Tricks to make your Halloween a treat
October 04, 2018
We’re always in favor of making the most of seasonal celebrations, and we’re particularly fond of Halloween. It’s one of our favorite holidays and the perfect occasion for a party that brings together good friends, good food, and good fun.
With that said, here’s how to get into the “spirit” of the season by decorating your home and hosting a Halloween party:
- Create a Halloween party setting inside and outside. Offer your guests spooky salutations at the front door with our Pumpkin Patch Entrance Mat. Other interior additions that will quickly set the mood are a few of our Halloween pillows in your living room and our Trick or Treat Dish Towel in the kitchen.
- Add lots of pumpkins from our one-of-a-kind pumpkin patch all around the house. Our black and white patterns are out of the ordinary and work so well with traditional orange. Another bonus: They’ll transition quite nicely to Thanksgiving, too.
- Enhance your collection of vintage Halloween items with one or two of our spectacular spooky showstoppers. Our Courtly Check Cauldron, for example, is sure to become a perennial favorite with its charming heirloom details. Place it on an entry table, filled with wrapped seasonal sweets.
- Set the scene with lighting. We’re really excited about our Courtly Check Illuminated Jack O’ Lantern, a battery-operated carved resin pumpkin that casts a delicious glow. Also, to make your displays even more interesting, add dimension by mixing our patterned black and white dinner candles on candlesticks in various sizes and shapes. Like our pumpkins, they’ll work with your Thanksgiving decor, too.
- Get creative with party food and how you serve it. We like a bewitching menu that incorporates clever names like Monster Martinis, Witch Finger Breadsticks, Ghostly Meringues, and more, all served on our Courtly Check enamelware. If you’re hosting a sit-down meal, dress the table with our sparkling Spider Web Placemats and Charlotte’s Napkin Rings.
- More Halloween party tips: Invite your guests to get creative by setting a theme for couple’s costumes, such as couples from the silver screen. Decorate a wall and make it the spot for “selfies.” Be sure the party has a soundtrack. Here’s what’s on our playlist: “Witchy Woman,” by the Eagles; “Thriller,” by Michael Jackson; “Werewolves of London,” by Warren Zevon; and the classic “Monster Mash,” by Bobby Pickett.
- Finally, plan something special for the stroke of midnight, like what you might do for New Year’s Eve. How about a black and orange balloon drop?
Remember that while you might be too old to beg for treats, you’re never too old for some scary fun and embracing the things that go bump in the night.