DIY Halloween Decorations


It’s that time of year again.  Although the twins are fast approaching 13. THIRTEEN ! How did that happen ? They just reminded me that they are not too old for a Halloween party and PLEASE can we have one again this year. 

I love a good party and an excuse to get the gory on, but still have flash backs to the last party when hubby thought it would be a good idea to make a cobweb on the white painted living room floor out of red tap.  Red tape when peeled off, took half the paint off the floor !  We won’t be making that mistake again.


I think my guests made a real effort that year ! 

 I am all for quick, easy and affordable ideas to decorate and feed the  monsters and zombies.  It’s often the simple ideas that end up being the most effective.  Who doesn’t love an oozy chocolate eye or a severed sausage finger in a bun complete with bloody red sauce!  

The rats on the stairs went down really well one year.  A  quick and easy idea.  I just downloaded the images, printed them off , cut them out and stuck them onto the staircase risers.   

I’m going to include all of the great ideas below in my party planning this year and lets hope its a ghoulishly gorgeous evening.  

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hotel Chocolat. The opinions and text are all mine.



  1. Anonymous
    October 20, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    WOW fantastic wish we could join you all. Amazing decorations.

    • karen jones
      October 21, 2017 / 8:45 am

      Thank you. If I knew who you were I'd probably invite you haha xx

  2. Arianna
    October 20, 2017 / 5:51 pm

    So many fab ideas Karen! Love it! X

    • karen jones
      October 21, 2017 / 8:46 am

      Thank you Arianna xx I love a good party ,

  3. Anonymous
    October 20, 2017 / 5:59 pm

    Great ideas and love the link up with Hotel Chocolat, my fave chocolate!

    • karen jones
      October 21, 2017 / 8:46 am

      I have to say if you are going to have chocolate, have the best ! xx

  4. Midlife Singlemum
    October 21, 2017 / 6:14 am

    Amazing effort for Halloween. I saw shrunken heads somewhere online that were made from peeled apples, tiny holes made for eyes and an O mouth, boiled to shrink them, and then put in the punch where they bobbed about staring up at you. It's not often I see something completely new but this was shockingly realistic.

    • karen jones
      October 21, 2017 / 8:48 am

      Oh that sounds fantastic ! I love making spooky food for Halloween. Our best last year were the severed sausage fingers in buns with tomato sauce blood. The children loved them ! ha xx

  5. Cate
    October 23, 2017 / 8:20 am

    Great ideas, I like the mice on the stairs, nice and simple!

    • karen jones
      October 30, 2017 / 9:12 am

      Thank you Cate and very effective !

  6. Kimberly Duran
    October 23, 2017 / 8:57 am

    So many good ideas! I do love a good Halloween party – have a blast! xx

    • karen jones
      October 30, 2017 / 9:12 am

      Thank you Kimberly. Me too ! xx

  7. Stacey Sheppard
    October 25, 2017 / 8:41 pm

    Great ideas Karen. You all look great in your costumes

  8. karen jones
    October 30, 2017 / 9:13 am

    Ha! I scared the life out of most people who came to the front door with my zip face !

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