Fall is here and I LOVE decorating for this season because there’s endless possibilities of things you can do to spread ghoulish cheer. I was going through my Halloween decorations trying to decide what kid of theme I wanted to do on my front porch. Most of my decor is candy inspired, the thought hit me, I could do a candy themed porch with a trick or treat candy buffet f0r the neighbor kids! I knew they would love it so much and it could even be a little party for my daughter and her cute friends.
I like to keep things simple when it comes to planning stuff like parties and get togethers. I love parties that have amazing little details but when I’m planning things for young kids, they’re not going to really notice all of the hard work you put into those small details. All they really want is to dress up and get candy. So I tried to keep it pretty minimum with the decor and tried to use what I already had and to make things easy.
Let me show you how I put this front porch together in a few hours. I made a witches broom with a broken garden hoe and tied some pretty glittery twigs with some black ribbon. Added some scary gauze fabric around the door (used hot glue to make it stick to the brick) and nothing is complete without some fuzzy sequined spiders.
I wasn’t planning on feeding candy for a small army, so I decided to use some more special candy like: Scary Gummi, hollow chocolates, candy covered almonds, Pumpkin Pop Rocks, and candy corn! Go check out some other amazing Halloween candy Make sure to get some paper goody bags!
Love the colors of the wrappers on these hollow chocolates.
My daughter on the right and her cute friends. You can never have too many Elsa’s or princesses.
To make things more festive, I wanted to make a candy garland out of these awesome Pumpkin Pop Rocks. I took black acrylic paint and painted some wood clothesline pins. Then hot glued candy corn on them. It took me 15 minutes and that’s including drying time. I used bakers twine to string the candy on. My secret for getting the garland to stay up, I dabbed some hot glue on each end of the brick and place the twine on top of it. And I was amazed at how strong it was to hold up the weight of the candy and clotheslines pins. It was also really easy to take the hot glue off of the brick, you just peel it off!
I added some Indian corn and pumpkins in a weathered basked at the bottom of my table. The size of the skull container is perfect for putting a LED light in it or holding trinkets. So freakin easy!
Here’s a close up of the candy garland and the clotheslines pins I made.
The kids had a blast putting candy into their little bags, sitting down eating it, and playing with each other.
The weather has been so great this fall, I wanted to add this skull throw pillow so I could enjoy the fall evenings comfortably.
Strung these cute fabric bats. They’re fun to watch because they move with the wind and look like they’re really flying around.
I stung these glittering black skulls string lights along my front porch banister and love how the skulls eyes illuminate different colors.
As you can see the kids are going cray cray because we had so much fun. I’d like to thank my friends cute kids for coming over and having fun with us! Can’t wait to do this next year! What are some of your favorite Halloween traditions you do with your children? Hopefully this will inspire you to start some new ones.
Check out the other great Halloween posts from these amazing bloggers who dressed up their homes using Cost Plus World Market products:
Halloween Porch: Capturing Joy
Halloween Mantel: Finding Silver Pennies
Halloween Dessert: The Celebration Shoppe
Halloween Kids Party + Snacks: Make Life Lovely
Halloween Drink Recipes: Baked by Joanna
Halloween Murder Mystery Party: Giggles Galore
Halloween Dining: Lauren McBride
Halloween Porch: House of Five
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