Even though we are too old for trick or treating, many adults get into the spirit of halloween by throwing a party. Guests can pull out their old costumes, drink punch and eat spooky food while enjoying each other’s company. It’s a fun night out while the kids enjoy collecting candy around the neighbourhood.
But are you in charge of the Halloween party this year, and are stuck for décor inspiration? Try creating you décor ideas around a theme or a few larger statement decorations. Make your props and decorations original by making your own, getting your friends to bring theirs, and searching party stores, second hand shops and craft stores for awesomely unique items this season. Take a look on pinterest for many more ideas, and be inspired by props to add to the look at SpiritHalloween.
1. Window silhouettes
These are so easy to make with a large sheet of black paper. Simply draw a large silhouette and cut out around it. Stick the paper to the window frame and back the image with orange, yellow or green cellophane. It will look bright a vivid during the day, at backlit at night your image will glow. This is such an easy decoration to make and is a must have for halloween parties. What different shapes and images can you come up with?
2. Glow sticks on the front steps
Make your apartment steps glow in the dark with glow-in-the-dark paint! If you can’t find any glow in the dark liquid products, try hand painting your steps with water-based paints. Try either a slime green or a blood red colour. Be sure not to use anything slippery (like gel or oil-based products). Water-based paint will easily wash away.
3. Glove Candy Bags
Buy a box of clear/white medical gloves from your local drug store. Stuff them full of candy and tie off like a balloon. They’re really easy to make and you have pre-packed treats ready to ‘hand’ out to kids. Leave some open (untied) on the snacks table for people to help themselves! Decorate or customise the gloves with coloured pens, glitter or fake blood. This is a great idea for a medical horror themed halloween party.
4. Cheese and Meat Head
For those who are a whiz in the kitchen. Impress your guests with this cheese and bacon skull, or simplify it by placing bacon strips atop a plastic skull on your snacks table. Make helping yourself to snacks both fun and gruesome!
5. Witches legs
If you don’t have access to mannequin legs, this decoration is still really easy to create. Get some colourful tights and stuff them full of paper and use a knitting needle or chopstick inside to keep the legs straight. Place some witchy looking shoes on the feet and put them in your planter pot on your front steps to greet your guests!
Another easy-to-do idea is scary snowflakes!
Check out and download scary snowflake patterns to cut out and decorate your home eerily with.
So if you’re in charge of Halloween fun this year, don’t despair. There are plenty of cool, easy and adult decoration ideas out there for you to try. Have fun creating these decorations and spooking your guests this Halloween!
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