Top 10 Halloween Costumes for Couples

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Here are the top 10 Halloween costumes for couples (with photos). Finding a couples costume for Halloween can be challenging, and it may seem like there aren’t very many options, so I thought I’d lend a hand. In the spirit of making your Halloween party planning easier, I’ve done the work for you and have listed a variety of options from funny to sexy to just plain creative.

Check them out and see what you think!

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Top 10 Sexiest Halloween Costumes for Women

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Sexy Ghostbusters Adult Womens CostumeHere are the top 10 sexiest Halloween costumes for women, with pictures of course. If you’re a lady planning to wear a sexy costume this Halloween, this visual countdown can help you take the legwork (no pun intended) out finding the right one by narrowing down the list to the absolute sexiest options available.

And now without further ado, here they are – my top 10 picks for sexiest female Halloween costumes!

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How to Deal With Party Crashers: 4 Steps

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party crashersKnowing how to deal with party crashers — that is, uninvited guests — is an essential skill if you’re a host or hostess. In just four simple steps, I’ll outline a fool-proof way of addressing this relatively uncommon, but very real issue. It’s the kind of thing no one likes to think about so it doesn’t get covered very much, but nonetheless it’s worth having a contingency plan, just in case.

It’s also worth nothing that while party crashers (a.k.a. gate crashers) are a potential problem for any party, the fact that wearing a costume makes sneaking into an invitation-only event that much easier makes preparing for this kind of intrusion especially relevant for a Halloween party.

The four steps to handling uninvited guests are:

  1. Assess
  2. Plan
  3. Communicate
  4. Act

Let’s take a moment to discuss each step one at a time.

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Adult Pirate Party Ideas

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Planning an adult pirate party this Halloween? This is a theme that’s always popular because it’s one that most people love and understand well. What’s more, pirate costumes are generally abundant, affordable, and easy to find. That said, organizing a party — even one with such a common theme — is quite a bit more involved than simply attending one, so let me guide you through the various aspects of a successful pirate party for adults. There’s more to this than you might think, especially if you want to get creative, so it’s best to start planning as early as possible.

If you haven’t already done so, you may want to familiarize yourself with the 12 things you need to consider when planning any Halloween party, regardless of theme by reading my Halloween Party Planning 101 post.  If you’ve already done that or you plan on doing it later, continue reading to learn how to host an amazing pirate p-arrr-ty!

For those of you planning a Halloween party for kids, please visit the Ideas>Kids Stuff section.

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Fall Themed Party Ideas

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scarecrowIf you’re in search of fall-themed party ideas for a more understated, not-so-scary Halloween party, you’ve come to the right place! Sometimes it’s a nice change of pace to host a party that’s simple, straightforward, and subtle. The surest way to accomplish that at Halloween is to base your theme more on the season and less on the holiday.

If you haven’t already done so, you may want to begin with my all-encompassing Halloween Party Planning 101 post to familiarize yourself with the 12 things you need to consider when planning a Halloween party.

If you’ve already done that or you’re in a hurry, let’s get straight into how to apply an autumn theme to your party!

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Scary Halloween Sound Effects: Creating the Perfect Ambiance

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Playing scary Halloween sound effects is a great way to add some spooky ambiance to your home or party this Halloween. The key to your success will be the quality of the sounds you choose — I recommend Drew’s Famous Halloween Sounds – Twisted Edition or Sounds Of Horror — because sadly, there are some really corny sounding mixes for sale that just don’t cut it.

Once you have a decent sound effect playlist, you’re good to go, right? Not quite. There are actually a few other things you need to consider in order to properly execute your background audio and create the perfect mood. Let’s consider those now.

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Quick and Easy Halloween Recipes: Tombstone Brownies

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browniesTombstone brownies are a Halloween dessert that’s super-easy and quick to make. You can make this in a matter of minutes if you use ready-made brownies. These are popular with both children and adults – everyone loves chocolate brownies – so it’s a great addition to your Halloween party menu.

You can do this in no time with just a few simple steps.

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Halloween Alcoholic Drink Recipes

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So you need Halloween-themed alcoholic drink recipes for your adult Halloween party? The Brain Hemorrhage, Candy Corn Martini, and other cocktails featured here are guaranteed to add some serious fun to your Halloween event, get people in a partying mood, and keep the fun going all night long! After all, what’s an adult Halloween party without spooky drinks?

I’ve tried numerous Halloween drinks, and many just don’t fit Halloween well enough or they simply don’t taste very good. The drinks I’ve listed here are my personal favourites and are always well-received by my party guests. They fit the Halloween theme, look amazing, and taste great. There’s even a pumpkin spice beer recipe!

Feel free to share your own  favourite drinks by posting a comment below!

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Free Printable Halloween Food Labels

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A party guest having fun holding up my Eyeball Punch tent card next to his phony black eye.

Here are some free, printable Halloween food labels to help your guests identify your devilish dishes. Labeling your food improves your party guests’ experience by providing transparency around nutritional information. If done right, they can also enhance the spooky spirit of your Halloween party. As you can see from this picture, the labels can actually become part of the fun themselves!

Unlike bottle labels for wine and soda, which should be purchased as stickers because they need to stick to bottles and contend with condensation all night, food labels can simply be printed at home and folded as tent cards. This makes them easier to customize and saves you a few dollars as well. In the spirit of helping you plan the perfect Halloween party, I thought I’d share the template I created for my Halloween food label tent cards. Feel free to use this template as you see fit, free of charge. Just be sure to let people know where you found it, if they ask!

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Halloween Bottle Labels for Wine & Soda

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Sticking a spooky glow-in-the-dark Halloween label to your bottle of wine, soda, or spirits is a super-quick way to add some fun to your drinks. Kids will love the eerie pop bottles and adults will get a kick out of seeing scary stickers on the bottle of their favourite drink. They instantly transform wine, soda, and liquor into bottles of poison, blood, zombie virus, truth serum, witch’s brew, and other devilish drinks!

While there are some printable templates available on the internet, I always prefer to buy professionally-made stickers for three simple reasons: they look better, they stick better, and they’re cheap. Since your labels need to stick to bottles and contend with condensation all night, it’s best to avoid homemade versions. To top it off, ready-made stickers will save you time as well, and if you’re responsible for organizing and hosting a Halloween party, you’ll need all the help you can get. This is one simple, inexpensive way to add fun to your party with virtually no effort.

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