‘Not-So-Scary’ Halloween Decor and other ways to celebrate Halloween

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‘Tis the time of year when the ghouls come out and scary zombie-like creatures emerge from the dark, and some take great delight in embracing the spooky, the dead and general macabre. However, if that isn’t your favorite thing, Halloween decor doesn’t have to be scary to be fun.




In our home we prefer to keep things on the lighter side of life. We use fun patterns, decorated pumpkins and I use quite a bit of black and white in our Halloween decor. We make Halloween all about fun, candy and costumes and leave the dark side to those who well, enjoy that type of thing!




Some very simple decorations, many of which can be found around the house, make for a perfect Halloween tablescape. Black and white polka dots always go with everything, and a craft-store pumpkin takes on a whole new flair when adorned with the same pattern.




A simple Target Dollar Spot banner heralds the night’s Trick or Treating ahead, it’s mixed tones of gold, black and white are right on trend for the bargain price of just $3.



Fun snacks, pumpkins and an event must-have–coordinated colored straws– make for a pre-trick or treating celebration that calls for a fun, not a scary, evening ahead.


A cute printable along with some color-coordinated oreos {everyone’s favorite!} add perfectly to the decor. Kids and adults alike will love this spread, after all Halloween is for all ages isn’t it?



It wouldn’t be Halloween without a little “scary” but at the end of the evening, when the candy is counted and the costumes discarded, it’s the memory of the fun of the evening that lasts.




Here are some of our other favorite Halloween ideas to get you in the mood:

Our “Out of Treats” Sign …

Our bittersweet wreath…</center
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Our Halloween-Tini…

A fun way to “Boo” adults or wrap up a Halloween Hostess present…



Create perfect Halloween Party Invitations using Apothocary Jars…



Other fun ideas including “Trick or Treats” for adults…


Hope you’re getting into the “Spirit”!!!



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  1. Lots of great ideas ~ thanks so much for sharing! I didn’t see the hostess gift wrap until now so will take a look at that. Wish I had a Halloween-tini right now! 🙂


  2. Evidently the ghosts and goblins grabbed my post ~ just disappeared! Lots of great ideas ~ love the wreath, the hostess wrap, party invitations…well, all of it. 🙂 Wish I had a Halloween-Tini right now.


  3. You two are the epitome of gracious party planning and all that goes with it!…Love it all!!

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