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EVENT: Scary Movie Night

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We had such a fun time hosting our Scary Movie Night with friends. My boyfriend is currently in his third year of residency, so we try to host events from time to time so that his fellow residents can get together outside of the hospital and have some fun.

I love planning themed nights and since Halloween is one of my top three favorite holidays, we had to plan something fun to do. It's pretty hard to top last year's Alice in Wonderland party, but since this year we are going to be out of town for actual Halloween weekend, we decided to host a movie night.

The first thing we had to do was design a fun invitation to get everyone excited about the party, and encourage anyone interested in attending to vote on their favorite scary movies. We created a simply online poll that allowed guests to fill in their favorite scary movie, and we planned on watching the top two voted movies.

We figured it would be fun to ask everyone to bring their favorite Halloween candy to share, and I set up a popcorn bar and movie candy grazing board so that guests felt like they were at a night out at the movies.

The popcorn bar consisted of popcorn, of course, movie theatre butter and shakers of popcorn flavor toppings, as well as chocolate and caramel sauce for the popcorn, along with paper bags to put the popcorn in and large metal scoops so no one had to use their hands.

The movie candy grazing board was complete with everyone's movie favorites, including Swedish Fish, Whoppers Malted Milk Balls, Mike and Ike candy's, Hot Tamales, Sour Patch Kids, Rolos, Twizzlers, Buncha Crunch, and York Peppermint Patties. We even had Blue Raspberry ICEES for drinks!

Everyone had a great time, and funnily enough, everyone who attended was not a huge fan of scary movies. We ended up going old school and watching the original SCREAM, which everyone seemed to enjoy. We ate more popcorn and candy than I care to admit, and had a blast!

I'd love to hear what fun things you do with family and friends for Halloween? Do you have any special traditions or party ideas that you'd like to share? Feel free to let me know in the comments below.

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