By Katie Kretschmer
Halloween falls on a Saturday night this year, which means grownups can take advantage of the weekend and have a party of their own. It's easy to find the goods to throw a haunted house gathering that pulls out all the stops. The challenge is knowing how to put together a spooky soirée that's sophisticated but still embraces the spirit of the holiday.
"The secret to keeping it elegant is to use what you have and supplement it with a few key creepy trimmings," says Libby Langdon, interior designer and lifestyle expert. "The best Halloween party I ever threw was so simple: I used nothing but candles to light the space, and I covered everything with white sheets," says Langdon. "Flickering candlelight creates all kinds of shadows and goes a longHave an Adults-Only Halloween Party way to set the stage for any party, especially Halloween." Langdon suggests searching your home for items that can appear sinister in a candlelit environment, like antique birdcages. "And don't forget to consider otherRead More »from Have an adults-only Halloween