Halloween is just around the corner, which means costumes, candy and all manner of spooky and kooky holiday decor. But if you’re more into stylish dinner parties than ghoulish haunted house vibes, we’re with you. You can still get into the spirit of the season (pun intended) without compromising on your taste.
We found 13 chic-meets-playful Halloween decorations and entertaining items that will make your home look totally boo-tiful—in all the right ways.
A Chic Wreath
If you had to come up with one single piece of decoration that was both low key and festive—this natural wreath with bats made from feathers would be it. We love how festive and seasonal it is, while also being neutral and tasteful.
Edison Bulbs With a Purple Glow
Set the mood for a candy hunt in the backyard by twilight or trade in your usual porch lights for these glowing purple bulbs. Or, to really get your house in the Halloween spirit, hang them in the kids’ bedroom or playroom.
Playful-but-Practical Cocktail Glasses
While the kids have their fill of candy, don’t forget to treat yourself, too. We love these subtly spooky tumbler glasses from Williams Sonoma, perfect for an apple cider and whiskey drinkon the rocks. (Our fall cocktail of choice!)
Fun Metallic Pumpkins
Dress your dinner table around Halloween time with these metallic painted faux pumpkins. Intersperse them with tea lights and short little bouquets for a seasonal and stylish meal setting.
Zombie Lawn Flamingos
Part kitsch, part cool, we’re a little obsessed with these zombie lawn flamingos. Perfect for leading the way for trick-or-treaters… Or setting the scene for the adult cocktail party afterwards!
Sweet Ceramic Pumpkins
Subtle, neutral and fun—these pumpkins from Nordstrom are a sweet little Halloween treat you can display just about anywhere. If it were up to us, we’d use them to add a festive element to the guest bathroom counter or entry console.
Jack-O-Lanterns That Won’t Rot
If the idea of rotting pumpkins on the porch makes you a little icked-out, we hear you. Get the glow of a jack-o-lantern with these galvanized LED pumpkins from Pottery Barn that don’t require carving or candles.
Theme-Worthy, Sophisticated Candles
On their own these candles are just a bit of color, but mixed with more fall accents in your home, they become an easy way to infuse your spaces with a bit of hardly-there Halloween spirit.
A Festive Garland
To set a party atmosphere in a pinch (and on a budget) all you really need is a few well-placed pumpkins and a garland to let your guests know they’re in the right place.
Subtly Spooky Hand Towels
Keep the graveyard vibes going even in the powder room—these black-on-black hand towels have a chic skull pattern that will amuse guests without compromising your aesthetics.
Spooky Skull Decoration
This artistic skull object is so weird and whimsical, it might be just the thing to add a nod to Halloween in an already eclectic home. (Hey, we know not everyone out there loves all beige everything!)
Witchy Dish Towels
For all the witchy women out there, give your kitchen a little dose of Halloween magic with these playful dish towels you won’t mind wiping your candy hands on!
Spider Web Lace Tablecloth
This lace spider web table cloth might be the boldest Halloween decoration piece on our list, but we love it! It’s part fashion, part costume, and perfect for setting the table for a festive dinner or all ages holiday buffet. Layer it over a red or purple tablecloth to make more of a statement.
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