Halloween is just around the corner. So it’s time to dust the cobwebs off your spooky season decorations (or keep them up) and get ready for the festivities. Planning a Halloween party can be stressful, especially when you have no idea how to decorate your space and make it spooky enough for your guests.
Luckily, you don’t have to break the bank to throw an amazing Halloween costume party. In this article, we’ve put together some fun and easy ideas for you to decorate your home for Halloween. Let’s take a look!
1. Spookify your lights
Lighting can have a huge impact on the overall mood of your home. Use this to make your space ready for party guests.
Get some orange, pink, and purple translucent glossy paper. Tape pieces of different colored paper over your light bulbs to dim them. The three colors merging will create exactly the kind of eerie vibe that you want for Halloween.
Because people will be inclined to look over at the lights, add some more decoration to them. For instance, wrap a fake vine around a lamp, or paste some rubber spiders and snakes on and around the lightbulbs. Remember, the spookier the better!
2. Put up some bone-chilling posters
Halloween posters are a great way to decorate your house on a budget. You can also repurpose your posters and send them as invites to your guests before the party. You’ll find some truly terrifying Halloween costume party invite templates on PosterMyWall, so find one you like and make it as ghastly as you want.
Turn your invites into posters for the party, and put them up all around your house. Paste some on your windows too so people that they’ve got the right house. If you want to draw more attention to your poster, have a life-size plastic skeleton sitting right next to it, with its fingers pointing towards the poster. You’ll be able to find a plastic skeleton at any dollar store or Halloween shop.
3. Get some pumpkins
You can never go wrong with pumpkins on Halloween. There are plenty of stores that sell in-expensive carved plastic pumpkins. Simply buy some and place them around your house.
If you want to go the extra mile, paint the pumpkins different colors according to the theme of your party. Or dress them up as different scary movie characters, like Jigsaw or Chucky. You can even scatter your pumpkins in your front yard and call it “The Pumpkin Patch”.
4. Hang up bats around your house
Not real bats, of course. You can DIY a bunch of bats and hang them around your house with string. It will take you very little time and the bats will cause nice jump scares throughout the party when people see them come out of nowhere.
Making your bats is an easy process. All you’ll need is some black chart paper, black construction paper, scissors, glue, and of course, some killer arts and crafts skills. The latter is optional because this process is so easy, literally anyone can do it.
Make an outline for your bat on a piece of chart paper. Then, replicate this as many times as you want based on how big your space is. Cut these out, use construction paper to add details such as fur, and that’s it. Your bats are ready.
Now, punch a hole in each bat’s head and attach it to a string. Tape the bats to the ceiling or string them around lights.
Halloween is a great opportunity for you to DIY some crazy decorations and put them up around your house. So get creative, gather up your friends, and do some arts and crafts to throw the Halloween costume party of the decade.