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  1. Best How-Tos on Scaring Party Guests

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    We've been hosting adult-only Halloween parties for years and have not been able to get in enough scares! We are looking to up our game this year to the max!!! We do a good job putting guests on edge with creepy lighting, sounds, and decor; sometime even paying a few people to help us with the...
  2. It's Your Funeral

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    I was brainstorming party themes and I recalled the old phrase, "It's your funeral!" I think the title alone would be fun for guests. If you were doing this Halloween party, what ideas would you do?
  3. Hearse rental?

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Just starting to plan our Vampire Funeral theme this year, and I'm wondering... Is it possible to rent a hearse for an evening? I'd love to have this in the driveway when guests arrive, in front of my garage-door-turned-wall-crypt. Have any of you done this? Where do you rent from...a...
  4. Haunted Hotel party need help!

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Hi all I purchased the Spirit haunted hotel and am super excited....each year we do a party we take our guests on an adventure based on the story we come up with.....I am looking for your ideas/stories to take our guests on another epic adventure...an adventure inside the hotel of course:)...
  5. NEW 2018 PRODUCT RELEASE from Haunt Hobbyist: PEECAN

    For Sale By Merchants
    NEW PRODUCT RELEASE FOR 2018: THE PEECAN The Peecan is a handheld noisemaker for actors. Sounds that are common or recognizable are not scary, like yelling for example. That is why we designed the Peecan to make a unique sound that will startle your guests because they will not know what it...
  6. Ghost Hunter Game - scavenger hunt

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    This was a game we did 2 years ago when our party theme was Ghostbusters. I went around and took photos of the faces of props and decorations. I wrote up a page explaining that ghosts have escapes from the Ecto-Containment Unit and it was their job to find them. On the sheet were about a dozen...
  7. I want to truly scare my party guests!

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    I want to really care my guests this year but I cannot seem to come up with anything. I usually have about 15 to 20 people show up. My house is pretty small but I do have a creepy basement. Help me with some ideas fellow creeps!
  8. Tips for making a party scary

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    I've been throwing a Halloween party the last few years, and I want to up my game. I have a decent amount of decor, but I want to find a way to make the atmosphere a bit spookier, put people on edge a bit. I tend to stick with fairly traditional Halloween elements - lots of skeletons, bats...
  9. Great Gatsby / Roaring 20's Party

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    I am doing something a bit different this year and leaving the gore behind. Each year we have a theme party that is announced the previous year and this year will be a Great Gatsby Party. I am working in the phrase “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody” and possibly will have a few of the...
  10. What do your guests compliment the most?

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    When you have a Halloween party what do you get the most compliments on?
  11. Sharing one of my party Scary Movie Games to play

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Every year I make a game that plays on a loop in our living room. The guests, when they feel like it, will watch the game and try and enter their guesses to win a prize. We have lots of stationary games at our party that people can passively participate in. The link below is to my Scary Movie...
  12. Halloween Party Ideas, Tips, and Tricks.

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Hello fellow Halloween lovers, I always throw a Halloween Party that turns out a lot of fun for my family and friends. This year I want to make it my best one yet and progress in the years to come. I am seeking your help on how to throw an even more kick *** Halloween party. Below is a list of...
  13. 5 Years of Home Haunting

    General Halloween
    I put together videos of the past 5 years of our garage haunt. The first years are cringe-worthy - especially the video recording itself! But it gives a good snapshot of how our home haunt has progressed (scares, layout and detailing). The actors are my daughters and their friends (mostly girls)...
  14. Evening in Innsmouth Theme

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Going full bore 1920's Cthulhu on this one gang. :D I'm building a dock for guests to walk over to get into the party and intend to have a smoke machine going with aquatic sound affects to set the mood. Interior will use a lot of fish nets, crab boxes, buoys, all sorts of good aquatic stuff. We...
  15. Fairytales Theme 2017

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Hey everyone! This year we've decided to do fairytales and nursery rhymes as a theme for our party / quiz night. We've been late in getting prepared as I was on vacation earlier this year and was preoccupied with that, but we're doing okay. Here's what we have planned; Guests will enter through...
  16. Static: The Overseer

    Halloween Props
    The last of our large props for this year. standing at just under 7' tall, it will be a part of our witch forest and look down at the guests as they wait to go through the haunt. http://www.halloweenforum.com/members/jdubbya-albums-the-overseer.html
  17. Indoor decorating 2017 has begun!

    General Halloween
    My wife has already started our indoor decorating. We usually start around the middle of August but she had the urge a bit early this year. We start having guests over right after Labor Day. This is our antler chandelier decked out for the season.
  18. Help with odd-numbered guests!

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Hello! My sister and I have been throwing AWESOME Halloween Parties for most of our lives. We always have a small gathering and we divide our guests into teams. This year, our friend finally admitted to us that her sister has wanted to come for years. 8 days before the party (which is on the...
  19. Attendance Number Disapointment

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    This is my first year hosting a Halloween Party and I'm wondering what you all did/do to bolster numbers? I sent the initial invite at the end of August to allow for timing and I sent a followup to the "maybe's/not-yet-responded" yesterday. Including my boyfriend and I, I've got only 9...
  20. Parties Past

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Hey all, just wanted to share some photos of the Halloween Parties I've thrown the last few years. I'm a photographer and somehow always seem to get so caught up I don't take photos of my own parties! I've tried to be better the last couple of years - thought I'd share these albums & maybe...