Celebrating Halloween on a houseboat is a splendid alternative to the average night full of trick-or-treaters. This is Part II of the 2-part Halloween blog on houseboats.com. Part I of this blog gave you ideas for Halloween on a houseboat with kids. Part II gives you ideas for a Halloween party on a houseboat without kids. So grab your Halloween décor box and come aboard!
Location, Location, Location
The most important part of planning a Halloween party is location. Location controls many things including the date and time of the party, ambiance and how many people to invite.
Well, you have the best location there is – a houseboat! A houseboat is a cool spot for a Halloween party, one that your friends and family will be talking about for years to come.
After you set the location, its time to decorate the space. The next most important part of throwing a Halloween party is, yep, you guessed it – décor! With ‘adults only’ attending, the décor and theme can turn a little hair-raising at times. Some themes to go for include Funeral-chic, Gothic Charm, Haunted Mansion or a simple style of all black décor with a pop of color. Try some of these spine-chilling décor ideas:
1. Wicked Window: Halloween is not complete without creepy windows! Luckily our houseboats are covered in windows to decorate. Use candles, spider webs and plastic spiders. Get creative!
2. The Pickled Face in the Fridge: When the image of the head is placed in the curved jar full of water, it provides the spooky illusion of a decapitated head in a jar of preserving fluid.
3. Terrariums: Fill recycled glass jars with spiders, cotton ghosts, or moss and branches from the shore to make Halloween terrariums.
4. Eight Legged Cake: Spookify the popular ‘cake ball’ fad by adding legs.
5. Candy Corn Centerpieces: Using old bottles, spray paint, candles and candy corn.
With spider webs scattered around the galley, it’s fun to add to the “Haunted Mansion” feel by having a fire roaring in the fireplace. Play classic scary flicks on the television in the background – such as “Halloween”, “Psycho” or “Dracula”. Mute the movie and play some spooky music on the houseboat’s surround sound to make the party even more over-the-top.
Eat, Drink & Be Scary
One of the most important things when throwing any type of party is food and drink. Depending on which model you choose for your party, check with us to make sure you’ll have the appropriate cookware for preparing what you’ve planned. We provide most of what you’ll need, so your list of what to bring is sure to be a short one! Plan your food and drink accordingly.
You could also try some easy Halloween themed punch, such as the Ghostbuster, Rotting Pumpkin or Dragon’s Blood Punch. To add to the creepiness of these drinks place some Vampire Fangs and Floating Hands in the cups and bowls. And the party will not be complete without some Brain Hemorrhage shots!
Make it a costume party!
Scary costume or fun costume, Halloween on a houseboat is not the same without dressing up. According to Mashable, the top costumes of 2014 are Maleficent, the evil faerie from 1959′s Sleeping Beauty, and a Bavarian men’s costume, which is popular for Oktoberfest, and is reused for Halloween.
If someone happens to forget their costume, it would be good to have some masks ready. Masks are easy and still count as a costume! Just visit a site like mrprintables.com and print out a few for your forgetful guests.
Your guests are bound to have the best time ever celebrating Halloween on a Houseboat.
Have A Hauntingly Delightful Halloween! Boo From The Crew at houseboats.com!