Top 5 Ways to Have a Bookish Halloween

Want to have a Halloween that’s not only about costumes and candy, but also amazing books? Here are 5 ways to work your love of literature into your Halloween celebrations!

Tell scary stories

Why not start the evening off with sharing some spooky stories of your own? Having everyone go around and tell their favorite scary story is a great way to break the ice with guests that don’t all know each other, plus it sets the mood for a delightfully spooky gathering.

Need some inspiration? We recommend Under My Skin by Lisa Unger to really get in the eerie Halloween mood. It’s a book with twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the very end!

Under My Skin by Lisa Unger

Make Creepy Treats

Books are the perfect source of inspiration for the food you serve! We love this take on the blood lollipops from the Harry Potter series…perfect for the vampires in your life who may have a bit of a sweet tooth.


Find a horror-themed game Based on A Spooky Read

Not only are board games a great group activity, but there are plenty of book-based horror games out there that will allow you to immerse yourself in the world of some of your favorite classic reads.

Looking for a book about a deeply chilling game? Pick up The Spite Game by Anna Snoekstra, a story of revenge that you definitely won’t want to play with your guests. Make sure to read this one with the lights on!

The Spite Game by Anna Snoekstra

Go on a Ghost Tour

If you’re looking to take your party out and about on Halloween night, a ghost tour is a great way to not only do something related to the paranormal, but it can also offer a historical look at your own backyard. Even if you don’t believe in ghosts, ghost tours often offer interesting historical facts about old buildings, landmarks and historical figures that will create an atmosphere that is just as informative as it is eerie.

For a historical read perfect some post-ghost tour relaxation, you’ll definitely want to check out The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox. Featuring an old house and witchcraft, this book will take you back in time.

The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox

Create Creepy Custom Cocktails

Whether you’re creating cocktails or mocktails, colorful drinks inspired by your favorite horror books are only a click away thanks to websites like Pinterest. These Stephen King-inspired creations are definitely an eye catching way to entertain your guests.



How are you celebrating Halloween? Let us know in the comments section below!






    Working on blogs, videos, and book trailers, Elissa is involved in many aspects of BookClubbish’s digital projects. When not blogging, you can find her reading (obviously!) or binge watching something on Netflix.

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