The Halloween Table
The easiest way to make your house Halloween ready in my opinion, is to have Halloween themed serve wear, drinks, snacks, etc. This is an easy addition to any house, as you don’t typically have to store very much. You can buy the seasonal paper products, or re-use common kitchen items. Last year I actually purchased 4 appetizer plates, and they were a big hit with the kids. Another fun thing to do is to find a tablecloth or runner to make the table feel like a you are at a party.
The next thing that makes Halloween decorating easy is just a few statement pieces. These items can be anything really, but you want them to be able to draw attention. For me the #1 statement piece is a Halloween themed bouquet. Your bouquet can be just a few Halloween colored flowers, or just sticks, or a variety of items. Either way, you want to make sure it is a focal point in the room.
I also like to add more whimsical items such as candy dishes, pillows, trays, signs or anything that is a bit unique. I love my yoga skeletons as I feel like they can bring a smile to anyone’s face.
All in for Halloween
Finally, if you’ve gone beyond some simple straws, napkins and basic pieces, then you are probably a fanatic like me. I like to have little themed areas around the house, and the kids absolutely love it. Each year we add another piece to the collection. Our “laboratory” is slowly growing, and I love how the kids added food coloring to the water for our beakers.
Simple ideas like cotton balls instead of smoke in this “witch’s brew” are not only cheaper, but less work. Buying a real straw broom, drawing spider webs on the windows with window chalk, and downloading halloween music or noises is another way to add to the fun without major expense or storage 🙂
what are some of your decor tips for Halloween?