Guests and ghouls alike will gasp with delight at these festive Halloween decorating ideas not too tame, not too terrifying.
It’s not too early to begin gathering festive Halloween decorating ideas and devilishly delightful goodies for your Halloween decorating extravaganza.
Bewitching decorative treasures festively bedeck your Halloween haunt for a day into night soiree of visual tricks and tasty treats.
Light the night and set a mood of stylish intrigue by illuminating your fright night soiree with distinctive lighting options.
Many moons ago I tricked out our kitchen and breakfast room in grand Halloween splendor.
Black tulle, white taper candles, Spanish moss, a vintage candelabra, glass cloche, a decorative black crow, and magnolia leaves spray painted black dressed the night in fright and fun.
Party possibilities range from pumpkin luminaries using clear glass cylinder vases to clear cylinder vases filled with moss, mini pumpkins and creepy plastic creatures thrown in for decoratively dreadful measure.
You local dollar store is an excellent starting point for party needs or party decoration fillers.
Did you hear the recent news of a popular dollar store raising their prices from $1.00 per item to $1.25 – $1.50 to offset rising production/shipping costs?
Now I guess we’ll call these party decor go-to stores dollarish stores.
Regardless, if you’re anything like me you favor festive Halloween decorating ideas like the following that remain big on festive Halloween decorating ideas fun, not big on festive Halloween decorating ideas prices.
Natural moss mix.
Glass cylinder vases.
Faux flowers in dark and boo-tiful colors.
All of the above make delightful and frightful additions to captivating centerpieces.
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 compliments of a can or two of spray paint in your favorite color(s).
Halloween tabletop decoration today, iron boot jack cricket hearth decorative figurine tomorrow.
The top hat tips its hat to decoration triple duty.
Primp it out for Halloween, tidy it up with a gold band and pheasant feathers for the perfect Pilgrim piece at Thanksgiving, and top it off with glitter stems at Christmas as a tree topper.
Fun idea found on Pinterest.
It reminds me of my dress painting adorning the dining room sideboard that I’ll drape sheer white lace over and backlight for a white wedding theme.
Oh, and the eyes on you throw pillows will work into the night perfectly.
The call to edit and decorate with items you already have is coming from inside the house.
Create a little tone on tone visual magic with a can or two of spray paint in your Halloween color of choice.
Begin with a grapevine or straw wreath.
Hunt and gather a harvest of dry leaves, stems, twigs, vines, and branches from nature’s arts-and-crafts-store (your yard).
Spray paint both sides of the crop and allow to completely dry.
Snake and intertwine your painted gathering work of decorating art down the center of the table in table runner fashion.
Painted wreaths become everything from a cake stand base to a candle ring.
Scary chic, super affordable befitting centerpiece and table runner problem solved.
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.
Halloween Candy Bowl Options
I lost my head.
Pair a grapevine bird nest from the craft department with a black feathered crow found in the Halloween section for a spook-takular candy dish alternative.
A cast iron cauldron pot fits right in with the trick and treat taste of Halloween.
Serving ideas for party potions of the leaded and unleaded varieties include a bewitching large black cauldron, copper ladle, DIY beverage dispenser, punch bowl made from a pumpkin, and of course, dry ice to create a special effect foggy 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.
Dispensers and decanters in the Halloween spirit.
Take a pumpkin, stick a spigot in it, and you’ve got a party pumpkin keg.
DIY Pumpkin Keg
What You’ll Need:
long handle spoon
Begin by cutting the top off the pumpkin. Set aside.
Using a long handle spoon, remove the pumpkin seeds and pulp.
Select where you want the spigot to be on the pumpkin. Using the marker pen, trace a circle around the spot.
Being very careful, take the knife and cut the hole out for the spigot. Make the hole the same size as tap to eliminate leaking from the opening.
Insert spigot into the hole and tighten.
Pour the fall seasonal beer or hard cider of your choice into the pumpkin and place the pumpkin top on.
Your beverage will pick up a slight to complementing pumpkin flavor, so select with that in mind.
Devilishly delicious drinks, anyone?
Non-alcoholic Pumpkin Punch
8 cups apple cider
2 cups orange juice
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground cloves
2 15 oz cans pumpkin puree
1 cup maple syrup
1 cup cinnamon sugar
In a medium sized saucepan, simmer cider, orange juice, cinnamon and cloves for 5 minutes. Whisk in pumpkin puree until combined with other flavor and a smooth consistency is reached.
For an extra blast of tasty fall flavor, rim glasses by dipping the rim into maple syrup first and then dip into cinnamon sugar mixture.
Garnish with a cinnamon stick, apple slices, and star anise.
Cinnamon water is a delicious beverage option that’s as tasty as it is easy to make.
This stove top method brings out the flavor and color of the cinnamon.
Begin by adding 2 cinnamon sticks to 2 cups of water to a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes.
Allow concentrate to cool before adding to cold water and ice.
Tablewares and Serving Pieces
Tarot cards make whimsical place cards.
Select a Sharpie in a commanding color and personalize with guests name.
Treasures found, ordered, and delivered today make me Halloween happy.
When Halloween party hosting for twenty or less guests, and with Dave the Builder sharing KP duties, I go with “real” plates, utensils, glassware, etc…
Dollarish store stoneware plates and plastic chargers in traditional Halloween colors stack up a wicked good look.
Super scary-cute-sweet Halloween theme plastic and paper tableware options are everywhere this time of year, and make an impressive showing and an easy clean-up undertaking.
Metallic Silver Scroll Charger Plate
This Mystic Eye Ouija Cutting Board is so unique.
Rats and cheese go together like a Halloween themed cheese board.
Rubber rats straight out of the Halloween decorations aisle placed on a black cheese board create a deliciously eerie display most Halloween appropriate.
Natural beauty pumpkins are simple to make and simply elegant when completed.
Simply heat up the old glue gun (caution, it’s hot!) and hot glue lush leaves to the pumpkin.
I hope one or more of these tasty and festive Halloween decorating ideas tricks and treats your Halloween soiree spook-takular.