Why a Halloween party theme? Because it helps you focus your decorations, food, costumes and pull everything together. Think of a theme you´re comfortable with and decide how much work you want to put into your party. For my party this year I´m going to have to start decorating after Labor Day. I like to decorate the whole house...every room except the play room, basement and the two bedrooms, the foyer, the mud room, the porch and the entire front yard.
You don´t have to decorate your whole hoouse as it is a lot of work. You can still have a great party by decorating only the areas where the party will take place. My whole house becomes the party zone so that´s why I do it all.
Here´s my theme for this year. I´ll be adding other themes in the next few weeks.
Haunted Forest - Get or make spooky tree murals, add ivy and dim lighting to ceiling, add a gate to your entrance. As part of my Haunted Forest Theme I´m decorating the whole house. The kitchen will become Spider Cafe. The Living Room/Dining Room will become the Witches Coven.
Decorations I´m plannig include different items I´ve found on Ebay including Witches magazine, for Spider Cafe I´ll be creating a menu to post on the wall. They´ll be bead curtains to enter to and from the kitchen (where the food/drink/appetizers will be). I´ll add hanging spiders in that area.
A hallway will be haunted forest walkway...I´ll be adding murals, ivy to the ceilings, spooky moons on the wall, spooky lighting. I´m also going to put spanish moss or tissue grass mats on the floor for a nice crunch. I´m also going to make 3-D branches coming out of the ceiling and walls (using paper and cardboard) to simulate trees. Ghosts will hang in the trees.
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