Join us for a vintage movie night...
This Halloween feature shows you how to create a Vintage Movie Night experience for your Halloween crowd on a budget and incorporate some favorite B-Movie Horror Films to make it frightful for your trick or treaters.
Treats for your Halloween Guests
Reanimated Brownie Bites
Who doesn't love a huge green zombie arm coming out of their food? We used a brownie mix and black cupcake liners to make our brownies, then topped them off with cookie crumbs for "dirt" and a zombie hand toy from Dollar Tree. You will want to glue a toothpick onto your zombie hands so that they stand easily in the brownie.
Foo Fighter TreatsThe term foo fighter was used by Alliedaircraft pilots in World War II to describe various UFOs or mysterious aerial phenomena seen in the skies over both the European and Pacific Theater of Operations.
Our UFO cookies were truly a labor of love. These little cookies are a bit hard to construct but completely awesome. We sandwiched together Nilla Wafers with candy melt, then glued on "landing gear" using Pringles Honey Sticks cut to length and more candy melt. After they set we sprayed them with Wilton's Edible Color Spray in Silver. See the full recipe and tutorial HERE.
Slithering Gummy Snakes
These slimy looking snakes can be found in the Target Halloween treat aisle this year. We were super happy to find ones that looked like real snakes. Add them to a treat bag and secure with one of our Treat Bag Labels and you are all set.
Mummified Chocolate Bars
There are chocolate bars disguised as mummies all over the place these days but we really wanted ours to be spooky. Mummies are supposed to be old right? Soak your gauze in a few cups of strong tea for about an hour. Remove the gauze, squeeze the excess tea out and hang to dry. Cut your gauze strips down the middle and pull to fray and stretch it before wrapping your bars. We glued a few wooden ovals painted a bright yellow to finish the mummy look. (Paper would work fine too!) See the full recipe and tutorial HERE.
Killer Sugar Cookies
What Halloween table is complete without a butcher knife shaped cookie? Apparently butcher knife cookie cutters are hard to come by, we had to improvise. We printed out a butcher knife shape and traced it onto stiff card stock and used it to trace around into our cookie dough. Once the cookies were baked we used Wilton Cookie icing in black and Wilton Color Spray in Silver to complete our knives.
Setting Up Your Concession Stand
We designed this table to operate like a concessions stand would by creating small display trays for the food items to sit on. This also allows your trick or treaters or party guests to easily see and choose their own treat! We also incorporated some great ideas on creating that perfect memorable touch with amazing printable graphics, tons of popcorn and a DIY red rope stanchion project.
These trays are simple to cut and construct. Using black foam core board you can create an inexpensive piece to display your treats, and save yourself a ton of money on serving trays. Full DIY tutorial on the How-To coming soon.
Popcorn is a great filler for the display and of course a great treat for the party guests and trick or treaters! Use it to cover your table area in between the concession trays and fill up some bags to have them handy as well. Another option is to rent a vintage popcorn cart and pop it fresh to hand out all evening.
Movie Posters & Decor
Our vintage b-movie Halloween horror decor is part of the printable collection we designed for this party. You can find it in our shop. Simply purchase and download instantly, then print it out and assemble for an easy party look! We also have a version available with personalized text if you prefer. Specific instructions on how to assemble the posters are included in the download, all material are designed to print on 8.5x11" paper.
Red Rope Stanchions
These stanchions with "red rope" are the perfect way to corral your trick or treat line and add a special detail and authentic look to your vintage horror movie display. Constructed from everyday items you can find at your local hardware and lumber store (we frequent Lowe's) this is truly a unique DIY and a fun project to get your husband involved with the party planning! Have him build you three wooden stands, attach several Styrofoam balls on top and spray the entire thing gold. Use a pool noodles or pipe insulation, spray painted red to join your stands together, adding a duct tape stripe at each end to complete the look.
We hope you have found some awesome ideas here on how to truly be the talk of the neighborhood on Halloween, or how to throw a great vintage movie night party!