Halloween At Home: Decor, Activities and Treats to Celebrate!

October 9, 2020

If you weren’t feeling celebratory this year, we have the perfect answer to how to turn your frown upside down: HALLOWEEN! 

Here at Danielle Gibson Events we love this season and have our porches decorated the first day of Fall. (September 22nd if you were wondering) While we are more than ready to get the party started, we understand that Halloween will look a little different this year. Let us take you through some fun ways to make the entire month of October a spooktacular event, even in the world of COVID. 

Outside Home Decor

While you may not be able to host a Halloween party this year, you can still show off your Halloween spirit, starting with the exterior of your house. We recommend your first stop on your Halloween decor path to be your local pumpkin patch! Many local businesses have worked hard to ensure their patches are COVID compliant, like those found in Half Moon Bay for Bay Area residents, for those in other areas of the state/country simply search “local pumpkin patch” in your web browser to find one near you. Enjoy some hot cider, take some insta-worthy pictures wearing these adorable halloween masks, and show off your pumpkin haul in a red wagon! While you may want to lean toward that perfect Charlie Brown orange pumpkin, purchase a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors so that you can give your porch pops of color. Bring in different textures by adding faux pumpkins, lanterns, baskets, floral containers, colorful mums, and fall colored plants. Next up, the doormat! They are all the rage this season: Hey, Boo, Fall-idays, Happy Fall, Customizable Tile Mat, Light Up Ghosts, and Hey There Pumpkin just to name a few. Throw in a layer underneath for an extra special design touch.

Don’t forget about your door! Go for a dried fall inspired or Halloween moody wreath that you can use for more than one season.

Then add some Halloween touches to your seasonal porch! Make these simple paper bats from Martha Stewart for a perfect addition to any Halloween design. 

Inside Home Decor

Halloween can be easily expressed by changing or adding a few colors to your current home palette. Switch out the white candles on your mantle for orange or black and add a few pumpkins and pampas grass and you have a whole new look for fall. Need a pop of color? Add pillows! We love adding pink and different shades of orange to this palette to add a pop of color in the sea of orange, black, and white.

When thinking of a beautiful Halloween tablescape, a previous Take Time to Toast event in Napa came to mind. We recommend using small pumpkins like those in the picture above as a demi-table runner. You can even customize the pumpkins and add your Quaranteam’s names using paint markers and use them as place cards and favors they can take home!

Activities

Halloween is not a holiday, it is it’s own season. To count down the days before Hallow’s Eve, we’ve come up with a few activities for all ages.

Week of October 12th

Grab your warmest jackets and some hot cider for a socially distanced movie marathon in the backyard. Pick your favorite Halloween movie, or maybe your favorite Halloween episodes of a TV Show and get ready to be spooked. For a fun Bay Area California date night, enjoy a drive-in movie and incredible food with Paula LeDuc Catering.

Week of October 19th

While you may not be able to attend a Halloween party this year or go trick-or-treating, you can still share in the Halloween spirit by “Booing” your friends. A recent trend, “Booing” is when you drop off treats, we recommend Halloween chocolate bark, mini pumpkins and leave a fun note in the hopes that your friend will then keep this going and “boo” another home. You can make your own note or buy kits like this one found at Target.

Week of October 26th

For the final week, break out the Halloween playlist and get crafty with decorating a Halloween Gingerbread House or making a Pumpkin Snack Board. This is a great creative outlet for all ages and is guaranteed to produce a Halloween vibe in your house.  Don’t forget about November 1st, Day of the Dead! Celebrate by creating this Sugarfina Charcuterie Board for the sweet tooth in your house.

Want Help Celebrating the Holiday Season While Keeping It Safe?

Looking for more information or hands-on help? 

We offer a range of services which you can see here

Reach out to DG Events via email at danielle@daniellegibsonevents.com to find out how we can help! 

Interested in more design ideas for the Fall holidays? 

We will leave you with some inspirational photos from our friends around the web.

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