To keep it creepy, keep the lights off (minus the tv and I'm sure cell phones will be a glowin') and use candlelight, glow sticks, and blacklight. Can't trust kids around candles? Twinkly lights, glow sticks, glow-in-the-dark paint or LED candles also could be used.
- This spooky web candle is really easy to make.
- For a more macabre option, try these skull dripping candles.
- Wrap a vase in tiny skeletons, and stick black roses and lights inside.
- It's a birthday after all, and what birthday doesn't have balloons? I'd add glowsticks inside these spiderweb balloons.
- My fave idea is to stick fake body parts in jars of tonic water. The tonic water glows under blacklight!
- I like my parties to have a signature drink, and this party will have Vampire Punch--the drinks listed have alcohol, but simply leave it out. Add some dry ice to be even creepier.And don't forget, tonic water glows! Bonus tip: Stick a small glowstick or glow bracelet in the bottom of a clear, plastic cup. Stack another cup on top and viola, glow-in-the-dark cups!
- Soda and water keep cool in pumpkin ice buckets. I'd have the bucket backlit with candles or flickering LED lights (flameless candles).
- Salty and sweet go great together, and popcorn and candy are staples of movie-viewing, so this Halloween popcorn is the best of both world. Lots of ideas on that link, btw.
- Need horror movie ideas? Check out this site.
- For another birthday activity, try these Halloween nails!
Have a spooky and safe weekend! Attending any Halloween parties this weekend? What's your favorite scary movie? They terrify me!