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11 Nifty Ideas For Throwing A Killer Halloween Party

Tips and tricks to help you paint the town dead this Halloween.

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1. Cast a spell over your guests with an apple cider punch...

Double, double toil and trouble. Get the fire burning and start brewing spiked apple cider with your very own cauldron.
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Double, double toil and trouble. Get the fire burning and start brewing spiked apple cider with your very own cauldron.

2. ...served in real apple "cups".

Use an apple corer and a pumpkin-carving utensil to remove the insides of the apple to create your very own apple cups. Fill with apple cider and garnish with a cinnamon stick! Not only do these look impressive, but they also mean less washing up at the end of the night!
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Use an apple corer and a pumpkin-carving utensil to remove the insides of the apple to create your very own apple cups. Fill with apple cider and garnish with a cinnamon stick! Not only do these look impressive, but they also mean less washing up at the end of the night!

3. Create a ghostly candlelit centrepiece.

Set the mood for ghost stories with flickering candlelight. Get creative and place taper drip candles in empty glass bottles or take the shortcut and opt for flameless flickering candles instead.
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Set the mood for ghost stories with flickering candlelight. Get creative and place taper drip candles in empty glass bottles or take the shortcut and opt for flameless flickering candles instead.

4. Turn your bathroom into a hair-raising horror scene.

When it comes to decorating, don't forget to give your guests a fright in the bathroom. Apply bloody handprints to the tiles with fake blood or write a menacing message on the mirror. We dare you.
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When it comes to decorating, don't forget to give your guests a fright in the bathroom. Apply bloody handprints to the tiles with fake blood or write a menacing message on the mirror. We dare you.

5. Keep your drinks bone-chillingly cold with this DIY pumpkin cooler.

This is a handy use for a pumpkin when the carving goes wrong! Remove the top and carve out the inside before filling with ice (and your poison of choice). For extra points, use these pumpkin-, skull-, and brain-shaped Halloween ice cubes and give your guests a brain freeze.
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This is a handy use for a pumpkin when the carving goes wrong! Remove the top and carve out the inside before filling with ice (and your poison of choice). For extra points, use these pumpkin-, skull-, and brain-shaped Halloween ice cubes and give your guests a brain freeze.

6. Surround your guests in extra eeriness with a fog machine...

Help your guests make an spooktacular entrance and emerge through the fog thanks to this smoke machine. Set up flameless candles to help guide the way if you're feeling nice or lay out skeleton bones for a creepy surprise. Trick or treat!
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Help your guests make an spooktacular entrance and emerge through the fog thanks to this smoke machine. Set up flameless candles to help guide the way if you're feeling nice or lay out skeleton bones for a creepy surprise. Trick or treat!

7. ...and spread cobwebs around your furniture.

Halloween is the only time of year when finding cobwebs in your house is a good thing. Transform your home into a haunted house by entangling stretchable spider's webs around pieces of furniture or dangling them from the ceiling.
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Halloween is the only time of year when finding cobwebs in your house is a good thing. Transform your home into a haunted house by entangling stretchable spider's webs around pieces of furniture or dangling them from the ceiling.

8. Capture boo-tiful memories with a DIY photo booth.

When are photo booths ever not fun? Upgrade your costumes (and your Insta game) with a creepy backdrop. Don't forget to throw in some frightfully fun props for the people who "forgot" to dress for the occasion.
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When are photo booths ever not fun? Upgrade your costumes (and your Insta game) with a creepy backdrop. Don't forget to throw in some frightfully fun props for the people who "forgot" to dress for the occasion.

9. Set the mood with pumpkin string lights.

Skip the pumpkin-flavoured lattes and scented candles and kit out your party with these pumpkin string lights instead.
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Skip the pumpkin-flavoured lattes and scented candles and kit out your party with these pumpkin string lights instead.

10. Whip up these devilishly delicious Halloween cookies.

Cut cookies into bats, ghosts, and witches with these Halloween-themed cookie cutters. Scoop up any leftovers into a zip bag for edible party favours.
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Cut cookies into bats, ghosts, and witches with these Halloween-themed cookie cutters. Scoop up any leftovers into a zip bag for edible party favours.

11. Keep it classy with cocktails served in these deadly elegant martini glasses.

Fill one of these cups with your Halloween poison of choice and it'll screaaam total sophistication.
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Fill one of these cups with your Halloween poison of choice and it'll screaaam total sophistication.

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Halloween is a great time to let your imagination run riot, whether you're going to a full-on Halloween party or trick-or-treating with the kids. So this year, don't just cut holes in an old sheet to go as a ghost; check out the spine-tingling range on eBay and really have some Halloween fun!