- Rent your favorite vampire movie and check out the sets as inspiration for decorating. Gothic was setting--it was all gloomy forests, dank cellars, secret passages, tomb-like dungeons, lightning, thunder, fog, and moonlight.
- Hit your local library and look for books on Victorian Halloween celebrations. Victorian-era Halloween parties went heavy on flirting games and "who will be my husband?" fortune-telling, so you may be able to find love-and-marriage-related party suggestions.