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When October rolls around, it’s time to start getting in the spooky state of mind. Halloween comes with no shortage of ways to celebrate, and there’s no better way to get in the spirit than watching some of your favorite Halloween movies. It’s easy to treat yourself, your family, and friends to some scary good fun. Queue up your favorites on Netflix or other streaming service, grab your favorite fall beverages, and of course, stock up on plenty of snacks for the ultimate Halloween movie marathon. We’ve got some expert tips to make your viewing experience extra spooky—and delicious!

Streaming with Your Best Ghoulfriends

Whether you’re spending the weekend in with your roommates or inviting a few friends over for a scary movie marathon, everyone will have more fun if there’s snacks. There are endless options when it comes to scary movies to stream with friends…gruesome slashers like the Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street series, or spooky ghost stories like Paranormal Activity to name a few. Or, if your friends are more the dark comedy crowd, queue up classics like The Craft, Beetlejuice, or The Addams Family. No matter what you’re viewing, you’re going to want to make sure you have plenty of drinks and snacks on hand to keep everyone satisfied until the last credits roll.

A delicious meat and cheese spread is a great way to feed a crowd. Stock up on Halloween gifts that feature charcuterie favorites and special designs that double as décor for your table, like the Happy Halloween Summer Sausage & Cheese Gift Box or Spooky Snacks Halloween Gift Tower. And no charcuterie spread is complete without wine! Set yourself up for snacking success with a gift that comes with expertly-paired flavors like Happy Halloween Wine & Snack Collection.

Streaming with the Family

Despite Halloween’s reputation of being scary, there are tons of family-friendly movies to stream with the kiddos (or with grownups who are a bit on the squeamish side). When you’re streaming Halloween movies with the family, you’ll want to have some easy snacks everyone can help themselves to.

A movie marathon featuring family favorites like Hotel Transylvania, Casper, and Halloweentown calls for a spread of both savory shareables and sweet treats. The Spooky Sweets Halloween Gift Box and Happy Halloween Gift Basket both feature a sampling of charcuterie staples and sweets to please kids and adults. You can never go wrong with extra chocolate—it is Halloween after all—add our Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Meltaways to your movie night, too!

Make it a Halloween Party

If you’re planning a party for Halloween, there’s no better trio to add to the guest list than movies, snacks, and cupcakes. If you’re looking for a great way to set the tone at your gathering, a classic movie with lots of installments is always fun to have rolling in the background—especially if a new chapter is coming up soon, like Hocus Pocus 2 (available to stream on Disney+ starting Sept.30, 2022) and Halloween (Halloween Ends debuts Oct. 14 2022). Or, for a more campy, high-energy vibe at your gathering, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a Halloween staple that lends itself well to the party scene.

Either way, Halloween entertaining calls for plenty of snacks to share! The easiest way to set yourself up for success? Stock up on some gifts that are filled with treats and snacks, so you can spend more time watching and less time prepping! Our Autumn Entertaining Gift Set not only has plenty of snacks to share, but comes with a reusable serving tray to add some fall flair to your table. Sprinkle in a party-pack of Halloween-themed cupcakes in jars. The best part is they’re mess-free and safe for snacking on the couch. Add in party-favorites from our Cheese Favorites Gift Box so you can create spooky Halloween-themed appetizers, and you’re ready to go!

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