I love throwing seasonal parties but hate having themed, once-a-year stuff crowding my very limited storage space. Here's how to get in the Halloween spirit with things you can use year-round (and may already have!).
Candles. Flickering low light creates spooky shadows and sets the mood for a Halloween haunt. Black candles in particular are extra creepy in context, but can be quite chic for everyday use in a modern space.
Jars. Jars of all shapes and sizes can be filled with candy or curiosities, on Halloween or any day. Clear vases also work and add variety.
Goblets. For a goth vampiric take on the holiday, break out the china and crystal, and serve something deep red from those faceted vessels. Pottery Barn's casual cafe version will do the trick.
Do you have a favorite everyday item that doubles as Halloween décor?
(Image: Bethany Nauert/John's Halloween House)
Re-edited from a post originally published 10.18.12 - JL