Haunted Halloween – Decorate for Halloween, in all its gory glory, without breaking the bank


If you want to do a little something for Halloween but assumed that the décor was too expensive, there are lots of ways to share a little Halloween spirit without doing major financial damage.


  1. 2 Assorted Ceramic Halloween Lanterns

Price: $36.54 at Overstock.com


Place or hang these cheerful pumpkin lanterns on either side of your door and insert candles or tea lights to get them glowing. The rustic finish gives the impression that the lanterns have been in the family for years, but have held up beautifully.


  1. Three Designing Women Happy Halloween Stamps

Price $34.99 at Stationary Express, including one black ink cartridge.


No need to buy a bunch of Halloween-themed paper products like napkins and tablecloths. With these stampers, which are available in black cat and spider web styles, you can stamp to your hearts’ content! Once the big day has passed, exchange the Halloween-themed stamp for one with your return address for your holiday cards.


  1. DINERA Plate and DINERA Bowl

plate $5   $10/4

Set the mood with black plates and bowls. These can either be used for place settings or serving. They’re so minimal and practical that you’ll get a ton of use out of them after Halloween!


  1. HobNob Wicked Red Blend & HobNob Chardonnay 


Wine that doubles as décor for your Halloween fête? Yes! The design of these limited edition bottles is seriously cool and the wine is seriously tasty. And at $11.99 a bottle, you can’t beat the price.


  1. In the mood for a little DIY? The Container Store blog has a great Halloween post with lots of fun ideas. One of my favorites was a gathering of bats and ghosts that are quick and easy to make. Aside from supplies that you probably already have at home, you’ll need black wrapping paper, white tissue paper, black and orange raffia and ribbon from The Container Store and small Styrofoam balls from any craft store. You can check it out here: http://www.containerstore.com/blog/posts/tricks-and-treats. They even include a printable bat template!