For those that know me, they know that the only thing I am addicted to is Halloween. I think about it all year long and for the most part, work on it all year long. So when I have down time, you can be sure that I am trolling the internet for inspiration. Typically I stay away from the mundane All Hallow decor that you find in stores and look for unique ideas that I can tweak and make my own. With that said, here’s a look at some creative pieces that got me thinking about how I can do it better.
I love the vibe of this outdoor dinner party for the holiday and I have the perfect backyard for it too. Now to just a plan an additional small gathering on top of the annual party.
I’ve always had a thing for the quirkiness of Halloween decor. It doesn’t have to make sense, it just needs to feel creepy. You can take ordinary items from around the house and with a little spray paint and the right lighting…Poof, it’s scary looking!
I have a full library in the house so I keep on the lookout for ways to use the books in my holiday planning. After seeing this picture, I had to give myself a pat on the back as I used the trick of turning all my books backwards 5 years ago at a party. Loved the look of it and was thinking of doing the same again this year.
The food station and fireplace are always focal points to any party decor so finding creative ways to enhance both can be tricky. I really like the use of apples, cheeses, and knives in this set up. And as far as the fireplace is concerned, I can grab handfuls of spanish moss off the trees outside (benefit to living in the South) and I adore the pumpkins in front of the fireplace.
Martha Stewart must have one of the best creative teams in the country. Each year they come up with a great blend of adult and child friendly ideas for Halloween. Once I spied this pic, I am determined to paper mache a large bone.
The general vibe of this inspiration photo just makes me happy.
Finally, I saw this Victorian inspired room and decided it needed to be recreated in my hallway this year. I’ll see how it goes and post photos if it work out. Fingers crossed.