Trick or Treat? Give me something good to eat… Halloween and its customs, including Halloween decor, mostly practiced in the United States, Canada, UK, Ireland and Mexico, are slowly becoming known to other countries too, including Greece. Of course, it won’t be anytime soon that kids here in Greece will dress in skeleton costumes and go trick-or-treating, but even so I still found a few ideas I loved to get anyone in the mood for decorating for this occasion and/or throwing a party for this fun holiday.
But before I move on, I have a little confession to make. I didn’t know anything about Halloween and its craze until I was in 7th grade. It was a big cultural shock for me and even after all these years, I still kind of get creepy over it sometimes. Obviously though, I saw the fun side of it too, and that’s what I will attempt to show all of you in this post here today. So, what makes this post any different from all the others flooding the web? Well, I included a couple of home decor pieces that you will want to hold on to all year long for many years to come… because if anything, Halloween is great for highlighting your really dark side too! Therefore, you might as well make it worthwhile…
Every special occasion needs a little decor to set the mood, lots of food and sweets to go around, and plenty of imagination to pull it all together. Guests are bound to have fun as long as everyone is in good spirits. In this case bad spirits are welcome too! The aim is to get everyone spooked, to create a bit of a rush and that shouldn’t be too hard with a few goblins, crows, broom sticks, spiders, skeletons and lots of pumpkins – the most essential decor for a spooky ambiance. But since it is a lot about party festivities, biscuits, cakes, pies and tons of candy are also a must for kids and adults alike. And if you go this far, you might as well dress up too!
Halloween Home Decor
Now in case, you love your dark side and want to highlight it all year long, then these two pieces are keepers. On a more serious note, these designer pieces can add inky stains to any contemporary interior. Obviously, I don’t think anyone would actually buy them just for Halloween, but if one does own them then it can become a lot easier to include them in a Halloween’s home dress up.
There’s no party without food and candy, now is there? And I’m talking about a lot of candy.
Everyone can dress up, right?! Some may go all the way to become unrecognizable. Others might add a few accessories just to spice up their outfit. But a few or many (depends) may step up the game with some make-up to provoke a big scare. I think that really makes a huge difference and one can get really creative with it. I don’t think it’s as easy to remove, but every once in a while might be a good idea. The bottom line is that a haunted house with zombies that wear no make up just doesn’t cut it.
I hope I got your imagination fired up. Obviously, Halloween wasn’t always such a commercial holiday as it is today. However, it is surely quite different from other holidays mainly due to the fact that Halloween is the one holiday that can cause stress. Seriously! For some it’s only a positive stress due to excitement, for others a negative one because of worry or fear. Some people love it for the dress up, others for the thrill of a scare. Whatever the case, I hope you enjoy it! (BTW: You may want to pin this below for future reference).
Take good care now, xx