Even if you don't have kids, you can still celebrate Halloween in style. In fact, more and more people are throwing grown-up Halloween parties these days. Are you planning a festive get-together? No party is complete without decorations. Take a look at some tips to get your home ready for October 31st from expert interior designers who recently spoke with the Associated Press, including winner of the latest HGTV Design Star competition, Tiffany Brooks.
- Bewitching baubles: Halloween allows you to think out of the box in terms of decorations. Instead of simply adding standard pumpkins to your home, take it one step further. Brooks suggests spray painting pumpkins a shade of gray which will create a festive yet chic centerpiece for your table.
- Creepy colors: When it comes to Halloween décor, it's time to darken your color pallet. Dark browns and grays are great for fall. If you have a light-colored couch, you can purchase stylish furniture coverings for your party. Additionally, if you plan on lighting your room by candles (which add an extra-spooky ambiance), purchase blackout shades and custom window treatments from Metropolitan Window Fashions.
- Festive food: Candy isn't just for kids. Be sure to have plenty of food ready for your hungry Halloween guests. MarthaSterwart.com offers fun and festive ideas for a grown-up dinner party. For instance, create deviled eggs in the actual shape of devils, or opt for a vegetable platter that mimics a Jack-O-Lantern. As for drinks, place punch in a witch's caldron. Of course, be sure to keep your kitchen stocked with your favorite sweet treats as well.