Invited guests and ghouls alike will gasp with delight as they cast their eyes upon these visual treats of Halloween party pageantry. I still get a big thrill planning and color scheming ideas for the Halloween decorating season. Traditional colors, vintage jack-o-lantern window displays, antique accents and newly discovered decorative treasures conjure up oohs and awws. You’re invited to sneak a peek at these Halloween decorating ideas with the right amount of scary style and swoon. On that note, let’s Halloween!
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Set a mood of stylish intrigue by illuminating your fright night soiree with distinct lighting options. This hauntingly elegant antique bronze candle holder is guaranteed to garner attention.
Look! Up in the sky! It’s red Sisal Cotton Ball Lantern String Lights casting a spell of pitch perfect party light into the dark of night.
Inspiration is everywhere, and imaginative ways of use comes to caw (get it?) with these lighted LED Willow Branches in black and gold.
Party possibilities range from potted pathway luminaries to apothecary jars filled with Spanish moss, plastic creatures and towering twigs.
A captivating centerpiece is an essential tablescape feature. Centerpiece ideas range from classic orange and black Halloween accouterments to the very creepy with a hint of chilling chic. Dollar Tree is an excellent starting point for party needs or party decoration fillers. Spanish moss, black roses complete with spiders, a triple threat of eerie crows, and black and orange glitter pumpkins do a table good.
I love the Oz Top Hat from Century Novelty for a focal point piece. The top hat tips its hat to decoration triple duty. Primp it out in tulle and tales for Halloween, tidy it up with a gold band for the perfect Pilgrim piece at Thanksgiving, and top it off with feathers and bows as a Christmas tree topper. That’s a lot of decoration bang for the decoration buck.
Haunted elegance is found in the creepy and the crawling side of the season in these Haunted Elegance plates from Pier 1 Imports.
With a grin from ear to ear, this black cat table piece will lend a frighteningly furocious look to the party.
No party decoration closet, bin, or bag of tricks is complete without yards of yards of tulle. It’s not a Halloween party until something is wrapped in black glitter 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 ribbon in bow or loose knot and place a plastic spider in the center.
Mystery and intrigue awaits in the stacks. Vintage mystery book stacks tied with raffia, burlap or decorative wire ribbon make great props for vases, urns or candelabras.
Pair black kraft paper bags with tissue paper, glitter tulle, decorative ribbon in festive colors and these free printable vintage Halloween circle tags from Project Alicia for a super cute look.
That’s it kids! It’s not too early to begin gathering ideas and goodies for your Halloween decorating extravaganza. I hope one or more of these Halloween decorating ideas help to trick out your Halloween decorating spooktacular.