I enjoy having people over at the house and had been thinking about how I didn’t do it often enough when an email arrived in my in-box from the homeowner’s association looking for volunteers to plan a Halloween party for our block.
I volunteered our house since we have a fairly large, flat parking pad on which to set up tables, etc., but now I find myself a week and a half away from the big event with no ideas how to decorate the inside of the garage or plans for table decorations.
Because we WILL have table decorations.
For I am Southern.
I thought I’d post a few pics of the space in question to see if y’all had any ideas. I don’t want to spend a fortune, but I do want to make it fun. All of the kids will be under 11 years of age, so I’d rather go with a less scary theme, but still want to to do a bubbling cauldron of punch and cobwebs.
Think “Baptist Fall Festival with a Caspar the Friendly Ghost Twist”.
Maybe luminaries up the drive? Should I hang something from the dogwoods on the way up?
Set up long folding tables on the parking pad? Or at the edges, leaving space to mingle?
Or set up tables inside the garage and leave the parking pad for games/play area?
I have rafters inside the garage that I can hang things from. Should I hang cobwebs? Giant spiders? Fake ghosts? My third-grade boyfriend who broke my heart?
Any and all suggestions, links, or thoughts are welcome.
Have a nice day.