Hi All,

Those of you who read my halloween blog from last year will know that I am not a big fan of scary halloween decorations.  I prefer the more friendly variety and have had a look around for some friendly halloween entertaining ideas for those of you who are hoping to have friends over this halloween. Think Autumn style, pumpkins, candles and friendly witches and you have a less scary Halloween style.  When entertaining at this time of year it is always nice to have a few talking points in your decor to show that you have thought about it and made an effort.

Your front door very important.  It will really set the mood for your halloween entertaining.  I love these simple ideas below using pumpkins, brooms and even a witchy looking pair of shoes.  It doesn’t have to be skulls and zombies to create a halloween ambiance.

Halloween Front door halloween decor

If it’s just for lunch, try decorating your table in this lovely Autumnal style with very simple linens and a seasonal centre piece.  This time of year is all about the harvest so using this theme when decorating works very well.

Autumn Table

Scoop out pumpkins and use them for holding olives or other snacks for a novel talking point.  This is a really cute idea for serving your starter or nibbles and will really get your guests in the halloween mood.

Pumpkin Server  Pumpkin Serving Dishes

Decorate jam jars with tea lights and acorns to give a nice Autumnal feel to your entertaining decor.  These would look lovely in your hall or bathroom.

Autumn Decorating

Take some inspiration from these gorgeous Autumnal tables for dinner party decor.  Go all out if you are having a dinner party at this time of year.  Think Autumnal colours, pumpkins, candles and simple style.

Autumn Outdoor Entertaining  Autumn Dining Table

These beautiful arrangements would make the perfect centre piece for your table.  The first one could be easily adjusted for Christmas also.  Use popcorn at the bottom of candle holders for a lovely Autumnal design.  Use dried leaves to decorate your centre piece or candle arrangement (never leave unattended though!!)

Autumn Table Centrepiece  Autumn Candles

If you really wish to get into the halloween spirit, decorate your table like the one below.  Get some black tissue paper for your tablecloth and dress the table legs with old tights and a pair of shoes.  This will really impress and is just funny, not scary.  Helium pumpkin balloons are a really easy way to decorate a reception table too.

Halloween Table  Halloween Balloons

Don’t forget to decorate outside.  Welcome your guests with lots of lit up pumpkins lighting up their journey to your home.

Halloween Steps Pumpkins

I hope I have given you some ideas of how to entertain in style this Halloween without the scary decor!!

Happy Halloween and Happy Halloween Decorating.

Until Next Time