How To Host The Best Halloween Movie Night

There was a time when winter was my favourite season. But the last few years, autumn has captured my heart and every year I look forward to Halloween and spooky movie nights. I’ve written a few posts already about the best classic Halloween movies and what new movies to watch. However, this year, I want to make a post solely dedicated on how to host an amazing Halloween movie night, especially because October 31st falls on a Sunday this year (thus, making it easier to gather with friends cause it’s not a weekday).

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Decorate the house for Halloween

Like every good host/hostess, the first step to a successful gathering is to decorate the house appropriately. In this case, spooky decor is a must for a successful Halloween movie night. What you choose to use is completely up to your personal taste. You can go with a pumpkin theme or you can go overboard with a haunted house theme. Another option would be a Harry Potter themed decor -my favourite inspo is Youtuber Sarah Hawkinson’s video.

Prepare Halloween themed snacks

The second most important bit for a Halloween movie night is of course the snacks. In all fairness, the snacks are the most important part of all movie nights! 😊 You can always turn to Pinterest if you’re lacking inspiration and you want to find some good Halloween snack recipes. My personal favourite is spooky snacks, like finger biscuits and haunted cupcakes. But you can, also, go with an autumn theme and have all things pumpkin with pumpkin spice bread, pumpkin spice lattes -you get the vibe. 🎃

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Classic Halloween movies (and new 2021 Halloween releases)

Last, but not least, is the centre of it all: the Halloween movies. You can refer back to my suggestions in previous posts OR, to make it easier, I’ll list the best classic Halloween movies and new Halloween themed films below. Obviously, it’s impossible to watch all these in one night. So, you can either choose 2-3 best Halloween movies or you can host multiple Halloween movie nights leading up to October 31st. 🍿👻

1. Hocus Pocus
2. Halloweentown
3. Bettlejuice
4. Halloween
5. Interview with the Vampire
6. Twilight
7. Clue
8. The Witches
9. The Conjuring
10. Room 1408
11. House of Wax
12. The Ring
13. Paranormal Activity
14. Insidious
15. Sleepy Hollow
16. A Nightmare on Elm Street
17. E.T.
18. Practical Magic
19. The Craft
20. The Exorcist
21. Harry Potter
22. It
23. Carrie
24. It Follows
25. Casper
26. The Addams Family
27. The Shining
28. The Omen
29. The Sixth Sense
30. Blade
31. The Silence of the Lambs
32. The Orphan
33. Stepmom
34. Good Will Hunting
35. Legally Blonde
36. You've Got Mail
37. Sleepless in Seattle
38. Dead Poet Society
39. The Final Girls
40. Hampstead
41. Ghost

 

Tell me your thoughts in the comments! Will you be hosting a Halloween movie night on October 31st? Do you have any other ideas or Halloween films that I missed?

M. x

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