10 Halloween Decoration, Costume, and Dessert Ideas
“Trick or treat, bags of sweet ghosts are walking down the street.”
Who says that Halloween is only for kids and that adults can’t enjoy this spooky festival? One of the scariest times of the year, Halloween is all about trick or treating, unique decorations, and choosing the perfect yet weird costume.
Do you like celebrating Halloween with enthusiasm and love going overboard with things, whether the décor, costume or food?
If you’re thinking of throwing a Halloween party this year for friends and family, then we have gathered below some ideas for you.
These ideas include different indoor and outdoor decoration styles, creative costumes that you can flaunt, and yummy dessert ideas because a party is never complete without food. Isn’t it true?
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1. Friendly Ghosts
If you’re hosting the Halloween party for kids, then make sure that your decoration is cute and spooky at the same time so that you don’t scare away the children. One of the most creative Halloween decorations includes white ghosts hanging around the yard and the front porch as soon as the sunsets.
Now, if you would like unique white ghosts, then there are two things that you can do. First of all, take two rods and plant them in the yard. Then cover them with a white cloth, paint black eyes and nose, and insert a bulb inside.
As soon as it becomes dark, turn on the lights so that people coming from far away can spot the ghosts hanging around in your yard. Sounds cool, right?
2. Carved Pumpkins
Who says that decoration pumpkins only have to be orange in colour? As orange pumpkins for Halloween are old-school, how about Halloween decoration that consists of carved pumpkins with a twist? Are you ready?
Instead of putting off Halloween décor till the last minute, host a small football party and call over the kids. Once they are free from playing, give all of them a pumpkin and let them play with the colours and decoration ideas on their own.
To enhance the pumpkin’s look, glue some sequence, beads, and fancy lights on them, so they all look vibrant and colourful on Halloween Day.
You can hang some of the pumpkins inside the house, organize some with orange lights near the tree in the yard, and display some on the food table.
3. Spooky Spider Cutouts
Now, who isn’t afraid of the black creepy crawlies that can climb and reach anywhere? Loved by kids and a perfect option for Halloween décor, spooky spider cutouts should be a must-have on your Halloween décor list.
The best part about this décor is that it’s easy to do, less time-consuming, and you can take out the prints at home.
Opt for black and orange spider cutouts so you can hang them everywhere in the house and the yard as well. Some popular spots for hanging spiders include the doorway, windows, staircase, the food table, and of course, the trees in the yard.
To ensure that the décor doesn’t fall off, you can hang the spooky spider cutouts by a thread or use glue to paste them on different surfaces.
If you’re a huge Harry Potter just like us (Hello Potterheads), there’s no way you’re opting for a different costume when all you need to be is a witch or wizard.
Did you know that more than 4.6 million people opt for a witch costume on Halloween, making it one of the most popular costumes ever? The exciting part about a witch costume is that it is easy to pull off, even at the last minute.
All you need is a sizeable black gown, a black witch’s hat, and maybe some black gloves. If you want to carry a detailed look, you can bring a broomstick and make a DIY wand for yourself.
Don’t forget to put on some black nail paint, red lipstick, and white foundation, as it will make you feel like a real witch.
There was a time when people thought of Vampires as some vile blood-sucking creatures (not that they don’t suck blood). Thanks to Twilight fame, people have fallen in love with vampires and love dressing up like them, which is why vampire costumes are our second pick.
Whether you’re going for a scary or cool vampire look, we have some ideas for you. For a spooky Halloween look, plan on purchasing a black hood, some fangs, and black boots. Opt for pale white foundation, red or black lips, and of course, carry a bag of fake blood with you.
To appear even more deadly and dangerous, create bite marks on your neck or opt for smoky black eyes to enhance the evil look.
One of the most straightforward and budget-friendly costumes you can opt for this Halloween, a ghost costume never gets old, nor does it lose its charm. Anybody can flaunt a cute yet spooky ghost costume as all they need is a white bedsheet, cool black sunglasses, and messy hair.
If you want to make your DIY ghost costume at home, take a pair of scissors and cut the same holes for where your eyes will be. To make the look even more entertaining, you can carry some black chains with you, or how about a Halloween trick or treat basket so you can steal all the goodies?
If you think a white ghost outfit is too mainstream, opt for a plain black one that creates all evil vibes after dark.
7. Super Hero
Who says that Halloween costumes must be spooky; otherwise, they don’t go well with the theme? These days, children and adults experiment with all kinds of looks, whether princess costumes or zombie ones.
Similarly, Super Hero costumes are a hit among children these days as there are multiple options they can choose from. As Halloween is all about celebrating the right moments, you can select classic superhero costumes such as Batman, Superman, Spiderman, and even Captain America.
These entire superhero costumes are widely available everywhere, along with their signature accessories such as red gloves and blue eye mask for Superman, and black mask for Batman along with a golden belt.
Don’t restrict yourself to old ideas. Be bold and creative so you can flaunt your unique costume in front of everyone this Halloween.
8. Spooky Witch Fingers
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 2/3 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- A pinch of salt
- ¾ cup whole almonds
- Red decoration gel
Combine butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla extract in a bowl and beat them. Slowly add flour, baking powder, salt and keep beating. Refrigerate the mixture for 15 minutes.
Take out the dough from the refrigerator and place one scoop on butter paper. Roll the dough to give it a finger shape and continue until the dough is finished. Press an almond on the top to make it look like a fingernail and arrange the cookies on the baking sheets.
Bake them at 325 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown. To give the fingernails a dramatic look, decorate them with red gel.
9. Chocolate Chip Spider Cookies
- 2 ½ cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda and baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
- ¾ cup regular sugar
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 ½ cups chocolate chips
Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl to combine them well. Beat butter, white sugar, and brown sugar in a separate bowl until the mixture is creamy. Then slowly add eggs, vanilla extract, and flour and keep beating the mixture.
Once you are done, fold in 1 ½ cup chocolate chips properly until mixed. Drop the cookie batter into moulds and place 2-3 chocolate chips from ½ cup on top of each other to give them a spider body shape. Bake the cookies in a preheated oven of 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes until golden brown.
Once the cookies cool down, melt the remaining ½ cup chocolate chips in the microwave and fill the chocolate in a piping bag. Use the chocolate to draw legs on the spider bodies.
10. Pumpkin Cake
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 ¼ cups oil
- 2 cups canned pumpkin
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- 1 cup walnuts
Take a large bowl and combine oil and sugar and blend in pumpkin. Keep adding eggs one by one, along with flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Once the mixture is fluffy enough, fold in walnuts and spread the batter on a baking tray.
Bake for 30 minutes in a preheated oven of 350 degrees and place the cake on a cake turntable for decoration. Add some cream, sprinkles, or any cake décor that you like.
We hope you enjoy the ideas we have mentioned above on décor, costumes, and desserts. Don’t forget to share your pictures, as we love positive feedback from our readers.
Evie Harrison is a blogger by choice. She loves to discover the world around her. She likes to share her discoveries, experiences and express herself through her blogs.