Who’s ready for Halloween? It just happens to be my third favorite holiday of the year. Halloween is one of my favorites to host a party and the one night a year, I can get by with scaring someone to the point of total screeching screams. Three of my favorite movies to watch are Halloweentown, Hocus Pocus and Twitches. This year, I have been toying with the idea of a Witch themed party.
There are countless possibilities with this idea especially since witches are badly misunderstood creatures that wield magic. It is not all about the flying on a broom stick or brewing up a killer potion over the cauldron it is more about the mystery and magic witches bring to the community. With this Halloween party theme there are many different ways we could go with it, but I think I really like the classic approach more than anything else.
Set the Scene with Spooky Witch Decorations
- Floating Old Glass Jars and battery-operated candles with black cloth draped over them
- Floating Witch Hats and Brooms. Accomplish this by using clear string or fishing line and tape. Hang them around the porch and inside the home.
- Cauldrons. I would do one big cauldron in the front or back of the yard. It can be used for brewing the most potent potion of the night or for children roasting marshmallows.
- Potion brewing table decorated to hold all your famous witchy drinks for the night
- Cauldron Witch brewed dinner/snack table
- Pretzel and Cheese Broomsticks
- Strawberry covered white chocolate ghosts
- Witch brooms using Reese’s Peanut Buttercups and Pretzels
- Melting Witch Brownies: Brownies with green icing and a witch hat
- Witch Fingered Pretzels
- Sand “witches” also known as sandwiches.
- Melting witch cake
- Lemonades with white foam on top
- Carmel covered apples or chocolate covered apples
As the photo booth makes a huge re-entrance into the world, it would be a great idea to add a witchy themed photo booth for your guests. Even if they are selfie addicted the photo booth is sure to see a lot of action tonight. Try sitting the booth with extra witches, brooms, cauldrons, and a spell book. The night is not complete without a spell book.
Build a Spell Book
Now is the time to build yourself a book of shadows, spell book. Add your own mix of spells and offer your guests to add a new spell to it. Spells are just a wish your heart makes to protect you and your loved ones. Try not to over think the spells.
Remember tonight is all about magic and mystery not so much how many scares you can achieve. Have fun decorating and being the all-powerful witch on the street. Go a little wild on your costume and as always have fun.
Have you done a witch themed Halloween party before? If so, we’d love to hear your thoughts on how the party went and what you would have done differently. Feel free to let us know below.