Halloween is just around the corner, and it’s time to prep the house for the most scary, fun Halloween party ever! Oh no! Don’t have any ideas?

Don’t worry, that’s why we’re here. We’ve found several fantastic and easy ways to decorate your home for the party, that all the kids from the neighborhood will want to visit.

Ceiling Spider


What you need: Hot glue, black fun fringe, large and small black paper lanterns, monofilament, white painter’s tape, white and black sticky-back felt, scissors.

How to make it: Hot-glue eight lengths of black fun fringe, four on each side, evenly spaced, to large black paper lantern. Use monofilament and white painter’s tape to suspend small lantern to the ceiling in front of large lantern and to create the bends in the spider’s legs. Cut two large white ovals and two small black ovals from sticky-back felt; adhere to small lantern as eyes.

Boo-ffet Table


Decore the sweet spread with a black-and-orange paper banner; stick Con-Tact paper letters on the wall.

Spooky Snacks and Ghost Pops


Spooky Snacks

Drop candy eyeballs into a party mix for a scary treat.

Ghost Pops

What you’ll need: White chenille stems, tissues, round lollipops, 1/8-inch ribbon, 7mm googly eyes, black fine-tip marker, glue scissors.

How to make it: Cut chenille stems into thirds and set aside. Gather one or two tissues around the lollipop and secure by twisting a chenille stem piece around the lollipop stick. Cover chenille stem with a piece of 1/8-inch ribbon and knot. Glue on two googly eyes and draw mouth with black marker.

Pumpkin Hatch


What you’ll need: Styrofoam or cardboard egg cartons, scissors, tape, double-sided tape, glue orange crepe paper, green chenille stems, black Con-Tact paper, nail or pen.

How to make it: Cut out individual compartments from an egg carton and trim neatly. Fill with candy, then place another inverted compartment on top and tape closed. Attach one end of the crepe-paper streamer to top with double-sided tape and wrap, top to bottom, around egg carton until it’s covered with a ribbed design. Secure the loose end of the streamer to the bottom with glue and let dry. Cut a small piece, about 3/8 inch, from chenille stem to make a stem. Use a nail to poke a hole in top of pumpking and tuck stem inside. Cut eyes, nose and mouth from black Con-Tact paper and attach to each pumpkin.

Spooky Specimens


Fill jars with Spanish moss, fangs, eyeballs and skeleton bones.

Who’s Your Mummy


Have your little guests race to see who can wrap their friends in toilet paper the fastest.

Fright Light


Decorate the inside of glass vases with coloured vellum and attach cling-vinyl faces to the outside. For safety, replace candles with glow sticks.

Reflect on It


Cling-vinyl ghosts stick to an entryway mirror easily. Tack plastic spiders to a lampshade with adhesive putty.


Authors: Amanda Kingloff and Suzonne Stirling