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2021 halloween party ideas on a budget

Thrilling Ideas For A Halloween Party On A Budget

Halloween is a thrilling time for people of all ages but the budget can wear thin on certain holidays and while you are still enthusiastic about having a great time with loved ones, practical considerations do beckon. The ideal solution is to plan a thrilling Halloween party on a budget (a sensible budget) using elements that are cost-effective but full of impact and beauty…or well, horror.

A Single Theme

Choose a theme like ghosts or vampires or werewolf etc and just buy elements relating to that theme. You’ll find if you stick to a singular theme you are able to buy larger packets of relevant décor at a lower price. A whole pack of vampire’s teeth costs less than for example buying a few items each of different supernatural concepts. Not to mention you can refashion what you have at home! Look for materials like velvet, leftover crepe and chart paper, and even fairy lights or Christmas décor items (although you’ll need to give them a turn for the darker and more terrible!)

Smoke Bombs & Sparklers

Smoke bombs are a great treat to use at your Halloween party. Especially when the evening is getting started or at night if you have great lighting arranged. They let loose smoke in different colors add a hint of beauty, mysticism, and even gloomy, foggy horror if you think about it.

And Halloween sparklers are a real festive touch as they can be bought rather inexpensively and in different sizes which determines how long they will stay alight. You can also hide them in your décor to light them later when the moment’s right.

Ideas For Throwing A 2021 Halloween Party On A Budget

Photos Make Or Break A Party

One of the best ways to make a small budget stretch far is to create activities that will keep guests and especially children endlessly occupied such a constructing a photo booth. All you need is an interesting background (that can be inexpensively printed as well), maybe a table and a banner. Props such as signs to hold or masquerade masks can be made easily DIY style using some colored cardboard and wooden sticks or even straws. Glitter glue and markers are your best friends to add a sparkling touch to the photographs.

In terms of backdrops, you can choose anything from a police photo background to a dark stormy gothic novel-type night. Think of how you can use items lying around the house or perhaps in the attic to fit in with the idea you have chosen. A little elbow grease and creativity can go a long way in sprucing up any space.

Strategic Snacks

When planning a Halloween party for a large group of people including children that are definitely going to get hungry you want to opt for snacks that can be prepared in relative abundance at less cost but are still filling and delicious. Create grazing platters that are incredibly fashionable nowadays and they can be decorated Halloween style with cobwebs and spiders.

Grazing platters have a variety of small finger food that can easily be munched on even without a plate. It is quite ideal for large gatherings. You can also put out snacks like homemade toffee squares, caramel apples, brownies, hot dogs, and small finger sandwiches.

Halloween parties in 2021 will be an amazing time to celebrate with your friends and family. And with COVID-19 still looming around, it’s important to be safe. Offer some social distancing items like masks, and try to format your seating and food so that the gatherings aren’t too close. But remember it’s all about having fun, plan your Halloween Party On A Budget and celebrate!

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Unique Halloween Party Themes That Rock

Celebrating Halloween doesn’t have to end just because you’re too old to trick-or-treat.  Get into the excitement by inviting your adult pals to join you in the fun. We’ve compiled a list of 8 Halloween party theme ideas that are ideal for your macabre gathering. Here are some unique Halloween party themes for the best Halloween party ever!

Crime Scene

Is this a worrisome theme? Absolutely! But since everyone seems to have a love for all things “crime scene” or forensic we think it’s a great idea for your 2021 Halloween party theme. And make sure to add with some inventive sweets, you can easily turn something that looks gruesome into sweet. Crush magazine’s Crime Scene Cookies are a fantastic addition to any Halloween party.

Speakeasy Halloween Theme

A Speakeasy Halloween

The Roaring Twenties are worth commemorating, and Halloween is the perfect time to do so! For admittance to your party, ask your guests to dress up in their best 1920s clothes (but only after they figure out the secret password!) To avoid suspicion when ordering a drink at the bar, prepare some prohibition snacks (such as wasabi deviled eggs or candied bacon) and make sure everyone “speaks easy.”

Creepy Crawly

It’s sometimes best to stick to the tried and true. For years, creepy-crawly party themes have kicked off spooky celebrations (and rightfully so!) Keep in mind that this subject doesn’t have to be disgusting all of the time. With a bit of elegance, you may turn the whole look into a somber affair. This black and white tablescape with creepy-crawly decorations is one of my favorites!

Day of the Dead, - Unique Halloween Party Themes

Dia de los Muertos Halloween

This festival is typically about celebrating loved ones who have passed away. It is celebrated in Mexico every year and is lively, enthusiastic, and vibrantly colorful. We recommend choosing decor that honors the deceased like traditional sugar skulls, bright florals, and candlelight.

Spells & Potions

Now, let’s talk about the cocktails for this theme. A wicked twist on any of your favorite beverages is recommended. The cocktails can be classics as long as they’re named appropriately. You may also make a frightening Witch’s Brew recipe, which is sure to please your guests. But don’t forget some spooky smoke bombs and Halloween party props. 

2021 Unique Halloween Party Themes For A Spooky Good Time

Full Moon Halloween

This 2021 Halloween theme is perfect for anyone searching for something a little more dazzling and out of this planet. Take your Halloween festivities to a higher level with spooky decor that screams Halloween.

Ghouls Night In

It’s just like a regular girls’ night in, just creepier! Take your evening to the next level with Halloween-themed decorations. Any tablescapes or decorations that have a pop of color are our favorites. For some extra fun, and excitement add some bottle or cake sparklers.

Murder Mystery

Setting the scene is the focus of this theme A traditional, old manor mystery requires moody lighting, spiderwebs, colored smoke, and candelabras. In the spirit of Halloween, don’t be afraid to add some extra eerie décor (like skulls, tombstones, and creepy crawlies!).

If you need more 2021 Halloween party ideas, take a look at our entire selection of Halloween party props, sparklers and smoke.

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Don’t Skip Dessert! Make Dessert Sweeter With Sparklers

A great meal is fantastic, but the dessert is usually the icing on the cake (no pun intended!). What better way to sit back and relax, belly full and content, than with dessert and a few glasses of champagne to end the evening? Well, there is a slightly better way. Have the server add Sparklers to your dessert and champagne bottle to be lit as he makes his way to your table for a romantic and fabulous surprise! Here’s how to make your dessert sweeter with sparklers.

Make It Special!

If the occasion is special enough for dessert and champagne then it is special enough for Sparklers! You will not only make it special for you and your guest. But also to all the other guests in the restaurant as well. They’ll be wondering why they didn’t think of that first! Big Birthday Cake Sparklers are the perfect addition to any dessert service. And most servers will be only too happy to light them for you.

Any Occasion Is A Special Occasion

Don’t wait for a special occasion to celebrate. Do it for no reason at all! Maybe you are in love with a new someone or enjoying the many years you and your partner have cherished together. Perhaps you and your spouse have just finished a long and stressful week. Celebrate that for sure! Any day is a special occasion if you make it that way. With very little effort, you can show the people you love how special they are to you. And give yourself something sweet and fun as well!

Toast With Champagne!

Any time you add champagne to the mix, you elevate the moment to something memorable and fun. Who doesn’t love a little bubbly? Cake sparklers are so versatile that they can be put into the opening and lit as the bottle makes its way to your tabl. How fantastic is that? If you’re out with adults then champagne is a must. Order a few bottles and watch your guest’s faces light up as the Sparklers are lit and delicate sparks light up the atmosphere and cast a gentle glow over the table. By this simple touch you will transform the night into something to remember for years to come.

It’s The Little Things That Count

As hectic as life can be, everyone needs a chance to pause and enjoy the little luxuries that life has to offer. Something as simple as dessert and champagne, topped with a little Sparkler magic, will give you that small luxury you are searching for. Create moments like these a few times throughout the month and you will give yourself and your loved ones something to look forward to. And the feeling that your lives are special, very special, which is something we all want to feel. Enjoy life for the precious gift it is, and bring on the Sparklers!

When you’re planning a special night out for dinner to celebrate a special occasion make dessert sweeter with sparklers.

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2021 Diwali Celebration: What Is Diwali?

You may have been mesmerized by Diwali from afar. It’s a yearly festival that signifies light conquering darkness and good triumphing over the forces of evil. If you are unsure of how to celebrate Diwali or take part in the festivities, this starter guide is for you. Diwali generally happens sometime between November and October and lasts up to 5 days. The very word means rows of lamps or lights. And that is just what you can expect in homes and public places where it is being celebrated. If you’re planning a 2021 Diwali celebration, lights, sparklers, and fireworks should be ordered.

The History of Diwali

Diwali is believed to signify and celebrate when the deities Sita and Rama came back from an exile of 14 years to Ayodhya. It celebrates the triumph of good over evil as the goddess Durga vanquished the demon called Mahisha. Diwali is also celebrated in Sikhism as Sikhs mark the day Hargobind Singh (the 6th Guru) being released from prison in 1619. Diwali is also important for realizing and cultivating a sense of perpetual and lasting peace in oneself. This is why the event can be celebrated by anyone. The 2021 Diwali is November 4th. Make sure to order your 2021 Diwali sparklers and fireworks in advance.

Diwali festival of lights. Small lanterns lit for Diwali

Fun Traditions of Diwali

Cleanliness Is Next To Godliness

There are so many wonderful traditions that one can partake in if you are celebrating Diwali (either alone or as part of a community). Cleanliness of oneself and one’s house is probably the first. And not just cleaning the house properly, but also removing items that no longer serve you. Doing a deep clean. And decorating your home and its main rooms, as well as your budget, allows. The Diwali celebration is a great time to do some serious cleaning both personally and in your home.

Self-Beautification

Both men and women are encouraged to bathe thoroughly and wear their best traditional garb, complete with bangles and other jewelry for women, not to mention a full face of makeup! Both the inside and the outside of the house have to be set in hundreds of little lamps or ‘diyas’. These are small oil-burning lamps. Fireworks also follow in quick succession. And there are personal or group prayer sessions as well. Family members and friends exchange thoughtful gifts (although this is not obligatory) and the best part is the grand feast that takes place in every house. 

Feed The Masses

Each home ensures a great feast, enough for dozens of people during the Diwali celebration. Staying within budget, they include all-traditional dishes. Children participate and help in the food prep. Rangoli is also a popular and much-loved tradition in Diwali. It consists of using rice or sand particles to make colorful designs on the floor, on stairs, or in other open spaces. People may have their own symbols, motifs, and designs that they prefer so their Rangoli will be according to that. Expect to see the streets and pathways similarly decorated!

Satisfy The Sweet Tooth

Sweets are super important for Diwali and in South Asian cuisine in general. Barfi, laddoo, and Chakli are favorites. And the new generation of mothers search for homemade sweet recipes on Youtube! They are hundreds of traditional sweets to choose from.

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Celebrate Your Birthday In Style – 2021 Birthday Ideas

Who wants to have the same old birthday celebration, year, after year, after year? Perhaps not many, but that’s what most people find themselves doing throughout their whole lifetime. Why not be rebellious and do something different? Instead of the typical cake and candles, why not opt for something more extravagant and fun? How about adding Sparklers into the mix? Here are some fantastic 2021 Birthday Ideas that’ll really turn your party into an unforgettable event.

Sparklers!

Sparklers are to candles what carnivals are to playgrounds: much, much cooler and so much more fun! The sparks and fire flying through the air create the same sense of excitement that is felt on the fourth of July when the fireworks go off. It’s magical. There is something about fire and sparks that bring out the children in even the oldest of persons, so don’t hesitate to set some Sparklers off on old Aunt Jane’s 90th birthday! You just might see a childlike glimmer light up in her eyes!

Young At Heart

No matter how old we grow, there is always a sense of fun, a sense of humor, that never really goes away. We all want to be surprised on our birthdays, made to feel special, made to feel loved. It’s the one day of the year that is truly all ours if we will allow the spotlight to be on just us. Remember this when you are planning a birthday for someone, and be as unique in your planning as you can for your precious loved one. Whether you are planning a birthday for a toddler or for someone turning 50, the sentiment should always stay the same: celebrate life!

The Best 2021 Birthday Ideas

Surprise!

No matter where you are holding the celebration, sparklers can be used to decorate. You can add them to the top of the cake. Used as party favors, or given out to the guests to light when the birthday boy or girl comes into the room! Not only do they come in a simple stick form, they now are made in the shape of a heart. So, pick which style is right for you and the party you are throwing. They also come in number-shaped sparklers. So you can have twice the amount of sparkles and fun just by adding them to the top of the cake! Choose the number of sparklers you want based on the type of party you are throwing. We suggest for a simple and quiet birthday, choose just number-shaped sparklers to adorn the cake. For a grand and exciting party, order a large number of sparklers and have the guests double up on how many they hold. The choice is yours, but either way, with just a few or a whole lot, adding Sparklers will really bring the party to life!

A Special Touch

Sparklers add a special something that you just can’t get anywhere else. Think of them whenever you are celebrating any special occasion. Whether it is a birthday, wedding, anniversary, birth, graduation, or any of the hundreds of other special occasions that we might celebrate during our lifetime. Or perhaps, you are one of those special people who don’t need an excuse to celebrate life. Every day is a celebration to you. In that case, light em’ up, just because.