Just recently my fiance and I decided to throw an impromptu Halloween/Birthday party, as his birthday also falls on the 31st. As it was a bit of a last minute decision, it means we haven’t had much time to buy decorations for our house, so we’re trying to make the most of what we have found. With it being a joint celebration we also didn’t want to go to Halloweeny, so we’ve concentrated mainly on decorating the table as it will be a central part of the party, as it will hold the drinks and food. We’re also not sure if we’re going to be celebrating it again in the coming years, so we didn’t want to spend too much money.
- Table runner – Rather than going with a full tablecloth, which can be rather costly, I decided to go with a cheaper alternative. The black glittery, net table runner adds a bit of sparkle but I didn’t need anything too heavy duty as the only food we’ll be serving is crisps, popcorn, sweets, etc. The table runner was too long for our table so I cut it in half and was able to lay both in different directions.
- Glittery pumpkins – I kept with the sparkle theme, and bought three glittery pumpkins in orange, white and black to add an extra bit of glitz to proceedings. They only cost £1 each, so were a real bargain, but I think they make a great addition.
- Ceramic tealight holders – I chose these as I wanted the opportunity to incorporate candles into the evening without needing to buy specific Halloween related ones, I always have tealights in the house, so I’m able to use ones I’ve already got without having to buy anything extra. I wanted the chance to incorporate other shapes other than just pumpkins so bought a ghost and a skull too. I think these will look great lit up.
- Paper pumpkin – I’m a big fan of honeycomb paper lanterns so when I saw these, I had to get them. They were super easy to assemble, and can be easily stored after the event. Pumpkins are one of my favourite parts of Halloween so I wanted to include them as much as possible, but I may display them in the window instead of on the table, as a subtle touch as people arrive.