Goth Halloween Party
Everything You Need For a Goth Halloween Party
The Goth Style suits the dark themes of Halloween. So a Halloween Goth Party is perfect because nothing could be more dark and sinister. This style started in the late 1970's at the time of the punk era in music and it is still popular today. It is a subculture that has endured and continues to be popular particularly in Western Europe. There are large annual festivals held in both England and Germany to celebrate the Goth culture.
Whether you are part of the Goth scene all year round or not; it is a cool theme for a Halloween party. To make your Goth Party great you need to decorate in basic black and make sure you have some sinister music playing in the background. Decorate with items such as candles, skulls and black crows. Crows are the perfect Goth creature.
Toast the night with goblets and make sure your punch is red or dark black for a blood like appearance. Eat some Halloween eyeballs and maybe some worms and your party will be a hit. Read on for more ideas with décor pieces that are available online.
Candles set the Mood at a Goth Party!
There should be no electricity at a Goth Party. You need to have a dark and sinister look so the bright lights are forbidden. The glow of flickering candles is the best lighting for this purpose.
If you are worried about all the lit candles everywhere and the safety issues; use a flameless candle.You can still achieve the right look for your party with an assortment of black candles just leave them unlit among a few fameless candles. It will still look spooky.
Be a Beautiful Goth Princess for Halloween
The perfect party needs the perfect hostess outfit. If you are hosting a Goth Halloween Party you have got to have the look. A beautiful Goth princess outfit is a stand out costume for your party.
Did you ever wonder how this dark style came to be? It is thought that the classic black look of Goth is a backlash to the colorful and sparkling outfits of the Disco era that came just before it.
The punk movement spawned the Gothic look and a new subculture complete with it's own distinctive fashion was borne. Goth has certainly endured because so far the disco culture, complete with sparkle, is no where to be seen these days.
Goth Make Up Tutorials
Your Halloween Goth look is not complete until you do the make up. This is the hallmark of the Gothic style especially the eye make up that his heavy on the black eyeliner for men and women both.
The dark heavy black make up especially around the eyes is mandatory. This look is popular with the guys as well. The tutorial below will take you through the steps to achieving this look for both sexes.
No Tattoos? Try Fake Tattoo Sleeves!
This is a great accessory if real tattoos just are not your thing. It really is hard to tell that these are fake when they are worn properly. The entire sleeve is purchased and then pulled onto your arms. This is an easy application no stencils or mess.
These tattoo sleeves were featured on an episode of "Big Bang Theory". when they guys go out dressed up Goth with tattoos and I was quite surprised at how real it looked. The tattoos looked genuine but they were actually tattoo sleeves. This is a great way to sport the look with out the permanency.
Big Bang Theory Goes Goth!
Black Crows: A Must Have Guest
Crows are very large, black birds. Their feathers practically glisten and they are entirely black from beak to claw. These attributes make them the perfect Halloween creature. Crows are also very intelligent and have a haunting cry. Everyone has heard that distinctive "caw, caw" at some time or another.
A Goth party would be remiss if it didn't have a few black crows hanging around, not real ones of course, but maybe a few fakes! Click on the link below if you want to purchase some of these feathered guests.
More on the Black Crow.......
- Halloween Black Crows
Black Crows are large and intelligent birds. Their haunting cry is the perfect backdrop for Halloween. Caw, Caw!
How cool is this goblet
Skeletal hand perfect for the goth enthusiast!
Drink From A Goblet!
You can't just drink out of an ordinary glass at a Goth Party. It must be a goblet. Goblets are so intricate they are almost too ornate to drink from.
The goblet as a drinking vessel has been around in the English language since the 14th century. Tracing the history of the term goblet and its association with a particular style is difficult as there were many names given to drinking vessels by pubs, drinkers and manufacturers of cups.
Goblets are often referred to as "Chalices"; meaning a stemmed drinking glass that was most popular for use in religious ceremonies. The goblet was a predecessor for our modern and quite ordinary wine glasses.
Make Some Black Current Punch for Your Goblet
Serve your guests some punch that looks like black blood. This recipe by Martha Stewart for Bloody Black Currant Punch is perfect for a Goth themed Halloween Party. This link also has several other recipes for ghastly drinks that you may want to try.
Below is an another recipe for an non-alcoholic version.
Punch Bowl Set Goth Theme
I found this punch bowl on Amazon and it is very intricately carved in black. Unfortunately, it is not inexpensive but it could serve double duty as a décor piece all year round. If you purchase this set don't hide it away and only bring it out for parties. If Goth is your style you should have it out on display all year round.
Ingredients for a Non Alcoholic Punch
- 1 can of red fruit punch (46 oz)
- 1 can apple juice (46 oz)
- 1 bottle cranberry juice (48 oz)
- 1 bottle of ginger ale ( 2 liter size)
- Ice cubes
- Combine the above listed ingredients in a large punch bowl.
- Stir in the ice cubes
- Ladle into your goblets and enjoy!
Non Alcoholic Red Punch
Skull Shot Glass
Buy your Skull Shot Glass here
And for your Alcoholic Beverages......
Take that shot of liquor in this crystal shot glass shaped like a skull. This is so unique and fits perfectly with the Goth themed party. The liquid only fill the skull shape, very cool.
I don't know but I would imagine taking a shot out of this glass would be an experience in itself.
Horror Movies in Black and White
A must have is a large screen television playing black and white horror films for the enjoyment of your party guests. There is nothing more sinister than these old movies and you don't even need to have the sound on. Whether you have the volume on or off; just have the image running as a backdrop and the ambience is achieved either way. Frankenstein is a cult favourite.
History of Halloween
The origin of Halloween goes way back to Celtic ancient times when a festival took place annually called the festival of Samhain. November 1 was the beginning of the New Year for the Celts so October 31st was a time to celebrate because it was technically their New Years Eve.
Two thousand years ago The Celts lived on the land that we now call Ireland, the United Kingdom and the northern part of France. November 1 was the end of the summer harvest and start of winter and additionally it was also a time of the year that was associated with death.
This death association was because the Celts thought that on the night before the new year began, the separation between the worlds of the living and dead became less distinct. So the festival Samhain was celebrated as day that the ghosts of the dead returned to the Earth. They believed that these spirits were responsible for crop damage amid other troubles.
On the positive side, the Celts also believed that when these ghosts were present, it made it easier for the Celtic priests (Druids) to make predictions about the future. The prophecies that the Druids made were important to the Celtic culture as a source of direction and comfort during the darkness of winter.
Halloween, as we know it today, evolved from this ancient history.