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10.29.2012

Fast, Cheap & Easy: Last-Minute Halloween Party Decor


 so it's THREE DAYS before Halloween
and you're thinking 'If it hasn't been done yet, I don't have time to do it'.
Halloween should be scary, but not because you aren't prepared...
here are a few tips to help you put together some EYEPOPPING Halloween Party decor
IN A DAY

In the photo above, there are some great ideas:
*make a paper banner
*spray paint some old frames black and orange
*put black masks from the Dollar Tree store on pumpkins
*haul out all the black pillows and candlesticks and accessories you can find.

but here's the big idea:
unearth an old chair or piano bench or small table or mirror - a really ugly ornate one -
from your garage or shed or wherever you stash stuff.
you know, the stuff you don't want the hubby to see that you picked up free off the curb last trash day. 
[no judgement here, sister!]

 then spray paint it orange. BRIGHT orange. 


When done, you'll have a hot orange prop for your party - 
use it on the serving table to show off your scary snacks and terrorizing treats!

Whether it's a table, a bench, a chair or a mirror, one POP of orange will make an impact
and pull everyone's eyes into your table scene. they'll ignore everything else in the room. 
this works in retail stores, as shown here- it will work in your house. trust me.


Another FAST way to make your table scary good is to use lots of party paraphernalia:
*use pedestals and stands to show off the goodies
*use all white or black or clear dishes to coordinate the look and make the food the star -
and serve fun BRIGHT foods: orange, yellow, green, purple!
*use battery-op candles on a table for safety (the ones shown here look like candy corn!)


 *hang lengths of orange & yellow ribbon from the chandeliers / light fixtures
 this huge chandelier in an entry hall is hung with mini plastic & paper pumpkins on fuzzy yarn
[from the Dollar Tree store, naturally]
and long strips of black netting.


 Last tip:
grab some bright orange flowers from the grocery store 
and use them to add more of the orange color all over the house with minimum effort.
it's fast, it's easy - and after the party, you can enjoy them


... just one more Halloween post to go!

by the way, i snapped all of the photos shown here except the brass chandelier one at
POPPYSEEDS
a darling vintage home decor boutique in Stanwood, Washington

2 comments:

  1. When I saw your title- FAST EASY AND CHEAP I thought maybe you were talking about my husband's ex-girlfriend!;>)

    Love your decor and what wonderful ideas! Have a wonderful Monday- xo Diana

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  2. LOL no, Diana, 'Fast, Cheap & Easy' is my trademarked phrase, and I've been using it since 2002 in my seminars and writing. There's a graphic down low in the right sidebar that makes a joke of it ;0)

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