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Halloween: Setting The Scene

Happy Halloween!
My husband and I are true Halloween lovers.  We like to add to our collection each year.  Here's a little tour of how we set the scene for the spooky season.

Tutorial for my Halloween wreaths found here.



We have four of these ghosts hanging from our magnolia tree.  We made them last year using inexpensive white fabric, bouncy balls from the dollar store, and Sharpie pens.  They are hung with fishing line.



This year, our main addition to the decor was homemade gravestones.  Ian purchased two large plywood sheets and I drew the shapes on them.  Our friend cut them out with his circular saw.  A little bit of paint and some witty sayings, and we were done!





Everything looks so good in the dark!



We also have the inside of the house decorated.   For Saturday night's party, we had all of the lights off (you can't tell due to the camera flash) and tons of candles lit.  You can also see on the sofa table that we had jars with brains, hearts, eyeballs, and rats that we filled with water and the insides of glow sticks.  We shone a black light on them so the jars glowed.











We made an easy punch using Diet V8 Splash, diet ginger ale, and an entire can of lychees that resembled eyeballs at the bottom.  For those who wished to spike their punch, I had whipped-cream vodka next to the dispenser.


We also chilled the wine with dry ice.  A very inexpensive way to create a fun look.


Do you go all out for Halloween?

16 comments:

  1. I used to love when my mom hung ghosts from the trees. You mantel looks great! Honestly I am not a fan of decorating for Halloween, but love it when other people get into the spirit!!!

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  2. You always do such a good job on your Halloween decor! I really like the pumpkin with her pretty eyelashes. I have yet to put up any holiday or fall decor. I left some of it in Arkansas, but I think I have a big box of it in the storage unit, which I am making a trip to this morning. I love putting a new house together, but it takes forever to get everything just right and then do holiday decor on top of that.

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  3. Now THIS is a party I could get into!!! I do *NOT* like being scared so any surprise-y, boogie monster, BOO type stuff really is not my bag. Great costumes, festive decor, and dry ice wine? :) Yes!

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  4. I don't like being scared either so it's no my bag but I did manage to put out a few purple and ghost lights this year so kids know we're open for business.
    Your decor always looks fab! I think I'm more of a freak for Christmas decorations than any other holiday!!
    BTW - dry ice wine is my favorite of all your party touches :)

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  5. Y'all are too fun! I love all of your decorations. And, there is such thing as whipped cream vodka?!

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  6. you put me to shame my friend...i would totally come trick-or-treating at your house...i am WAY impressed!!!

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  7. Your house looks awesome for Halloween! So impressed with how much thought you and your husband put into decorating--I'm sure all of your party guests loved it!

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  8. Love all of your fab decor! Happy Halloween :)

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  9. WOAH - y'all seriously went ALL out! I looove all the details, especiallly the dining room table and grave stones! Bet you'll get lots of trick-or-treaters tonight!

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  10. This is so amazing! What a gorgeous party!!
    I love the dry ice effect!
    Happy Halloween!

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  11. I love all of your decorations. Outdoor Halloween decorations are so much fun. I just got back from San Francisco and all of those victorian houses really get into Halloween decorating, which really got you into the spirit.

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  12. April, this all looks GREAT! I love it.

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  13. You were not kidding when you said you guys were into Halloween! Love the dry ice and the spider webs on the chandelier.

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  14. I know I'm a little late to this posting...but everything looks amazing! Your costumes were fantastic. You really did an awesome job. Love all the special touches in your decorations. Halloween is so fun! :)

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  15. umm... this is amazing. Seriously, I am so jealous of how fab this looks! You kick ass.

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