vodka and fruit through a strainer. The infused the vodka chilled or cut with apple cider, ginger ale or coconut cream.
Pumpkin Pie Punch
15 ounce pumpkin puree
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
½ gallon apple cider
2-liter ginger ale
I medium bowl whisk together pumpkin pure, brown sugar and spices. Add apple cider and whisk u til brow sugar dissolves. In large punch bowl mix pumpkin with cider & ginger ale with ice.
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While many people are trying to enjoy the last moments of summer, there are others who are already gearing up for their favorite holiday, Halloween. It is the one night of the year where you can dress up like a superhero and no one will bat an eye, and it is also the best time of year to cut loose with an awesome theme party. You still have plenty of time to plan for your bash, so keep a few of these decorative accents in mind when you're preparing for your gathering.
1. Decorative lighting. Ambiance is the hallmark of any good Halloween party, so try to go for a mixture of low-level lighting and glowing accents. Use some rope lighting on the underside of tables in orange or red to create a creepy setting for your food table, and do the same underneath couches and chairs to add a touch of color to your venue. Candles are also a great choice for the occasion, but be sure to keep them out of the direct flow of traffic to avoid a fire hazard.
2. Easy to clean-up party supplies. Party tableware, personalized banners and party centerpieces are easy places to start when you're designing a serving table or any other point of interest. This will help ease the clean-up responsibilities of the host and ensure that your gathering has a unified theme. You can then use all sorts of Halloween favorites like fake cobwebs, small tombstones and small pumpkins on your table to create a wonderful mixture of holiday accents.
3. A photo area. Whether you have a large Halloween prop or a standee, taking pictures of all of your guests' creative costumes will allow you to capture the best moments from your get-together. This will open up your possibilities in the future to throw a scrapbooking party, or you can give your guests personalized party favors that feature their pictures. There's plenty of opportunities, so let your imagination run wild.
Halloween may seem like a long way off, but if you want to throw the best party of the season, you need to begin planning now! By incorporating a few of these Halloween party supplies, you can instantly transform your venue and show your friends who the best party planner in the group really is!
Quotations for Halloween
I'll bet living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween. ~Author Unknown
As spirits roam the neighborhoods at night,
Let loose upon the Earth till it be light...
~Nicholas Gordon, poemsforfree.com
Eat, drink and be scary. ~Author Unknown
Pixie, kobold, elf, and sprite,
All are on their rounds tonight;
In the wan moon's silver ray,
Thrives their helter-skelter play.
A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween. ~Erma Bombeck
Witch and ghost make merry on this last of dear October’s days. ~Author Unknown
Halloween wraps fear in innocence,
As though it were a slightly sour sweet.
Let terror, then, be turned into a treat...
~Nicholas Gordon, poemsforfree.com
Nothing on Earth so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night. ~Steve Almond
Halloween is huge in my house and we really get into the "spirits" of things. ~Dee Snider
At first cock-crow the ghosts must go
Back to their quiet graves below.
'Tis now the very witching time of night,
When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world.
Hold on, man. We don't go anywhere with "scary," "spooky," "haunted," or "forbidden" in the title. ~From Scooby-Doo
When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis near Halloween.
I don't know that there are real ghosts and goblins, but there are always more trick-or-treaters than neighborhood kids. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com
Bring forth the raisins and the nuts-
Tonight All-Hallows' Spectre struts
Along the moonlit way.
~John Kendrick Bangs
From ghoulies and ghosties
And long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night,
Good Lord, deliver us!
This Halloween the most popular mask is the Arnold Schwarzenegger mask. And the best part? With a mouth full of candy you will sound just like him. ~Conan O'Brien
'Tis the night - the night
Of the grave's delight,
And the warlocks are at their play;
Ye think that without
The wild winds shout,
But no, it is they - it is they.
~Arthur Cleveland Coxe
One need not be a chamber to be haunted;
One need not be a house;
The brain has corridors surpassing
Those seemingly interminable dark walks between houses, long before street-lit safety became an issue, were more adrenalizing than the mountains of candy filling the sack. Sadly Halloween, with our good-natured attempts to protect the little ones, from the increasingly dangerous traffic and increasingly sick adults, has become an utter bore. ~Lauren Springer
Where there is no imagination there is no horror. ~Arthur Conan Doyle, Sr.
Just like a ghost, you've been a-hauntin' my dreams,
So I'll propose on Halloween.
Love is kinda crazy with a spooky little girl like you.
There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls. ~George Carlin
Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen,
Voices whisper in the trees, "Tonight is Halloween!"
There is something haunting in the light of the moon; it has all the dispassionateness of a disembodied soul, and something of its inconceivable mystery. ~Joseph Conrad
Ghosts, like ladies, never speak till spoke to. ~Richard Harris Barham
If a man harbors any sort of fear, it makes him landlord to a ghost. ~Lloyd Douglas
Men say that in this midnight hour,
The disembodièd have power
To wander as it liketh them,
By wizard oak and fairy stream.
Charlie Brown is the one person I identify with. C.B. is such a loser. He wasn't even the star of his own Halloween special. ~Chris Rock
A gypsy fire is on the hearth,
Sign of the carnival of mirth;
Through the dun fields and from the glade
Flash merry folk in masquerade,
For this is Hallowe'en!
Once in a young lifetime one should be allowed to have as much sweetness as one can possibly want and hold. ~Judith Olney
Auld Daddy Darkness creeps frae his hole,
Black as a blackamoor, blin' as a mole....
Of calling shapes, and beck'ning shadows dire,
And airy tongues that syllable men's names.
Acting is like a Halloween mask that you put on. ~River Phoenix
Stir the fire till it lowe
How like a queen comes forth the lonely Moon
From the slow opening curtains of the clouds
Walking in beauty to her midnight throne!
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about but few have seen. ~Author Unknown
Backward, turn backward,
O Time, in your flight
make me a child again
just for to-night!
~Elizabeth Akers Allen
They that are born on Halloween shall see more than other folk. ~Saying of unknown origin
Being in a band you can wear whatever you want - it's like an excuse for Halloween everyday. ~Gwen Stefani
You wouldn't believe
On All Hallow Eve
What lots of fun we can make,
With apples to bob,
And nuts on the hob,
And a ring-and-thimble cake.
On Halloween, witches come true;
Wild ghosts escape from dreams.
Each monster dances in the park....
~Nicholas Gordon, poemsforfree.com
A house is never still in darkness to those who listen intently; there is a whispering in distant chambers, an unearthly hand presses the snib of the window, the latch rises. Ghosts were created when the first man awoke in the night. ~J.M. Barrie
May Jack-o-lanterns burning bright
Of soft and golden hue
Pierce through the future’s veil and show
What fate now holds for you.
On Hallowe'en the thing you must do
Is pretend that nothing can frighten you
And if somethin' scares you and you want to run
Just let on like it's Hallowe'en fun.
Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story. ~Mason Cooley
Proof of our society's decline is that Halloween has become a broad daylight event for many. ~Robert Kirby
Hark! Hark to the wind! 'Tis the night, they say,
When all souls come back from the far away-
The dead, forgotten this many a day!
I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion. ~Henry David Thoreau
When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam,
May luck be yours on Halloween.
There is nothing that gives more assurance than a mask. ~Colette
Hobgoblins know the proper way to dance:
Arms akimbo, loopy legs askew,
Leaping into darkness with delight,
Lusting for the ecstasy of fright,
Open to the charm of horrors new....
~Nicholas Gordon, poemsforfree.com
Nothing beats a haunted moonlit night on All Hallows Eve.... And on this fatal night, at this witching time, the starless sky laments black and unmoving. The somber hues of an ominous, dark forest are suddenly illuminated under the emerging face of the full moon. ~Kim Elizabeth
Look, there's no metaphysics on earth like chocolates. ~Fernando Pessoa
Forget love - I'd rather fall in chocolate! ~Attributed to Sandra J. Dykes
After eating chocolate you feel godlike, as though you can conquer enemies, lead armies, entice lovers. ~Emily Luchetti