Halloween Party Time!
If you’re thinking of hosting a Halloween party next week then take a tick to look at my super easy party prep list! If you’re a champion faffer like me then this will ensure that you’re not spending all your night worrying about your costume or whether your nibbles menu has defaulted to 99% sugar content again.
Start by whipping up the fun decorations below then pop over to the Funkin’ Mixers blog to see the rest of my Halloween Party tips including easy food ideas and a nail art DIY that will stop you wanting to bite your nails when the bugs come out! But first, see just how easily you can create creepy cocktails and finally get some outfit ideas with my Halloween ensemble!
To make your cute pumpkin garland take some orange tissue paper and fold it length ways so that you have a long strip about 10cm in height. Concertina fold the strip to make a square shape being sure to use up all the paper equally. Set aside and make yourself a cute little template out of thick paper at the same width as the folded tissue paper.
Lay it on top and cut around the template being being sure to leave at least 1cm of uncut paper at the sides so that your evil-spirit-warding little mates can stay joined together in a line. Use a standing knife on a cutting mat for the eyes and then unravel your garland, voila!
Zombies, cats and witches (aka your guests) will soon be arriving so knock up a batch of 10 second cocktails so you can greet them with their poison as they walk through the door. Using Funkin’ mixtures, 100% natural mixers used in cocktail bars around the world, means you can simply fill a glass with ice, add your choice of spirit and Funkin’ cocktail mixer, stir and serve. Oh, and don’t forget to drop in some freaky sweeties to give your guests a Halloween surprise! You can grab yourselves a Halloween kit for extra ease, or here’s a recipe idea for you to get your creative juices flowing:
Funkin Ruined Daiquiri: 25ml gin, 25ml Campari, 100ml Funkin’ Strawberry Daiquiri. Shake all ingredients and pour over fresh ice and garnish with an orange peel. It’s as easy as ice in, spirit in, Funkin!
What I Wore:
I went batty for this cute co-ord from ASOS which means you can get away with dressing the part without having to go too cray. Add a touch more ‘Dracula’ with a maxi duster coat in blood red and match it to a pair of fun, spooky socks like these fang print ones worn under fluffy black sandals to add a dose of 80’s housewife into the mix!
As for accessories, here’s where you can get your DIY on again! For an easy choker just cut a strip of fabric, lace or ribbon and thread on a charm (a moon or crucifix work best!) And knot it behind your neck. I couldn’t resist the intricate cobweb ring/bracelet but you could also go for an ear cuff or tiara too to complete your wicked good look. To find out how to recreate my Halloween nails, just pop over to the Funkin’ blog!