I made these cute little felt bats last year (from an online tutorial I found) and hung them on our front door with some invisible fishing line. A sweet and spooky welcome for visitors...
Then I popped these glittered guys into a bowl to spice up the den (since the black and silver sparkles work nicely with our color scheme in there.)
I also uncovered out frightful-faced candy bucket (which until the 31st will hold our other Halloween supplies, like flashlight pins and necklaces for the kids to wear out in the dark.)
While these are all fun and not too frightening (since my kids are scaredy-cats) I also wanted to add in a few more seasonal elements to really get the place in the mood. While picking up some must-haves at Target last night, we grabbed some glow-in-the-dark cobwebs with spiders (which will probably end up on our front window), and this great black vase (which I'll put some deep red flowers in.)
We didn't get them this trip, but I also love the look of this black feathered wreath (which I might try to make myself) and this spooky glam candelabra (which I may imitate with some black candles in my existing candlesticks) both available at Target.