Host the Season’s Spookiest Soiree with a Halloween Tasting Tasting Event that Gives Back!
Halloween — or shall we say Hallo-WINE — is just around the corner, meaning it’s the perfect time to find some tasting tricks and order some tasty treats so you can host your own BOO-zy Halloween tasting event! With the help of our ONEHOPE team and Cause Entrepreneurs, throwing a spooktacular party that’ll leave your guests howling for more has never been easier. Whether you’re aiming for a ghoulishly grown-up gathering or a family-friendly fiesta, our Halloween Hosting Tips will ensure your event is a graveyard smash.
Tips for a Spooktacular Event
1. Send eerie Invites
Start the chills and thrills right from the beginning with spine-tingling invitations. Use dark, textured paper, and add spooky graphics or wax seals for an extra touch of macabre elegance. If you’re hosting a family-friendly event, get your kids involved and make memories while you make your ghoulishly good invites. Don’t forget to invite everyone from friends and family to neighbors and community members for the greatest impact!
2. Offer BOO-zy beverages
For this one, we’ve got you covered! Make sure to place your order by October 22nd so you’re guaranteed to get it on time! Include ONEHOPE’s Halloween-approved wines, like our blood-red Cabernet Sauvignon, or add a little food coloring to one of our delicious whites to make it extra spooky.
3. Host a costume contest
Encourage your guests to get involved and get creative by hosting a costume contest! Come up with a theme that aligns with your decor, or leave it up to your guests to come up with their best costume ideas. Have your guests vote on the scariest, funniest, or even most original outfits. And remember to order a few extra bottles of wine to award to your winners!
4. Dive in with devilish decor
Transform your home into a truly haunted mansion with creepy decor like cobwebs, jack-o-lanterns, and flickering candles. Depending on how spooky you want to make your party, you can easily customize the balance of creepy and cute in your decor. Don’t be afraid to go all out. And don’t forget the eerie music for added ambiance!
5. Serve up some sinister snacks
Whether you’re serving big monsters or little ghouls, your guests are sure to be hungry. Serve up spine-chilling snacks with your wine like “Mummy” hot dogs, “Witch Finger” breadsticks, and “Monster Eye” meatballs. Looking for something even easier? ONEHOPE offers delicious snack bundles perfect for smaller soirees or to gift to your closest guests.
6. Turn on some terrifyingly good tunes
No party is complete without an epic playlist! For a spookier vibe, choose some haunted house sounds or creepy music. For a more upbeat choice, include Halloween classics like “Thriller” by Michael Jackson and “Monster Mash” to keep the spirits jiving all night long.
7. Create a kids’ corner
If your party includes some little goblins, make sure to set up a space where they can keep busy and entertained. Consider adding Halloween-themed games, sweet treats, and not-so-spooky movies. And while your 21+ guests enjoy a glass of cab so red even Dracula would drink it, don’t forget to mix up a yummy mocktail for the little ghouls, too.
8. Host a spooky scavenger hunt
Scavenger hunts are a great way to get all your guests involved, from the smallest monster to the largest. Organize a Halloween-themed scavenger hunt around your house or yard, complete with punny clues and prizes hidden at certain locations. For younger guests, consider hiding candies or smaller toys. For an adult party, hide an eerie prize — like a bottle from our Iconic Collection — for the fastest to solve your clues!
9. Snap a picture at the photo booth
Vampires may not show up in photos, but your guests sure will! Set up a photo booth with costumes and props that fit your party theme. Consider getting a phone tripod so guests can attach their own device and snap a pic with their phone’s timer mode!
10. Pass out party favors
Finish out the evening by passing out a trick-or-treat for each guest to take home! Send guests home with treat bags filled with candy and small toys. For 21+ guests, include a mini ONEHOPE bottle for them to enjoy once their little goblins have gone to bed.
Your Hallo-WINE bash can be whatever you dream of, from a scary evening of frights to a memorable evening of sipping delicious wines. And with these Halloween Hosting Tips, you’re already well on your way to hosting a spooktacular soiree that’ll be the talk of the afterlife (or at least the morning after) that is guaranteed to make a huge impact! So summon your inner ghoul, and let the haunting begin! #HauntedHost #SpookySoiree