Halloween Decorating Roundup

One of the most exciting things about Halloween is that when it comes to decorating (both indoors and out), you can be as outrageously creative as you’d like! This year’s popular Halloween decorating trends range from understated elegance and simple playfulness, to over-the-top zaniness—and you don’t have to spend a lot of time or money creating any of them! For some fun ideas, the editors of Blue Mountain would like to share their favorite inspirations with you. Happy Halloween!


1. Monogrammed Pumpkin from The Butlers
2. Black Lace Candles by Family Chic from Camilla Fabbri
3. Gauzy Glow Pumpkin from Better Homes and Gardens
4. Halloween Wreath from All Things Simple
5. Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Meringue Ghosts from The Comfort of Cooking
6. Bat Mobile from Martha Stewart



A Little Hallo-Fun!

Halloween is a great time to throw a party! Fall has arrived, there’s a chill in the air and everyone is ready for a little mischief & Hallo-fun. It doesn’t matter if you’re planning for children, teens or adults, because everyone loves a Halloween party!

Get in the spirit and share the magic no matter where you are by sending ecards via mobile, or post them to facebook. Here’s a great tip to get double duty out of your ecard: Use the personal message section within the ecard as a save-the-date for your upcoming Halloween party. You can let everyone know that you’re planning on throwing a ghoulishly fun get-together so they can keep their eye out for an invitation.

Make it a costume party! Everyone will be willing to dress up because it’s Halloween, so why not go one step further and create a specific theme for the costumes. Here are some great ideas:

Famous Couples throughout history

Literary Characters

Renaissance Era

Roaring 20’s

Gods & Goddesses

Wild-Wild West

Zombies VS Aliens

It’s always fun to have a “best costume” contest at a Halloween party, so have a few prizes on-hand for the winners – nothing extravagant – think anything from candy treat bags to scratch-off lottery tickets. Another great idea is to keep some disposable cameras around and encourage your guests to snap away during the night.

And don’t forget that any good Halloween party includes an abundance of deadly-sweet treats! Here are a few of our favorite ghoulishly great recipes!

Creepy-Crawly Spider Cupcakes

Hot Dog Mummies

Wicked Cupcakes

Halloween Boo-Scotti