Halloween party decorations make any home festive and alive during the scariest holiday of the year! Once you get a family and have little ones running around the house, you tend to forget about going out to Halloween parties and getting a little crazy. Instead, you bring the party home and enjoy it with your most precious family members, your kids!
I love Halloween, but I think it may be my wife’s favorite holiday of the year. Not only does she enjoy getting exciting costumes for the kids, but she loves dressing up the house with her famous Halloween party decorations. Over the years she saved up a bunch of inexpensive yet cute indoor Halloween decorations while adding a couple of items every year. The cost doesn’t get crazy, but the effect works great! And she does not go crazy with the outside since she does it mainly for the family and kids. Although a couple of years ago I bought a moving electronic spider to place just outside the front entrance!
She begins her Halloween decorations with the dining room’s center table, laying down the scary pumpkin Halloween table cover and adding scary witch hats, plates, napkins and decorations accumulated from various birthday parties, like the dinosaur birthday party! On the overhead light, she hangs paper and wire pumpkin and ghost globes for a scary effect.
The walls are decorated with tall, silly paper Dracula and Frankenstein (a new character seems to appear almost every year)! Happy Halloween signs highlight the dining room wall and main entrance, and masks from previous costumes accent doors, chairs and light fixtures. Later she gets together with our eldest girl to create home made Halloween party decorations and adds some of her school projects to the mix.
The Halloween party comes alive with the magic of her light show. Our infamous rotating light show comes out for the party, and some unexpected and forgotten dancing light fixtures and red light bulbs come out for the fun.
On Halloween while I take the kids out trick-or-treating, she stays behind and usually puts on an a breathtaking mask from Venice, to which one of the trick-or-treaters this year called her, “Hardcore!”
We celebrate Halloween way before and even shortly after the actual day. She treats the family to home made cupcakes the weekend before, and we pig out on the good chocolates well into the Fall while the Thanksgiving day decorations are up.
My wife and I used to rock some Halloween parties when we were younger and void of children. Some of the most memorable costumes we had were matching rock stars with purple hair, matching lightning shirts and complete with an electric guitar. Another was the 1970’s undercover cops costumes complete with my authentic vintage 1970’s green velvet suit.
But these days we have so much more fun with our kids as they celebrate Halloween in their costumes and in our own private Halloween party!