DIY Halloween Skeleton Decor: It’s a Scream

DIY Halloween Skeleton Decor: It’s a Scream

Recently, a number of people remarked on the Halloween skeleton decoration I had taken Mr. Bones from to create a Jaw Dropping Chandelier.

In case you missed it, the decorated light fixture was part of a Spooktacular Skeleton at the Feast Halloween Table scene.

Did you enjoy the tablescape blog hop? Visit many of the other Halloween settings? There were a number with a skeleton theme, and it was fun to see all the different interpretations.

Luckily, I had taken photographs as I deconstructed the It’s a Scream tabletop display. With my own noggin not being what it once was, I wasn’t sure I’d remember how to reassemble it someday, LOL!

So, let me show you how easy it is to create your own Halloween skeleton tabletop display. Use it to decorate a buffet, entry, or fireplace. A smaller version would work well on a coffee table or as a centerpiece.

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Spooktacular Skeleton at the Feast Halloween Table

Spooktacular Skeleton at the Feast Halloween Table

Welcome to my silly not scary Skeleton at the Feast Halloween table. The annual Halloween Tablescape Blog Hop is in full swing!

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The weeklong spooktacular is hosted by Chloe of Celebrate & Decorate. Once again, twenty stylists have joined forces for the monthly tablescape event.

Rather than scary, my skeleton theme Halloween table is meant to be fun, not frightful.

I’ve tried to capture the nostalgia of Halloweens back when we and our kids were trick or treaters. A fearless time playing make-believe in the moonlight.  How in the glow of grinning jack o lanterns, we’d run door-to-door with siblings and friends — gathering as much candy as we could. Then, coming home and dumping, sorting and counting our haul spread out on the floor.

So, come to the Halloween table my dearies, for a not-so-bone-chilling dinner party for four.

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Jaw Dropping Halloween Chandelier

Jaw Dropping Halloween Chandelier

With fall arriving so late again this year, I’ve had to hurry-up and get Halloween stuff out of storage and decorate the house. I also added spooky elements to transition from a fall to Halloween chandelier in the kitchen.

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Underlying the spine-tingling look, is the Decorate a Chandelier for Fall in 3 Easy Steps from last year.

I’ve embellished the light fixture to accompany a Skeleton at the Feast table set beneath it. It’s all part of this month’s Halloween Tablescape Blog Hop, when I join twenty other stylists presenting festive to fearless seasonal interpretations.

My decorated Halloween chandelier and tablescape offer both tricks and treats for guests at the feast!

Adding a skeleton, skulls and bones is a fast and easy way to create a little campy fun.

Let me show you how I did it.

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Retro Green Ghost Game Night

Retro Green Ghost Game Night

Happy Halloween everyone!  For the occasion, I want to share a family get-together that features a game of Green Ghost

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When I was a kid, Green Ghost was one of my favorite games.The haunted graveyard game is the first (and maybe only) board game designed to be played in the dark. A number of parts glow mysteriously, including a friendly-looking green ghost.

My sisters and I would play in the closet, under the basement steps, where it was nice and dark. We’d play year-round, and not just at Halloween.

Did you (or your kids) ever play Green Ghost? The game first came out in 1965, during the era when The Munsters and The Addams Family classic TV sitcoms were popular. I remember watching both, and loving their silly theme songs. My favorite was probably The Munsters, with it’s Frankenstein-like Herman. Which show did you like best? Or maybe you took your kids to see the more recent movie releases?

My boys were into Ghostbusters toys, even though the first movie came out before they were born. Eldest son was forever running around the house in snow boots, wearing a proton pack, zapping ghosts with his ecto-blaster, and storing them in a special trap. Back then, I forgot all about playing Green Ghost  — until receiving a very special Christmas gift.

Join me for a family-friendly Halloween evening of eats, treats and a retro game (or two) of Green Ghost.

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Not-So-Scary Halloween Decor Home Tour

Not-So-Scary Halloween Decor Home Tour

I’ve been so busy setting tables, decorating chandeliers and creating centerpieces, I haven’t had a chance to photograph my other Halloween decorations. Today, I’m finally getting around to a Halloween decor home tour. 

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Other than Favorite Things Parties and tablescapes, my Halloween decorations tend to be far less over-the-top or stylized.

I do have a lot of stuff (yes honey, I know), But, many of those decorations only come out if we’re entertaining, or if my sons come home for a weekend (usually coinciding with a Steeler game).

Halloween decor tend to go in the same locations every year. It is all simply arranged; there are no elaborate displays or vignettes. If you’re expecting Instragram or magazine-worthy photography, I hope you won’t be disappointed.

Come along now on my Halloween decor home tour, where a not-so-scary group of characters — mostly witches — convene every October.

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Haunted Halloween Hallows Tablescape

Haunted Halloween Hallows Tablescape

Taking you on a tour of my dining room for a haunted Halloween hallows tablescape. Things That Go Bump in the Night is part of this year’s Halloween Tablescape Blog Hop.  

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Today, I’m fortunate to be among 19 talented and creative stylists for the week-long spooktacular. The monthly event is hosted by Chloe of Celebrate & Decorate. This is my fourth time participating, starting with a Give Me Liberty Blue Tablescape. That was followed by Don’t Be Crabby Coastal Table and Fall on the Farm Rooster Table.

It’s such a thrill being included with many bloggers I have long admired and been inspired by. But, it’s not without its share of chills either! After seeing Monday’s creations, I’ve been feeling more than a little intimidated! I shared my jitters with the group, with thoughts of chickening out. But Chloe said, “don’t you dare!” Actually, she was quite encouraging.

So skeleton finger and toe bones crossed, welcome to my haunted Halloween hallows (cue the scary sound effects).

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