Indoor Halloween Décor & Party Ideas
Scare up Some Fun With These Indoor Halloween Decoration Ideas
It’s time to give your house the haunted treatment and bring the skeletons out of the closet (especially the ones with creepy eyes). Whether you’re getting ready to throw a Halloween party for friends or just like to celebrate one of the spookiest holidays of the year, this is the time to channel your inner ghoul and have some scary decorating fun!
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Let an eerie entryway greet your guests this All Hallows Eve with a haunted tree, pumpkin scarecrow, and a skeleton to give your visitors a frightful welcome. This bony posable skeleton will strike a pose wherever you want him to, thanks to his flexible joints. Invite him to take a seat in your entryway to greet guests. He’s sure to make quite a first impression. Conjure an otherworldly glow with Halloween lanterns and a bone-chilling fog.
A Witch Gathering
Any good witch is going to have a fog-spewing cauldron with Witch’s Brew and a monster treat table with finger foods and desserts. Place Halloween snackware, decorative pumpkins, and a spooky owl on top of a spider and bat table topper and you’re sure to create just the right spooky ambiance. Hang a Halloween banner over the table to greet guests.
Haunt the House
With a little “witchcraft,” the rest of your home can scare up a few frightful updates as well. Adorn countertops and shelves with Halloween figurines, candles and miniature pumpkins. Add stuffed mummies, purr-fectly delightful cat ghosts, and scatter Halloween lanterns throughout your entertaining area to add the perfect touch wherever your ghouls, er … guests, may wander.
Adorn the Mantel
Change out your usual pretty floral wreath during this ghoulish time of year for something with a little more fright to it. Hang a vintage ghost or a twig wreath with a spooky owl peaking out from the center. Drape your mantel with spider webs and arrange a group of fall pumpkins at its base and add a Halloween throw or pillow on a chair nearby to set the tone.
Welcome the Witches
Those spellbinding ladies make the perfect addition to tables, shelves, stair steps, and more. Gather your favorites from life-size versions who stand watch at your entrance to lighted ones for your yard and even an empty pair of witches’ boots to set near a waiting broomstick at your front door.
Light up the Night
Turn down the lights and turn up the spooky atmosphere when you add a plethora of tea lights, spider web lanterns, ghostly luminaires and crafty jack o’lanterns to your décor both inside the house and outside on your front porch.
Everyone needs a Halloween butler, especially one with creepy eyes that light up and whose head moves as he greets guests. He is sure to take your guests off guard when he welcomes them!
There’s nothing quite like a few bats or spiders to set a festive mood. Shutter cut-outs add a farmhouse flair. Or, choose ones that light up anywhere you want them, thanks to battery-powered LEDs to add ambiance
Serve up your own kind of trouble with a Halloween serving bowl with a skeleton hands base. It adds just the right amount of creepy to any buffet.
This year, try adding pumpkins that are as beautiful as they are scary with decorative Halloween pumpkins that feature an elegant white pattern on a creepy black background.
Be prepared for all those trick-or-treaters by filling up a set of skull bowls with plenty of their favorite Halloween treats.
Finally, dim the lights and add a little bit of spookiness to your party with a set of faux drip candles that feature LED flicker flames or a haunting Halloween tree with purple lights on its glittery black branches.
Indoor Halloween Party Ideas
Once the decorations are set, it is time to plan the Halloween party plans! Trick-or-treaters of all ages appreciate a spooky good shindig. When you’re aiming for a party that the whole family can enjoy there are a few things to keep in mind so that everyone enjoys themselves and has a boo-tastic time.
Think of a Party Theme
Choose Halloween decor that is fun and spooky without being outright frightening. Will your party theme be a zombie apocalypse, a mad scientist’s wacky laboratory, or an annual meeting of witches and wizards? Whatever you choose, keep it fun and not too scary.
Make Halloween Invitations
Let your invitations have an unexpected flair. Hang door tags on the doorknobs of your guests’ home, or “Boo” your guests by filling a small pumpkin with treats and the official invite, then leave it on their front doorstep, ring the doorbell, and run!
If there was ever an event where you can get creative with the menu, Halloween is it. The creepier, the better! From mummy dogs to eyeball punch to spiderweb cookies, there are endless possibilities to add a creepy element to all your finger food.
Bewitch and Bedeck
Look around your main party space and consider how you can decorate every part of it. From breaking out table linens for a creepy-crawly boo-fet table, to hanging spider webs and spooky lanterns from light fixtures and archways, to eerie lighting and special effects. Be sure to have a few items that pop out unexpectedly to give a little lighthearted scare to your guests.
Opt for classics like bobbing for apples (Keep a few towels close by!) or taking turns at a hanging piñata. Try a new twist by hanging doughnuts by a string from a curtain rod and then ask guests to try to bite into them while their hands are held behind their back. The results are always filled with lots of laughter and plenty of doughnut eating.