Directory: Halloween Decorating for Your Frightening Pleasure
Party Decorating Ideas
Decorating Ideas and Tips
There's no lack of resources in October for Halloween party decorations,
props and accessories! Look around the discount and novelty stores for
all kinds of traditional spooky items for your party that will scare
your guests silly.
Decorating Ideas for Your Halloween
Keep your eye peeled at Haunted Houses and around your city for new
ideas. Someone always has a unique Halloween display that catches your
eye and you can use those ideas for your own indoor or outdoor party.
From traditional to new-age, here's some inexpensive decorating tips and
ideas to set the creepiest mood possible:
What's Halloween without a jack-o-lantern? Find some stencils to carve
or paint scary faces on your pumpkins to add the traditional touch to
Use candles inside your carved jack-o-lanterns to make the faces glow.
Put some dark colored candles in creepy candleholders around your snack
table for a gothic touch. Use caution with open flames and make sure no
costumes will come near them.
Use traditional crepe paper decoration to add Halloween colors to your
party table and anywhere else you see fit.
Buying fake spider webs is one of the most cost-effective decorations.
They're cheap and can be found at your local discount store. You can
make your own with cotton batting found in the crafts department. What's
a spider web without spiders? Pick up some creepy fake spiders to add to
the webs. Better yet, add some fake bugs too for your spider's victims.
What's creepier than blood? You can find fake blood in the stores or
make your own blood cheap! Using fake blood is better left for outdoor
parties if you're concerned about any messes or staining. If you use it
indoors, make sure it's contained. Click here for some realistic fake
Cut out spooky shapes such as a bat, ghost or cat in some heavy
construction paper. Tape it to a flashlight and place it in a strategic
position to make your guests look twice.
There's plenty of tapes and CDs available with creepy sounds such as
lightning, screams, banging and creaking. Use these outside or in an
entryway for the element of surprise.
Use special lighting to compliment your sounds. Dim lighting is always
preferable to set the spooky setting and a strobe light adds a special
touch to simulate lightening. A black light sets an ominous atmosphere
and can be found in most party supply stores.
Use your imagination! You can build your own coffin with 6-8 wood pieces
and place a dummy in it. Or consider having it closed and place one of
those fake arms coming out of it. Add some fake blood to the side for a
downright gross affect.
Perfect for the Autumn season, scarecrows are fascinating to look at and
add mystery to your yard. Set the atmosphere for your scarecrow by
adding bales of hay, cornstalks, and Indian corn -- and he'll definitely
get attention. Use our scarecrow instructions for easy homemade
Perhaps one of the creepiest things is a tombstone with the inscription
R.I.P. which is reminiscent of old-time graveyards believed to be
haunted according to old Decore and urban legends. You can find
tombstones in the holiday section of most stores around Halloween, or
make your own and add some originality!
There's nothing like fog around to send chills up your spine. Fog
machines are easier to find these days around Halloween and aren't near
as expensive as they used to be. Most fog machines are water based and
are simple to use.
If you've got some background to hide, you can make a backdrop with the
largest black trash bags that you can find. Cut at the seams and attach
together with black duct tape. After they're hung, spread fake spider
webs in the front and then add the plastic bugs and/or spiders
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