Ghosts and ghouls, witches and warlocks, Pumpkin Spice enthusiasts and anyone in between; the Spookiest of seasons is upon us once again and it’s time to celebrate! What better way than by putting on your best costume, and indulging in all things spooky? We have put together a list of scary-easy ways to throw the best shindig this side of Elm Street.
The easiest place to start is with a great costume. Here at the Door County Coffee Café, we like to split up into our groups by department. Group costumes are always a fun alternative to the same old witch costume that makes its only appearance every October 31st. We love to find fun, new costumes we make ourselves, from making our own cars for a Mario Kart costume, to pulling off the entire crew from the price is right! Costumes can of course be purchased, but there is something so fun about getting together, drinking some Pumpkin Spice coffee and making a fun family costume together!
Once you have your costume complete, it’s on to food. Everyday snacks are always tasty, but why not take the everyday, ordinary, and rev it up? Making a batch of pigs in a blanket? Why not make them “Mummies under wraps” instead? Or instead of plain old hot chocolate after a long night of Trick or Treating, try a Pumpkin Spice Swiss Cafe made with our Pumpkin Spice flavored coffee and hot cocoa! You can even start the day with our Vanilla Mocha Donuts and just top them with festive black and orange sprinkles! There are tons of fun ideas for food and snacks on our Halloween Pinterest board – for kids and adults alike!
To tie it all together, give your house a spooky vibe. Going all out in the decoration department does not have to eat up the party budget. The local dollar store can be your best friend! As long as you have a hot glue gun and some creative juices, you can decorate every room in the house for next to nothing! From garland, to lights, creepy candles and spooky signs, you can find anything to make your home just a little more haunted. Try their silk flowers, dip them in some black paint, glue a few spiders onto one of their glass vases, and you have a spooky centerpiece! Paint some eyes and a mouth on a white jar candle, and it’s a ghost! Cobwebs will be your best friend and are such a cheap and spooky way to transform any room! You can get all kinds of serving trays and bowls, that will last for next year’s party! We even have some fun and easy DIY’s on our Halloween Pinterest Board that you and the family can throw together with things you probably already have at home!
A haunted house, a great group costume and some killer food make for one ghoulish night. Happy Haunting everyone!