Posts Tagged ‘Halloween parties’

 

What is Wrong With Halloween

Halloween was once a pagan celebration. Halloween is the night were the death become living. Halloween celebrates witches, ghosts, zombies etc. Halloween, however, is not anti-Christian or evil.

Some people seem to believe that celebrating Halloween, decorating your house, going trick-or-treating, dressing in costumes, or even just enjoying it, is wrong. According to them you should not even watch a horror movie on this haunted night.

Despite the fact that thousands of Christians celebrate Halloween as a family and fun holiday a few extremists seem to assume that if you celebrate this night you are, in fact, a Satanist. But I ask, what?s wrong with family and fun? I argue that celebrating Halloween is actually the right thing to do.

It is true that Halloween used to be a pagan festival. Even then it wasn?t about evil - it was about honoring the departed. Then, when people became Christian, they continued celebrating the dead through All Hallows Day. This is true for many other Holidays, such as Christmas, which used to be a feast of Lugh, or Easter, a feast of fertility and rebirth. The church did this because the real dates of the events weren?t known.

Decorating your yard with spooky props, dressing in funny costumes, and doing pranks is fun for both you and your neighbors. I don?t recall any rule in the Bible that states ?Thou shalt not have fun or cause others to have fun? so what?s wrong with that? Having fun is a celebration of life, our precious gift from God!

Unless your intention for decorating your house and participating in Halloween is pleasing demons, other gods, or being evil, there is nothing anti-Christian about Halloween. It is much worse to celebrate Christmas as if it was a celebration of financial ruin and not the birth of Jesus, or to let Easter slip by as just an excuse to lay back and relax.

Remember, there is nothing wrong with this celebration. Halloween is just a family and fun holiday where your primary concern should be entertaining yourself and your guests. So I ask, what is wrong with Halloween?

Click here to find the perfect costume What is Wrong With HalloweenGothic & Vampire Costumes  What is Wrong With HalloweenHalloween Props and Decorations What is Wrong With HalloweenAccessories and Makeup
 What is Wrong With Halloween
It's a monster stash. Get a $250 Sears(R) or Kmart(R) gift card for Halloween supplies FREE, details apply.

How to Throw the Perfect Halloween Party

Halloween used to be a celebration of the harvest and a way to remember the dead. But now it?s just people celebrating through pranks, parties, and costumes which spark the imagination of both children and their parents.

If you are throwing a Halloween party for kids or grownups let me give you a few tips.

The first thing you need to keep in mind is safety, particularly if you are going to use fireworks. With all the pranks, it is easy to get carried away but while body parts make excellent treats and horror stories are very entertaining, the last thing you want is to make them real.

Second, remember the theme. The only thing that makes a Halloween party any different from other parties is the theme: death, evil, and the occult. You may even want to pick a more specific theme (like zombies, or witches). Whatever theme you decide on use only decoration related to it.

As for colors, you can never go wrong with the classics: black and orange. Other colors that fit a Halloween theme nicely are dark blue, purple, and dark red. However, pick just two or three. Better yet, you can steal a nice concept from design and pick a main color (like black) and then use the other two scarcely to make items or food pop.

If you are throwing a party for the kids, or even if there will be just a few, remember to take them trick-or-treating. Never let them go alone - kids alone with a lot of candies is not a very good idea, and neither are kids in dark and busy roads.

When you are considering food remember to ask your guests to bring some along. It will not only save you time and money but will make everyone feel involved. I also suggest you search the Internet for creepy recipes - there are some out there that look like eyeballs, other body parts, or blood. And don?t forget to include a pumpkin pie!

You can also get creative with the invitations (a cobweb covering the invitation, a bat that reveals the invitation when it opens its wings, or a small pumpkin with the invitation inside) but remember to give your guests plenty of notice.

As for activities plan a lot of indoor games if you are having kids. Almost all games can be changed into a Halloween theme (in hide-and-seek the kid has not only to find the other children but ?cast a spell? when he finds each; or plan a treasure hunt filled with coffins and dark red candy for the children to find; remember to include a dark soundtrack if you can). All you need is a little imagination - you just have to pick a traditional came and give it a Halloween twist.

And never forget - expect the unexpected. Do not assume it won?t be raining, do not assume everyone who said they would come will (or that people who said they wouldn?t won?t), do not assume people will bring enough food and drink...

But most of all, remember to have a lot of fun. I bet you this Halloween will be the scariest ever.

Click here to find the perfect costume How to Throw the Perfect Halloween PartyGothic & Vampire Costumes  How to Throw the Perfect Halloween PartyHalloween Props and Decorations How to Throw the Perfect Halloween PartyAccessories and Makeup
 How to Throw the Perfect Halloween Party
It's a monster stash. Get a $250 Sears(R) or Kmart(R) gift card for Halloween supplies FREE, details apply.

Halloween for the Five Senses

When planning Halloween parties some people often think about decoration as a means to create a scary visual atmosphere. But if you want your party to populate the nightmares of kids and adults for years to come you need to go beyond vision - you need to take an ?holistic? approach to party throwing by involving all the other four senses.

Vision

You just have to go outside to realize that people put an emphasis on vision when decorating for Halloween. All the statues, ghosts, bats, jack-o?-lanterns, and small trinkets compose a pleasing visual experience. You won?t be short on ideas on how to use this sense in your party and, in fact, it should be the sense you pay the most attention to, as it is the one people will comment on, even if the real experience is created by the combination of all five senses.

Hearing

Our second most developed sense is also one of the most ignored. It is, however, very easy and inexpensive to give a Hollywood quality soundtrack to your party. Pick spooky themes, preferably movie themes or songs without strong lyrics, and then play them on a loop as background music, taking care not to set it too loud. If you have enough budget you can even use some noise decoration, like screams and evil laughs some Halloween decorations come with.

You can also combine vision and hearing in a classic Halloween activity - play scary movies one after another. People who are interested can sit down and watch, people who aren?t will be able to enjoy the party. Better yet, get a dark room to play the movies and use the soundtrack on the rest of the house. Some people even play the sound from the movies on background without a TV at all.

Touch

Touch is more tricky. If you are having kids you just have to plan Halloween games to keep them busy - they will surely touch everything. Including 3D decoration (statues and toys, cauldrons, skulls...) is also a good idea. If you have enough budget you can also cool down the place for a death experience or heat it up if the theme is mummies.

A nice touch that combines all the three senses above is creating an ?easter egg?, a term coined from the game industry. Set a hidden space in your house where you go all out. For example, create a tomb with walls, an entrance, a coffin with a mummy, background music, and a treasury and heat it up. Now spread clues throughout your house that invite people go there, like a trail or signs.

Smell and Taste

Literally speaking, the real smell of Halloween is rotten and the taste is... Indescribable. But by using edible food you can give a touch of Halloween to these two senses: pumpkin and apples are the secret. Don?t stop at the traditional pumpkin pie and apple bobbing, include pumpkin and apple in everything you can, from cookies to main courses, to really get the Halloween mood going.

Click here to find the perfect costume Halloween for the Five SensesGothic & Vampire Costumes  Halloween for the Five SensesHalloween Props and Decorations Halloween for the Five SensesAccessories and Makeup
 Halloween for the Five Senses
It's a monster stash. Get a $250 Sears(R) or Kmart(R) gift card for Halloween supplies FREE, details apply.
Halloween


Costume Craze: HUGE SALE - 60% OFF!


468x60 Costumes under $30