Halloween Party Ideas &
Halloween Craft Projects
Party Resource Guide
Presented by Event & Wedding Planners
to make your Halloween festivities extra spooky
(ARA) - Halloween is the second
most decorated holiday, so it won't be long until ghouls and
goblins, witches and vampires, pumpkins and candy corn
adornments begin appearing in advance of trick-or-treating
and haunting celebrations.
This year, instead of buying your decorations, why not brew
a little imagination? Just stir in a few items you already
have around the house and a couple of cans of spray paint to
create bewitching, inexpensive pieces for your home and
Here are three project ideas
to inspire and help you easily put some extra spookiness in
your Halloween trick-or-treating.
Add a spooky twist to your
outside walkway on All Hallow's Eve - without having to
carve several messy pumpkins - by creating glowing ghostly
What you'll need: Round glass votives; newspaper; one
can each of white frosted glass, white and glow-in-the-dark
spray paint, such as Krylon Glowz; and a black craft pen.
How to do it: Cover your workspace with newspaper.
Spray several light coats of white frosted glass paint on
the lip of each votive and let dry. Next, add several light
coats of white paint to the outside bottom of votives,
blending the white seamlessly with the frosted glass. Let
Spray the entire exterior with glow-in-the dark paint, which
will allow your votives to shine even when not lit. Finally,
draw facial features with a black paint pen.
Embellish your Halloween party buffet
by transforming ordinary terra cotta pots into
spooky party servers.
What you'll need: White primer; pumpkin
orange, gloss white and gold glitter spray paint;
black webbing spray from Krylon; brush-on black
paint; repositionable adhesive; assorted terra cotta
pots and saucers; metal or enamel bowl; glue; paper;
pencil; scissors; and a small paint brush.
How to do it: Wash the
pots and saucers. Allow to dry. Spray all the terra cotta
with white primer. Let dry and spray with gloss white. Once
dry, turn pots upside down and glue the bottom of a saucer
to the bottom of each pot. Draw ghosts, tombstones and other
scary characters on paper. Cut the shapes out and spray one
side with repositionable adhesive.
Position the paper shapes randomly on the pots. Spray the
outside of the bowl and terra cotta pieces with pumpkin
orange paint. Once dry, spray all the pieces with black
webbing spray, then lightly with gold glitter spray. When
all the paint is dry, remove paper templates and add
details, such as features on the ghosts and words on the
tombstones, with black paint. Be sure to not to place
unwrapped food on any painted surface.
Turn a couple of old boxes
into a chilling graveyard to keep the goblins and vampires
What you'll need: Black granite textured "stone"
spray paint, such as Krylon's Make It Stone; spray adhesive;
glow-in-the-dark paint; boxes (note: old shipping boxes work
well); foam or wood letters; various Halloween decorations;
hot or super glue; packing tape; newspaper; large nails or
ground stakes; and scissors.
How to do it: Set up a spray paint area in a
well-ventilated area by covering a table with newspaper.
Assemble a box and tape over folded seams leaving one end
open, as that will serve as the bottom of your gravestone.
Cut a name plaque to fit the box from the cardboard of
another and affix with spray adhesive. Glue letters onto the
Embellish the top of your gravestone with glued-on Halloween
decorations, like a bat or skull. Paint the entire
gravestone with two to three coats of "stone" spray paint,
letting it dry between coats. Once it's dry, highlight areas
with glow-in-the-dark paint. Place a stake in the ground,
prop up your box and enjoy scaring the neighbors with your
ghoulishly gorgeous graveyard.
Spooktacular Cemetery Arch
Tree With Open Mouth
Spooky Lit Halloween Tree Each
Haunted House Standee Each
Lighted Vine Pumpkin 8" Each
Tabletop Misting Couldron Each
Tombstone Favor Box Centerpiece Each