Given the ghouls and ghosts that have made an appearance in my local supermarket, it would appear Halloween is upon us again.
In the past I’ve been known to carve a mean pumpkin but that’s usually as far as my devilish decor goes. Here are a few ideas if you fancy more sophisticated way to party on the 31st October.
White pumpkins are amazing yet they are a blumming nightmare to get hold of. A few years ago I actually whipped out some paint and painted over an orange ‘munchkin’. On the Rock My Wedding Fall shoot last year we were lucky enough to get our hands on some white gourds courtesy of Mrs Umbels and I took a few home to load up my mantlepiece. I am yet to find mini white pumpkins locally but will definitely be stocking up on mini gourds and squashes for my house.
Regardless of their colour, if you can’t be bothered with the carving lark, then how about studding with drawing pins, decoupaging with vintage prints. Alternatively get busy with a gold sharpie pen or some sparkly glitter.
Black and White Cake Stands
It wouldn’t be too difficult to create your own version of this dessert bar from Glorious Treats, with a few black and a few white cake stands plus some monochrome sweet treats. Striped paper bags would be ideal for holding trick or treat goodies.
I had a quick scoot on eBay and found you can pick up a faux raven for as little as 99p. Admittedly we don’t all have atmospheric bits of driftwood hanging in our living room like Holly from In the Fun Lane but you could set up a spooky vignette with a few crows squawking over a mass of candles. Alternatively another idea would be to cut out silhouettes of birds and add them in to frames you already have hanging on your walls.
Cloches and Apothecary Jars
Domes and ornate jars are readily available these days. In my TK Maxx there are always some glass cloches crying out to display an exhibit.
There’s some great inspiration over at the Happy Heathen, Evita set up dinner with the Mad Scientist, complete with links to create your own downloadable specimen labels.
If you’re not too freaked out by creepy crawlies, then how about making these drink stirrers from the Glitter Guide? I saw a pack of plastic spiders in Sainsbury’s last night that would work perfectly. Keep them black or spray them with paint and fix to a drink stirrer for a scary addition to your drink.
Are you throwing a bash for Halloween? Do you ever decorate your home with ghoulish decor? More importantly has anyone found white pumpkins in their area? Please share where you found them!