SETTING THESAURUS

HALLOWEEN PARTY



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HELPFUL TIP:

Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
Pumpkin luminaries lining the sidewalk or driveway
A jack-o-lantern
Spooky decorations (fake cobwebs, hanging bats and spiders spread across windows, tombstones, bones and dismembered body parts scattered across the lawn, smears of fake blood, ghouls and ghosts hanging from bushes and trees, skeletons and grim reapers decorating porches and doors)
A bubbling cauldron of dry ice on a table
Candlelight
A Halloween banner and paper posters of witches and black cats
Strings of pumpkin or ghost lights
Hay bales and fall flowers outside in the yard
Balloons
Dry ice
Smoke from a smoke machine
Strobe lights
Black lights
Streamers and cobwebs fluttering in the breeze
Halloween-themed food and drinks
Black or orange plasticware
People in costumes
Guests dancing and drinking

SOUNDS:
The doorbell ringing as guests arrive
Hosts calling out greetings
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PEOPLE COMMONLY FOUND IN THIS SETTING:
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SETTING NOTES AND TIPS:
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RELATED SETTINGS THAT MAY TIE IN WITH THIS ONE:
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