It can be easier than you think to host a hair-raising Halloween hot tub party. Today we’ve curated some fun online ideas — and included some of our own, Munster-friendly, not too complicated ideas.
Overall Basics: You’ll want very clean water. Have a simple theme — creepy or sophisticated. You can go small (one home hot tub) or big (rent a bunch).
So get ready, and let’s Boo-gie!
Tip # 1: Invitations. These need to be sent out at least 2 weeks in advance, especially if you’re encouraging costumes. Note: For a hot tub party, that can be as simple as fun bathing suits.
Tip # 2: Clean Hot Tub(s). Whether your hot tub party will involve your own personal spa, a rental, or several of those, you’ll want clean water. Last week our blog spelled out how to clean your hot tub. Note: Even easier, check in with Best Hot Tubs’ techs for service/maintenance.
You want everything at your Halloween hot tub party to be frightening — except the water. That you want pristine.
Tip # 3: Decorations/Scents.
—In addition to black cats, witches hats, or ghoulish creatures, consider the Fair-Lane Hotel. They added plastic body parts as floaters in their spa for Halloween.
—You can spice up the hot tub water with spa-safe scents —the ones pictured below (top left) are pumpkin-spiced from inSPArations.
—Lawn signs like “Blood Donors Needed…See The Count Inside” would be fun and probably easy to print from your home printer.
—If you happen to love Bullfrog Spas as much as we do, carve some pumpkins in the shape of a JetPak massage, like this one below from Bullfrog.
(L-R) Pumpkin-Spiced Spa Scents; Lawn Posters; Spa Floaters (Fair-Lane Hotel); Carved Pumpkins
Tip # 4 Food: To ensure you have fun with your guests, throw a simple Fall Soup Halloween Party.
Soups can be made ahead. Plus a soup buffet is easy: terrines of soup(s) (may be kept warm in crock pots), ladles, bowls or cups, crusty breads and crackers, and smaller bowls of garnishes like sour cream or aioli etc. Add a cheese board. See more tips on a soup party here.
Tip # 5 Halloween Party Drinks: Rather than make someone act all night as bartender, make ahead some some Halloween punch or warm up apple cider. If you choose a punch flavor that turns a deep red…you can fill blood-infusion bags for parties and string them up on a rope around your patio or even kitchen island etc.
Blood Infusion drink bags are available online and will go along with a Count lawn sign (see above).
Tip # 6 Playlist: There’s always the track from the Rocky Horror Show, or maybe Little House of Horrors, including the following:
Tip # 7 Hot Tub Cinema: If you want to make a real Monster Mash this Halloween, rent additional spas for a ghoulish movie night. You’ll have hot tubs instead of seats. Movie ideas: Hocus Pocus, The Addams Family, Halloween, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas — or, again, The Rocky Horror Show or Little House of Horrors. Choose your favorite.
Btw: To be sure you’ll have enough rentals, let your spa showroom, like Best Hot Tubs (Windham, Farmingdale, Westbury, NY) know ahead of time to ensure a timely supply.
Bugs and hisses for a great Halloween…from Best Hot Tubs!