Don’t wait for October to begin planning for Halloween. You can start creating decorations now. All it takes is just a bit of thought and preparation.
Halloween isn’t complete without pumpkins. You can get them in any size you want. A lone pumpkin is okay, but if you really want to get in the spirit, get a bunch of different sized pumpkins and place them near and around your front door.
If you want to create a graveyard, then you will need tombstones. You can buy them at your local store, or you can make your own by getting foam from a craft store. You can shape the foam into headstones, then spray paint the foam with gray. Finish the look with black lettering.
Change the lighting in and around your home. This will do wonders to set the mood for Halloween. All you need to do is take out your light bulbs and replace them with colored ones. You should be able to find colored lights at your local home improvement store. Popular colors include orange (of course!), red, and purple. Don’t forget the lights outside your house, if you have them.
If you like traditional Halloween decorations, then you can go beyond the pumpkin. There are gourds of all shapes, colors, and sizes. Check out the produce section of your local grocery store and you are sure to come away with more than a few wonderful gourds. Some may even be painted with funny-looking faces.
Have windows? Sure you do! Don’t forget to decorate them. If you have young children, let them cut out ghosts, bats, and pumpkins. They will delight in seeing you hang them in the windows. Or, if you prefer, there are a ton of different window clings and films that you can choose from, and they are dirt cheap in cost.
Some people love the look of neon tape at Halloween because it glows so very brightly under black lights. You can usually find neon tape at your local home improvement store near Halloween. It comes in green, pink, and blue. You can use it to decorate your tables, chairs, doors, and so on. Just take care not to use it on anything that might be damaged by it.
Add some black lights and wait for visitors to be impressed! Did you know you can get net lights for your bushes? You probably do, but associate this more with Christmas. There are net lights made specifically for Halloween that use orange-colored lights. They may be a bit challenging for find in a store near you, but you should have no trouble finding them online. Amazon is great for finding things like this.
Want a super-easy center piece that you can use for years? Get a hurricane globe and fill it with black gravel (the kind you use for fish aquariums). Then, place an orange candle right in the middle. Last, a plastic skeleton that is smaller than the hurricane lamp and use a hot-glue gun to glue the skeleton to the lamp.
Be sure to dress the part. Don’t let your house be the only thing that is decorated for Halloween. Whether you are going out trick-or-treating with your kids, staying home to pass out candy, or hosting a party, get even more into the spirit by donning a costume. You can choose an outfit that will compliment the way you’ve decorated your house, or choose one of your favorite Halloween character.