DEFRIGHTFUL DECORATING IDEAS FOR HALLOWEEN
|by NYMetroParents Staff|
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Holiday decorations aren't just for looks alone. These Halloween decoration ideas and how-tos from Party City use paper lanterns and rat cutouts to mark certain areas of your house as off-limits so you can maintain your family's privacy while your guests enjoy your party.
Haunted houses often boast creepy "keep out!" signs and are rife with ghosts protecting their property. When throwing a Halloween party of your own, however, it's not particularly polite to hire a poltergeist to keep guests from certain parts of the house you might want to keep off-limits. Even simple Halloween party decorating ideas can be striking, and our friends at Party City offer two ideas to turn festive decorations into functional barriers.
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Decorate a spooky staircase with rats, bats, and a black leaf pile so guests know your upstairs is off-limits!
- String black cheesecloth drape across your stairway walls and rails for first ghoulish effects.
- Add hair-raising black rat cutouts to stairs and line up small flameless candles along each step. Leave the lower stairs undecorated for the final touch.
- Place black cheesecloth and black leaf garland across several lower stairs to complete the look.
Your spooky staircase is complete and adds a spooktacular touch to any gathering.
Haunting Hallway Lanterns
You can also hang this eye-catching display against a plain white wall to add decoration and dimension to the room.
- Choose paper lanterns or fans that best match your Halloween party theme or general Halloween home décor.
- Assorted Halloween Paper Lanterns
- Blood Manor Paper Lanterns
- Spider Web Paper Lanterns
- Black & White Paper Lanterns
- Spider Paper Fans
- Expand each lantern to its full size.
- Depending on personal preference, lanterns and fans can hang with a scattered or organized look.
- For a scattered look, hang each item from the top of the frame or ceiling to the desired height.
- For a more organized look, string the lanterns or fans together. Space the lanterns out from each other enough on the string to fill the space without looking cluttered.
More Halloween Fun
For more Halloween recipes, plus costume ideas and spooktacular DIY projects, go to nymetroparents.com/halloween.
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