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Oct 26, 2018

How to Host a Halloween Movie Night & What to Watch

Goblins and ghosts and vampires, oh my! All Hallow’s Eve is upon us and we are totally getting in the holiday spirit. This year Halloween happens to fall during the week, and we know with work and school it can be hard to make it out and about in order to celebrate. That being said, we wanted to give some spooktacular tips on hosting a haunting halloween movie night at home that your guests won’t forget. And don’t think we forgot to include what movies should be on your list! We’re sharing our favorites below!

How to Host a Halloween Movie Night & What to Watch
Photo via Camille Styles

Set the mood – Turn the lights off and light candles all around before you turn the movie on for ambiance and the necessary moody vibes.

BYOP – Bring your own…pumpkin! For a quick activity, you can decorate mini pumpkins with your guests by using paint, push pins, or even carving them!

Take it outside – If you have the equipment and the space for a movie projector, bring a bunch of blankets, pillows, and comforters outside so that you can cozy up! Take in the crisp fall air, enjoy the change of scenery, and don’t forget to keep an eye out for bats ;).

How to Host a Halloween Movie Night & What to Watch

How to Host a Halloween Movie Night & What to Watch
Photo via Camille Styles

Trick-or-treat – Don’t forget the treats for your friends. What’s Halloween without candy?! Some of our favorites include candy apples, deviled eggs, popcorn, candy corn, and baked goods decorated for the occasion. For more festive bites click here!

Add spooky decor – As for the decor, use fun glassware to serve spooky libations in, put your pumpkins that you decorated on display, and decorate around your fireplace or mantel. Don’t be afraid to go overboard with the moody & dark color palette.

It’s just a bunch of Hocus Pocus… Play a fun game while you watch your movie! For example, if someone screams during the movie, they have to take a sip of their beverage or be the next one to get the door when trick-or-treaters knock.

How to Host a Halloween Movie Night & What to Watch
Photo by Michael Wiltbank

Our Chilling Movie List:

Hocus Pocus (of course!)
I know what you did last summer
A quiet place (shhhh)
Halloweentown (Disney classic)
Disturbia
Casper
The Addams Family
Halloween (in honor of the new movie just released)
The Haunted Mansion
Scream
Ghostbusters
It.

What’s your favorite Halloween flick? 

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