Does Halloween conjure up images of cheap costumes and plastic decorations? It’s time for a new approach. This holiday can be an opportunity to throw a sophisticated Halloween dinner party that will be a memorable and fun occasion to celebrate the fall.
Picking a theme can elevate your Halloween dinner party, make it feel more cohesive and challenge your guests to come up with some creative costume ideas. You can select a decade for your theme, or go all out and plan a murder mystery game for an eerie atmosphere.
We all have memories of trick or treating on the spookiest night of the year. You can call back to these memories by greeting your guests with a cart full of candy or baked goods. Or, serve a cheese or charcuterie tray for a more elegant approach.
Sticking to a small menu will feel more in line with the refined ambiance of your party. Find inspiration from these seasonal veggies:
If you’re planning a small party, an outdoor arrangement can set the mood for your gathering if the weather permits it. However, if your home has a large open area like in our Madison floor plan for example, you can accommodate a larger group by having different food stations around the living room and kitchen to encourage guests to move around and mingle.
You can incorporate fall colors into your interior with some tasteful white and orange knick-knacks, but you can also work with hues like plum, black, wine red, sage green and earthy brown. Draw attention to your dining table with a fall harvest centerpiece that uses squashes and fall flowers like hydrangeas, pansies and mums.
Focus on a few unsettling details to make your gathering feel unearthly, such as greeting your guests with a wreath that has been spray painted black or some creepy lawn ornaments. Details like black silverware and a candlelit dining area can create an uncanny feel.
And for those who have a home with an entry porch, like many of our models available at Severn Reserve, it can be an ideal spot for some larger decorations with a more traditional and familiar feel, such as cobwebs and skeletons.
Koch Homes builds beautiful sanctuaries with spacious layouts designed for entertaining. With our open floor plans, luxurious kitchens and welcoming foyers, you can plan memorable get-togethers for Halloween and other occasions. Contact us to learn more about our neighborhoods!