Whether you’re scrambling for last minute costumes, prepping for a party, looking for a spooky recipe to whip up between trick or treaters or just want to add a little Halloween spirit to your #SignatureHomes spaces, we have you covered for #Halloween!
No Carve Pumpkin Ideas:
It’s impossible to imagine your annual Halloween without carved pumpkins…or is it? There is no doubt that carved pumpkins are magical and nostalgic during this time of year but here are a few no-carve ideas that look amazing and may change your mind about gutting your gourd this year!
Pom-Pom Pumpkins: Glue colored pom-poms to a plain or painted pumpkin using tacky glue.
Stickers: Paint your pumpkin black and adhere shiny silver stars, adhesive letters and sparkly designs.
Tattooed Pumpkins: Apply temporary tattoo for an edgy, eye-catching pumpkin.
Sweater Pumpkins: Use an old sweater and twine to keep your pumpkin warm and looking festive.
Menacing Mummy: Use cheesecloth and black construction paper to create this mummy.
Glitter: Paint a pumpkin your favorite color, hot glue on rhinestones and sprinkle with glitter to add some sparkle. Masquerade Masks: Paint your pumpkin a bright color, then add a fancy feathered mask.
Elaborate Sharpie Patterns: Pumpkins are the perfect canvas for Sharpie designs, so go crazy.
If you do decide to scoop out those seeds, here are is a new spin on an old favorite: Rinse 2 cups pumpkin seeds, and add 2 tbs melted butter, 6 tsp sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, ½ tsp nutmeg, ⅛ tsp cloves and stir. Spread flat on a baking sheet and roast at 375 degrees for 10 minutes, stir and roast 10 more minutes or until golden brown.
Halloween Goodie Bags & Giveaways:
Get creative with your giveaways this year. Spread out your supplies in your spacious Signature family room and get crafting some unforgettable goodie bags!
Mini Witch Cauldrons: These are perfect for filling with sweets for party guests or classmates.
Ghost Lollipops: These super easy to make with your favorite lollipop and coffee filter.
Halloween Treat Cones: These cute cones are easy to make and can be filled with an assortment of small trinkets, toys and candy for guests to enjoy.
Chocolate Wrappers: For a simple favor, use a printable Halloween wrapper design to dress up a classic candy bar.
Mummy Candy Cans: Kids will love helping you craft the cans as much as they will devouring their sweet contents.
Last Minute Costumes:
Put together a creative last–minute Halloween costume with minimal effort.
Bubble Bath: Cut a hole in the bottom of an inflatable baby bathtub and cover with white balloons to make it look like bubbles are overflowing.
Donut: You can transform into your favorite sweet treat with an inner tube and foam hair curlers.
Rosie the Riveter: Nothing says “girl power” quite like Rosie. You probably already have the jeans and denim shirt, just add a red and white polka dot bandana headband.
Queen Bee: Who doesn’t love a good play on words? Dig up a striped shirt and crown and get buzzing. Involve the kids and dress them up as baby bees to go trick or treating.
Crayons: Use clothing already in your closet. All you have to do is create a hat and anklet. For a group costume, have every person in your family dress up as a different colored crayon.
Princess Leia: All you need is an all-white outfit and buns! Add a light saber and you’re golden.
Scuba Diver Costume: Make a splash in this no-sew costume.
Halloween Party Prep:
Games: Factor in the age of party-goers to make sure your shindig doesn’t frighten—or bore! Put a twist on classics like zombie bowling, pin-the-tail games, or cornhole. Snake Eyes Match-Up is a fun favorite.
Crank up the tunes: Buy a CD of eerie Halloween tunes or compile your own from an online store. Classics to include are: Thriller, Monster Mash, Witch Doctor and Ghostbusters.
Host a Costume Contest: Ask the kids to come dressed in their best Halloween costume. Get stickers, certificates, or mini trophies for all participants.
Set Up an Outdoor Trick-or-Treat Station: Bring a lightweight table outside and fill it with an assortment of kids’ favorite treats.
Spooky Halloween Recipes:
Host a ghoulishly grand Halloween party in your Signature home with these terrifyingly tasty Halloween treats, desserts, and spooky recipes.
Witch’s Brew Halloween Punch: What better way to entertain your guests than with a spooky punch made with lime sherbet and ginger ale? It’s an easy sparkling lime punch the whole family will love. A stunning Signature island is the ideal spot for your punch bowl, add dry ice to the punch bowl for an extra-spooky effect!
Halloweentown Marshmallow Spiders: The spooky mug toppers your hot cocoa needs.
Rice Krispie Treat Mummies: Three ingredients never looked so spooky.
Spooky Fingers: Delicious chocolate dipped pretzels are Halloween ready with the addition of pumpkin seeds.
And as a bonus, if you have leftover Halloween candy, find a few ways to use it here.
For more spooktacular ideas you can check out our #SignatureHomes Fall and Halloween Pinterest boards. Be sure to follow Signature Homes on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and visit our Houzz page as we share news and updates about our exciting new home communities as well as helpful homeowner tips. Tag us in your homeownership journey, we would love to see your #SigHomesStory and see how you are making your #SigHomes spaces home!