Shannon and I initially bonded over two things: our obsession with party planning and our love for curating the perfect Spotify playlists. Now that it’s October, summer barbecues are getting replaced with evening dinners, themed parties, and family reunions — my favorite time of year!
Unfortunately, music is often overlooked at seasonal parties and even becomes an afterthought — especially when you’re already spending hours on decorations and preparing for dinners. We know how annoying it can be to go through thousands of songs, so with Halloween quickly approaching, we decided to create two Halloween playlists for you to use for your own spooktacular parties. That way, you can focus more on the food and booze and BOOS.
So for our first Spotify compilations, we thought it’d be appropriate to make two types of playlists for Halloween:
Our Smooshoween playlist was created to highlight the classics. It has the typical Halloween hits and scary-movie soundtracks that would be the perfect background music to a low-key get-together. It’s kid-friendly and ranges from classics like “Monster Mash” and “Ghostbusters” to medleys from animated films like The Nightmare Before Christmas. Smooshoween is great for mingling and isn’t too loud, so you can still carry on a conversation while getting that spooky Halloween atmosphere. I think it’s absolutely perfect for Halloween baking parties, chill nights, or pumpkin carving with friends.
Our Spooktacular Dance Party is great for when you’re hit with that Halloween punch and you just want to turn it up. This playlist is more adult-themed and has throwbacks like “Disturbia” and “Get Your Freak On” as well as more current Halloween-themed songs like "Heads Will Roll" and "Dark Horse." Spooktacular is great for a Halloween kick-back or dance party. Either way, it'll get you jamming all night long — who doesn’t want that?
You can listen to and follow both playlists on our Spotify channel. Just search for “smooshlife” and look out for our logo.
And the best part about these? With the music taken care of, you’ll have more time for baking, decorating, and partying — also our favorite things!