This article was published on October 22nd, 2015
Halloween, a.k.a. Gay Christmas, is one of the most important times of the year on the gay calendar. Gays love to party and celebrate. While you may designed your home around your personal style, decorating for spectacular holiday seasons, like Halloween, can give your ghouls a swanky soiree.
Pick a theme
Cohesiveness will start when a theme or message is in focus. Haunted Halloween is a great classic theme, or even AHS Hotel, Elvira, or Mistress of the Dark to be more modern. After you have picked your theme you have a jumping off point to anchor the rest of your holiday theme ideas. This can include your costume, home décor, and the cocktails you’ll be serving guests. Amazing ideas start with simple, basic ideas, and a thought.
Perfect for creating a festive, seasonal atmosphere in your home through the season or for a specific party, slipcovers protect your furniture from damages, spills, and other accidents. No one wants to have their beautiful white couch ruined with red wine or other stains. A plastic makes for a protective base layer to protect the piece from damaging spills, while a nice piece of fabric over top to add class, style, and quality. Fabric will also help contain any spills and can be removed, washed, and reused.
Holidays are a fun DIY time to give your space a unique touch that sets it apart. Spice up a store-bought costume or décor with glitter, or age it to better fit your theme. You can achieve wonderful things with just a little personal spark. Just be careful about fire unless you are looking to be rescued by a team of hunky firemen.
Touches of holiday
Not everyone wants to cover their home in spiders and skeletons to be festive for Halloween. Go with what makes you feel festive. A simple group of pumpkins on a dining room table or sideboard makes a nice seasonal touch, as does switching out towels in the bathroom into festive seasonal colours. It’s a fun, subtle way to keep your home fresh and brining the spirit of the season alive.
This should be a given but sometimes it’s not. Let your creative juices run wild. Right now the trend is to do the unconventional, especially in your own home. Use pieces you have around all year long to customize them for the holiday. Get crafty with spider webs, fill a vase with mini pumpkins or gourds, or sprinkle autumn leaves across the coffee table. Hosting an after Halloween party can be a lot of fun because with people having busy schedules before the event, but afterwards people have more time, candy is on sale, and people always have a costume that they wish they’d worn but never got the chance. It’s a rock’n party on a budget!
It’s fun to celebrate the seasons, and with these insider Halloween decorating tips, you’ll have an edge to make it truly yours.