5 Decorating Ideas for a Halloween Party

By: Jessica Nichols, Editor of

Are you throwing a Halloween party this year? If not, these 5 Decorating Ideas for a Halloween Party will convince you that you can pull off a spooky bash this October. Use these clever ideas to decorate your house for Halloween festivities, and you're sure to feel like a confident host.

Whether you're looking for scary props, creepy but clever lighting, or festive centerpieces, we've got a crafty solution for your Halloween party. Use these projects as inspiration and design your own crafts to go along with these pieces. You can also find more ideas for DIY Halloween decorations in our free eBook, 11 Easy Halloween Craft Ideas: Halloween Decorations to Make for Your Home.

5 Decorating Ideas for a Halloween Party:

Halloween Paper Centerpiece

Halloween Paper CenterpieceGrab a pack of Halloween scrabook paper, a spare box, and a handful of skewers for this creative centerpiece. The orange and black papers get folded into Halloween flowers on painted skewer stems. This simple centerpiece gives your Halloween party table some holiday spirit.





No-Sew Spooky Halloween Bunting

No-Sew Spooky Halloween BuntingThis Halloween bunting spells spooky wherever you hang it. It's a great accent for a mantel, balcony, or even a bookcase. With no sewing involved, this fabric craft is super easy to put together and will last year after year. It's one of our most versatile and useful ideas for a Halloween party.





Spiderweb Silhouette Lantern

Spiderweb Silhouette LanternClassic candles are nothing compared to this spooky spider lantern. Draw a spider in its web on pieces of tracing paper and fit them inside a lantern. A votive candle behind the paper illuminates the whole thing with an eerie glow.











Faux Bloody Votives

Faux Bloody VotivesThese chilling votive candle holders are the perfect ideas for a Halloween party with a Twilight theme. Just a little bit of red paint inside a few simple glass votives leaves these candle holders dripping in blood.




Halloween Cheesecloth Bat

Halloween Cheesecloth Bat

A few common household items create the form of this spooky Halloween bat. With just a couple recycled liter bottles, a hanger, and a balloon, you can make the frame for this party prop. Drape the frame with a piece of cheesecloth and cover it in a stiffening spray for a spooky decoration that will hold its shape all night long.






11 Easy Halloween Craft Ideas: Halloween Decorations to Make for Your Home


If you're inspired by these ideas for a Halloween party, don't forget to check out our other Halloween decorating projects. Downloady 11 Easy Halloween Craft Ideas: Halloween Decorations to Make for Your Home for free!

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