Decorating Ideas for Halloween
Have mirrors everywhere: big mirrors, medium-sized mirrors, and little, wee mirrors, all reflecting and multiplying countless candles that burn in candlesticks of every description (most novel are those made from long-necked gourds and tiny squashes).
Across the top and down the sides of each doorway hang festoons of yellow and white corn and turn the husks back to show the firm, glistening kernels. Each window can be garlanded in like manner as well as the tops of mantels and picture frames. Clusters of red ears may hang from the chandeliers. The hall and stairway can be draped with fish nets through the meshes of which are thrust many ears of corn.
The dining-table is draped in pale green crepe paper, the lights above shrouded in gorgeous orange. Pumpkins of various sizes, scooped and scraped to a hollow shell and lined with waxed paper, are filled with good things to eat and placed in the center of the table. Lighted candles and quaint paper lanterns will add greatly to the decorations. If desired, droning bag-pipe music can accompany the feast.
Browning nuts, popping corn, roasting apples, and toasting marshmallows will add a great deal to the pleasure of the evening. After listening to ghostly tales related by white-draped figures, the guests then receive all sorts of amusing souvenirs from a large pumpkin placed on a table at the door.