So you’re tired of handing out candy to trick-or-treaters. I get that. When you’re a grown up and you don’t like scary, what else is Halloween for but to compete with your neighbors about who has the best hand-outs? Here’s a thought for you. Pull out that old flapper style dress from the back of your closet and host a Halloween dinner party for all your friends! These 17 DIYs will help you make this the party the one they’ll all want an invitation to.
1. Goblets Display.
Thrifted goblets painted black make the perfect place to put candles. Plus they’re reminiscent of an evil stepmother’s goblet of poison. (via BHG)
2. Glitter Pumpkins.
Glittery pumpkins bring a touch of glamor to your party that only glitter will. A perfect DIY for a swinging 1920’s Halloween party. (via Busy Mommy)
3. Napkin Fangs.
Give your guests a toothy grin with this DIY. Simply use plastic vampire fangs to hold a napkin in place. Bonus points for red napkins!
4. Faux Formaldehyde.
Fill some jars with water and green food coloring to create preserved eyeballs and digits in formaldehyde. Now that’s a mad scientist look that Frankenstein would be proud of. (via HGTV)
5. Halloween Terrarium.
Do you have a neglected terrarium? Use some plastic spiders and wispy spider webs to turn a brown mess into a Halloween masterpiece.
6. Midnight Runner.
A simple cross stitch is all that’s needed for this table runner. The inky midnight hue is just the thing to complement the place settings on your Halloween table. (via House of Earnest)
7. Lacey Votives.
Black lace takes this DIY from wedding table to spooky tasteful. Make patterned shadows on your table with these lace wrapped votives.
8. Family Ghosts.
Displaying those old black and white family photos on Halloween is an easy way to bring back feelings of nostalgia for yesteryear. Maybe their ghosts are still lurking in the attic. (via Green Wedding Shoes)
9. Pumpkin Menu.
Here it is. Proof that anything can be a chalkboard. You will love this pumpkin chalkboard displaying your frightfully delicious menu.
10. Camouflage Bat.
Vampires come in different shapes and sizes, including the ones with wings. Make them blend on your table with a little bit of white paint.
11. Candy Centerpiece.
Candy isn’t just for trick-or-treaters. Layer those Halloween colors for a centerpiece that you can eat later. (via One Charming Party)
12. Game of Clue.
For a grownup Halloween soiree, collect the weapons used in the game of Clue for your main centerpiece. Stay with the theme and ask your guests to come as the Clue suspects. (via Camille Styles)
13. Drippy Candles.
Are you wanting to get your candlelight a little higher off the table? Wine bottles are an ideal place to let drippy candles do their thing. (via skimbacolifestyle)
14. Pumpkin Cooler.
Hollow out a pumpkin and fill it with ice to keep those party drinks chilled to the bone. If you’re looking to go the extra mile, paint it black! (via Martha Stewart)
15. Broomstick Place Cards.
These broomstick place cards are sure to delight your guests. Because if the broomstick is on the table, the witches can’t fly in and crash the party. (via HGTV)
16. Creepy Crawly Roses.
Your guests will need to do a double take of this creepy crawly centerpiece. Some hot glue will secure those plastic spiders and snakes and give your guests the shivers. (via Gwen Moss)
17. Mini Candle Holders.
Miniature gourds bring all the colors of fall to your table. Use a drill to create the perfect size holes for votives.