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Halloween Decor on the Cheap!

I just love a good Halloween party! But what I love more is decorating. Over the weekend I threw a little party to get in the Halloween mood. I put together my whole party for under $40 including food and decor. Let me show you what I did!

I have a great entry way in my apartment. I wanted a way to greet my guests to introduce them to the party. Since I really love wine, and drink it regularly I picked out some empty bottles with spooky art on them. I then went to the dollar store and found light up LED wands and stuck them in the bottles for a spooky look. I also picked up some LED tea lights and a black gauze curtain to tie it all together. Voila! A simple (and cheap) entry way for my guests!

Next I wanted to make sure I had a focal area for the party. For me that was the drink table. I decorated a table with spider webbing and plastic spiders (Again from the dollar store).

 On the table I needed to add more focal points. I had a beautiful wood bowl I got somewhere and never used so I went to the local pumpkin patch and picked up some small pumpkins and squash. It was a heck of a lot cheaper to purchase from the farm and I will still use the squash for food later on. It's a win/win. I also stopped in to Pier 1 Imports where they had all of the Halloween decor on clearance and I picked up those cute little mummy and bat ornaments along with those cute as heck cups. I closed the look with some dollar store lights to wrap around the bowl to give it a more festive look.

Next I needed a great drink for my guests. I really wanted to make an apple cider sangria, but did not have a big enough pitcher for it, so I used what I had. I had 3 carafes ranging in 3 different sizes. I decided to make it a "mix your own" drink. In the largest carafe I poured some cheap pinot grigio, honey crisp apple, a cinnamon stick, and 3 mini bottles of caramel vodka. In the second carafe I poured more pinot grigio, and in the third I made hot cider and let it chill. Now my guests could pour the wine mixture into the wine and add cider if desired.

So there you have it, some cheap ways to decorate! Shop the dollar stores, use what you have, and make it work! Some of the best ideas come out of what you already have. I hope you have a great Monday!

Blogtober: Things I can't live without

Sometimes you just can't live without something. These particular items are things I can't live without in October. As I mentioned in yesterday's blog, I love this month. I love fall. I have compiled a few items I just can't get enough of for this month and every year around this time. I am linking up with Helene for #Blogtober14.

Helene in Between Blogtober 

The best way for me to really get my feelings out about what I can't live without is by creating a board with things I need this month. Do you do this too?

Things I can't live without in October

The #1 thing I can't live without this month is Bath & Body Works candle "Leaves". I burn through one of these babies every year. It has that perfect scent of cinnamon and sweet. If this ever gets discontinued I'm gonna cry and buy every one I can get my hands on :)

#2: I love Halloween. This throw pillow from Pier 1 Imports would look great in my living room. I just cant get enough of anything Halloween which is why #3 is also Halloween Decor related.

#3: Yes it is a skull. I have a thing for skulls. No not in a creepy kind of way, but I like ones that can be festive for this time of year. I do have quite a few items that hang out all year in my place and have even been insulted in my own home for it. Rude.

#4: Back to Fall again. This picture for the wall is perfect. Although I want to take my own photos and mount them for my walls, I love the scrabble pieces! This may become a DIY somewhere down the line.

So there ya have it. Things I CAN'T live with out... In October.

Have a great Friday and an even better weekend all!