The witching hour is almost upon us. Halloween has creeping up towards us for a night of thrills and chills.
Proper parties are back on the cards, and having skipped last year’s celebrations, we’re ready to go XL on Halloween this year.
Whether you’re planning to entertain the little ones with apple bobbing, fancy dress and a scary movie-thon, or throwing a grown up spooky soiree, one thing’s for sure. You’ll need to dress the house accordingly.
From camp sparkly cobwebs to artfully drape over chairs and stair bannisters to fabulous and faux pumpkins that spare you the mess of carving, here are our favourite Halloween house décor buys.
John Lewis & Partners Halloween Eyeball Wreath
Scarily stylish, this wreath meets all kinds of Halloween decor goals. We love everything about it, from the orange and black palette to glittery spiders so fabulous we'd forgotten we're actually rather frightened of them. Buy now, use for many years to come.
Halloween Pumpkin Stickers
Remove the faff of pumpkin carving, while still having good pics to upload to the 'gram with these all-weather outdoor script text stickers. Simply peel and stick onto your chosen squash - so you can save them for fruitful and tastier exercises - freshly baked pumpkin pie, anyone?
AOTWAN Happy Halloween Party Decorations Set
Want the full Halloween kit? This 49-piece deal is your one-stop shop offering everything from photo booth props to balloons and spider garlands to get your party started.
Halloween Glitter Chandelier Decorating Kit
Transform your home into a space that would get the Morticia Addams seal of silent approval. Party Delights is offering this fabulous Halloween kit to get your homes ready in spooky style.
The 17-piece Halloween chandelier kit includes: 1 x 40cm black glitter chandelier, 2 x 12.7cm skull cutouts, 2 x 11.5cm bat cutouts, 2 x 19cm raven cutouts, 2 x 13cm spider cutouts, 2 x 7cm spider cutouts, 2 x 60 cm spider swirl decorations, 2- x 60cm raven swirl decorations and a couple of 60cm skull swirl decorations. Throw in a couple of pumpkins and you're good to ghoul!
Halloween Party Spooky Face Cracker
Making the case that crackers aren't just for Christmas, these spooky monochrome versions come empty, ready to stuff with your own tricks - or treats.
Ginger Ray Halloween Balloon Garland
Flower walls are out, balloon garlands are in. While they're an increasingly popular option at weddings, this version is made for Halloween with a black, white and silver palette creating an arresting visual display. Simple but effective.
Set of 5 pumpkin candles
Got a bit of a thing for shaped candles? Welcome to the club. Replace your spiral and sculptural ones this year with cute pumpkin versions made from soy wax - ‘tis the season, after all. Setting the mood for grown-up parties, the glitter-speckled creations come in a spectrum of pastel shades and will make an on-theme centrepiece for any devilish dinner parties you might be throwing this Halloween weekend.
Brass Mottled Glass Pumpkin Trio
Halloween doesn't have to be all sticky trick-or-treat bags and lurking in shadows to scare someone senseless - you can have a glamorous do, if you like. These sweet mini pumpkins are more Cinderella than Cruella, and are fitted with an LED light within the glass, lighting with a battery. Arrange along windowsills or over a table runner to create cosy autumnal decor. You’ll get three in a pack.
STAUB Speciality Cocotte - Pumpkin
Serve your deathly dinner party in style with this on-theme cast iron pot from luxury kitchenware brand Staub. Hand wash only.
Joanna Buchanan Skull Cocktail Picks
These scary cocktail picks will cause quite the stir at your monsters ball. Made from stainless steel, you'll get six in the set.
Halloween 1.4m Crawling Zombie
Scare the living daylights out of visitors with this crawling zombie, so good it looks like an extra in The Walking Dead. The battery-operated prop is ideal to scare trick or treaters and also plays eerie music for extra hair-raising effects. Available exclusively online.
Halloween Black Ghost Projector Light
Why spend hours stringing up lights when you can get an equally ghastly effect with a projector. The light filters out of frames cut with Halloween-ready motifs: think gravestones, pumpkins, witches on broomsticks and bats. All the usual suspects.
VEYLIN 60g Halloween Spider Web Decoration, with 30pcs Fake Spiders
There are towns in Australia where spider's webs can cover more than 1km, covering the grass in what looks like a thick white net. Recreate the shudder-worthy effect in this hemisphere with this decoration set for just a fiver. It consists of a huge 60g web which you can drape over the front garden and embellish with 30 plastic spiders. A big effect for a tiny sum.