June 26, 2009
A truly successful Halloween party begins the moment your guests set foot through the door. That mystical, creepy ambience can be so easily accomplished through each decoration used for the Halloween party. With a touch sensor mat, each guest can step into the party with a creepy howl. Fresh decoration for the Halloween party is both easy and fun to create.
With fun lighting, entry can continue through a dimly lit hall. You can use the dramatic fire-simulating lights or simply change your regular light bulbs to black or orange bulbs. This is the easiest way to create a fun and creepy lighting effect. Even the simplest decoration for a Halloween party can produce dramatic effects.
With a Halloween CD playing in the background, screams and howls will bring the party to new auditory heights. You can purchase Halloween CD’s at any party store, or you can make your own. Children, especially, will love recording haunting voice-overs with your choice of creepy music.
Actual decorations can be as simple as a web of black and orange streamers to hanging body parts and motion activated Halloween frights. With a relatively inexpensive fog machine, you can also create a mood that your guests will talk about long after the party has ended.
And don’t forget those Halloween treats. One of the most memorable and fun aspects of any party would be the themed-edibles. From cookies shaped like bats and witches to cakes resembling pumpkins, you can create a spread of hallowed munchies. With candy worms and spiders and some crushed cookies you have ready-made worms and dirt. Gelatin creates the perfect wiggly base for any creepy morsel, and cottage cheese with just a little blueberry juice is transformed to a lovely brain dip.
Whether you add just a touch of decoration to your party or go all-out to create a haunted house, you will capture the spirit of Halloween and create a night to remember.
Creepy Decorating Ideas
Scary Halloween decorations create a fun and creepy atmosphere. They encompass everything from yard props that entertain trick-or-treaters, to interior decorations, to moody lighting, to food and serving dishes.
Decorating for Halloween can transform your home into a haunted and creepy haven in no time at all. From nauseating edibles to fog and special lighting, there are lots of decoration ideas for Halloween, and they do not have to be expensive.
Halloween Decoration Idea #1 – Create a Crime Scene
Why not start with the exterior of your home? Create a simulated crime scene by purchasing crime scene tape at any party store. Then, with a piece of sidewalk chalk, lie down in various poses on the driveway and have somebody trace the outline of your body. Instant crime scene! This simple and cheap decorating technique will emulate a covert crime and add that spooky flare to your home. There is no limit to decoration ideas for Halloween once you get started.
Halloween Decoration Idea #2 – Add atmospheric mist
Dry ice, which is easily accessible and inexpensive, can create the perfect fog facade for your home. When placed in water it produces fog. The cloud of fog will actually move when the wind blows (an open window is fun here)! Just remember that dry ice is not a toy for children and will require extreme caution and use of gloves.
Halloween Decoration Idea #3 – Colored light bulbs
Change your ordinary light bulbs with orange and black bulbs to create a dreamy, haunting look. Balloons and streamers always add a touch of celebration, and special food preparations can provide even more fun.
Halloween Decoration Idea #4 – Revolting food
Make a brain dip with either a cottage cheese base or a cauliflower base. With a touch of black food coloring or blueberry juice you will have bulging, gray brains. For an extra touch you can serve it inside a carved pumpkin. A little food coloring in whipped cream also helps to add that sickly hue to your dessert!
Halloween Decoration Idea #5 – Create a theme for your party
A unique way to create scary Halloween decorations is to come up with a theme, and decorate accordingly. This works well both indoors, and outdoors. Some theme ideas: a haunted pirate ship, a space ship, a vampire’s lair, and a mad scientist’s lab. The possibilities are endless! Start by making a list of what would be found within a specific theme, and work from those plans.
Spooky Decor Tips:
- The addition of ambient lighting to Halloween decor makes for a spookier, creepier setting. String lighting isn’t just for the Christmas season. Look for string lighting in purple and green where Halloween decorations and crafts are sold.
- Black lighting works well, and gives a room a supernatural glow.
- Food and treats are a big part of Halloween. To add a special touch, use special gelatin molds to create edible hands, hearts, and brians. Serve normal foods in creepy containers like, small caskets and skull bowls.
- Place lanterns along a walkway, and they will give off a warm glow in the dark.
- Fog machines and dry ice create erie clouds. Make sure party guests know that touching dry ice can result in injury.
- If you plan to carve pumpkins, get some of the smaller ones, too. Hollow them out, and place tea light candles inside, then scatter them around a room, or cluster them all together.
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