Invited guests and ghouls alike will gasp with delight as they cast their eyes upon these visual treats of Halloween party pageantry. Traditional colors, vintage style accents, and newly discovered decorative treasures conjure up oohs and aahs. Please join Places In The Home for our post Festive Halloween Decorating Ideas with just the right amount of fright, fog, and festive style.
I’m a sucker for vintage style throwback Halloween decorations. Dark and eerie rules the night for adults, but may prove to be frightening for younger attendees. Vintage style decorations make an excellent choice of theme for a family-friendly soiree.
Set a mood of stylish intrigue by illuminating your fright night soiree with distinctive lighting options.
These hauntingly elegant candelabras are guaranteed to garner attention. The holiday season is right around the corner, and both of these choices make the transition from Halloween to Thanksgiving to Christmas dining table or sideboard.
The Potjie cauldron pot fits right in with the trick and treat taste of Halloween.
Conjure up a pot of Chef Isacc Toups dirty rice chock-a-block with fright night feast seasonings.
Devilish delicious drinks, anyone?
Serving ideas for party potions of the leaded and unleaded varieties include a bewitching large black cauldron, copper ladle, diy beverage dispenser, holder, and punch bowl made from a pumpkin, and of course, dry ice to create a foggy good look.
Special effects cast a spell of delight for the eye at a Halloween happening. The dry ice punch bowl recipe from SheKnows spells how simple and safe instructions on how to boil over the Halloween punch bowl or cauldron.
Love the Creepy Twisted Stem!
Halloween Candy Bowl Options
I’ve suggested this recipe for Caramel Peanut Popcorn Snack Mix in a previous Halloween party ideas post, and because it is that good I think a second time around is warranted.
This popcorn snack mix reminds me of Halloween night trick-or-treating back in the late 1960s-early 1970s when Halloween night trick-or-treating seemed to last for hours, no one was concerned with real creeps or danger in the form of poisoned candy, and me and my costumed friends lived for the homemade popcorn balls handed out by a neighborhood lady.
A tea cart packed with individually wrapped homemade popcorn balls greeted hordes of bedazzled trick or treaters.
Miss Phyllis continued this neighborhood tradition for many harvest moons, and there’s never a Halloween since that I don’t think back to her homemade popcorn balls.
A captivating centerpiece is an essential tablescape feature.
Centerpiece ideas include classic orange and black Halloween decorating accouterments, fresh or faux festive flowers, and creepy and crawly spiders and snakes in hauntingly beautiful form with a hint of chilling chic.
Party possibilities range from pumpkin luminaries with clear cylinders to clear cylinders and pillar candles filled with Spanish moss, plastic creatures and decorative mini pumpkins.
You local dollar store is an excellent starting point for party needs or party decoration fillers. If you’re anything like me, you favor festive Halloween decorating ideas big on Halloween style, not Halloween prices.
Bundles of grapevine branches.
I love the Victorian Black Top Hat Deluxe from Party City for a focal point piece. The top hat tips its hat to decoration triple duty.
Primp it out in feathers for Halloween, tidy it up with a gold band for the perfect Pilgrim piece at Thanksgiving, and top it off with glitter and bows as a Christmas tree topper.
Tablewares and Serving Pieces
The Midnight Masquerade
Fabric is a tablecloth in waiting.
With eyes of green and whiskers of six, this black cat beverage napkin will lend a frighteningly furocious look and be a big hit.
It’s not a Halloween party until something is wrapped in tulle. Take table tops and dining chairs to the next level with tulle skirting and sashes.
To cover and sash a chair, drape enough tulle over the chair to reach floor length.
Gather the tulle around the back of the chair at the base of the seat and tie with decorative ribbon.
Tie tulle in bow or loose knot and place your choice of embellishment in the center.
Scatter about your haunted mansion volumes of mystery and intrigue.
Mystery, intrigue, and magnifying glass cookies await rave reviews.
It’s not too early to begin gathering festive Halloween decorating ideas and devilishly delightful goodies for your Halloween extravaganza. I hope one or more of these festive Halloween decorating ideas tricks and treats your Halloween spooktacular.