The nights are drawing in, the mornings are foggy and there is a chill in the air. All signs that it is time to start thinking about your Halloween decoration. Whether you are planning a Halloween party, want to delight trick-or-treaters or planning to enjoy the celebration at home a little bit of planning can make a huge impact.
Does your decor need to be child friendly? Children bursting into tears at the sight of your decor can ruin a party before it's even begun, and sending trick-or-treaters screaming from your home probably won't make you popular with the neighbours! There are however, lots of decorations featuring cute and friendly Halloween characters. From hanging decorations, light up ornaments and balloons, these are perfect for creating a spooky atmosphere that little ones can get involved in.
Looking to scare your (adult!) guests? There are many scary and gruesome decorations on the high street if that is your aim. A few of these decorations mixed in with some of the more neutral ones gives an ideal balance. Do keep in mind your guest list though, you don't want to offend or frighten your guests as soon as they walk through the door!
Want something more luxurious? A carefully planned colour scheme will still give a Halloween feel without the ghosts and gore. Deep purple with hints of black is increasingly popular for an elegant take on the Halloween theme. Combinations of black / orange / green / purple are also used to good effect. Look for different textures, glitter and lights when choosing decorations. Our confetti or glitter balloons (available in any colour) are a good addition to this luxury decoration.
Areas to decorate
If you are unsure where to start, or on a small budget, focus on a small area. Concentrate your decorations in the hallway for an amazing entrance. A decorated fireplace or food table at a party will make a fantastic focal point in a room. A few well thought out decorations placed together will look more effective than decorations scattered randomly around. Use decorations at varying heights (within reason of course!) for a professional feel. Fake cobwebs are a cheap and easy addition to continue the spooky feel.
Don't forget your lights
Lights always look amazing in a Halloween theme to contrast against the dark colours. Battery operated candles and tealights are inexpensive, safe and can be used year after year (who doesn't love a little money saving?!). Cluster them together for a wow factor. Strings of fairy lights are another easy and inexpensive decoration that are easy to use, and you can find some fun Halloween versions. Many of our balloons can have LED strings added, just contact us to find out more.
If you do have more space why not consider one of our balloon columns or creations. These can be created to suit your theme, and will certainly make your event stand out from the rest!
About the author
Claire is a trained Balloon Decorator and owner of Balloon Base Essex, providing balloons for all occasions.