The best part of any big seasonal event is the build up right? And it’s safe to say, excitement for Hallows Eve is bubbling away like a well-boiled cauldron. This year, we’ve partnered with Baileys to give you recommendations for glowing-up your pre-Halloween affairs. And of course, a selection of gorgeous Baileys cocktails to sip while you get in the mood.
Host a screening of the scariest movies
It’s the ultimate way to mark the start of the spookiest night of the year – not to mention getting that last minute inspo for your sassy Halloween lewk. Select your line-up of iconic scary films and turn those lights down low. What will it be? A psychological horror with The Shining? Or a terrifying science fiction with Jordan Peele’s latest masterpiece, Nope? Whichever flick tickles your fancy, a Baileys S’mores cocktail is guaranteed to have your taste buds tingling as much as your spine.
Plan a Halloween-themed whodunnit? dinner party
There is nothing like a little bit of roleplay to well and truly activate Halloween mode. Whether you pen your very own script or find one online, a murder mystery dinner is sure to up the ante. If you really want to be the hostess with the mostest, theme your menu to fit the bill. Try out a Sweeney Todd’s meat pie for main and a ‘real ladies fingers’ trifle for dessert. To cleanse the palate after your frightful feast, a Baileys Mint Chocolate Martini cocktail is just the thing.
Design a Halloween Treasure Hunt
Why not bring a little healthy competition to your Halloween celebrations with an adult treasure hunt? Hand pick your favourite treats (and tricks) and hide them around the house for your friends to find. And while they hunt for the goods, a Baileys Flat White Martini cocktail is the perfect tipple to keep them on their toes.
Throw a spooky shindig
This is the part where you get to swagger and sashay around in your Halloween ensemble. Kit your house out in the appropriate decor (we’re talking cauldrons, cobwebs and broomsticks etc.) and rally your besties for the soirée of the season. A poppin’ party needs a sassy drinks menu to match, and the Baileys Salted Caramel Espresso Martini cocktail is the star of any show.
Carve up some pumpkins
Whatever festivities you have in the pipeline, it wouldn’t be Halloween without the illuminated, haunting smile of a carved pumpkin. After crafting your Halloween mascot, place a tealight inside its hollow head. Sip a Baileys Nutterlicious whilst you work and watch the pumpkin cast flickering shadows around, creating that ultimate spooky atmosphere.
Fill your home with irresistible aromas
You know those carved pumpkins we mentioned earlier? Don’t let those pumpkin innards go to waste. Put them to good use and cook up some tasty treats to serve at your party (or to keep all to yourself). From pumpkin pie to cheesecake to muffins, the possibilities with this autumnal veg are endless. And what screams Qween of Halloween more than your very own themed snacks? When finished, raise a toast to the fruits of your creation with a Baileys Chocolate Orange Martini cocktail.