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Check out these Halloween birthday party ideas and themes for a thrill of a time! From kid friendly to adults only, your guests are in for some spook-tacular fun!

Murder Mystery/Who Done It Dinner Party

Who doesn’t want to attend a murder mystery dinner party? Send invitations to a guest list of about 6-10 people with the ominous message, “You are cordially invited to a dinner to DIE for…!” Include a character description of their assigned player and strongly encourage they come dressed to play the part. For the game, make your own Clue-esque kit with faux weapons and clues, or check online for an already assembled option. Serve crab cakes with blood (cocktail sauce) and deviled egg eyeballs (just add olives!) while guests get settled in. Encourage them to stay in character while they mingle! For dinner, serve something you can make ahead, like lasagna, garlic bread, and salad, so you’re free to join in the mystery! Decorate your dinner table with golden candelabras and faux pearl beads. Have everyone dine by candlelight– it’s sure to set the mood! Once your guests have had a chance to eat, have the night begin with the dramatic death of your first victim. From there, the night is sure to take on a life of it’s own! Once your detectives think they’ve solved the case, bring them together for the finale. After the case is closed and your victim is revived, celebrate with a birthday cake that has a fake knife stuck dead center. This birthday party is sure to leave guests screaming! Read more –>

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Amanda gave some great ideas for Halloween costumes, and Michael provided a few tips on throwing a spook-tacular bash; now it’s my turn. Inkers have always had quite a bit of Halloween spirit, both with pumpkin decorating and a fantastic turnout of folks in costume for our annual contest. And Inkers aren’t afraid to get creative…

This year, we had Antoine Dodson, the cast of Glee, a vampire’s Facebook page, Snap Crackle & Pop, and Roseanne Barr, just to name a few! You can see a few photos from the festivities below, but be sure to check out our facebook page for even more great photos. Read more –>

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Halloween always gives me the chills. But not for the most obvious reasons – ghouls, ghosts, cavities. No, I’m always terrified of coming up with a good costume. This fear coupled with my tendency to procrastinate usually lands me with a sheet and two eye holes. But you don’t have to end up like me. Instead, design your own “costume!” by creating Halloween T-Shirts. Read more –>

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I trick or treated right up to the very end, right to that cusp where homeowners started to worry about whether they should open the door to the 6-foot-tall Care Bear standing on their stoop. Last year, I didn’t go…but I did have fun! My friends and I banded together to re-create childhood glee with what is now an annual Halloween Block Party.

We have bobbing for apples, a great costume contest, and spook-tacular treats.   So I don’t have to give up wearing costumes after all…which works out well because I don’t know where else I would wear my faux fur bunny suit…and Halloween can continue to be one of my favorite holidays.

If you’re considering a Halloween party, try your hand at branding your soiree with a scary t-shirt for your guests.  I suggest using fonts from the scary section for a gothic look, and keywords like “skeleton,” “zombie,” or “ghosts” to find lots of great clipart.

Still need a costume? Check out Amanda’s upcoming post for a few quick and easy ideas.

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