36 Innovative Ideas for Enjoying Halloween at Home

Innovative Ideas for Enjoying Halloween at Home

Halloween is a date that has been gaining more and more prominence in the festive calendar, it is also perfect to decorate the house with some notes alluding to its main colours, themes and symbols. Even for a few days, this Halloween take a risk and transform your home decor! Spoiler: it is not necessary to spend a lot on this – in fact, many handicrafts use what we already have at home. 

We know that Halloween celebrated on October 31, is a typical commemorative date in the United States. Despite this, it has gained many fans in Brazil. If you want to enjoy Halloween, how about having a party at home for the family? It is also worth setting up an online celebration with friends, as we are still experiencing the pandemic and meetings should be avoided. To help you, we have prepared a selection of decoration ideas for you to be inspired. Check out!

1. Candy Corner

1. Candy Corner

The tea cart can become the corner of the typical treats of that date. Take the opportunity to decorate it with flowers, which can be dried, including witches’ cauldrons, skulls and paper bats. Notice that the apples got eyes made of paper to get in the mood of the party. Another tip is to take advantage of the cake stands to support the sweets.

2. Detail at the Table

2. Detail at the Table

A simple detail, but one that can leave your family’s people enchanted with such care. Cut out the shape of a bat from black cardboard and fit the tip of the fork to the table. You can find moulds of various types in an internet search. As this design has a horizontal orientation, it fits perfectly in the cutlery’s teeth.

3. Black Towel + Dark Crockery

3. Black Towel + Dark Crockery

But, if the idea is to make a more elaborate production, bet on a black tablecloth, combining with the napkins. If you are skilled in sewing, you can even buy the fabric and produce your own set. To stay in the mood, choose dark tone dishes too. In this case, sousplat and bowls are in shades of gray.

4. Cute Ornaments

4. Cute Ornaments

A little wool can form fun little ghosts, which can be hung around the house. Just complete with eyes and mouth. One tip is to gather children to produce these ornaments.

5. Ghost Cookies

5. Ghost Cookies

Cookies and brownies can also win a ghostly version. A little bit of white royal icing can dress up the little ghost treats. And small drops of a chocolate take the place of eyes. What about?

6. Caramelized Apple

6. Caramelized Apple

Caramelized apples are very successful on Halloween, but, to get into the party mood, instead of an ice cream stick, the base can be made of dry branches. And the colour of the caramel can vary too. If you want to leave it natural, like the one in the photo, it will have a brown tone, but it is fun to use edible dyes to colour the cover black or red.

7. Snacks in the Dark Version

7. Snacks in the Dark Version

If the idea is to make happy hour, a good idea might be to set up a snack table. To create a dark mood, bet on a dark towel, an aged silver tray, grapes, blueberry jam, bread and other elements in the same palette to create a horrifying look, but without losing its elegance.

8. Gothic Set Table

8. Gothic Set Table

It is worth investing in a black dinner set on a towel of the same colour on a set table. To complete the total dark composition, spread chandeliers with dark candles and a dry red rose to finish off.

9. Paper Bats

9. Paper Bats

Gather the children to cut paper bats and go out and spread the creations on the walls of the house as if it were a flight. Note that several drawing models were used here. The fun will be sure.

10. Dramatic Arrangement

10. Dramatic Arrangement

Flowers can also add a special touch to your Halloween decor. For this, choose dark-coloured flowers to create an arrangement. Here, the idea was to assemble a low composition, floral foam, and taller stems to stand out. Don’t forget to finish off with foliage.

11. Drinks Corner

11. Drinks Corner

Drinks also deserve a special spot and the tea cart can be, again, an outlet. Decorate the furniture with a vase or arrangement of flowers or foliage and whimsy in the horrifying elements, like skulls, bats and dark candles. Then, arrange the bottles and glasses.

12. Creativity on Paper

12. Creativity on Paper

But, if you don’t want to make little or no investment in Halloween decorations, making paper ornaments can be a good way out. Here, a simple vase serves as a support for dry branches, where ghosts, bats and pumpkins were hung.

13. Halloween Wreath

13. Halloween Wreath

And who said that on Halloween you can’t have a garland? The idea works well as a door or wall ornament. Simple, it can be made with dry grass and the same paper bats that you have already cut to decorate other corners of the house.

14. Minimalist Halloween

14. Minimalist Halloween

Here, a simpler ornament version for those who enjoy the minimalist look. Gather dry branches in a tall glass vase, and hang the paper bats. If you want to give a more glam look to the party time, apply a layer of glitter to the bats.

15. Halloween in Colour

15. Halloween in color

There is no doubt that orange and black are the official colours of Halloween and these must be present in the decoration of the house in this festive season. Add some notes in white to balance the colour duo or escape the traditional and opt for a more trendy Halloween decoration, using black, red, gold or silver.

16. Pumpkins: the Queens of the Party

16. Pumpkins: the queens of the party

A self-respecting Halloween decoration has to be full of pumpkins! These can range from traditional pumpkins, emptied of their contents, with holes in the eyes, nose and mouth that can be achieved using a sharp knife and where a candle inside will give the desired effect, to the most original designs made on the skin, such as witches drawn in black and a candle spiked on top of the pumpkin.

For a more trendy Halloween decoration, paint the pumpkins in metallic, golden or silver tones; for a more rustic Halloween, paint some pumpkins white, to mix with the traditional colours of orange; you can also apply decorative ribbons to the pumpkins. Place a set of pumpkins inside an unused fireplace on a table – it can work as a Halloween centrepiece – at the window or at the entrance to the house.

17. Freaky Spider Webs

17. Freaky Spider Webs

Indispensable in Halloween decoration – whether indoor or outdoor – use skeins of white wool or cotton filler to stretch and create spider webs of different sizes that you can use to decorate everything from windows and doors to tables and unexpected places…the idea is to get something chilling to touch someone’s hand or face when they least expect it! Remember to add some plastic spiders to complete the decor!

18. Halloween Diy

18. Halloween DIY

In the well-known bazaar stores, there will be plenty of decorative Halloween notes for this time – a good bet for those who want to decorate the house quickly and low cost. What’s more, just get your hands dirty and, using paper, cardboard, felt and plasticine, create your own decorations alluding to the date, such as brooms, witch hats, pumpkins, ghosts, spiders, bats, skeletons … suspending them from the ceiling with nylon thread, glueing them on windows and doors or creating fun Halloween wreaths. If the idea is to get a cool and contemporary Halloween decoration, buy some skulls and paint them in gold or silver, for example.

19. Scary Lighting

19. scary lighting

Lighting is essential in the decoration and, when it comes to Halloween, the house must be mostly dark, always taking care to illuminate the route to the bathrooms, kitchen and all other passageways. To give the effect of mystery that any Halloween decoration deserves, place candles in strategic locations, enjoy the lit pumpkins or place thin cloths over the lamps to darken and make any room more dramatic.

20. Sound Decoration

20. Sound Decoration

A Halloween decoration to match requires a soundtrack… especially if you are going to have a Halloween party and receive friends on that date. Search and create a list of the scariest and creepiest sounds you can get and add to the Halloween decoration, which will take on a life of its own!

21. Fantastic Ghosts

21. ghost

21. ghost

An iconic symbol of Halloween, ghosts are an element that cannot be missing from this decoration – made of old sheets or cloths, of paper or cardboard, create them in various shapes and sizes, and then hang from the ceiling, on the door locks, in the window or in the entrance door. Boo!

22. Halloween in the Garden

22. Halloween in the garden

18. Halloween in the garden

The Halloween decoration can also extend to the garden, the balcony or the simple entrance to the house – a row of lit pumpkins, resting on the floor or on each of the steps of a stairway always causes an incredible effect. Skeletons, witches, black cats, skulls, bats, cobwebs, lanterns or ghosts suspended from the branches of trees and other elements alluding to the time can also be used to decorate the exterior of the house for Halloween.

23. A Different Drink

23. Different Drinks

Add a monstrous touch to your Halloween food and drink, too. Make a drink with a different touch, a floating eye! You can use chewing gum that already has this shape and details or buy the accessory at costume and toy stores – if you choose this option, remember to wash it well. The game is cooler with clear drinks, like sprite or an iced tea.

24. Comrade Ghosts

24.COMRADE GHOSTS

How about filling your house with these friendly little ghosts? You can also spread them around the house or have a meeting with them, as in the picture. A good idea is to make them with paper bags – those that look like bread bags, which you can find in packaging and candy stores, and make the details with a felt tip pen. Smiling, scared, bored faces, let your imagination decide and complete the final touch with a little light inside them – it can be a little lantern, a small candle (be careful with the paper-fire contact), etc. 

25. Mummified Pots

25. MUMMIFIED POTS

These pots can be used to decorate the house and even keep some treats. To do just use a traditional bandage and wrap it around the pot, to facilitate adherence and finish you can use hot glue or adhesive tape. You can find the eyes in a conventional craft store and remember to glue them together to make your decoration more frightening lol

26. Animal Infestation !!

26. Animal Infestation !!

Is there anything more frightening than coming home and finding a spider infestation? How about spreading these pets in different places like the bathroom, in the hallways and in the kitchen? To glue on some surface like doors, you can cut a piece of paper and glue it on the back, as in the image. You can find these little plastic animals at party and candy stores

27. “Bloody” Candle

27. “Bloody” Candle

To make this bloody candle you will only need a red crayon. Heat the chalk on the candle flame and let it melt on top of it, giving it an appearance of spilt blood. You can mix it with thick and thin candles, high and low and spread it around the house or concentrate on the main table, it’s super cool!

28. Orange Zucchinis

28. Orange Zucchinis

One of the symbols of Halloween decorations is the pumpkin! You may have seen the famous pumpkins in movies and also in decorating stores. Thinking about it, we decided to bring an easier version of this icon, which is made with oranges and serves as a beautiful adornment for tables.

For this, you will need oranges, a roll of green wool and a thick black pen. With wool, you will make a kind of fru-fru, which will be on top of the orange symbolizing stem and leaves. After fixing the wool on the orange with glue or tape, draw the face that is usually carved in pumpkins with the black pen.

29. Flight of Bats

29. Flight of Bats

Another striking symbol of Halloween is bats. An easy tip to decorate your home with several bats is to use colour set paper and scissors to cut several bats in different sizes and paste them on a wall imitating a large flock.

30. Giant Spiders

30. Giant Spiders 1

Spiders are part of Halloween decor – and the more the better! Spread small plastic spiders across tables, floors and walls. Our tip for placing spiders on the wall is to make giant spiders with strips of black crepe paper and balloons. Use the strips of paper to define the legs of the spider: there will be six, three on each side. Tape it to the wall, preferably in the corners of the room. Between the little legs made of crepe paper, glue two balloons: one very full (which will be the body) and a smaller one (which will be the head). 

31. Ghosts

31. Ghosts

There are several ways to make ghosts decorate environments. One of them is to make ghosts on the string of flasher lights. You will only need a few gauze pads and a permanent pen. Fit the gauzes to the lights, covering them. Fix the gauze and leave them in the shape of ghosts. Soon after, draw little ghost faces on the gauze. Okay, now just hang the lights and turn them on!

32. Popcorn, Popcorn, Popcorn

32. Popcorn, Popcorn, Popcorn

Popcorn is one of the easiest snacks to prepare for the kids and everyone loves it. The tip here is to prepare the popcorn, sweet or salty, and serve it in thin plastic gloves. Take the opportunity to put candies in place of nails and create a scary look with the “little hands”.

33. Ribbons and Balloons

33. Ribbons and Balloons 1

33. Ribbons and Balloons

Balloons are inexpensive options for decorating the house for Halloween. With a black permanent pen, it is easy to transform white or orange bladders into a themed decoration. And it is not mandatory to have a lot of talent for this: the inspirations range from simpler designs, such as ghosts, to the Mexican skulls of Dia de Los Muertos or the famous pumpkins. 

34. Lanterns and Lights

34. Lanterns, Flags and Lights

Unused glass jars, such as jelly, can be reused and turned into flashlights. Black enamel, fake spiders, cotton (also worth a fake spider web!) An electronic candle is the materials needed to reproduce the lanterns below, which can ‘adorn’ any corner of the house. 

34. Lanterns, Flags and Lights 1

Even simpler, an alternative is to paint and make drawings with acrylic paint on the glass jars. To finish, place a candle inside the containers to illuminate the inside.

34. Lanterns, Flags and Lights 2

More common in June and carnival parties, paper lanterns can be made (or reused!) Also on Halloween – another way to simulate the famous pumpkins. 

34. Lanterns, Flags and Lights 3

Flashlights and lamps also serve as support for ghosts that can circulate around the house. To do this, just cover the suspended items with a white sheet or cloth, making the faces of the ghosts with a pen or black cardboard. 

35. Flags

35. Flags

The colourful flags with the theme of the witches’ party also help to give colour in any environment. Several websites have templates ready for printing, without having to buy the finished ornament. We have separated some here, here and here. 

34. Lanterns, Flags and Lights 5

Another idea is to buy coloured cardboards, such as black, orange and purple, and alternate shapes and colours with each other, forming the sequence of flags. Sometimes less is more, as in the inspiration below. 

36. The Table

35. The Table

A neat table in the decoration helps to create the atmosphere of the Halloween party by abusing black and orange crockery. Black tablecloth and napkins help to set the mood. 

35. The Table 1

To make a decorated table, many accessories are not always necessary. Here, the black cardboard, the cobwebs and the “frayed” towel already set the tone for the party.

35. The Table 2

Classic vampire dentures can also gain dual function and be at the table as napkin holders

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