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Halloween Party Themes

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Be prepared to scare and entertain your ghoulish guests with these Halloween theme party ideas.

Trick – or – Treat

The key to this party is candy, candy and more candy! Lay out a main spread on a dining room table or hutch, and scatter candy dishes and jars throughout your home. Add a festive banner, Halloween lace runners and placemats and concoct Halloween beverages to enjoy.

Halloween Decor

Haunted House

For the creatives and DIYers, and for those who can’t get enough of Halloween. Create your own haunted house with cobwebs, witch sculptures and sound effects to start the evening off with a scare.

Halloween Party 2013

Garden GatesGhouls in the Garden

Especially if you live in a warmer climate, where there isn’t much chance of snow on Halloween, an outdoor Halloween party can be a lot of fun. Set out a table of snacks, drinks and candy, and decorate the outside of your home and your yard with jack-o-lanterns, string lights, spooky signs and the like.

Spooky Halloween

Black Tie

For a dinner party or less spooky party, simple black and white decorations, with a few pops of color, create a classic look that still carries a lot of Halloween charm. Glitter, ribbon and candles will bring the look together throughout your home.

Halloween Deco
Halloween Decor

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Make a Budget New Year Party Something Special

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Glass PillarsWhen times are tough, we need our friends around us, but entertaining is expensive even if you’re hosting a pot-luck event. New Year parties can be especially difficult to budget because the host is usually responsible for the champagne for the toast. This year, make your friends feel special by serving mimosas.

Called a Buck’s fizz outside the United States, mimosa is usually served at brunch or weddings, but it can also make a New Year party feel a little more elegant while cutting alcohol costs.

Traditional Mimosa
1 part chilled champagne or sparkling wine
1 part chilled orange juice

Serve on a punch bowl with thinly sliced oranges floating on top.

Fruity Variation
1 part chilled champagne or sparkling wine
1 part chilled orange juice
1/4 part grenadine

Serve garnished with fresh raspberries.

You may be wondering what sort of champagne to use with this. It depends a lot on taste, but we at Sturbridge have found that a sweet sparkling wine often goes better with the fruit juices. Try a Spumanti (Asti and Ballatore both offer good ones) instead of champagne. We always receive compliments on how good a Spumanti tastes whenever we serve it all on its own.

For a non-alcoholic version, use a sparkling water instead.

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