Friday night lights will apply to more than high school Friday night football games this Halloween. The flicker and glow from jack-o-lanterns, skull sconces and every tricked out decoration in-between will illuminate the evening and catch the eye of the costumed faithful.
Halloween decorating has taken on a life all its own in recent years. Decoristas leave no moss covered stone unturned, no craft store unshopped, and no Halloween Pinterest board unseen in search and shop for the ultimate Halloween decor ideas.
“Fly, Fly, Fly.” Winged Monkey Costume
I’m a traditional old soul at heart when it comes to Halloween decorations. We keep the scarefest very G-rated as not to spook the little ones. The most frightening thing at our house is the amount of calories in the bowls and bowls of candy.
In the vein of delight over freight, this Halloween decoration diy is share worthy.
Construction-paper eyes and mouths glued onto white tissue-paper bells and then draped with cheesecloth brings forth a ghostly ghoul gang.
Black and orange rules the color palette, Monster Mash is the first tune on the Halloween playlist, and I’ve been known to break out an old pair of men’s cowboy boots, jeans, flannel shirt and stacks of yesterday’s news (0ld newspapers) creating a wicked good cowboy to help me pass out candy. Speaking of haunting hits- here’s a few of the Places In The Home Halloween house favorites.
If your ideas of Halloween pumpkin decorating finds you in the no carve pumpkin zone, fret or fright not.
Invent your very own throwback Halloween hashtag #TBH and channel decoupage days of basket purses and vintage milk cans past.
Remember these purses?
Spray painted leaves, printables, and/or old photos – all great choices to decorate a no carve pumpkin with.
Glitter stickers, acrylic paint and a decorative furniture or curtain finial lend a designer touch and signature style to a Halloween pumpkin.
Stylish decorations don’t have to expensive to be impressive. Create fab-BOO-lous Halloween centerpiece magic with a couple of dollar store feather boas, a witches hat, and a rhinestone pin.
You can get more bang for your harvest and Thanksgiving decorating buck by not carving the pumpkin and simply surrounding it with wow factor embellishments.
Mingle twinkle lights in and around the feather boas for mood lighting. Wrap average party paper cups in high Halloween style with ribbon in your favorite designer pattern and color.
I like using fabric for tablecloths, table runners, and table skirting. Velvet and lace add an elegant, creepy edge to the festivities.
I stock up on pillar candles and dollar store glass containers and cylinder vases for my Halloween tablescapes.
Glitter, black beans, candy corn or water dyed with food coloring make great filler choices.
This “may I give you a hand?” serving bowl from Target would make a fun centerpiece anchor.
Another dollar store run for Spanish moss, red apples and glow-in-the-dark insects, and you’re set.
Battery-operated LED votive candles produce the perfect lighting for pathway luminaries. Safety first always, and this option is a safe alternative to traditional wick candles.
I hope one or more of these Halloween decorating ideas offers inspiration for your Halloween haunted or not so haunted house soiree.