cool halloween party ideas

I have to say that Pottery Barn has really stepped up their game over the past year… the feel of the store is a little more contemporary than it used to be – so there’s nice mix of modern & traditional styles. Case in point: check out the new Halloween 2008 collection… it’s fabulous! (You can actually purchase the gigantic spooky house wall mural above – it’s not just a photo backdrop!)

cool halloween party ideas

{pictured above and below} Add some glam to your haunted house with this dramatic black feather wreath and black feather garland set.

Also pictured below: white pumpkin candles, black skull candles displayed on black archer pilllar holders, black candelabra centerpiece. and spiderweb table runner.

cool halloween party ideas

This black and white candy buffet is a fantastic idea for Halloween…

cool halloween party ideas

PB’s gorgeous voluminous camilla canisters are used to display the candy above…{but you can also find apothecary jars in places like Home Goods, Target, and other discount stores for a fraction of the price!}

How fun are these skeleton appetizer plates and vampire teeth placecard holders…!

cool halloween party ideas

{pictured below} More “skull chic” finds: skull pillar candles, bone candle holders, glitter skull, and skull votives.

cool halloween party ideas

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Tracey SAYS:

OK-I now want a pumpkin orange door! Its bad enough that my foyer is crayon orange- I have to stop! Fun Halloween stuff, will have to check it out.

September 17, 2008 at 9:02 am

Jill SAYS:

love the giant haunted house mural – so cool!!

September 17, 2008 at 9:36 am

styleosophy SAYS:

I’m thinking about the black accessories. I decorate in a chic black and white with silver accents for Christmas. The black feather wreath would be perfect, hung with a few silver ornaments on the bottom.

September 17, 2008 at 10:04 am


I know! My catalog arrived yesterday and I couldn’t believe the backdrop was available for purchase. How cool!

September 17, 2008 at 10:04 am


LOVE it, love it, love it!!! My favorite holiday!

September 17, 2008 at 11:30 am


This is fabulous! I love that Pottery Barn has all of these great Halloween decorations now. Halloween is one of my family’s favorite times of year. We go all out in our house!

September 17, 2008 at 12:35 pm


Those skeleton plates and black skull candles are uber cute! I love halloween! Thanks for sharing :)

September 17, 2008 at 12:44 pm

The Drunken Blogger SAYS:

Pottery Barn this house is fabulous! It not spooky! I can show you a spooky house if you want. This is not it!

September 17, 2008 at 1:43 pm


This is the best!! I love all the decor. Lost my mail key so I haven’t seen the pottery barn catalog. I will be back, love your blog!

Thanks, Tonia

September 17, 2008 at 2:05 pm

Jessica SAYS:

As soon as my catalog arrived, I looked at all the Halloween goodies and said to myself “This is so gonna end up on HWTM.”

September 17, 2008 at 2:22 pm

jenn s. SAYS:

Jessica –
You know me too well! ;)

September 17, 2008 at 2:25 pm

Andrea D. SAYS:

thank you thank you!!!

i live in military housing, so my walls are white. i love the idea of using non-traditional colors for decorating, esp. the white and black for halloween! very elegant, love it!!!

September 17, 2008 at 2:49 pm

13 SAYS:

I love that orange door! Fabulous! And those white pumpkin candles are my new favorite thing.

September 17, 2008 at 4:02 pm

Kelli SAYS:

Great front porch decor! Love the festivities!

September 17, 2008 at 9:05 pm

15 SAYS:

Oh Pottery Barn! How you have my heart! I am not much of a ‘holiday decorator’ because most of the stuff is soo tacky. But PB has always been inspiring to me of ways I can dress up my house for holidays and actually have it look chic! Thanks for the post.

September 18, 2008 at 6:42 am

Summer SAYS:

I like that punch bowl in the first picture. Where is that from?

September 18, 2008 at 7:37 am

jenn s. SAYS:

Summer –
That’s actually from PB too – I saw it in the store a couple days ago, but didn’t see it online for some reason…super cool though! It’s actually 2 pieces – the base is sold separately from the bowl, so you could use the base as a stand for other things as well.

September 18, 2008 at 7:46 am

Madelyn @ Southern Weddings SAYS:

I absolutely adore this look! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I think it is so fun to decorate for. I love the “grown up” way things are decorated. So Fabulous!

September 18, 2008 at 8:50 am

Aracely SAYS:

I love these ideas!! I want my wedding Halloween themed and I need some ideas and inspirations!! I am a DIY bride on a budget!! Any information would be great!! Thanks a bunch!!

September 22, 2008 at 7:20 am

Linda SAYS:

Nice decoration ideas. I like the images. I run and operate:

September 25, 2008 at 6:07 pm
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