Okay, I know we’ve posted a bunch of Halloween blogs this month, but it’s seriously my FAVORITE holiday so I tend to go a bit overboard! If you haven’t already been inspired to throw a ghostly get-together this weekend, these super easy, down-to-the-wire, budget-friendly Halloween Tips will help you host a last-minute frightfully fun bash! I shared these on TV a few years back on CBS Los Angeles. Check out the segment in case you missed it!
Nothing tempers the chill of fright night like mulled apple cider. Just simmer your cider on the stove, toss in a few cinnamon sticks, a couple of star anise, and a dozen or so cloves. I love making a massive cauldron of this because kids love it and you can booze it up with rum or brandy for the adults!
Severed fingers and blood are awesome decor but you don’t want to “actually” chop off appendages or make any trips to the ER trying to carve Jack-o-Lanterns last minute! That’s why I’m a huge fan of bedazzled pumpkins! With a glue gun and ribbon, sequins, or glitter you and the kids can creative gorgeous seasonal decor that will last through to Thanksgiving! Colored thumbtacks are also a great way to create design. Even colored duct tape puts a fun spin on things!
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Instead of bobbing for apples, use them as decor. Take an old galvanized bucket that you may have at home, or buy a cheap-o plastic version at the dollar store and spray paint it a color of your choice. Fill with water, apples, and floating candles – that’s it! Use it as table decor or on the porch to greet your guests!
Use what you already have around the house! Clocks, candlestick holders, black and white photos, antique glass, you name it! Another fun decor idea that helps set the tone are fake spiderwebs on old books! If you don’t have old books, just take the paper jackets off any of your hardbacks, stack ‘em up, add a plastic rat or skull and cover them in fake spiderwebs! You can buy a bag of the stuff at your local craft store.
Okay, now that you have these scary good Halloween tips, I want to see the devilish decorations you put together for Halloween! Share your images on our Facebook page! #HappyHalloween