Guest Picks: Have a Happy (Classier) Halloween

Guest Picks: Have a Happy (Classier) Halloween

I totally love Halloween, but as I have gotten older, I have begun to hunt down spooky accessories which are not of the plastic skeleton variety. Part of the fun of the vacation is the way silly and kitschy it could be, but imagine should you want to celebrate in a more complicated way while still keeping up the spirit of Halloween? These 20 finds can help you decorate your doorway, amuse friends, and keep trick-or-treaters entertained without all the plastic pumpkins and window decals — but yeah, I have still got those things in my decor stash! — Laura from JourneyChic


Halloween Wreath by Belle Rose Designs – $30

Greet guests with a simple but bold wreath adorned with cloth flowers.


Halloween Potions 2-Tiered Stand – $49.95

Sweet and savory treats displayed on the server are automatically a little creepy, so no orange sprinkles required.


Printed Halloween Table Runner

This runner and napkin collection are spooky in a subtle manner, and they sure beat those normal plastic vacation tablecloths.

Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart Crafts Skeleton Beverage Labels – $8.99

Dress up wine bottles which will be enjoyed during the celebration or empty bottles to use as decorations throughout the house with these labels.

Cost Plus World Market

Skull and Bones Halloween Doormat – $16.99

Doormats are easy and inexpensive to switch up to your holidays. This black and white version is festive but still straightforward.

West Elm

Halloween Bottle Openers – $8

Pop a drink open with a few fangs and bones. They also make a smart hostess gift for your dentist or physician on your clan.

Contemporary Holiday Decorations – $14.95

I am typically not a fan of skulls at Halloween, but that one is so blingy I can handle it. The high shine reduces the creepiness element.

Cost Plus World Market

Frankenstein and Dracula Appetizer Plates – $3.98

These appetizer plates with classic supernatural villains add a kitschy touch for your soiree.


Wicked Witch Tile Coasters Set by My Little Chick – $18

Simple coasters bring the soul to your table. If you are from Boston like I’m, keep them out all year long for when you want a wicked good time.


Mercury Glass Pumpkin – $17.99

Who does not like glass? Add a little glow to a kitchen table with this shiny pumpkin which will nevertheless be in top shape next season (unlike that one rotting on your deck).


Bronze Pumpkin Vases – $7.95

These shiny pumpkin candles are a fantastic shade of bronze which could be left out until Thanksgiving.

Pottery Barn

Burlap Owl String Lights – $39.50

Hoot, hoot! These small glowing owl lights really are a cute way to light up your patio or porch to welcome small trick-or-treaters.


Metal Lantern With Tealight – $12

Spiderwebs subtly glow within this lantern. Use it within a centerpiece, or grab two to your front door.


Vintage Metal Cheese Vegetable Graters by Elite Bourgeoisie – $37.75

Instead of tealights in paper bags light the way for guests, consider using vintage graters like these. They’re unique and seem like small torture devices!


Halloween Bat Book Origami by Honeysuckle Salvage – $55

My origami skills are subpar at best, but I could love a cool fold. Hang this up batty publication for an interesting conversation starter.


Holiday Halloween Decor Prints by Quote Addict – $25

Swap out your powder room artwork for festive prints like these. The black and white ones go with pretty much anything.


Halloween Banner, Eat Drink & Be Performed by Green Jazz Face

If you think crepe paper streamers are all cliche, consider draping your mantel with a quirky banner like this one rather.

Grandin Road

Gothic Glam Mantel Scarf – $39

Drape your mantel with a festive scarf and top it with ultra-simple, monochromatic orange floral structures in short vases.

Contemporary Holiday Decorations – $19.95

Add a little bling to a sofa with sparkles and velvet. Miss Muffett won’t be scared of this cute little spider!


Halloween Decorative Pillow Cover by North Country Comforts – $27

I love the simple black and white, hand-stenciled scene on this pillow. It might add just enough spookiness to your favourite chair.

Next: 36 Stylish and Spooky Halloween Decorating Ideas

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