Halloween Party Ideas, Halloween Decoration Ideas

Throw a Spooky Halloween Party

Decorate Your Dorm for Halloween

Posted by Wendy Moyle on September 3, 2012

Halloween fun doesn’t stop after your childhood years. Your college years are some of the best of your entire life, and Halloween is a holiday filled with parties that you’ll never forget! The excitement of Halloween can start in your own dorm, from the lobby to the hallways, from the dorm rooms to the windows. There’s lots you can do to decorate your dorm for Halloween!

Pick a Theme

First off, decide what type of Halloween mood you want to set. Will it be a super spooky mood in which residents will be scared to see what lies around the corner? Or will it be a fun and light mood in which smiling jack-o-lanterns line the walls? Pick a theme and stick with it so there will be some continuity throughout the dorm.

The Lobby

Everyone has to come in through the lobby, so this area should be exceptionally decorated. Creep people out with plastic window scenes before they even enter the dorm. Pick from the Green Demon or the Menacing Mummy. Inside, cover everything in the lobby with cobwebs – the front desk, chairs, television, tables, corners of rooms, etc. etc. And if you’re going to have cobwebs, you’ve got to have spiders! Whether you cut them out of construction paper or use clip on crawlie rings, spiders are a must.

Since people will come to the front desk in the lobby for a variety of reasons, it might be a neat idea to have a spooky candy dish or even a plastic pumpkin filled with candy.

The Hallways

One way you might include everyone is to have each hallway pick their own theme and decorate it however they like. It could even be a contest to see who has the best decorations. Getting everyone involved definitely makes it more fun. Remind everyone of the fire codes and that their decorations cannot block people from easily getting through.

Because you will be limited in space as far as what you can put on the floor, consider some Halloween hanging decorations. Cover the walls with dark paper and black gossamer for a dark, spooky vibe. For a morbid touch, put personalized tombstones on each dorm room door.

Dorm Rooms

Your individual dorm room may be all you have control over if Halloween decorations aren’t allowed elsewhere, or if someone else is in charge of that. But your room is your own space! It might not be big, but there are still lots of Halloween decorations you can put up.

One way to set the Halloween mood in your dorm room is with lighting. It might be something as simple as a black light. Make sure whatever you decide to use as mood lighting is approved by the head of your dorm.

Decorate your walls and windows with spooky decorations, maybe even a personalized banner with you and your roommate’s names on it!

Have fun decorating your dorm for Halloween. Whether you’re in charge of the entire dorm or just your dorm room, there are hundreds of ways you can use Halloween decorations and be the talk of the campus!

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