When thinking about hollowed-out pumpkins and spooky costumes Halloween immediately comes to mind. The holiday has a rich history and has changed over time to what we know today of children knocking on doors looking for sweets.
More and more people are wanting to have Halloween themed parties. Are you planning to throw a party with this spooky theme? Organise your halloween event together with Evenses Entertainment.
What's it all about?
Let's start at the beginning, the name Halloween comes from Hallow-e'en or All Hallows Eve.
Traditionally, the Gaelic festival 'Samhain' was celebrated in Ireland by the Celtic people. At that time, it was celebrated on the dates October 31st - November 1. According to the Celtic calendar, Samhain marked the end of the harvest season and beginning of winter or the 'darker half' of the year. On this day, All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day of the Roman Catholic Church were commemorated together.
Over the years, like many traditions, it has moved with the times and changed. In the sixteenth century the English abolished the festival. They thought that this day was marked by the return of the souls of the deceased and the presence of supernatural powers were glorified.
It was not until after mass Irish and Scottish immigration in the 19th century that Halloween became a major holiday in America. Originally confined to these immigrant communities, it was gradually assimilated into mainstream society and was celebrated coast to coast by people of all social, racial, and religious backgrounds by the early 20th century.
Since the 1980s, Halloween has also become increasingly popular among adults. You see a lot of Halloween influence in horror movies and television series. A notable horror movie based on Halloween is the movie 'Halloween' with the terrifying Micheal Myers as the main character.
The fact that the popularity of Halloween is on the rise can is shown through the increase in the number of parties that happen around that period. There are more and more parties with a scary Halloween theme. With Evenses Entertainment you can book anything you could want for your halloween event.
For the music, the biggest hits like 'Thriller' by Michael Jackson and the theme tune for 'The Ghostbusters' are brought to the table. Most artists at Evenses have these songs in their repertoire. Bands like Arcadium specialise on meeting the theme for your parties and can make your Halloween event have an eery feel to it.
DJs such as DJ Mark are also popular at these themed parties. The reason for this is that a DJ can vary even more with their music and adapt their music to meet the vibe and feel of the event.
In addition to the music and accessories, an amazing act should not be missing from the party.
What's not creepy, but is spectacular and fits the exciting and dark feel of Halloween are contortionists or the Aerial & Hoop acts. During these acts, the performer twists in inhumane turns and shoots a bow and arrow with her feet.
You can also rent photo booths at Evenses to give the guests something to remember your Halloween party by. Take unlimited photos with your guests in creepy costumes at the party. If you want to make it even more dynamic, the Roaming photographers, entirely in theme, can also come by and capture the guests on an old-fashioned Polaroid.
Are you ready to make your halloween event one to remember? Would you like to discuss the possibilities? Please feel free to contact us. We are available seven days a week for all your questions.