Halloween is one of our favorite holidays, not because of the wacky witches, scary skeletons, or haunted houses; but rather, because it’s a fun and festive holiday that you can celebrate any way you like – from daring decorations and costumes to traditional settings and simple ensembles. So, if goblins and ghosts are your thing, by all means, incorporate them into your home decor!
Featured here are easy DIY Halloween party decorating and entertaining ideas you can use when hosting a Halloween Party (that will get rave reviews from your guests).
From glow-in-the-dark skeleton balloons to cheerful Happy Halloween balloons, latex balloons are one of the fastest, easiest, and most affordable way to instantly add festive decor to your Halloween party.
Instead of carving out pumpkins (which encourages faster decomposition), use a metallic spray paint (in gold, silver, or bronze) to turn ordinary pumpkins into glamorous focal points. You can use various sized pumpkins (from miniature to medium-sized ones) to create heightened visual interest (clustered together on your table or scattered throughout your home). You can also use a stencil if you prefer to spray paint a pretty motif onto the pumpkins (such as a paisley or leaf pattern).
Instead of using traditional napkin holders (which tend to be more formal), add a casual, rustic touch to your autumnal table setting by using straw to wrap your linens. Straw can be purchased by the roll at craft stores.
Rather than baking a pumpkin pie, why not change things up by making unexpected (and delicious!) Pumpkin Bread? If you’re not the Martha Stewart type, no worries. Most markets offer pre-made ingredients that can be easily put together to whip up a batch in no time. This can be served in the beginning of the meal or as a healthier dessert option (by adding yummy and vitamin A-rich Pumpkin Butter on top).
Rather than buy a Scarecrow from a store, make your own. Get old denim overalls and a plaid button-down shirt (which can usually be bought from Goodwill or a vintage store), stuff them completely with crumpled newspaper, and stick a broom (bristle-side up) through the overalls. Get hay (from a hay and feed supply, equestrian center, or a nearby farm) to stuff into the ‘legs’ of the overalls and ‘arms’ and ‘neck’ of the shirt. Top off your scarecrow with a pumpkin (as his head). And for a finishing touch, toss on a bandana around his ‘neck’ and a cowboy hat on his ‘head’. Voila! Your not-so-scary scarecrow is ready to be put on display.