Frightening decor can turn an ordinary Halloween party into something far more enjoyable. After all, it would not be much of a scare fest without scary table decorations. Instead of decorating with smiling pumpkins and whimsical witches with black cats on brooms, use these ideas for your late October gathering. Decorations set the stage for fun when hosting a celebration, especially one with guests dressed as ghosts, ghouls, monsters and strange creatures.
Begin with Bloody Hand Prints on the Table
Fake blood is a must when setting up scary table decorations for a Halloween party, but it should not be messy situation. Guests do not want stained costumes, skin and clothing. Use red acrylic craft paint to create bloody hand prints on heavy paper table coverings. Practice on paper bags or scrap paper first, and be sure to smear it a little. You really cannot make a mistake when decorating the tablecloths, but less is often more. It will look more realistic if it is not overdone.
Create Lighted Jars of Creepy Crawly Spiders
Big jars of creepy crawly spiders make fantastic table decorations for a Halloween party, especially if the jars are lighted for a nighttime celebration. You will need large canning jars, pillow batting or fake webbing, flickering battery-operated tea light candles and lots of black plastic spiders. If you cannot find spiders without rings, simply cut off the rings. They are cheap and easy to remove.
Place the battery-operated candles in the jars, and fill them the rest of the way with the pillow batting or webbing. Arrange the plastic spiders in between the filler and the walls of the jars. They will look particularly scary when the lights are dimmed and the candles are flickering.
Setup a Realistic Severed Hand in a Jar
What could be worse than glowing jars of creepy crawly spiders? A severed hand in a jar is very scary, at least at first glance. You will need a large clear glass container, sand, a realistic fake severed hand and fake blood. Instead of buying the blood, you can make it with corn syrup and a few other simple ingredients. It will look frighteningly real. The article entitled Make Fake Blood for Halloween provides easy instructions.
Partially fill the glass container with sand, and stick the severed hand in it with just the fingers sticking out. Pour a little fake blood on the sand and over a couple of the fingers. Your scary table decorations are sure to be a huge hit at your Halloween party, and they will make a lasting impression on guests.
Source: Party Planning and Advanced Crafting Experience