Spooktacular Halloween Party with Creepily Cool DIY Elements
But as much as we love adding homemade and DIY elements to our parties, it’s also a ton of work. You shouldn’t be spending all afternoon and evening preparing for a party and playing hostess; now is the time to enjoy your guests!
Come visit THE PARTY FETTI SHOP for purchasing some of your Halloween decorations, banners, and party favors for your at-home Halloween bash.
Make is stress free! You can certainly add in some of your own fun and creative DIY projects and recipes.
Table Decor Tips
Keep the table decor simple and low-maintenance by using colorful food and drinks as part of the decorations. Add a chic touch with a bouquet of orange roses and add bowls of candy and colored popcorn for people to grab. Its a great idea to frame your Halloween invitations to be a part of your party decor. With such a chic design, we couldn’t help but display this Wicked invitation in a sleek black frame.
Labeling food, drinks and favors is a simple way to make your table pop too.
No Halloween bash is complete without a spiked punch.
And not everyone is a booze drinker (especially the kiddos in attendance), so be sure to have a mocktail punch available. Something with cider is always perfect for Halloween.
For the sweet tooths in attendance, searve a Halloween cookie assortment.
For something on the salty side, Kettle Corn or popcorn balls are ideal or even just plain old popcorn.
Don’t let guests leave empty-handed! Make some candy or fill up favor bags with store bought treats.
Take a break from watching scary movies to play a toss party game. This can be made with some simple supplies found at the local craft store, and it will keep adults and kids alike entertained for hours. For the over-21 crowd, turn it into a drinking game! The loser has to refill everyone’s witch’s brew.
I love these popular upcycled book pumpkins for a quick, easy Halloween decoration.
They are an easy DIY Halloween project for unique Fall or Halloween Decoration. A simple How To project for beginner crafters.
And they are Earth friendly since you can reuse or repurpose your old books by using either a paperback or hardback book.
You can really get creative by changing the type of leaves or vine curlies embellishments on the Pumpkin your entire look changes.
Grouping these pumpkins together creates an eye catching table centerpiece. You can use these indoors or outdoors where they are protected from the weather.
These are so inexpensive to make that you can create them for gifts or even to sell at Fall Craft Fairs!
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- Paperback or Hardback Book (preferably well used)
- Craft Knife
- Stick or Twig from Your Yard (choose one that’s relatively straight and has a circumference similar to the width of your book spine)
- Orange Paint
- Green or Tan Ribbon or Raffia
Easy Step-by-Step Directions:
- Use the craft knife to cut the paperback book into a half pumpkin shape with the round edge away from the book’s spine (see image #1).
- If your paperback isn’t well worn, fan out the pages several times and fold open the book to stretch out the binding. This will make it easier to wrap the book around the stick.
- Water down the orange paint (a 2:1 water to paint ratio works best) and layer the paint on the outer edge of the pages until they reach your desired color.
- While the paint is still somewhat damp (if it dries, the pages will stick together), glue the stick to the spine, ensuring that some of the stick is peeking past the top of the book to create the pumpkin stem (see image #2).
- Firmly wrap the book spine around the stick and glue the stick to the book. Glue the entire front cover to the entire back cover of the book, and fan the pages all the way around the stick so it fills out to a circular pumpkin shape. Hold the covers together with your hands or paperclips until the glue dries.
- Tie a raffia or ribbon bow around the base of the stem and glue in place, if needed. Gently move your pumpkin to its new home.
- These pumpkins would be beautiful for a fall wedding! Instead of using orange paint, dress up the edges with gold or silver paint for a sophisticated look.
- If you’ve already filled your home with pumpkin crafts, create a paperback Christmas tree out of the book for holiday celebrations!