Halloween Decorating and Dining

Welcome to the 244th Metamorphosis Monday!

Holiday Before and After:

Since tomorrow is the 1st day of October, I thought it would be fun to share some older posts filled with lots of Halloween decorating inspiration and ideas.

This photo and the next one are from Pottery Barn a few years back. I love this porch!

Porch Decorated for Halloween (2)_wm


Doesn’t this make you want to paint your door orange just for the month of October?  Both of these porches along with some easy decorating ideas can be found here: Halloween Porches (via Pottery Barn)

Porch Decorated for Halloween_wm


I love doing this to my front staircase each year. πŸ™‚ It’s easy and makes me smile each time I climb the stairs.

Staircase Decorated for Halloween with Mice_wm


Additional photos can be found here: Decorate a Staircase for Halloween with Mice

Staircase Decorated with Mice for Halloween_wm


Decorate a Porch for Halloween with Pumpkin Topiaries:  I’m thinking about doing this again this year but maybe with different color pumpkins. Pumpkin topiaries are great for fall because you can create them now and enjoy them all the way through Thanksgiving up until it’s time to decorate for Christmas.

Halloween Pumpkin Topiaries for the Front Porch

A few years back I posted templates and directions for carving pumpkins in fun designs.

Haunted House Pumpkin Carving Template_wm


You’ll find all the details plus my reenactment of a Home Alone scene in this post:  Pumpkin Carving Tips and Templates for Halloween

Cat Pumpkin Carving Template_wm


A fun Halloween craft: Make a Candlelit Lantern for Halloween Do you see the bat silhouette?



In this Halloween tablescape, I decorated the chair backs.  You’ll find this spooky table here: Decorate Chair Backs for Halloween

Chair-Backs-Decorated-for-Halloween with Black Roses


This was a fun table to create because it has a spider web tablecloth. Tablescape can be found here:  Halloween Table Setting with Spider Web Tablecloth 



The recipe for the cupcakes is in that table setting post, too.




Hope you enjoyed this look back at a few of the Halloween ideas posted at BNOTP. You’ll find many more under The Holiday Home/Halloween category at the top of the blog.


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  1. Love all your ideas and Halloween decorating Susan! Let the haunting begin πŸ™‚

  2. Your porches always look amazing Susan, as always! Can’t wait to see what you choose to do this year. Thanks so much for hosting…

  3. I love seeing your older posts like this Susan! Your porch with the pumpkin topiaries was stunning. But trying to find stacking pumpkins….that takes perseverance. If you do it again…I bow to you.
    Here’s to Extraordinary decorating!
    Happy Fall!!

  4. Good Monday Morning, Susan! Love the PB porch and mice on stairs – so great. I’m excited to share with you readers the story of the transformation (restoration) of an historical beaded purse in my collection today! Thanks for providing the venue and hosting. Have a great week.

  5. Thanks for hosting, Susan! I love all your fun Halloween decorating ideas! Hope your weekend was wonderful!

  6. Susan, Thanks for hosting a great party! I love your pumpkin topiaries, and your staircase too.

  7. Thanks so much for hosting!!


  8. Hi, Susan!
    I can only say: 1300!
    No, wait… I have to add: “Beautiful pics!”, too! πŸ™‚
    ~Hugs to you~

  9. If I wasn’t ready to decorating for H’ween, I would be after seeing this post. Great inspiration, Susan. Thank you for hosting the linky. laurie

  10. Love those pumpkin topiaries, Susan! I smiled when I saw your Red Cliff tureen! Mine is one of my favorite pieces! πŸ™‚ Have a great week!…hugs…Debbie

  11. Love those decorations on the porch and am anxious to start decorating mine. Thanks for the party!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  12. Penny @ The Comforts of Home says

    These are some great ideas! Love pumpkin topiaries. Thanks for hosting! I link up my master bath reveal!

  13. Okay, yes, I do want to paint my front door orange! And next month red! Then dark green, and in the spring aqua…or maybe yellow! Thanks for gathering so many cute ideas here, so much to do, so little time!

  14. Thanks for hosting an amazing link party, it ill definitely keep me busy for hours!

  15. Susan, thanks for the inspiration. I’m off to buy some pumpkins this morning.

  16. Wonderful images – I love the Pottery Barn image and your front porch – beautifully colorful and welcoming! I just love this time of the year! I’ll be decorating our front porch today! I am so delighted to join your party -I do appreciate you hosting this party!

  17. Such fun decorating for Fall. Still getting more things out of my attic . Also, I can’t pass a pumpkin patch without picking up another large pumpkin- white one please ! Love your porch. It will look really pretty with different colored pumpkins. I too have a big thing for crows and like to add them around . I am soon having a sit down dinner for 30 in my home. Designing the tables right now. Fall is such a wonderful time to find beautiful items and perfect colors. Thanks for sharing Susan. You always have great ideas.

  18. Your posts are always a wonderful addition to my day. I love Halloween and your porch always looks wonderful decorated for Fall and Halloween. I decorate my office at work for Halloween. I put up my witch, ghost trick or treater, haunted house and a flying witch on my door. All are lighted (batteries) and look so cute. And, of course, I have a Halloween canister of candy! Have a great Monday, Susan.

  19. So many great ideas for Halloween and Fall, Susan. Thanks for sharing!…Christine

  20. Thanks so much for hosting, Susan!

  21. Love all the fall and Halloween inspiration! Thanks for hosting. Happy Monday!

  22. Too bad someone can’t come up with a good “peel and stick and remove” cover for our doors — one for each holiday! You always have such great ideas. I don’t do much for Halloween any more, but it is fun to see what others do. I only started pulling out my fall stuff yesterday, so I am way behind. All this inspiration is waiting for me, so now I need to check it out. Thanks for party.

  23. Oh my dear Susan! I am loving all the inspiration you have on your blog today! I like my Halloween spooky and fun…just like “The Burbs” that is an awesome movie!!! thanks for including it in your line up, you are a TRUE Halloween fan…I wish I was a trick or treater at your door tthis Halloween to take a peek of it all! Have a great week!

  24. I can’t believe how creative are. Thanks for hosting such a lovely party.

  25. Love your page and I’m your newest follower! I recently began blogging and I’ve linked up to your party… thank you for hosting! Have a great week =)

  26. Amazing your Halloween and Fall decor ideas and thank you for sharing them again, as I am not very inspired, as I’m into my grandgirl’s First Communion lately, lol.. I will start though. Thank you so much for hosting this great party too! Have a wonderful week Susan.

  27. pam ~ crumpety cottage says

    Susan, you’re front porch looks like it belongs in one of those magazines! It really does. Of the others, I especially love that first picture with the black door. And thanks for the tips. I’m going to go check out your little mouse idea and I’m looking forward to getting some pumpkin carving templates. Fun! πŸ˜€

  28. So many great ideas! I saw Hocus Pocus was on yesterday while studying, and turned it on to see that great house at the beginning of the movie where they are hosting a Halloween party. Jennifer

  29. Susan, thanks for hosting another fun party.

  30. Wonderful Fall inspiration in your post and all the links! Thanks for hosting. πŸ™‚
    <3 Kim

  31. Mary from Virginia says

    Yikes I feel as if I am behind when I see all these great front porch ideas. Although I looked this morning and I have a REAL spider web near the door.

    My sister grew some heirloom pumpkins this year. I haven’t checked on them in a while. We will be using them for my niece’s wedding October 19th.

    Thanks for the movie suggestions and don’t forget the movie Hocus Pocus. Practical Magic was on TV about 2 wks ago. Love the movie!


  32. Hi Susan: Thank you for hosting the party for us. I like your Halloween decor ideas, especially the lit pumpkins and mice going up the stairs–cute! Last night we went to see a production of Julius Caesar, and that felt fairly Halloween-y to me!

  33. Great Party that you host for us each week. I love your tablescapes. How fun and for a Halloween dinner party.

    Shannon @ bohemianjunktion.com

  34. Wow…I have been a Halloween lover all my life and your ideas ROCK! I love the chairs with the black roses and the stairs with the rats and such. My daughter did a large tree and cats, etc in black paper on her walls last year for she and her husband’s yearly bash. πŸ™‚ I also like the jar candles…very creative and having taught crafts for many years to children and adults, I would have to say that that idea is really perfect for any afternoon class. So glad I subscribe! Kudos!

  35. Thanks you for hosting this party. You are so sweet….
    hugs x, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  36. Thanks so much for hosting! Life to the full! Melissa

  37. Such fabulous fall inspirations…I love them all~ thank you for hosting, Susan!

  38. Hi Susan, Love all you Halloween dΓ©cor and thanks for hosting.

  39. I was so smitten by that orange door and the black feather wreath from Pottery Barn a couple of years ago, I really almost painted my front door orange. But good sense prevailed (my HOA would of had a fit) I ended up going with the daring color of black. Fortunately I did not get any flack over the black (that rhymes – LOL). I still have a couple of black feather boas from our trip to New Orleans that I can use to make a feather wreath for this year. But I still think the wreath would luck best on an orange door. Thank you for hosting Susan.

  40. SUSAN,

  41. Hi Susan. I love that PB porch too. Great ideas for decorating for Halloween and Fall.

    Thanks for sharing and thanks for hosting this week.

  42. Some great ideas for Halloween… One of my favorite holidays…

  43. You never fail to impress, Susan! It is always such a visual and creative treat to visit your blog. Warm hugs

  44. Loving all the Fall goodness! πŸ™‚


  45. Thanks for hosting the party and for all the Halloween inspiration.

  46. Jennifer H says

    Will you be posting any pics of the inside of your friend’s home? I am always amazed at seeing her wonderful decorations. I can see why you two have such a good time together. Thanks for sharing.

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