In many parts of the world, people look forward to Halloween more than Christmas. However, it is not the treats or surprises that tickle their fancy; it is actually due to the fact that they know they have the chance to throw a great Halloween Bash. Something, they love unconditionally. It is important to remember here that you need to think out of the box and deliver something exceptional so that your guests remember you for ages. To help you with this, here are 5 spooky steps to host the best Halloween dinner party.
The look and overall appearance of your party venue is what catches the attention of most guests. No wonder, it has to reflect the best in it. In order to do something creative, cover the seats of the chairs with burlap and finely pin it under the seat to secure it. You may even wrap more burlap around the seat back or use the colorful garden twine for lacing the two edges together. There is no need to drill holes for the lacing as the twine will anyway thread through the loose weave of the burlap. To make everything look much more elegant and stylish, slide a piece of green dupioni silk fabric behind the laces twine to pin it into the place.
The smell of food that you plan to serve your guests must be strong and tempting enough to draw them in. The whole idea of creating a sumptuous, mouthwatering atmosphere for a Halloween party is as simple as anything else, all one needs to be careful of is selecting the right menu. The savory aromas must be precisely selected so that they spill out into the house and tempt the taste buds of the guests. A perfect combination of decanted red wine, fresh sticks of cinnamon, anise and cloves, and burning logs on the fire is enough to drive everyone in the house crazy, and for obvious reasons.
The natural sound of wind blowing through the heavy branches of tress might be a soothing delight to the ears when sitting outside but once inside, something must be there to match the taste. For any of the festive holiday feasts, the standard dinner party music rules apply. However for Halloween, it would be great to keep the music instrumental and let it play at a light tone and volume in the background. Just remember not to play any music at any time. Have a good music sense and know what genre is to be played at what time of the party.
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