6 Unique Decorating Tips for Halloween

September 17, 2010 by admin  
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6 Unique Decorating Tips for Halloween

Thinking about decorating for Halloween?  Here are some tips on what you can do to make your home stand out from the rest!

1.    Fake Spider Webs – Creating fake spider webs is not complicated yet you see so many people decorating their homes with clumps of cotton that looks like they were taken out of the bag and thrown on the wall.  Try to make it look somewhat realistic.  Stretch the cotton material until it becomes a silky transparent thread.  You want it to look real enough that it will fake a real spider. Another idea for spider webs is using dark threading hanging from the ceiling in front of the door.  Note: this will only work in a dark setting.  Wet the strings so when guests enter your house they’ll walk through the web and get freaked out!
2.    Floating Skulls – This is one of my favorites.  You need a TV or monitor, a DVD (preferable) or a VCR, a video of a head or skull, a large sheet of glass or plexiglass.  Lay the TV/Monitor facing up right below the window where you want the image displayed.  Have the top of the TV/Monitor facing the wall. Place the glass or plexiglass above the TV at a 45 degree angle where one side is resting on the bottom of the TV and the other side is resting on the window. Make sure the video of the skull is adjusted where the area surrounding the head is dark.  The end result is a floating head in the window. For more dramatic effects, you may want to add a background surrounding the area.
3.    Lighting – You want to create the right ambiance. Replace the light bulbs on your chandelier and your front porch with a black light.  You can even add a strobe light for a more
4.    Tomb Stones – These are pretty easy to make. You need Styrofoam which you can get from a local arts and crafts store or Lowes, grey primer, and acrylic paint. Cut out the shape for the tomb stone, paint it with primer, and write the epitaph.  Roughen the edges to give it a weathered look. You can also create a cross with two pieces of boards and nail them together in a shape of a cross. You may want to break pieces off the end or burn parts of the cross to make it appear old or weathered.
5.    Birds – You can add fake crows and perch them on a tree, bush, or anywhere in your front yard.
6.    Michael Meyers in the windows – This is relatively easy.  Get a jump suit from a thrift store or ask a mechanics garage for an old outfit, get the Michael Meyers mask which can be found in virtually any Halloween store, get some construction gloves, newspaper, a fake or dull kitchen knife, double stick tape, a long stick with bottom support or a coat hanger with removable hangers, and a directional light.  Stuff the jumpsuit with all of the newspapers. Stick long newspapers in the forearms so that the newspaper sticks out of the sleeves later to be used to stuff the gloves.  Stuff the mask with newspaper as well. Cut a hole in the butt are of the jumpsuit and stick the support through until it reaches out of the neck area.  Stick the mask on top of this portion of the support. Use the double stick tape and wrap it around the knife and close one of the gloves around the knife. Stand the figure in front of a window and place the light facing up so that it shines on Michael Meyers face.

Halloween is the one time out of the year where you can pretend to be anything you want and express yourself freely without being judged. If you are looking for more ideas for Halloween, go to http://www.helpfulhalloweentips.com/partyideas.htm. Thanks for reading and I hope you have a safe and Happy Halloween!

Tips for Preparing Halloween Party Recipes

September 16, 2010 by admin  
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Tips for Preparing Halloween Party Recipes

The fun part about Halloween parties is not just wearing unique and interesting Halloween costumes. It is very fun and exciting to eat or prepare Halloween party recipes. You have to be creative when preparing foods for your Halloween party if you want to make your food appropriate for your party’s theme. Here are some tips for preparing Halloween party recipes.

You can use traditional or common recipes. Just tweak it a bit to make it suitable for your party. For instance, you can prepare spaghetti with meatballs. Just make the meatballs look like human eyeballs. Your guests will surely feel as if human eyes are staring at them whenever they get a serving of your spaghetti with eyeballs. Prepare foods that resemble body parts of humans like fingers, ears, heart, eyeballs, bones, skulls, nose, tongue, and so on. You have to use your creative juices to be able to come up with such recipes. Or you can search for them in the internet, which is easier and more convenient. Create spooky or gross names for your recipes. For example, you can serve ‘spaghetti with eyeballs’, ‘fried bat wings’, ‘finger foods’ (make it literal and serve finger foods that look like fingers), and so on. For your beverages, you can choose drinks that look like blood, goo, or mud. You can choose drinks that are blood red, slimy green, or murky brown in color.

These tips for preparing Halloween recipes for your party will surely make your party the talk of the town. Have fun cooking spooky meals!

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Top Five Tips For Arranging a Halloween Party

September 8, 2010 by admin  
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Top Five Tips For Arranging a Halloween Party

Organizing a Halloween celebration can end up being a really enjoyable thing to accomplish.  Irrespective of whether you may be hosting adults, children, or perhaps a blend of both, Halloween parties are usually fun as well as enjoyable to put on as well as to attend. 

In order to guide in the planning of your Halloween party, as well as to make it the occasion of the year, the following are a few ideas in order to get you started out in your organizing:

Halloween Idea 1 – The first thing you need to do is to decide on a budget for your party and if you will be having adults, children, or both in attendance.  Once you have made these decisions then it is time to start planning your event.

Halloween Idea 2 – Food and drinks tend to be constantly a major part of any kind of Halloween celebration.  Here you can easily end up being really imaginative with things such as ‘scabs” other wise recognised as dried out cranberries.  Products like bleeding cupcakes or even things that appear like eyeballs tend to be a hit.  Or perhaps you could use a much more conventional fare of cookies and candy. 

Halloween Idea 3 – Decorations intended for Halloween can be entertaining.  You could make tombstones in the garden using basic Styrofoam cut-outs and also even hang up lights and ghosts around your trees.  Within your home you could decorate using spider webs as well as some other spooky things which you could buy from any neighbourhood shop in the course of the Halloween season. 

Halloween Idea 4 – Enjoying games is always a great hit at any kind of party. A fun game for grown ups can be charades making use of scary movies as well as themes.  For kids, bobbing for apples can certainly be fun provided that weather as well as space permits.  Additionally, contests for the finest costume usually go over well.  (Tell your attendees this upon your invitations.

Halloween Idea 5 – In the event that you would like to impress your friends, you can easily write secret messages upon your drinking glasses.  In order to accomplish this, take a blend of dish soap as well as water and write messages with it, making use of your finger, upon the outside of a number of drinking glasses.  As soon as you are done place them inside the freezer to frost over.  While your friends drink, and the glasses warm up, your messages will become visible.  This particular trick is always something people will be astonished at and also talk about for a very long time to come.

About the Author: Edwin Jones is a writer on a wide range of Internet related topics. His latest website has reviews on Munster Costumes. Find out more about Munster Costumes at http://www.munstercostumes.com. You have full permission to reprint this article provided the sentence above and link is kept.

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September 3, 2010 by admin  
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