The scariest day of the year is upon us and if you’ve already decided on your fancy dress outfit for the Halloween party, you might want to give your home the same spooktacular treatment. Whether you are hosting your own party or you simply want to create a fun look for visiting trick or treaters, you’ll love these ideas for creating a haunted-house inspired look for the celebration.
We’ve chosen some of our favourite decor ideas in the shops at the moment that will promise a ghoulishly good time. Carve a few pumpkins and decorate with some fake spider webs and plastic spiders to complete the look for a ghostly finish!
Transform your walls with temporary peel and stick wallpaper for a frightful feast for the eyes. Wallsauce can create murals made to measure for the perfect blood-curdling backdrop for your party. With such a large piece, a few jack o’lanterns dotted around and low lighting with candles is all you need for an eerie energy in your abode.
If you are planning a party, check out Talking Tables‘ fantastic Skeleton Crew collection, perfect for your beastly buffets and creepy canapes. Fun for kids and adults alike, use a black tablecloth and embellish with gold cutlery for a petrifying party atmosphere.
Of course, no classic scary film has ever been made where the lights aren’t dimmed to make you wonder what’s hiding in the shadows. Leave your main lighting off and create an alarming atmosphere with tea lights, lanterns and plenty of candles. Lights4Fun has a huge selection of Halloween lighting decor for a chilling effect.
What is it about doll’s heads that make them so creepy?! Whatever it is, we love these strangely hypnotic candle holders from Rume. Use dripping candles to create a ghastly scene on your tables place or along your fireplace mantle for a look that’s sure to leave your guests recoiling in horror – even if they can’t explain why.
Ghoulish ghost stories are always a favourite around Halloween. This set of three antique style books – Dracula, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and Frankenstein – hold their own surprise. They are actually storage pieces that look suitably macabre sat on a shelf but for inquisitive guests, why not hide a frightful surprise inside? Fill with plastic spiders or fake bloody body parts for maximum fright factor.
Of course, no party is complete without a spooky sugar high and these macabre sweetie tins are a great way to get guests ready for a ghostly time. Each tin contains sweets that promise those who ingest it with the scariest of emotions alongside a specially commissioned short story or poem for extra shivering delights for both children and adults.
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