Halloween Roundup

Top 10 Halloween Ideas
With Halloween less than two weeks away, there’s sure to be some last minute scramble to find the most clever costume, perfect party treat, or great decor item. Thankfully, I’ve got your covered. With the holiday often teetering on the more cheesy side of things, I’ve compiled a list of my favourite Halloween ideas that don’t scream tacky (some are still scary, though, I promise!). Most are just plain pretty.


Here are the top ten Halloween Ideas to try out this year:

(click on the image to take you to it’s link)






1. Carve a pineapple instead of a pumpkin.

Pineapple CarvingA Subtle Revelry


2. Make & Decorate Mexican Sugar Skulls.

Mexican Sugar Skulls.Sugar and Charm


3. Paint Your Nails in a Dripping Blood Effect.

Halloween Blood Drip NailsHonestly WTF


4. Bedazzle Your Pumpkin, Instead of Carving It.

Pumpkin DecoratingCosmopolitan

(My favourite is the donut one, as seen here.)


5. Wrap Food Jars in These Printable Labels.

Halloween-Printables-BannerCelebrations at Home


6. Make Red Velvet Cake Eye Balls.

Food & Wine 


7. Use Old Wine Bottles as Candle Holders.


I especially love the idea of spray painting the wine bottles in a matte black, then using either black or cream coloured candles, and letting the wax ddid down to create a spookier effect!


8. Try One of These Face Painting Techniques.

Face Painting Halloween

With face-painting this good, you could get away without even wearing the rest of the costume!


9. Stack Life-Sized Skull Candles.

Stack Skull CandlesJohnny B Wild on Etsy


10. Host the Ultimate Halloween Dinner Party in Style.

Halloween PartyStyle Me Pretty

'Halloween Roundup' has 5 comments

  1. October 22, 2014 @ 12:10 am brynn

    I think An Architect Abroad needs a pinterest page 😉


  2. October 22, 2014 @ 12:12 am brynn

    Nvm, found you!


    • November 2, 2014 @ 4:57 am Cassie Drake

      Haha, I was going to say, Pinterest is my livelihood!


  3. March 16, 2015 @ 3:46 pm Andy

    saniyaAugust 24th, 2013 hey,im from pakistan and i just staterd following u on instagram and ur work is aaamazing! the way u play with water colors is just unbelievable.every single item in ur portfolio is very innovative and different.and yout tutorials are very helpful! i would love to intern with you..from which country do you work! after lookijng at your work it gave me inspiration to start mine! best of luck for ur futuree! seriously you have got some amazing hot seller stuff though i would like you to make covers for cell phones other than iphonee! ur a BG inspiration for me! would love to meet you in person!


  4. October 3, 2016 @ 8:56 am an Architect Abroad / Halloween Ideas - Pineapple Pumpkin - an Architect Abroad

    […] to carve a pineapple like a pumpkin, as first seen in my Top 10 Halloween Party Ideas Roundup here. I love this modern, whimsical take on a classic holiday activity. I think it will become a new […]


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