Halloween has got to be one of the favorite times of the year for kids -- dressing up in costume, and running around the neighborhood looking at the Halloween decorations on the front lawns. If you're having a Halloween party at your home, here are some additions to the decor to get everyone in the mood for trick-or-treating.
For your trick-or-treat-eats table, this set of three Blood Dripping Candles ($17; was $24) from Morris Costumes. The trio of candles -- in size ranging from 7" to 11" -- is white with the appearance of red blood coming from the top of the taper. The top of the candle holds a flame that is illuminated by a CR 2032 battery (not included with the candles) that will get you through a number of nights of ghostly preparation for the big night. Use these candles as a contrast to, perhaps, an orange tablecloth, dim the lights (maybe with orange lamps for effect?) and the scene is well-set for your goblin party.
What would Halloween be without pumpkins? Well; it wouldn't be a genuine Halloween, in my view. I like these, from Hearth & Plow -- their Terra Cotta Pumpkins ($45; were $60). Your choice of either the small red pumpkin (14" tall) or the large orange one (19" tall). Both of the pumpkins have a removable stem top so you may insert a tea candle for illumination. The pumpkins are crafted of genuine clay and are of sturdy construction. Ideal for use either inside your home or on your front porch, these slightly creepy pumpkins will add a festive air to your Halloween gatherings.
For your kid's drinks at a Halloween party, or your (ahem) adult beverages after they have left for their trick-or-treating rounds, this Southern Homewares Skull and Crossbones Ice Cube Tray ($10 and free shipping). The tray holds four each skulls and crossbones. Clever.