Now, don't get me wrong. I can cut a rug to "The Monster Mash" with the best of them, but there are so many creepy, dark, and spooky songs out there that it seems a shame not to bring some new tunes into the fold.
Even if you keep party food simple, it's nice to have one special item and signature cocktail for guests. For this Halloween gathering, Maxwell and Ursula made fortune telling cupcakes with charm pulls, and a yummy fizzy "mocktail" for all the kids. The cupcakes are not only delicious, but an activity unto themselves.
Halloween is quickly approaching, but there's still time left if you want to get crafty with a costume this year. I'm particularly into all the little DIY critter masks out there. Here are 10 of my favorites:
A mystical theme calls to mind fortune tellers on a boardwalk, tarot readings, and the spectacle of discovery. For the party decorations, we used deep jewel tones that are colorful and rich, with yards of fabric in competing patterns.
Let face it. Some of us — perhaps those without wee ones running around influencing our every holiday decorating move — just aren't into traditional jack-o'-lantern pumpkin carving. I'm even having a hard time embracing orange these days, what with all the chic white and robins egg blue pumpkins gracing the blogosphere. If you are ready to step up the wow factor, try your hand at one of these glam pumpkin decorating ideas.
Halloween can be so much more fun when the whole family gets in on the action. Instead of having to stand on the sidewalk, waiting for the kids to get their treats, join in on the costume and head up to the door yourself. We leave it up to you whether you ask for tricks or treats. Check out these clever family costumes that brings everyone together.
Is decorating for Halloween an epic affair in your house? I've always wanted to put up some big decorations for the holiday but never seem to get much further than carved pumpkins. If your kids are little, there's an added wrinkle that some Halloween decorations might frighten them. We found a few clever outdoor decorations that should be cute enough not to scare little ones, but still bring some festivity to your Halloween.
Blogger and DIY crafter Jennifer Perkins is no stranger to styling her home with a collection of unique tchotchkes and vintage finds; her first house tour showed off her love of mid-century modern kitsch and DIY style. She's back with a new house, this time showing off a home full of fun Halloween decor ideas.