Get your list together and send out the invites via, email, text, phone, or snail mail. Let your guest know this is for adults only and that cocktails will be served so they can plan to have a designated driver if needed and that dessert is on you.
You decide if you would like this to be a costume party or not, but be sure to include this in the invite. Start your party for around 8 PM, giving them time to have supper and take the little ones out for Halloween trick or treat night.
Plan Ahead – A few days before the party
Talk to a few friends who may not mind being a designated driver if needed.
Take stock of the cocktail glasses you have. You will want to mix drinks in new glasses every time you serve. A trip to a local thrift shop may be helpful to get glasses low cost and for this type of party they do not all have to match. Stock up on plenty of ice or buy bagged ice and store in a cooler the day of your party.
This is the perfect time to get Halloween candy. Not only will you want it to decorate your cocktails, but bowls of candy set out for the guests. Use your imagination… get plastic pumpkins or candy dishes that are Halloween themed for candy and snacks. Fill a small pumpkin with candy corns, another dish with caramels. Since you are serving cocktails, munchies would be a good idea too. Crackers and orange cheese such as cheddar, nuts, veggies and dip, chips and dip, and even some hot appetizers.
Decorating is always fun and does not have to be expensive. Head to your local dollar store for all sorts of low cost stuff such as banners and even fall flowers that always look pretty no matter what.
Check out some CD’s with Halloween themed music for background music in between what your other choices of music are.
Check out these Thriller Chiller cocktails from Food Network Semi Homemade Sandra Lee
Please drink responsibly and don’t let anyone drink and drive or drink that is underage.