Ah, Halloween – one of my favorite holidays!
With my birthday being November 4th, I think this time of year just always brings back great memories from when I was a kid. My birthday parties always, naturally, revolved around Halloween time and seeing people putting up their fall decor signaled that my birthday was near!
Growing up, my family was big on celebrating Halloween. My mom, who is a professional makeup artist, always did something cool for me and herself as far as costuming. I trick-or-treated with a gang of about 10 kids from my grandma’s neighborhood. Every year my family and I were actively engaged in Halloween festivities.
Now, as an adult, I don’t get many opportunities to celebrate this fun fall holiday the way we used to. I think folks are so looking forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings, we miss a great opportunity to host a fun Halloween party too!
Below I’ll list three tips and tricks to make the most of the Halloween spirit, and throw a great party to boot. Start small! Plan some fun things with your family and maybe, if you feel so inclined, expand upon these things and have a full on Halloween blow out for you and your friends!
Favorite Halloween Signature Drink – Black Magic Punch
(Adapted from Good Housekeeping)
1 (750 ml.) bottle dark dry red wine
2 c. dark fruit juice
1/4 c. brandy
1/3 c. elderflower or raspberry liqueur
1 c. blackberries, plus more for garnish
1 c. sliced black grapes
2 sliced plums
Orange twist, for garnish