Halloween Party Decorations With Spooky And Cheerful Twists

We can’t wait to start planning this year’s Halloween party and we already gathered a nice pile of ideas that we’d like to take inspiration from. Of course, we’ll share these ideas with you in the hopes that you too will feel inspired and will plan awesome Halloween party full of beautiful decorations.

This Halloween party backdrop is definitely designed to impress. We love the eye-catching and trendy colors and also the fact that this is actually a fairly easy DIY project. To make something like this you need tulle rolls in purple, white and black, acrylic paints, google eyes, twine, letter balloons and glue. You can find all the necessary details on consumercrafts.

Balloons are incredibly versatile and you can use them in a lot of ways to make your Halloween party decor a big success. For example, you could make a balloon garland. You can use orange and black balloons and you can make some look like cute spiders. Check out this awesome display featured on eighteen25 for inspiration.

Prep a bar cart and make it look spooky with a cute twist. Bar carts are very practical at parties and can be easily customized. You can decorate your Halloween bar cart with lanterns, spiders and all sorts of other things. You might want to check out fashionablehostess for a few stylish ideas.

You can also find some elegant ideas on how to blend spooky and glamorous when decorating a Halloween bar cart on stylemepretty. You could have potion bottles, tiny cauldron glasses and a bunch of other chic accessories and decorations.

You can create a beautiful Halloween party decor without even using any of the classic symbols. In fact, don’t use any creepy or spooky decorations but focus on dark colors and dramatic lighting. You could turn a bunch of glass bottles into candleholders, as suggested on stylemepretty.

Speaking of dramatic lighting, check out this stylish marquee chandelier featured on heidiswapp. It’s part spooky and part glamorous and you can either make the whole thing from scratch or just give an existing chandelier a makeover.

Pinatas are pretty fun, especially if you have kids and Halloween is about candy so, when you think about it, a Halloween pinata makes a lot of sense. It would have to look a bit spooky so you could use symbols like ghosts or a wicked witch’s hat. You can find out how to make a witch hat pinata from the tutorial featured on studiodiy.

Here’s something we haven’t seen in a while: a crystal ball. Actually, these are not crystal balls per se but they’re pretty close and they’re quite easy to make too. This is what you need, according to flamingotoes: transparency film, clear Christmas ball ornaments, a hot glue gun, candlesticks and candles.

Aren’t these ghosts adorable? They stand up on their own and they’re fun and relatively easy to make. You need cheesecloth, liquid starch, small balloons, mason jars and pipe cleaners. They’d look awesome on the fireplace mantel, on shelves or on your desk. Check out theidearoom for more details.

You can easily turn regular, plain glass candle votives into Halloween decorations by decorating them with black lace. You could also do the same thing for a simple vase. All you need is some lace, maybe some sequin trim also, a hot glue gun and clear candle holders. Of course, some candles are needed as well. You can find instructions for this project on thesweetestoccasion.

Turn your Halloween dinner table into a mad scientist’s lab desk. The drinks could look like potions and you could put them in jars and you could also make custom labels. It might also be fun to add a creepy, dusty look with spider web ornaments and a custom cheesecloth runner. Find more inspiring ideas on thehappyheathen.

Mantels are always the subject of customization whenever a special occasion arises. You can prep it for Halloween by filling it with DIY decorations and themed ornaments like spider webs, painted pumpkins and lanterns, candles and all sorts of other things. Check out inspiredbycharm for more details.

As you can see, there are a lot of different ideas when it comes to Halloween party decorations, many of which we haven’t even mentioned yet. Some projects like one featured on loraleelewis don’t really focus on a specific theme but rather on the whole Halloween party decor. The color palette is nice and there are a lot of little details which make this setup a big success.

There are also a lot of printable Halloween decorations which can make your party awesome, things like custom labels, wrappers and tags. You can find a big collection of Halloween printables on thetomkatstudio. It includes everything you need for a successful spooky party.

Black is by far the most popular Halloween color. You can combine it with pretty much any other color to create interesting and eye-catching contrasts. A particularly nice combo is black and gold. It’s dramatic and spooky with a touch of glamour. The inspiration comes from findinghomefarms.

A custom table runner can potentially help set apart your Halloween party decor from other more common ones. You could use a stencil to paint witch silhouettes on a basic table runner (a burlap one would look nice) and you can actually also use that stencil to decorate a few other things like the plate chargers. Find more details about these DIY Halloween decorations on madeinaday.

Just because it’s a Halloween party doesn’t mean it has to be dark, gloomy and sad. If you prefer a more colorful approach, try a cheerful party decor like the one featured on afancifultwist. You can use all the spooky Halloween symbols you can think of but make them look colorful for a fun twist.

A black and orange Halloween party decor could also look nice. In fact, it could look quite elegant if it’s anything like what we found on onceuponaplate. We really like the combination of different textures and finishes and also the checkered tablecloth.

Similarly, a black and white Halloween party decor could look awesome too. You can decorate the table with spiders, bats, crows and other black symbols you can think of and you can use a mixture or black and white plates and glasses. You can find more inspiration on betweenapsontheporch.


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Baby Boomers are Downsizing, Are You Ready to Move?

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For a while now baby boomers have been blamed for a portion of the housing market’s current lack of housing inventory, but should they really be getting the blame?

Here’s what some of the experts have to say on the subject:

Aaron Terrazas, Senior Economist at Zillow, says that “Boomers are healthier and working longer than previous generations, which means they aren’t yet ready to sell their homes.

According to a study by Realtor.com, 85% of baby boomers indicated they were not planning to sell their homes.

It is true that baby boomers are healthier and are thus working and living longer, but are they also refusing to sell their homes? 

Last month, Trulia looked at the housing situation of seniors (aged 65+) today compared to that of a decade ago. Trulia’s study revealed that:

Although seniors appear to be delaying downsizing until later in life, as a group, households 65 and over are still downsizing at roughly the same rate as in years past.”

Trulia also explains that, 

5.5% of households 65 and over moved, pretty evenly split between moves to single family (2.7%) and multifamily (2.4%) homes. In 2005, these percentages were virtually the same, with 5.5% of senior households moving, including 2.5% into single family and 2.5% into multifamily homes.”

So, if these percentages are the same, what is the challenge?

Recent reports tell us that the older population grew from 3 million in 1900 to 47.8 million in 2017.

In addition, the Census recently revised the numbers from their National Population Projections:

The aging of baby boomers means that within just a couple decades, older people are projected to outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history…By 2035, there will be 78.0 million people 65 years and older compared to 76.7 million under the age of 18.

Bottom Line

If you are a baby boomer who is not sure whether you should downsize or move to a warmer climate (other people are doing it, why not you?), let’s get together so we can help you evaluate your options today!

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The Nolla Cabin Shows Guests How A Zero-Waste Lifestyle Could Be Like

Meet Nolla, a prototype cabin which operates completely off-the-grid and which can be installed n any terrain with no need for a permanent foundation. Nolla means zero in Finnish and this perfectly explains the concept at the very core of this special project. The cabin was designed by Robin Falck for Neste, an energy company from Finland. The goal of the project was to create a structure which visitors can rent in order to experience living close to nature and with a minimal environmental impact.

The cabin is a demonstration of how living off-the-grid and n harmony with nature would be like
The cabin is a demonstration of how living off-the-grid and n harmony with nature would be like

The cabin was built and furnished using only sustainable materials. It was prefabricated from locally-sourced plywood in only one week and then quickly installed on a private lot off the coast of Helsinki. Because it’s so easy to assemble, disassemble and transform the whole structure, no heavy machinery was needed. Thanks to its A-frame structure and elevated design, the cabin can be installed on pretty much any terrain. It has a triangular window made from polycarbonate for safety reasons and a tiny footprint of only 97 square feet.

One side of the cabin is covered with mirrored panels which prevent the interior from overheating
One side of the cabin is covered with mirrored panels which prevent the interior from overheating
The unusual elevated structure and A-frame design make this cabin perfect for sensitive sites which dictate minimal landscape impact
The unusual elevated structure and A-frame design make this cabin perfect for sensitive sites which dictate minimal landscape impact
The interior of the cabin is, as expected, small but the focus is on what's outside the cabin rather than within
The interior of the cabin is, as expected, small but the focus is on what’s outside the cabin rather than within
The large triangular window exposes the cabin to its beautiful surroundings, bringing the outdoors in
The large triangular window exposes the cabin to its beautiful surroundings, bringing the outdoors in
The cabin has rooftop solar panels but no running water which means guests have to use exterior facilities
The cabin has rooftop solar panels but no running water which means guests have to use exterior facilities
The minimal interior space and very simple design are at the core of this project, showing where the name of the cabin comes from
The minimal interior space and very simple design are at the core of this project, showing where the name of the cabin comes from
All the furniture inside the cabin is made of sustainable materials, the same as everything else
All the furniture inside the cabin is made of sustainable materials, the same as everything else
Guests can rent the cabin on AirBnB and experience for themselves how living this way would be like
Guests can rent the cabin on AirBnB and experience for themselves how living this way would be like
The projects hopes to inspire other future programs and to bring to attention the fact that living in harmony with nature is possible
The projects hopes to inspire other future programs and to bring to attention the fact that living in harmony with nature is possible


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