Spooktacular Halloween Essentials

by | Oct 31, 2019 | Inspiration, Tips and Tricks

 The long-awaited day where costumes, candy and scary movies can be found in abundance – Halloween is finally upon us! This means that it’s time for you to get all dressed up in ghoulish costumes and kit out your home with all manner of spooky decorations, sweet treats and more. But as we all know, like any other holiday, Halloween isn’t just about dressing up as ghosts or scaring your friends and family with pranks. It’s not even all about the candy or going trick or treating! 


Halloween is a great holiday because it means you can let loose a little. Everyone needs to add some silliness in their lives or have a good scare. It can help you relax and add a little excitement to your day-to-day life. Plus, just imagine all the photos you can take and all the wonderful memories that you can make on (what many people refer to as) ‘Mischief Night’.


That being said, no good Halloween can go by without throwing one big ol’ Halloween Party! So with that in mind, we’ve cooked up a list of spooktacular Halloween Essentials that you might find handy in order to have the best Halloween celebration yet.


Trick-or-Treat Tote-Bag

You can’t have a Halloween Party without party favours! Instead of using little plastic bags or handing out candy by the handfuls, why not pack them up nice and pretty and present them to your guests in specially designed personalised tote bags! With Pixajoy, you can easily turn a simple tote bag into the scariest looking candy carrier in town – all with just a few taps of your fingers. Use images or illustrations of monsters, vampires or cult-classic horror villains to design your tote bags and impress your guests with how well-prepared you are to celebrate this spooky holiday.


In addition, Pixajoy also has pre-designed Halloween themed tote bags for you to customise. The trick-or-treat theme truly embodies the autumn spirit and can be re-designed in order to add a scarier tint to it. You can start by adding creepy-looking images in the picture boxes from your previous Halloween bash or use illustrations of your favourite monsters – be it vampires, werewolves or mummies! If the trick-or-treat theme doesn’t strike your fancy, you can also design your personalised tote bag from scratch. Design your tote bags by adding names of people you want to gift the bag to, spine-chilling quotes or famous Halloween sayings if you want to go the more minimalist route. 


Other than that, there’s also the fact that you can choose whether to customise one side of the tote-bags or both sides. While customising a single side of the tote bag is far easier, there is also an added advantage if you choose to customise both sides. Not only will it allow you to include different design for the front and the back of the totes, but it will also make it easier for your guests to switch between two different designs (a fully halloween themed design and if you should so wish, a simple Autumn themed designed for everyday usage). 


This lightweight and rugged tote bag is also made with poly-canvas materials and comes with dual handles; making it perfect to be used for both kids and adults. With its ability to hold up to 10kgs worth of weight (meaning that it’s sturdy enough to carry two 3 months old baby pandas), these tote bags make for the ultimate party favour. You can stash all sorts of things in a tote bag of this size- like full sized candy bars, Halloween masks (for those who didn’t think to bring a costume) and even small toys to entertain kids. 


But in the end, what makes personalised tote-bags (which has been imbued with a touch of your own personality) so special is that not only will your guests get wicked a wickedly awesome party favours, but the tote bag doubles as a special and memorable gifts that can be used in the long-term. Every time your guests catch sight of your tote-bags, it will remind them of you and the amazing time you’ve spent together. Plus, you’ll also feel satisfied with giving your guests something that they can keep for a long time.

Mysterious Magic Mugs

If you’re hosting a Halloween party, for sure you’ll have to serve some beverages to your friends and guests – something like pumpkin spice lattes or hot chocolate to set the autumn mood. So instead of serving them with a standard red solo cup or some simple and plain mugs, why not add a bit of magic to your mugs and freak out your guests with personalised magic mugs!


The Pixajoy magic mug appears innocently enough, like any other standard mug – able to hold up to 11 oz of liquid and looking to be a solid black colour when it is filled with cool or room temperature water. The real magic happens when you pour in a comforting hot drink to chase away the Halloween induced chills.


As your guests are sipping at their warm beverages, they’ll be shocked to find that their once plain black mug has faded away; revealing the scary images that lays hidden just beneath the surface!


By designing your personalised magic mugs with creepy images like zombies, vampires, jack-o-lanterns or any other horrifying creature of the night, you’re sure to surprise your guests when they go in for that first sip! 


In addition, Pixajoy’s mugs (magic or otherwise) are of an excellent quality! Each mug is specially coated with ORCA sublimation coating that’ll allow the mug to withstand up to 3000 washes while maintaining its pristine condition. Hence the colour of the mugs will remain just as bright and vivid at least for more than 10 years. These amazing mugs will set the mood of your Halloween in a great way and make your Halloween party fun and creative as your guests will enjoy having their beverages with a spooky-kind-of-feel.


Spooky Shot Glasses

If hot drinks aren’t really something you’re keen on having at your Halloween party, then what about serving some truly festive halloween style cocktails (or mocktails if you’re serving people who have low alcohol tolerances or just straight up can’t have any alcohol due to dietary restrictions) in personalised shot glasses! 


As the saying goes, you can’t have a party without drinks – be it a litany of creepy but non-alcoholic mocktails or an alcoholic ‘witches brew’, but why not take it one step further by ensuring that the glass they come in is as equally impressive as the drinks.


Available in both 1.5oz and 2.5oz, the Pixajoy shot glasses are fully personalisable and can be bought in singles or in sets of 2 and sets of 4. Similar to the Pixajoy mugs, these shot glasses also feature ORCA sublimation coating, and can withstand up to 3000 washes while remaining in pristine condition.


For Halloween, why no create several halloween themed shot glasses to delight your guests. Use scary photos, chilling quotes or even a simple and minimalistic design to ensure that shot glasses matches your overall Halloween colour scheme. 

Halloween Anti-Slip Mat

Whether you’ll be throwing a big Halloween party or just celebrating it in a simple way, there’s no other day of the year that you’ll be receiving quite as many visitors than on Halloween – be it in the form of party goers or trick or treaters. Since your doorstep is going to be seeing a lot of visitors, why not dress it up a little bit and welcome your guests and trick or treaters with a fun and festive personalised Halloween door mat


As far as decor goes, it’s the easiest and quickest way to convey your halloween spirit to your guests – even before your guests steps through your doors! With Pixajoy’s soft, velvety, and anti-slip door mats, you can make a creative and fun statement that’ll set the mood for Halloween from your door and increase more visitors to your home during this spooky holiday. What’s even better is that Pixajoy also has some some gorgeously designed monster themed templates for you to choose from!


If none of the monster themed designs strike your fancy, you can also opt to design your door mat from scratch – adding in spooky images, quotes or even Halloween themed puns and jokes that will amuse your guests and trick or treaters at first glance.


Other than that, the Pixajoy door mats can also be classified as a must-have item when you’re hosting a Halloween party, as it helps you to keep your doorway clean and mud-free. As we all know, the weather can be a little unpredictable in autumn and rain is the biggest nightmare – especially when it comes to keeping your floors clean (because with rain, comes wet shoes and muddy feet!).


If you have an outside door mat to welcome your guests, then you don’t have to worry too much about the rain or getting your floors muddy as the doormat can do its job to remind your guests to take wipe their feet before entering your house. 

Frightening Framed Prints

Now this will be the most interesting part for anyone who is obsessed with home decor! When it comes to Halloween, most of you will be looking for some cool and unique home decor items such as yard pumpkin, black candles, party lights, and more, in order to create the perfect Halloween atmosphere for your home and to ensure that your house is spooky season ready. But did you know that you can create a spooky and attractive decoration for your home just by using simple framed prints?


It’s super easy! With Pixajoy’s framed prints, you can create your very own gallery of horrors by printing out gruesome or terrifying pictures or illustrations and hanging it up in different parts of your home. You can place them literally anywhere – from your living room to up the stair-case, in the kitchen area or even in the bathroom for the ultimate scare! Some examples of great horror illustrations are those old, black and white photos that you usually see in horror films – maybe you can even frame up some images of your favourite horror movie posters to add a modern twist.

Some of the more popular styles for displaying framed prints include the ledge style – a style in which you’ll have to lean your photo against the wall, the grid style – a style in which you’ll have to arrange your framed prints in a symmetrical and straight spacing arrangement with similar size frames, or a picture rail wall gallery, which is a style that incorporates different orientations such as portrait and landscape style frames. No matter which style you choose, it will definitely change up your boring wall and transform it into a spooktacular display on Halloween! 


Alternatively, you can even use your creativity to design ghostly silhouettes, gothic art, illustrations of witches and ghouls or even use some creepy looking fonts to write out a scary quote or a magic spell and have them printed out and framed to add some variety to your spooky wall art. 


Once you’re satisfied with your design, you can also opt to choose either gloss lamination – a type of lamination that makes your photos to look shiny and allows you to create a clean and modern-looking wall gallery or matte lamination – a type of lamination that gives a velvety texture to your photos and provide a natural look that will help you to create classic style of wall gallery for when you finally decide to print out your framed prints. 


Additionally, Pixajoy also offers you 2 choices of frame colours (a wooden brown frame or metallic frame) for you to choose from. You can select the best matching frame for your illustrations, photos or quotes and can choose to arrange them in your home in varying styles.

Pro tip: By adding a bit of decorations such as fake spider webs on your framed prints or wall gallery, you’ll be able to achieve an ‘abandoned home’ that would make a perfect scene for your Halloween party.

Now that you have a better idea for Halloween, feel free to visit the Pixajoy website, choose your favourites and give them a try! 

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