LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Halloween season is upon us and Evite (www.evite.com), the leader in digital invitations and social planning since 1998, today revealed its spooktacular Party Trend Report which features other-worldly insight on trends, tips, treats and beverage ideas to help hosts make their party a scream. Halloween events are Evite's second most popular occasion with more than 950K invitations sent across the nation for both the adult and children parties this year. Even more, the Bay Area of California – which includes San Jose, Oakland and San Francisco – topped the list as Evite's most popular party destination, followed by Chicago, San Diego, Houston and Austin.
"This year, the hottest party theme – 'Haunted Fairytale' – creates the perfect combination of enchantment and scare for any Halloween bash," said Jessica Bailey, party stylist at Evite. "There are so many fairytale classics to play off of, and we are thrilled to offer hosts all the ideas and resources they need to throw a creative, but stress-free and unforgettable experience."
What's trending: This year's hot theme for Halloween parties is "Haunted Fairytale" where everything from the invitations, to decor and treats plays off classic children's fairytales such as Cinderella, Snow White and The Wizard of Oz. It is very glam meets mysterious but it's a theme that can appeal to a variety of different personalities and age groups, from children all the way to adults.
Top decor: It's all about DIYs this Halloween. What's more appealing than handmade decor that is simple yet affordable and on budget? From DIY Bat and Ghost Garlands, a Spider Web Votive and Gold Pumpkin Centerpieces, to a Candy Corn Pinata and Monster Bowling Set, party planners can easily craft party decor that fits their unique color scheme.
Recipe suggestions: Treats that pay homage to classic Halloween imagery are all the rave this Halloween, particularly cupcakes such as Candy Corn Boo, Graveyard, Witch-Finger, Bloodshot or Sparkling Pumpkin. Other sweets like Mummy Marshmallows, Melted Witch Apples or the savory Popcorn Monster Mash-up also work well on the table.
Cocktail ideas: If you're throwing a big Halloween bash, setup a 'Boos' bar so guests can serve themselves and add as many garnishes as they wish. Try beverages such as the Orange Soda Potion Bottles for kids and Blood Orange Martinis for the adults in the house.
Top invitations: No matter which "Haunted Fairytale" themed party you choose, there are invitations on Evite.com to match.
To keep up the Halloween spirit all season long, Evite will continuously be launching new ideas on the blog, so for more party planning tips, decor ideas and recipes, please visit http://ideas.evite.com/. For more Halloween party invitations you can send online or by mail, please visit www.evite.com.
With over 32 million registered users, Evite (www.evite.com) is the leading digital invitation and social event planning brand. Evite's free, easy-to-use invitation designs kick off more than 7 million parties and gatherings every year. With 25,000 invitations sent every hour, and party-planning tools that handle hundreds of millions of RSVPs annually, Evite is responsible for more celebrations than any other online brand. Launched in 1998, Evite is headquartered in Los Angeles and is a wholly-owned operating business of Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: LINTA, LINTB).
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