The Geeks’ Guide to Throwing a Horror Movie Themed Party

Never Sleep Again with this cocktail and snack pairing inspired by A Nightmare on Elm Street #Horror #recipeHalloween is almost here! Sadly we weren’t able to finalize our Michael Myers recipe in time (there is always next year). However, we decided that we would share some tips on how to throw an easy and fun Horror Movie themed party! Horror movies are such a huge part of our life. Literally, horror movies saved our first date and are one of the reasons we are getting married!

Not sure where to start? Well, we have you covered! We’ve broken down this guide into 3 sections: Movies, Decor, and Recipes. We may not be professional party planners, but we tend to throw very successful parties. Feel free to take our advice and make it your own! The secret to the best types of parties is to put a little bit of yourself into it. So let

Horror Movies

The first thing to consider when planning a Horror Movie themed party is your movie selection. This sets the tone for the party! Below are a few of our favorites based on their horror sub-genre:

  • Supernatural: The Others, The Conjuring, Insidious, The Exorcist, Evil Dead
  • Found Footage: The Blair Witch Project, Grave Encounters, Paranormal Activity, Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum
  • Slasher: Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  • Black and White Classics: Dracula, House on Haunted Hill, Creature from the Black Lagoon, The City of the Dead
  • Campy: Hellraiser, Pumpkinhead, In The Mouth of Madness, Wishmaster
  • Sci Fi: Alien, Event Horizon, The Thing, Imitation Girl
  • Misc: House of 1000 Corpses, Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil, It Follows
These Ouija inspired tea sandwiches are perfect for a seance or Halloween party. #Ouija #Recipe #HalloweenDecor

The decor isn’t always so important for a movie-watching party. That being said, if the movie is the background noise for the party, you may want to play around with the decor. We like using various Halloween decorations as well as costume props. We have found that Amazon has the best prices for costume props. We love Target for general Halloween decor. Crate and Barrel always has amazing Halloween serving dishes. Even stores like Family Dollar, Dollar Tree, or thrift stores have some fun finds. Adding little touches like decorative cocktail picks, interesting serving platters, and cool glasses make all the difference. If hosting a potluck, ask friends to decorate whatever it is they are bringing and you will have a plethora of fun and decorated dishes!

The Geeks share their tips for planning the perfect Horror Movie Themed Party! #horror #recipesRecipes

Over the past month, we have shared several Horror Movie themed recipes perfect for a party! We have rounded up all of this year’s Horror recipes for easy access:

We hope this guide helps you throw an amazing Horror Movie themed party! We’d love to hear all about your party! Leave a comment below or use the hashtag #GeekEats on your party photos!

The Geeks share their tips for planning the perfect Horror Movie Themed Party! #horror #recipes

6 Replies to “The Geeks’ Guide to Throwing a Horror Movie Themed Party”

  1. I absolutely love this! So many interesting ideas. I don’t think that I love watching horror movies though, they have a huge impact on me and I won’t be able to get over a scary scene for a long time haha. The recipes suggested sound so cool!

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