Halloween parties are pretty common among both adults and children. It seems the holiday gets more popular with each passing year. If you love to celebrate the Fall holiday, but wish to do something a little bit different, consider hosting a Halloween brunch this year. If the holiday falls on a weekend, you can host your brunch on that morning, allowing your guests the rest of the day for Trick or Treating or attending an evening party. When Halloween falls during the week, schedule your brunch for the weekend closest to the party. This will give your guests a little bit more holiday celebrating to look forward to!
Dress Code. While you can certainly offer the guests the option of dressing up on costume for the gathering, elaborate costumes may not seem too appealing to get into and fuss with so early in the day. You can suggest that guests wear whatever they are most comfortable in, and offer a special treat or two to the guests who go all out and wear a costume to the gathering.
Decorating And Table Centerpiece. Be as lavish as you like with your holiday decorating for your Halloween brunch gathering. If you are having an adults only celebration, you may choose to keep the decorations on the subtle side, favoring Autumn themed decor over spooky and ghoulish. If your brunch will entertain both adults and children, include both types of decor. Keep more of a traditional, seasonal feel to the table while hanging some witch or ghost decorations on the walls. Small cellophane bags of candy corn with a pumpkin shaped die cut containing the guest’s name are fun place markers for both adults and children. Small orange votive candles, acorns, Autumn leaves and dried Fall flowers such as Mums or Sunflowers can be used to dress up the table and help to achieve a nice balance in decor.
Food & Drink. Offer a variety of refreshments at your holiday brunch, keeping both the adults’ and children’s likes in mind. Coffee, Tea, Orange Juice and Apple Cider offer enough variety and are appealing to both young and old. Be sure to purchase a few bottles of champagne for those guests over age twenty one who would enjoy a Mimosa. Add a little Halloween feeling to your Brunch food offerings such as calling your fruit salad “Eyeball Salad,” including plenty of grapes and labeling your jelly jar “Monster Blood” to spread on bagels. A variety of muffins, coffee cake and a platter of scrambled eggs and bacon will satisfy your guests without overwhelming them with food. An orange frosted cake with brown sprinkles or two dozen Halloween themed cookies will end your brunch on a sweet note.
Entertainment. While you can certainly spend time with your guests at the brunch just eating and enjoying the wonderful company, feel free to add a little Autumn fun to the gathering. Step outside for an apple bobbing contest, lay out pumpkins and carving tools to make jack o’ lanterns and encourage the children to spend some time pressing Autumn leaves to take home with them.
Start a new Fall tradition this year by hosting a Halloween brunch for loved ones in your home. With just a little bit of effort and creativity, you can create a lasting holiday memory for friends and family.