If there’s ever a time of year when the spirits, goblins, and ghosts stroll the streets, that time would be All Hallow’s Eve. However, decorating for this beloved holiday can be as sweet as trick-o-treating! So here’s a quick way to decorate for Halloween!
Having a decorated spooky home for this holiday gives you the perfect excuse to terrify the wickedness out of your kids and the kids around the neighborhood. The great thing about decorating for Halloween is that it’s not one size fits all. You can go all out and find the scariest items available to decorate with, or you can decorate with a more kid-friendly vibe. Either way, it’s really up to you and what your family likes, especially if you have little ones at home. For us, a combination of the two works well. We add elements of scary and fun Halloween decor.
For a more frightening Halloween scene, you can add some strobe lights, scary music, sound effects, and dry ice to make creepy fog. You can also add plenty of spider web netting to make those who attempt to approach your door a case of the willies.
Coffins, headstones, and creepy skeletons are also fantastic accessories and crawling spiders or homemade signs. A clown mask or one that glows might remind your neighborhood that “It” is here watching your every move. It’s another excellent option to scare the wits out of your area, friends, and kids.
Suppose you go the other route and want to create a kid-friendly Halloween ambiance. There are cheerful pumpkin decorations that you can get in lots of shapes and sizes in addition to Casper the friendly ghost, Frankenstein piñatas, as well as plenty of other fun Halloween decor that creates fun rather than horror.
String pumpkin lights or orange and purple lights inside as well as around the porch for included ambiance. Adding lots of candle lights and lanterns lit nearby makes for spooky but not scary. Of course, not all trick or treaters are older children who enjoy a great scare, so keep this in mind as the little ghosts, princesses, and superheroes arrive.
When it comes to decorating your home for adult Halloween parties, all bets are off. All sorts of motifs can be followed, from frightening to flamboyant. The best recommendation is to enjoy and be the life of the party rather than having the decor upstage all your hard work—it’s about having fun with friends and family and not all about the scenery. You want to make it fun and spooky but don’t get crazy and have it run your whole party. Costumes are just as important as Halloween decorations.
Some great items to get for adult parties would be strobe lights, fog machines, colored lights, black lights near the food and drink areas, and scary skeletons. Keep the dry ice outside (especially if you know guests have trouble with the odor, allergies, or asthma.) You can add spooky sounds and bales of hay as seating all-around your house.
Remember, the most important thing is to have great food, drinks, music, and friends having a great time. The decor should be secondary to your party! And here’s a quick way to decorate for Halloween! Eat, Drink, and Be Scary!!!
Last Updated on 07/09/21 by Darlingdew Lifestyle Staff