If you thought Halloween was only for the kids to celebrate, you’d be sorely mistaken!

Whether you’re wanting to party the night away or you’re wanting a cosy horror film binge with the girls, Halloween is a great excuse to throw a themed get together for you and your friends.

But how do you take a Halloween party from juvenile to sophisticated? Luckily for you, here at Moda in Pelle, we’ve put together our top 6 tips for throwing a grown-up Halloween party.

Treat your guests with food and drinks

No great get-together is complete without a selection of food and drinks, and Halloween brings about great opportunities for themed snacks! And we’re not talking kids party treats – instead, think grown-up Halloween chic with a selection of sophisticated foods, such as cheese boards, antipasti or charcuterie boards.

You can bring an additional Halloween edge with elegant tableware, and theme drinks and cocktails around the event. From Bloody Marys to black salt-rimmed margaritas, there are a whole host of options to take your Halloween soiree to the next level.

Opt for grown-up decorations

If you’re having people over for Halloween, create the right ambience in your home with sophisticated decor. Leave the plastic skeletons and fake spiders for the little ones’ parties, and instead portray an appropriately grown-up autumnal aesthetic with deep red and orange flowers, candles in antique holders and spooky yet realistic cobwebs.

Paint your pumpkins

Nothing says Halloween like a selection of pumpkins! This year, why not give your traditional pumpkins a sophisticated twist? With a touch of white, black or metallic paint, you can create stylish and elegant pumpkin decorations that will bring an instant touch of class to your event.

Choose a theme

If you’re planning a full Halloween party with fancy dress, have you considered theming your evening? There are a number of classic Halloween themes for adults you can go with for a grown-up affair, from Victorian and 1920s to fun circus or masquerade themes.

Set the mood with a Halloween playlist

It’s not a party without some great Halloween tracks. Music helps create the right atmosphere at your event, so plan ahead of time and choose music to match the mood.

If your Halloween event is a big party, create a playlist full of fun, catchy tunes to match the vibe. Or, if you’re planning more of a low-key event, find some creepy atmospheric music to create a spine-tingling atmosphere.

Look the part

If you’ve decided to opt out of traditional Halloween costumes this year, that doesn’t mean you can’t add a Halloween-esque edge to your party look. Classic, elegant, gothic-inspired looks are ideal for Halloween, bringing a subtle-yet-stylish vibe that is seasonal yet not too OTT.

Black and white colour palettes are ideal, as are long, flowing maxi dresses. To complete the look, opt for a pair of chic black heels. From studded, edgy options to sleek pointed toe boots, you’re sure to find the perfect pair to take your Halloween look to the next level.

However you’re spending this Halloween, do it in true style with the ladies footwear collection at Moda in Pelle. From statement party shoes to cosy boots, browse the full collection and fall head over heels with your new season must haves.

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