Planning a Halloween party? Here are some unique ideas to impress your guests!
Boney Centerpiece: This center piece is inexpensive, creepy, and unique! Buy a small inexpensive hanging skeleton. Make sure to tie a knot close to the skeletons' head and cut off the hook and excess string. Lay him in your clear bowl. Scatter some spider webs and plastic spiders throughout. Remember to glue a few spiders directly onto your skeleton to make the insects look like they are climbing up him!
Elegantly Spooky: Head to your local Thrift-store to find some inexpensive glasses with interesting designs within the glass. Get creative and make some designs with tape before you lay on your layer of black spray paint. Once the paint is completely dry, fill the cups with sand and place a small candle or tea light into each cup. This centerpiece could stand alone or be grouped together for a more dramatic look.
Spruce up the utensils: why not add a bit of flare to your utensils? Wrap your utensils in your favorite Halloween themed napkin and tie a ribbon around the center to hold it together. Make a small bow on the backside of the utensils. Slip a goody-bagged sized skeleton, witch, or spider between your utensils and the napkin.
Kid Friendly Pumpkin Centerpieces: These centerpieces are a cute, safe, and easy way to spruce up a child’s Halloween party. You can even have them help you make them! You will need toilet paper rolls, twine, black felt, and orange and green tissue paper. Lay two pieces of orange tissue paper on top of one another. Place the toilet paper roll in the center of the paper. Roll the paper around the toilet paper and tuck the edges into the holes of the toilet paper roll. Fold one piece of green tissue paper into a a thin rectangle and push the middle into the top hole of the toilet paper roll. Pop some twine into the hole as desired. The final step is to create a face using the black felt and glue it onto the roll. Simple and kid friendly!
This bright green drink is sure to excite any kid on Halloween!
- 2 cups boiling water
- 1 pkg. &n
bsp;(8-serving size) JELL-O Lime Flavor Gelatin
- 2 cups cold orange juice
- 1 bottle (1 liter) seltzer, chilled
- Ice cubes
- 1pt. (2 cups) orange sherbet, slightly softened
- 1orange, thinly sliced
- 1 lime, thinly sliced
1. Mix boiling water into dry gelatin in large bowl until completely dissolved. This should take about 3 mintues. Slowly stir in orange juice. Let mixture co
ol to room temperature.
2. Just before serving, pour the mixture into a punch bowl and add seltzer and ice. Stir the mixture.
3. Add the sherbet and fruit slices & enjoy!
Around the house:
Mummy Cups: Wrap white paper streamers around a plastic cup and glue into place. Hot glue eyes onto the cup and you have yourself a fun mummy cup!
Balloon Ghosts: You can hang these ghosts anywhere around your home. Inflate balloons and draw a face on them with black markers. Place sheet of tulle over the balloon and gather it at the base of the balloon. Wrap white ribbon around the base of the balloon multiple times to secure it and tie it in place. Use an additional piece of ribbons to loop through all of your ghosts and keep them together or tied onto an object.
You can hang these guys on staircases, onto a chandelier, on a lamp, or even leave them free standing throughout your house!