Last Minute Halloween Ideas
Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012
Don’t have a costume? Forgot the candy? Just need a drink? Don’t go down as the one who ruined Halloween, we’ve got you covered!
What to Wear
Ditch the makeshift Grecian toga – here are some last-minute costume ideas that you probably have lying around. We even rank them in order of difficulty for you:
French is in – don a striped tee, a pair of blue jeans cropped at the ankles (or casually rolled up), and slip on a pair of ballet flats. Add some red lipstick, tousle your hair, and remember to either loosely dangle a cigarette between your fingers or hold a wine glass the whole night. Practice your oui oui all night long and throw in air kisses. Variation for kids: lose the cig and wine, top with beret or trenchcoat. For men: a little ‘stache never hurt the French charm.
Go all Russian spy with a jet black bob (bag a wig or fake it), a black overcoat, some pink lipstick, and an oversized pair of shades that you will wear no matter what happens. For extra flair, lace up some thigh-high boots. Remember not to talk too much – Russian spies are women of few words. Men have it easy: don a sharp suit with scotch in one hand and an English accent down pat a la Daniel Craig.
Can’t pull off the suave spy? Then up the fun with the boys: wear black and white suits, draw on sideburns, throw on basic black fedoras and black sunnies. Voila – you’re now The Blues Brothers. Also helps if you sing in harmony.
Here’s one for the kids: to make that DIY superhero costume extra special, splurge on facepaint and paint on an eyemask. It’s way cooler.
The Internet is going wild for this kid’s impression of Andy Warhol, which is sheer genius. For both adults and kids: black turtleneck, black pants, a white wig, and Campbell soup.
What to Eat
Throwing a Halloween house party? You need the scary treats.
Yes, cranberry vodka’s an easy “bloody” drink, but blend the concoction with some frozen berries (blueberries and raspberries work well) and you’ll have an extra goopy, bloody, and still delish drink. Strain the mixture if you want something that goes down easy.
Mozzarella eyeballs make quick and easy canapés. Spider cheese balls are a great Halloween spin on the classic cheese and crackers platter, while veggie fingers look spooky but won’t haunt you with the calorie overload.
Make it green for the kids – add green food colouring to lemonade, then throw in gummy worms and fish and pour the mixture in a punch bowl. Name it slimy swamp juice.
Place some bones on the side to really get the kids squealing – they’re just pretzel sticks covered in melted white chocolate, and topped with mini marshmallows on both ends.
Honey, I just need a Halloween drink.
Well, we have the answer to that too.
Jigger & Pony have a special Halloween selection of classic Tiki-style cocktails. Priced at $20++ each, these rum-based cocktails will feature 4 different types of rum. Runs from 26-31 October 2012.
10 flavours of martini await the thirst at the Wharf, but if you want to ditch the casual to go really swanky, head to The Screening Room and pop a bottle of Veuve ($98++). The theme of the night is Masquerade and there are 3 magnum bottles of of Veuve Clicquot’s Yellow Label up for grabs for the best-dressed guests.