Don't forget the party organisers when you are getting your Halloween gifts for the kids and big kids in your family this year.
Halloween is a great time of the year.
As it's a time when families and friends can spend quality time together, dress up, exchange creepy gifts, and scare the living daylights out of each other.
While the kids get to go trick or treating and have fun scaring the neighbours too!
And there's never any shortage of drunken Halloween parties to go to.
But while we are out enjoying the Halloween spirit and having fun, spare a thought for the party organisers.
Because they will have spent weeks planning for it and getting things just right.
Which includes ordering in the decorations, making some or all of the food, and devising games to play to keep their guests both spooked and entertained.
So if you're going to a Halloween party this year, treat your hostess (or host!) to a little gift to say thank you for all their hard work.
Devilishly Good Gift Ideas For Your Halloween Host Or Hostess
While the host or hostess of your Halloween party won't be expecting you to bring anything along with you, it's still a nice gesture to do so.
As not only will it reward them for their efforts.
It's also just basic good manners, and it'll keep you on the guest list for next years party too!
So check out these Halloween gift ideas and find something you think your host or hostess will appreciate.
A Halloween Themed Bottle Of Wine
Let's start with the obvious gift suggestion when turning up for a party, which is to bring a bottle of booze.
And not booze for the party itself, but a bottle of your host or hostesses favourite wine.
As this is something they can store away on the night, then pop open and enjoy a few days later once all the festivities are over.
However while the gift of a simple bottle of wine will be appreciated, you can jazz it up to make it Halloween themed too.
And that is by adding some special Halloween labels (like the ones above) to cover the regular wine label on the bottle.
This way they will no longer be drinking a nice Cabernet Sauvignon from the Barossa Valley, but vampire blood, poison, or witches brew instead.
And these labels will also work with bottles of whisky and other liquor, so you don't need to limit your gift to just wine.
Halloween Themed Cup Cakes
Everyone loves a nice cupcake right?
Well you can take advantage of this by giving your host or hostess a box of Halloween themed cupcakes for them to either share at their party, or to demolish themselves the day after!
Now you could always bake your own, and if you enjoy baking then this may be a good option for you.
However you can also buy a box of these ready made from a local bakery.
And if you're in the UK we can highly recommend the box above from Lola's cupcakes.
Which has cupcakes that not only look great, but taste absolutely delicious as well.
A sure-fire winner for any Halloween party.
A Coffin-Shaped Box Of Chocolates
Just like with the cup cakes, turning up to a party with a box of chocolates for the host or hostess will always be very welcome.
However why not do it with a difference this year by turning up with a Halloween themed box of chocolates instead.
You can do this with this wonderful coffin-shaped box of chocolates from LA Burdick.
As it looks creepy when closed, and is also filled with chocolates that are designed to look like ghosts and monsters.
So it makes a perfect little gift at Halloween time.
A Set Of Skull-Shaped Shot Glasses
Want to give your host and hostess a chance to really get the party started?
Well you can do that in true Halloween style with these skull-shaped shot glasses.
Their guests will love drinking out of these because they fit the vibe of the party perfectly.
Plus the skull shape of the glasses provides an adequate warning as to how your head will feel in the morning if you drink too many of them!
So turning up at a Halloween party with a set of these in hand will be something your host or hostess will love you for.
A Halloween Scented Candle
There are distinct aromas in the air around Halloween and the fall.
Scents like apple, cinnamon, pumpkin, sandalwood, candy corn, cloves and orange all evoke the Halloween period.
So a nice gift to get your host or hostess is a scented candle that gives off these nostalgic smells.
And a good choice is the Pumpkin Pie Fall Scented Candle by Just Make Scents.
As this candle is homemade in small batches in North Carolina, so you can be sure you are getting good quality.
And this will keep them in the Halloween spirit long after the party is over.
A Halloween Themed Cookbook
A book of recipes to make around Halloween time can be the perfect gift for a host or hostess who loves to make their own food for the party.
Because while it will be too late to put any of the recipes into action this year, it will give them plenty of fresh ideas for ghoulishly delicious treats to make for the following year.
So think about giving your host or hostess a Halloween themed cookbook this fall.
As it's a gift they won't be expecting, but one they can really get a lot of use out of.
Now there are plenty of options available, but our favourites are the two below.
Firstly, you could help your host or hostess make good use of their leftover pumpkins with The Pumpkin Cookbook by DeeDee Stovel.
This book contains 139 recipes and covers pretty much everything you could ever make with a pumpkin!
However if your host or hostess would rather learn how to make food resembling human snot, or whip up a batch of chunky organ marmalade to spread on their toast, then The Monster's Cookbook by Hoxton Street Monster Supplies is perfect.
As this book contains some really freaky recipes, along with some really entertaining descriptions too.
Making it a great gift for Halloween.
A Cauldron-Shaped Coffee Mug
Your host or hostess will still have work to do the morning after their Halloween party, cleaning and tidying everything up again.
Which is never fun at the best of times, let alone with a sore head!
And they'll probably need a vat of coffee to help them power through, which is where this next gift idea will come in handy.
As it's a coffee mug with a difference, because it's shaped like a witches cauldron.
This makes it ideal for Halloween, and it'll be a mug that will always remind your host or hostess of their party.
So it's a great themed gift that will also get plenty of use throughout the year too.
A Halloween Bath Bomb
Once the party is over and the clean up has finished, your host or hostess will be knackered.
So a nice gift to help them relax and unwind is a Halloween inspired bath bomb, like the ones below from SpaGlo.
This way they can take a nice long soak to recover and recharge their batteries.
And relax safe in the knowledge that they won't have to do it all again for another 12 months!
Organising and hosting a Halloween party is fun, but it's also hard work.
So if you are going to one this year, take a little something with you to show your thanks for all the host or hostesses hard work.
These don't need to be big gifts, just little gestures that will make them feel appreciated.
And we hope you've found something suitable among the ideas we've given you in our list.
Or at the very least, that it has given you the inspiration to think of a gift yourself that your host or hostess will love.
So have fun, and beware of the true evil at most Halloween parties, which is the homemade punch!