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Halloween Party Ideas - Decorating

by Nicola Kennedy

So, you need to plan for your upcoming Halloween party. How should you decorate? Black and orange streamers are okay. Having a jack-o-lantern out front is just fine. When you are planning a Halloween party, though, make the party decorations more elaborate and give your guests a bash they will really remember!

Some decorating ideas for your next Halloween get-together:

1. Tombstones are always a big hit for decorations. For every guest that sent in an RSVP, make a tombstone with their name on it. It doesn't have to be made from anything fancy, either. Cardboard painted gray will work just fine!

a. For an extra impact, add funny little poems on the headstones telling how the guest died. One common example: "Here lies good ol' Fred. A great big rock fell on his head!"

2. Spiders, spiders, spiders. Not many kids or adults have a bigger fear than of spiders, but they make great decorations at Halloween.

b. You can buy plastic spiders and webs in large packages and just hang them all over your home.

c. Make a large, black spider by filling a black garbage bag with foam or newspaper. Add legs that have been cut out of black poster board or any cardboard painted black.

d. Create your very own "sticky web". Use regular rope and make it into the shape of a web. Cover in many areas with rubber cement.

e. A game that you play can be a decoration, too: pin the spider on the web!

3. Hang various items from the ceiling. You can hang a witch's broom, several black bats, and even a hangman's noose. Any items you hang should be out of the reach of little ones, if they will be guests at the party.

4. Use dry ice for a foggy atmosphere! Make sure you use it outside and don't let small children stand in the fog for long.

5. Skeletons, bones and coffins. Use a refrigerator box for a coffin, and go to your local party supply store for lots of cardboard cut out skeletons and bones.

There are so many elaborate decorations for a Halloween party. The only limit you will have is your imagination…and your space to put them!

About the Author:
Nicola always enjoys Halloween parties with her family. Visit her Halloween site for tips and information about Childrens Halloween Costumes at www.Best-Halloween.com


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