How to Decorate Inside for a Halloween Party

by Corinna Ricard-Farzan
The scarier the better when it comes to Halloween decorations.

The scarier the better when it comes to Halloween decorations.

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Halloween is a time when fun and fright converge, and those who are looking to have a good time are also looking for the thrill of terror. If you are throwing a Halloween party at your house, decorate in a way that gives your guests the shivers. Serve up some punch with a bloody hand in it, place a mummy on the couch for friends to flirt with, and cover the flatware in edible fake blood for a Halloween party your guests will never forget.

Items you will need

  • Nonlatex medical glove
  • Rubber band
  • Water
  • Newspaper
  • Duct tape
  • Sheets
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 2 tbsp. red food coloring
  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp. chocolate syrup
  • Blender
  • Large bowl

Floating Ice Hand

Step 1

Fill a nonlatex medical glove with water. If you want to have floating ice hands in numerous drinks, or if you would like to have backups for when the first one melts, fill as many gloves with water as you think you will need.

Step 2

Tie the end of the glove tightly with a rubber band and stick the glove in the freezer until the water is completely frozen.

Step 3

Cut the glove off of the ice hand and put the hand in a bowl of punch shortly before guests arrive. Replace the hand as it melts if you desire.

Halloween Mummy

Step 1

Crumple up old newspapers into the shape of a human head and body. Wrap duct tape around the figure to keep the shape intact. For the legs and arms, you can roll up newspapers and duct tape them together.

Step 2

Assemble the body the way you want it on a flat surface and check that all the body parts are securely taped together.

Step 3

Rip or cut up old white sheets into 3-inch-wide strips. Wrap the strips around the entire mummy form and glue them down as you go.

Edible Fake Blood

Step 1

Mix the corn syrup, water, red food coloring, chocolate syrup and cornstarch in a blender until it is thoroughly combined.

Step 2

Pour the concoction into a large bowl.

Step 3

Drizzle fake blood over flatware, an old tablecloth or any other item you do not mind getting messy. Fake blood will stain, so do not pour it on any valuable fabrics.

About the Author

Having graduated from Purchase College with a B.A. in creative writing, Corinna Ricard-Farzan has been writing professionally since 2008. As well as writing, she attends events and storefronts working to promote renewable energy and sustainable living in Westchester, New York. Her areas of expertise include but are not limited to physical health and fitness, nutrition, arts and crafts and pet care.

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