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My Idea of Halloween

October has arrived and with it comes lots of Halloween decor.

Here is history of my Halloween experiences:

Trick or treating as a kid

One trip to Six Flags during Fright Nights (I swore I would never do that again!)

Dressing my own kids up in the cutest costumes when they were little bitty

That’s it! But this year, pink was on my mind, and I decided to give Halloween a cute side.

My dining room hasn’t seen this much pink since February. You will see lots of pink mixed with orange, white, and black.

I kept the table pretty simple with an easy DIY Jack-o’lantern centerpiece. It is very easy to do with a cheap plastic Jack-o’lantern bucket, wood beads, and spray paint. I made a YouTube tutorial on it if you would like to watch.

The mini Jack-o’lantern buckets were made almost the same way. Instead of putting feet on them, I spray painted some mini ceramic pedestals from Hobby Lobby and just set them on top. I filled them with pink candy corns for a treat at each place setting.

The place settings consist of a pink charger (yes I painted some cheap ones because I couldn’t find the right shade of pink that I wanted), my everyday white dishes, and my stand-by buffalo check napkins (still haven’t gotten tired of those yet!). Those cute trick or treat plates are actually paper dessert plates that I found at Marshall’s

Next up was my hutch. The black dishes and the pedestal were another DIY. I searched thrift stores for the style of dishes and pedestal that I wanted and then spray painted them all a satin black. If you do something like this, just be sure to ONLY use the dishes for decor. They will not be food safe at that point.

Pink and orange pumpkins? Yes please! I simply bought a bag of mini white pumpkins from Hobby Lobby and started painting away! Are you seeing a theme yet with all the paint?

I used the same paper plates on the hutch with the exception of the Happy Halloween plate in the middle. It came from Target. I also had a lot of fun making the faux cupcakes. The liners are from the same pink paper product line at Marshall’s.

Have you seen the ghosts that people are making out of cheese cloths? I tried using the webby decor stuff from Dollar Tree. It worked, but the ghost would have had a better structure if I had used a cloth with a tighter weave. Lesson learned, but it still worked for now. Of course, there’s no way that a ghost could be anything but cute in this dining room. She needed a big pink bow and a fun banner to hold. BOO-YEAH!

Surprise! I decided to decorate a Halloween tree. Now I’m going to be completely honest. Last year after Christmas, I thought it would be fun to keep a small tree up next to my coffee bar and change it up for the seasons. I got through St. Patrick’s day and I was sick of it!! Too much of a good thing, right?


The tree is filled with lots of cute paper ghosts, ribbons, pillows, plushies, and yarn ghosts. I used three of the paper ghosts as cute wands for a tree topper. Of course, ghosts are more adorable with bows on top.

One of my favorite parts of the room is the Trick or Treat Candy Bar. This was one of those ideas that just kind of transpired as I was doing the rest of the room. There are so many different and fun elements that I will probably have to do a blog post just about the bar.

The gorgeous spider web wood banner is from Brianna at Wood Banner Co. I just added some fabric strips for a pop of color.

Can you spot the real candy from the fake? There are a lot of fake bakes on here as well as some of the fabric candies and candy corns from my shop. But there are a couple of real candy items as well.

Look at that cute little mummy! She is an easy DIY, and I’ll be sharing the tutorial soon. While these candies might not be as tasty as Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, they are less fattening! It’s a trade off;)

Make sure you pin this for later! You never know when you will want to add those touches of pink to your Halloween decor!

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