BEWARE! The most spooktacular holiday is just around the corner… that’s right, Halloween is only 12 days away! If you’re thinking of ways to entertain your ghosts and goblins this year, then check out these frightfully festive entertaining ideas, recipes, and tricks for a party that will haunt your guests for years to come. This month’s newsletter also uncovers Halloween-inspired activities and events in the Greater Sacramento area that are to die for. Lastly, we take a closer look at the upcoming fall real estate market. Read on…if you dare!
Looking to elevate your Halloween game with some decor that is fit to fright? Try out these killer decorating ideas that will stop your guests dead in their tracks…
Enter if you dare – these cute yet eerie porch decorations are sure to impress neighbors and trick-or-treaters:
Trick or Treat Door Decorations
Eat, drink, and be scary by adding some of these hauntingly gorgeous kitchen accessories and serving pieces to your Halloween collection:
Skeleton Skull Glass Punch Bowl
Three-Tiered Witch Broom Snack Stand
The Dead Don’t Stir Spoon Rest
Halloween Cheese Spreader 4-Piece Set
Create a dinner table to die for with a fabulous centerpiece or festive dining set:
Halloween Luncheon China Plates
Stemless Skeleton Wine Glasses
Tap into the spirit(s) of the season with this spellbinding living room decor:
See Hear & Speak No Evil Skulls
Giant Spiced Cider Glass Jar Candle
Halloween-Inspired Throw Pillows
White Glass Pumpkin String Lights
Black Dripping Wax Flameless Candle
Personalized Halloween Wall Decor
Let the ghoul times roll by trying out one of the below Halloween playlists to match your mood!
Spotify’s Top Halloween Tracks
Apple Music Halloween Party Playlist
YouTube Halloween Hits from the 80’s
You don’t need a spell to whip up some delicious boos. These creative concoctions (and fun mocktails) will get everyone into the holiday spirit in no time! Pick your poison by trying out one of the below recipes.
Adult Cocktails –
Smoking Blackberry Sage Margarita
Sparkling Pumpkin Pie Mocktail
Wondering what to brew up in the kitchen? See below for some serious food inspo that will have your guests calling you the ghostess with the mostest!
For starters, try these delicious smokey pumpkin deviled eggs or impress guests with this decadent skeleton meat platter that is not for the faint of the heart. Your little goblins and ghosts will love these easy-to-make hot dog mummies or these creepy-crawly octopus tentacles.
Elevate your side dish game with these skewered eyeballs, which are actually stuffed mushrooms loaded with mozzarella, bacon, and topped with olives. These mashed potato ghosts will have your guests experiencing love at first bite!
Bone Appetit! For mains, try this scary good pumpkin cannelloni dish with sage brown butter sauce or these cider marinated short ribs for a protein-packed dish. This savory boneyard pot pie is packed with fresh veggies and protein to keep your little ones well-nourished for a long night of trick-or-treating. Guests of all ages will appreciate these macolantern and cheese bowls, which can be served as a main or side dish.
It’s all treats and no tricks here! From bewitching blood cupcakes to spider cookies, we have a delectable line-up of homemade treats that will have your guests screaming for seconds.
Hocus Pocus Inspired Smore Pops
Graveyard Chocolate Cheesecake Dip
Halloween Blueberry Mummy Muffins
Dying to watch a good movie? Grab the popcorn, cozy blankets, and find a Halloween flick that matches your mood on one of the below streaming services!
Sacramento has some fangtastic Halloween events and activities now through the end of October!
- October 23rd (and Select Days): Spookomotive Train Rides @ The Railroad Museum
- October 23rd-24th: 34th Annual Safe & Super Halloween at Fairytale Town
- October 30th: Monster Mash at the Crocker Art Museum
- October 23rd: Spirits, Brews & Bites in Historic Folsom
- October 24th & 31st: Fall Concert Series at Historic Folsom Amphitheater
- October 30th: Trick or Treat FestiFall
- Visit a Pumpkin Patch
- Enter a Haunted House (if you dare!)
- Visit Apple Hill
According to Realtor.com hopeful buyers who keep getting shut out may soon find better luck this fall, as several signs in the housing market point to more potential buying opportunities. For one, competition is reportedly cooling, and listings are receiving fewer offers. In September, the real estate brokerage Redfin reported that bidding wars reached their lowest level this year. Also, more listings are coming to market, offering buyers more choices, according to a Realtor.com report that revealed housing inventory is at a high for 2021. Furthermore, nearly one-third of the 50 largest metros saw increases in the number of newly listed homes compared to last year. Click here to read the full article.