Planning the Perfect Halloween Movie Night in Your Spa

Is there anything more quintessentially Halloween than a scary movie night paired with scrumptious candy, flickering candles, and your hot tub decorated to look like a bubbling witches cauldron? We don’t think so! Here are some tips for throwing the perfect movie night in honor of the spookiest time of year. 


Deck Out Your Hot Tub 

A fun step you can take to give your hangout a ghostly glow is to turn your personal spa into a witches cauldron. If your spa is equipped with mood lighting, go ahead and switch the color to green and turn on the jets. Next, grab a few plastic eyeballs, bones, spiders, and other sinister trinkets and dump them in the water. This will give the illusion that you and your guests are relaxing inside a cauldron containing a witch’s magical concoction. If you’re looking to dress your hot tub up with a little less effort, try simply turning the mood lighting to red and turning the bubbles on full blast. The red color will resemble blood, which can be just as frightening as a witches cauldron.


Spine Chilling Decorations 

To add another layer of eeriness, try decorating your deck with synthetic spider webs, orange and black balloons, carved pumpkins filled with tiny tea lights, and fake skeletons. You can also decorate your outdoor space with loads of candles, but just make sure to safely position them as to not cause a fire hazard! If you’re looking to save some money and get a great deal on these types of decorations, consider going to Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, or your local thrift store. You’d be surprised how many people are looking to rehome their seasonal decorations. 


Choose the Movie Wisely 

When it comes to choosing the night’s movie, make sure to pick something age appropriate for each of your guests. For an “amore frightening” movie night, these are a few great options:


  • Friday the 13th 
  • The Shining
  • Get Out 
  • The Exorcist 
  • Halloween
  • The Ring 
  • The Babadook 
  • Poltergeist 


If you plan on having younger guests in attendance, these family-friendly scary movies are perfect, but still very on brand for a spooky movie night:


  • Casper
  • Tower of Terror
  • Beetlejuice
  • Hocus Pocus 
  • Hotel Transylvania 
  • Scooby Doo: The Movie
  • Coraline 
  • Monster House 


Create a Scary Delicious Snack Table

The centerpiece of any party is always the refreshments, so take a moment to put together some terrifyingly tasty treats for you and your guests to enjoy. First of all, make sure to stock up on everyone’s favorite Halloween candy. Some safe bets include Reese’s Pieces, Twizzler, Milk Duds, Swedish Fish, Starbursts, Snickers, Milky Ways, and Sour Patch Kids. To create an alluring sugary display for all to indulge in, grab a few serving platters and arrange the candy in a fanned layout. Next, consider whipping up some cupcakes and decorating them like pumpkins or spiders. As for drinks, make sure to check out this fun article from Town & Country that details 17 Halloween mocktail recipes you should try this year. 


Have a Fun, Safe, and Unforgettable Night

We hope that you’ve enjoyed these fun tips for creating the world’s best scary movie night, featuring your personal spa. Have a wonderful Halloween!

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