Saturday, 23 October 2021

Halloween decor inspiration: How to style a Pinterest worthy party

After not being able to celebrate any occasions with loved ones last year, 2021 is the perfect time to celebrate every holiday that the year offers, even the spooky festivities. 

You've got the snacks sorted, and you've got the makeup checked off the list, so now it's time to make your home feel that little bit spookier. 

Whether you're going all out or want to make a minimal effort, we have got the ideal fit for your Pinterest Inspo board. 

So, throw on an over-the-top costume, call your friends and get them over for a Halloween Party.

Some staples for all decorations are dark colours, candles, and cobwebs. To add a splash of colour, pumpkins can make a good contrast to all the dark colours. 

In the UK – Home Bargains and Poundland have an incredible Halloween selection every year where you can pick up creepy props such as skulls, spiders, and skeletons to really wow your guests.

So let's break down your home and how you can turn it into the ultimate Halloween hangout spot. 

A Halloween table is the focal point for all decorations. 

A runner can be bought cheaply and make an impact on a table.

A simple yet sophisticated look can be created with a skull food platter as a centrepiece for the table. 

You can make this by glueing a long plastic plate to a prop skull and painting it with a colour to match your theme.

Long candles can be used as creepy mood lighting. The holders' can be old glass bottles that you have lying around the house.

Pick up some faux cobwebs, and you are good to go.

It is often known as the heart of the home. So if you are lucky enough to have a fireplace, why not jazz it up a bit.

Get some self to inflate balloons that you can get for about £2 each to spell out "BOO" or a cute or creepy phrase and you are sorted.

Head to your local pumpkin patch, garden centre or supermarket and get your hands on some pumpkins of all different shapes, sizes and colours to frame the fireplace. 

You can even spray paint some of these in gold or other colours to make them pop.

Also, you can always add some more candles or cobwebs, but don't overdo it. Sometimes less is more. 

As an alternative, add some flowers or other creepy props, and the job is done!



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A straightforward change like bedding or a new blanket can make all the difference to a room's aesthetic and is perfect for carrying on the party's theme if you get lucky. 

Your cushion covers can make an inexpensive change but significantly impact your guests by switching out. 

Tapestries are another way of displaying seasonal art and are something for your guests to talk about.

Who said you had to cut funky shapes into them and fill them with tealights to be effective… not us. 

Why not paint your pumpkins with your favourite characters from films, spray paint them in cool colours or stick things on like googly eyes? 

You can do this super cheap, and it can also be a brilliant party game if you don't mind a little bit of mess.

You can also buy stick Vinyl for your pumpkins, too – less confusion, less stress!  

Being the host with the most means mingling with your guests, so a DIY drink station is perfect so that your guests always have a drink in hand. 

Why not make some Halloween-inspired cocktails for those who drink and for those who don't? A hot chocolate bar is a perfect alternative.

Fill up jars with – cocoa powder, marshmallows, cinnamon sticks, and anything else you fancy! 

Have little serving spoons and heat resistant cups so that your guest can help themselves. 

You can set this up next to the fridge and kettle so that the drinks can be made with minimal mess, but it is a fun way to have precisely what they want.

 


By Jessica Murray.



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