16 Amazing (and easy) Decorating Ideas for Your Halloween Party

Halloween is hard for us Brits. We see our friends in the US go stark raving MAD for Halloween, celebrities dressing to the nines. Heck, it seems like EVERYONE is dressing up and having fun. Over here it seems rather rude to go door to door and “beg” for candy. It just prickles our British sensibilities. But we can still have the spooky fun that they do across the pond… along with the trick or treating you can still have a spooky party fit for a Kardashian. 

1. Digital Decorations from AtmosFX

Get some beautifully animated digital decorations from AtmosFX and take your Halloween party to the next level in fun. Use their projector or yours to make walls, windows, picture frames, and 3DFX® Forms come to life with frightful wraiths, singing pumpkins, possessed portraits and dozens of other characters.

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2. Cheesecloth Ghosts

What do you get when you mix mannequin heads, cheesecloth, glue, and a little paint? Some creations that are fun and spooky (yet very affordable).


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3. Monster Door Makeover

Give guests a surprise by turning your ordinary door into a monster by reusing ordinary grocery bags!


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4. Skull Centerpiece Floral Arrangement

Most of us consider skeleton decorations outside, but for a moment, imagine them front and center, as a piece of art; a centerpiece, if you will.


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5. Milk Jug Ghosts

Have some milk jugs heading to your recycle bin? Instead, wash ‘em out, draw faces on them with a Sharpie, and put a battery-powered candle in each.


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6. Floating Candles (like the ones at Hogwarts)

Are you a Harry Potter fan? Light up the night, hallway, or great room with this awesome floating candle idea.


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7. Broom Parking Sign

With a couple hooks from a hardware store and your home printer, you can make sure attending witches have a designated place to park their brooms.


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8. Zombie Barbie Parade

Don’t throw away those dolls your kids have outgrown, these gals would look great marching across your yard, or across your dinner table! You can also build an affordable mini-horde by picking up inexpensive dolls at thrift and discount stores.


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9. Glowing Eyes (made out of toilet paper rolls)

This idea is so easy, it’s a wonder people don’t do it year-round. These eyes look great at night and your trick-or-treaters will get a scare from whatever is watching them in the hedge.


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10. Skeleton Buffet

Serve your guests a frightfully bony buffet, with meat and cheese picked from the bowels of a skeleton.


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11. Zombie Gingerbread Cookies

It’s not quite Christmas yet, but but break out those cookie cutters early to add some adorably spooky and seriously tasty gingerbread zombies to your party spread.


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12. Monster Marshmallows

These ghoulish little snacks are easy to make and sure to impress guests.


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13. Ghost Hand Punch

Give yourself a hand for this awesome party idea, literally. Fill a clean, food-grade, rubber glove with the concentrate of your favorite drink and freeze it. Remove it from the glove once it’s frozen and place in your punch bowl for a spooky surprise.


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14. Dracula’s Dentures

This easy and eye-catching snack will make your guests all smiles using just marshmallows, sliced almonds, and a little icing!


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Asking yourself what to do after your guests arrive? Try this new take on a familiar game.

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16. Horror Movie Trivia

Spice up your party with these free horror movie trivia games!

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Do you decorate for Halloween? Is it a big deal in your house? I’d love to see your decorations… post them on my walls/pages/feeds and join the  discussion on Facebook,Twitter, and Instagram. Let’s talk about it!