Here at DiSanto Propane, we love all things Halloween. On this day, you can let loose and wear an outlandish costume almost anywhere without getting weird looks (unless you are dressed as a sexy slice of pizza).
Because you have a propane fireplace, your home is the perfect place for throwing a Halloween party. You’ll have plenty of time to spend preparing for your shindig because you won’t have to concentrate on building a wood-burning fireplace.
Jack O’ Lanterns
No Halloween party is complete without an array of Jack-O-Lantern’s, so hit up your local grocery store to score a few pumpkins a day or two in advance. You don’t have to be a creative genius to carve a pumpkin, so don’t stress yourself out.
You may want to enlist the help of a friend or two to create an adequate amount of pumpkin decorations. Invite some friends over, serve up some wine, and carve away. You will have so much fun hanging out together and shooting the breeze while creating your spooky decorations.
Prepare Your Costume in Advance
As a party host, your costume needs to be on point. If you wait until the last minute to buy a Halloween costume, your options will be limited. If you can’t find anything you like, you may be scrambling around at the last minute attempting to put together an adequate costume.
Are you not sure where to start? You could go more traditional and dress as a witch, ghost, zombie, or vampire. Such themes are always a winner on this ghoulish day.
Others enjoy dressing as their favorite TV or movie characters, so the sky’s the limit. You’ll find a variety of interpretations of Game of Thrones characters as well as those from other popular shows. If you want to dress up as Daenerys, go for it.
Of course, you’ll need to set out an assortment of Halloween candy throughout your home. Candy corn is always appreciated, but make sure to include a variety of different types of candies to suit all kinds of tastes.
Don’t stop at candy with your party food. Halloween-themed foods such as bite-sized cakes fashioned to resemble cut off fingers will delight your guests. If you are searching for some delicious yet ghoulish recipes, check out this site.
No Halloween party is complete without spooky decorations, and that includes fake cobwebs. Place some fake cobwebs and antique-looking candlesticks on your propane fireplace mantle to create ambiance.
Hit Up the Thrift Store
Head to your local thrift store to find old candle holders. While you’re at it, browse the home goods aisles looking for any weird items that could be used to decorate your home.
Check out the framed pictures. Are there any weird old family photos? Buy them and place them on your mantelpiece for an eerie effect.
Purchase a variety of candles to strategically place around your home. As long as you buy plain, unscented candles, it shouldn’t cost you too much. Darkness adds to the spooky atmosphere for your party.
You could really have some fun serving Halloween-themed cocktails, and they don’t have to be fancy. It could be as easy as purchasing a witch’s cauldron and filling it with a spiked punch. For those of you who like fancier drinks, check out this “Witch’s Brew” recipe.
Don’t Forget Your Front Door
You may be so busy decorating the interior of your home that you neglect decorating your front door. Remember, this is the first part of your house that your guests will see, so go all out. Cover it with some fake cobwebs and other decorations to set the tone for the party.
Turn Your Front Yard Into a Graveyard
Ok, so this isn’t necessary, but it will create quite a visual impact to transform your front yard into a spooky graveyard. You can buy fake headstones at your local party store or make them yourself.
Take your graveyard one step further by having skeleton hands stick out by the headstones. If you have any trees in your front yard, you could always hang some fake ghosts from your trees.
Dress Up Your Dog
If you have a dog, don’t forget to dress him up in a costume as well. If you have a dachshund, you could dress your dog as a hot dog, which is always a hit. Perhaps you could even match your dog’s costume to your own for a dramatic effect.
Since your fireplace will be one of the central decorative areas for your party, you don’t want to run out of propane. Sign up for our propane delivery services in upstate New York. Since 1937, our propane suppliers have provided fuel to businesses and residences throughout New York. Our business and home propane services are affordable and reliable, so contact DiSanto Propane today.