It’s that spook-tacular time of year again and Halloween is coming up. So now is the perfect time to invest in some Halloween party decor! Store-bought or DIY, these fun and scary ideas can really make the party a night to remember. So here’s our list for frightening must-have Halloween party decor!
”I was kind of a dark kid. I loved Halloween, and I loved vampires and the black and white old monster movies.” - Joe Manganiello
Of course you’re going to need some tunes to set the right vibe. And what sort of Halloween party decoration ideas article would we be if we didn’t have a playlist for you? Here’s the “must-have” classics that should be on everybody's playlist this Halloween. Be sure to play these at your party:
- "Witchcraft" by Frank Sinatra
- "Thriller" by Michael Jackson
- "Season of the Witch" by Donovan
- "Time Warp" from The Rocky Horror Picture Show
- "Monster Mash" by Bobby Pickett
- "Black Magic Woman" by Santana
- "Magic Dance" by David Bowie
- "Bad Moon Rising" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
- "I Put a Spell on You" by Nina Simone
- "Psycho Killer" by Talking Heads
- "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder
- "The X-Files Theme"
- "Werewolves of London" by Warren Zevon
Candy Corn Garland
This one takes a while, but it’s so worth the wait. Simply punch little holes through your candy corn and string them together for a delicious decor piece. Of course you can eat any of the pieces that don’t fit right. Then hang it up along the bannister for a Halloween treat! This DIY Halloween party decor can also be later used as a snack! Perfect for when you’ve bought too much candy corn.
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Bat Branch Centerpiece
Simply combine plastic bats with wooden twigs for a DIY piece that is just a little batty. Just spray paint the sticks black and then hot glue the bats on at various heights. DIY creepy Halloween decorations have never been so cool! You can also use it for hallway decor.
Mummy Candy Cups
Do you have bandage wrap, googly eyes, paper cups, and candy? Then you can make mummy candy cups easily. These indoor Halloween decorations are perfect for handing out to kids. Plus, they can simply act as decor around the house.
Here’s a great way to use that pumpkin that didn’t quite make it to a Jack-o-lantern. A pumpkin planter is a great DIY Halloween party decor piece that wouldn’t look too out of place for a fall planter. Plastic pumpkins are perfect, and real pumpkins can simply be buried outside when they get too old, giving the plant a natural nutrient boost. Whatever you decide, they certainly look spooky.
Vampire Napkin Rings
If you want cheap Halloween decorations, then this idea takes the cake. Just purchase those vampire teeth and tie a string around the back of them to form napkin rings. So easy it’s spooky! And affordable as well!
Wine Bottle Candles
Another staple for Halloween party decor. This one is perfect for the wine enthusiast or the steadfast DIYer. Simply place a wax candle into the wine bottle, and maybe add some spooky faces or designs on the bottle itself. Bonus points if the bottle looks cool to begin with.
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