Does Halloween stress you out? Do you worry that it’s the start of party season and you just aren’t ready? I get you; Halloween marks the time in our calendars when silly season is just about to begin.
It’s the start of non-stop planning to fit everything in and it’s just becomes a crazy stressful time and on top of that you have to think of costumes and decorations that will scare the neighbourhood.
Getting Your Home Ready For Halloween
But it’s also the time to have some fun.
To get creative and it’s a great excuse to go a little crazy with your decoration.
Choosing the right accessories that will inspire you is key to getting your home ready!
Don’t be afraid to be different, use this time to experiment and find the things that you love, even better if you can use for more than one season.
Who doesn’t want to get the most for their money! Getting a deal on something you want is also amazing.
However, buying cheap isn’t always the answer, you know the items that need to go in the bin after Halloween is over.
By gettting a few pieces each year that you know are going to be used for a few years making the most of your money and growing your holiday decorations at the same time.
What Items To Buy For Halloween
Are you looking for those special items that will add a touch of the holiday season without going overboard?
I love the concept of with hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil.
This version is using skeletons!
I think this is a great way to add a touch of the season! I have two skeletons that are similar to this and they sit on the mantelpiece and I love them, I just need to get the 3rd one in the set.
What Makes Halloween Special For You?
There are different variations when it comes to taste and things we like and love!
For some the spookier the better, for others a toned-down version is much preferred.
To give you some ideas for something spooky why not consider these options!
A hanging corpse that you can hang next to your front door.
How about a sound activated scary clown?
If you are looking for a skeleton, then this is just one example of the options available.
A witch with glowing eyes, this sounds an awesome idea of something scary but not out of a horror movie.
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Finding The Right Halloween Decorations
What is important when decorating your home for Halloween, is that whilst it is fun to go over the top, it is easier to do this in stages and not all in one go.
Let me explain:
You want the whole works when it comes to decorating but have your got four or five hours spare to tackle such a task?
If you only have small windows of time to take your home from a summer theme to a full-on Halloween freak out, it’s possible to do this in stages.
Start small, get the ornaments out that you put away each year, you know those good ones that cost a bit more, but you will get years of use from them. Cushions are a great example, they are simple but effective decorating tool.
Clean them up, dust and dirt can settle on anything even in storage.
Find their temporary home for the next few weeks. These are always first out and last to put away. Like this animated Halloween figurine, it’s amazing!
Getting Closer To Halloween
Now it’s getting closer to Halloween, build into your weekly plan one or two tasks a week. Outside decoration and some more indoors decorating is always a great way to get the kids to help.
As you have already got out the more expensive stuff the other fun decorations you will be more willing to let little hands help.
They will have loads of fun making and creating Halloween decorations.
Try breaking down the decoration making into smaller tasks and get other family members to help too, it’s about making those special memories.
Slowly, bring out the Halloween decorations adding one or two a week, that way it just brings out the season slowly and you don’t get overwhelmed and start to hate your home.
Outside The Box Halloween Ideas
If you are looking for Halloween decorations to inspire you, it is time to think outside the box!
What about these DIY Stand Alone ghosts? They are simple to make and look awesome! I’m sure most kids would love to make these.
What about these simple Mason Mummy Jars? They are so fun and great for little hands.
Getting your budget sorted first and working out if you are looking for cheap Halloween decorations or something that will last is the first step.
You’ve got to know what you can afford and what you can’t.
It’s now time to start looking for those fun items that really are Halloween inspired but can be totally fun and amazing.
Look at some of the crazy items I’ve found suitable for all budgets.
Glow in the dark window stickers are always a great hit and they are so easy to take off when Halloween is over!
Lights make the perfect simple and effective decoration and they are so much fun. These Halloween lights are perfect for adding a touch of Halloween without going overboard.
If you are going ‘trick or treating’ you are going to need to have a costume, there are lots of choices to choose from homemade, shop bought, even rented is an option to consider.
Starting with your budget is going to make costume shopping easier, you will know what you can and can’t afford and this will allow you to make the right choices depending on your budget.
Who doesn’t want to go as an inflatable dinosaur?
The most important thing is to have fun and you can do this on a budget!
Let children have a say in what they want to wear, it is easier for them to have fun if they like what they are wearing, too.
This unicorn outfit is so sweet and cute all wrapped into one!
If you intend to wear costumes this Halloween, get ideas early and start to prepare the things you will need in advance.
Getting Your Halloween Planned Out
Planning your Halloween is going to help, spend time thinking about what you need to do in advance and make a list.
Remember to note down any ideas that you will need to shop for, and if you can, do this early.
Some items will need purchasing closer to the actual day, especially if you are planning to buy sweets, or is it just my home that sweets seem to disappear?
You don’t want to have to buy them twice because you bought things too early and were tempted by the goodies.
Your Taste In Halloween Decorations
Subtle or over the top Halloween accessories?
It depends on what you want your home to look like there are something things to consider including:
- Taste of decorations
The more you have out the harder it is to clean with the new décor but there is also more to put away and store.
If you want cheap Halloween decorations then storage isn’t a problem, they just go in the bin.
However, this is a wasteful option.
What do you want your home to look like? If you are planning on going all-out then it’s going to take over your home and you might start getting fed up with items quickly.
This is why I suggest doing it slowly over a few weeks as this helps to keep your sanity in check.
Storing Halloween Decorations
Storage is an important factor in deciding what to have, if you are planning to store them for next Halloween then you need to have a safe, dry place to store the items.
Halloween Party Decorations
If you are intending to throw a Halloween party, getting the decoration right will impress your party guests.
It isn’t all about trick or treating, it’s the beginning of the party season, a change from the summer BBQ’s and the lazy summer evenings to something that is a little bit livelier and a lot more fun.
Halloween is the perfect time to experiment with some fun decorations that will make your party the one to beat next year.
How You Decorate For Halloween
I know that Halloween is all about the spooky and the scary and while it is a great time to have some fun, the decorations can and will say a lot about the party that you have planned for your guests.
So, think carefully about the choices you make and the impression you want your guests to have.
I hope this selection of Halloween ideas has inspired you into Halloween overdrive; I know it has me!
I’m in Halloween heaven there are certainly loads of fantastic and creative ideas to get Halloween off to a great start!