HOST A KILLER HALLOWEEN PARTY WITH DIY DECOR
So you’re throwing a Halloween party and on a budget. Take a look at this tasteful meets tacky Halloween party we styled for an entire split level fit out on a super SMALL budget.
Halloween Ideas: Scary Floating Head Entrance
You will need:
- Time and effort
- Scissors, glue, knives, spray paint
- Anything old, spooky and willing to be disposable
I cannot tell you how many times we’ve found the perfect pieces in the most obscure places and stores – step away from the cliché lame props and get to pumpkin carving and crafting! Your guests will be blown away by the authenticity, creativity, and effort.
Below we’ve captured and listed Halloween ideas we hand created to inspire your very own spooky Halloween Party.
Halloween Ideas: spooky Halloween decorations
Halloween Ideas: Hanging Skeleton wrapped in web and spiders
Halloween Ideas: Abandoned house antiques
And we’re just getting started! We got so carried away in our fave holiday spirit we tranced on all the spooky options possible!
We also focused a lot on the detail of each item. So next up we have close ups of more Halloween ideas we carefully and strategically displayed and hung (one of us gets way too excited about it).
Halloween Ideas: Spooky Details
Above image are some more detailed ideas for you to easily whip up:
- Ginormous spider: we wrapped the creepy, hairy spider around a column which was a major feature.
- Jack-o'-lantern: gut it, carve it up and whack a tealight in, it’s honestly that simple. TIP: draw in pencil where you would like to carve features and this will eliminate error plus speed up the process.
- Grave yard (RIP bud): perfect in the corner of a room. We also put in a fake tree beside the graveyard (scroll down further below) then high-fived each other over the highlight.
- Floating head again because it was truly a major highlight! People on the streets were stopping to take pictures with Floating head Freida. It was a great mood starter.
Halloween Ideas: Some more Spooky details
We’re not done with the details:
- Candelabra: LOVE the silver candelabra.
TIP: let the candle burn well before the party so by the time everyone arrives it has begun to drip and melt- the detail, always!
- Webbed Rose: we sprayed a vase black for an abandoned effect and added roses to each vase.
- Webbed lighting: spread that web everywhere. If the Halloween party space you are working with is large it will take a lot of web to fill the room. When you think you have enough, buy an extra 5-10 packets from a discount or Halloween store (trust us on that one).
- Creepy crawly jar: here we webbed a spare jar and glued spiders all over it. These are cheap and easy so make plenty!
Halloween Decorations: Jar covered in spider web and spiders
Halloween Decorations: Sprayed vase bottle with rose and spider web
Spooky Halloween Decoration Tips (if you’re serious about this)
1# Before you start build a mood board and have some idea on how you want the space filled.
2# If you’re not naturally creative, refer to Pinterest for some great DIY tips and use it as inspiration for your own Halloween party.
3# Map out area zones for the Party space and build a Halloween story or Halloween movie scene for each area.
3# Generally, we follow the principle ‘Less is more’ however not in this case. To pull off an abandoned feel to a room, the entire room must be filled including corners, ceiling and walls!
Below are some spooky Halloween movie scenes we created to get you inspired!
Halloween Decorations: Paint sprayed bottles with jack-o’-lantern and spider web jars and wall feature
Halloween Decorations: Spider webbing on lighting and feature table
Halloween Decorations: bottles, jack-o’-lantern and spider web wall feature
Halloween Decorations: DIY graveyard feature – gravestone, skeleton bones, spooky vase and moss
Halloween Decorations: Entrance Floating head with spider webs
We took the spook element VERY seriously and there were absolutely 2.00am crafting sessions but it was all worth it. Setting up was just as fun with the team.
Get a group of friends to help decorate and watch it all come to life as you bounce ideas and suggestions to one another.
Here’s your evidence - a pic of me hours into setup and honestly you could not wipe the smile off my face it was that fun!
Halloween Decorations: ME enjoying every second at one of our Halloween Party set ups
And finally, we’ve put together some close ups for you to see what our version of Adult Halloween looks like. Feel free to take inspo from them and tag us to let us know how you went @wecameheretopartyaus or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or if you’d like us to organise your next custom event, contact us here xx
Halloween Decorations: Silver antique candelabra with melted candlewick
Halloween Decorations: lit up jack-o’-lantern
Halloween Decorations: the perfect spooky Halloween party dance floor
Halloween Decorations: tealights in candle holder feature
Halloween Decorations: Hanging lantern with webs and spiders
Halloween Decorations: close up of floating head lady
Halloween Decorations: spider web wrapped around rose in black vase