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How to Throw an Awesome Halloween Party for Grown-Ups | Sweet Cherry Bakery

Halloween doesn’t just have to be for kids…but it doesn’t have to mean drinking with friends in an undecorated room, either. If you’re still a kid at heart, here are some ways to make an awesome grown-up Halloween party that’s spooky and fun.

Consider a Theme

Yeah, yeah, we know–when you were a teen, themed parties were considered deeply uncool. Now that you’re an adult, though, they’re back on the table, along with everything else your teenage self would consider mortifying. Skip the standard “80s” and “50s” themes and try to be a little creative, a la Met Gala. “Apocalypse,” “Victorian Gothic,” “Scary Movies”, and “Undead Celebrities” are just a few spooky ideas that should spark your guests’ imagination.

Get a Pumpkin Keg

Now, this one takes a little bit of investment, as giant pumpkins tend to be expensive (as in a couple hundred bucks.) But if you’ve got the money to spend on party awesomeness, few things are as cool as a hollowed-out pumpkin filled with beer serving as your keg. (For a more manageable/affordable version, you could do this with several flavors of beer using normal-sized pumpkins.)

Stock Candy Strategically

A Halloween party needs candy. A Halloween party without candy isn’t a Halloween party, it’s a ridiculous gathering with pumpkins on the walls. Satisfy your guests with tons of candy, but stock strategically: all the “good” candy (chocolate, caramel, Skittles) should be in the center of the room; Tootsie Rolls etc. can stay in the kitchen to encourage the traffic to flow elsewhere.

Use Dry Ice Swizzle Sticks

There are countless Halloween cocktail ideas available elsewhere on the internet, so we won’t choose one for you. But whatever tasty beverage you decide to put together, you can take it to the next level by adding dry ice drink stirrers like these options from Amazon. The dry ice instantly transforms any beverage into a spooky, smoky potion. Note that dry ice is usually not included with these items, as it would evaporate during shipping.

Invest in a Creepy Halloween Cake

Sure, you could grab some bat-shaped cookies from the grocery store…but if you really want to get people talking, consider investing in a Halloween cake from a professional bakery. Silly monsters, creepy zombies, or pretty spiderwebs: whatever design you’d like, a professional baker can make a show-stopping centerpiece that tastes incredible, too. If you live in Raleigh and would like to make Sweet Cherry Bakery part of your Halloween plans, give us a call today to schedule a consultation!