Halloween Comes To Life With Quintessentially Events

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Quintessentially Events, party planners to the stars, have put a number of tips together on how to host a party that has more imagination than fat pumpkins and bad ghoulish masks...

Quintessentially Events, party planners to the stars, have put a number of tips together on how to host a party that has more imagination than fat pumpkins and bad ghoulish masks...

The Theme
Opt for a site-specific theme: if one has access to a crumbling Georgian pile, then play up the degradation, festoon surfaces with vintage lace from Rellik, Portabello market and charity shop finds. Change lamps to flickering candle-in-the-wind imitation bulbs from lightonenergy.com.

The Drink
Concoct a blood-red cauldron of punch, or place in etched glassware. Dunk in some apples for a spot of adult apple-bobbing.

The Venue
Hire a venue space such as the Old Vic’s psychotic maze of underground tunnels, Wilton’s Music Hall or the Crypt.

The Mood
Indulge in a little witchery pokery: Calmer Karma can source eclectic characters to pounce upon unsuspecting guests.

The Outfit
Bring trees and woodland creatures inside to evoke a Mulberry advert whimsical feel. Download a foxy mask, print off and add black satin ribbons.

The Food
Hot caterers Rare Food craft a Halloween feast of Bite Bouchees: foaming test tube pumpkin soup, Buffalo mozzarella ‘eyeballs’ of bocconcini with olives, ‘Who Killed Bambi’ venison en croutes, and Witches hats topped with edible stars.

If one must go out tricking and treating, Quintessentially Events loves the sound of....

The Lost Tuesday Society’s Halloween Ball, Adam Street
What should be renamed The Naked and the Dead Ball in the light of its non-compulsory garb rule, but stipulated tattoos, body paint and masks. Keeping the spirit of its heady, opiated dreamscape parties alive, there will be erotic life drawing with Kink Ink, 18th Century silhouette portraiture with J M Lavater and a Devil’s playground straight from Dante.

Disturbia, Southbank centre
An evening of spooky soundsystems from the BBC Concert Orchestra and Aphex Twin.

Whitechapel, Shoreditch
Take a stroll around the back streets of Jack the Rippers old stomping ground with a hipflask of absinthe, whilst decked in a Chloe cape.

For any media enquiries please contact Alex Allason: Alex.Allason(at)quintessentially(dot)com / +44 20 3073 6752

About the Company
Quintessentially Events is a world-class event management company established by Anabel Fielding and Caroline Hurley, dedicated to delivering exceptional events around the world. Quintessentially Events have been behind some of the world's most exclusive and high profile events. Clients include: ELLE Style Awards, The Serpentine Gallery, The V&A - The V&A Golden Age of Couture Gala, Vogue, Gucci, YSL, Hugo Boss, Phillips De Pury, Grosvenor Estates, Dasha Zhukova and the award winning gala, The Diner des Tsars. Anabel Fielding and Caroline Hurley are also available for interview opportunities – contact Alex Allason for further details.

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