Make an artistic front-porch pumpkin display. Hollow out pumpkins of various
shapes, sizes, and colors. Drill small holes in them to create spiral or
bull's-eye designs. Add votive candles and arrange in a cluster near the door.
Hide a boom box on the front porch to play scary Halloween sound effects or
horror movie music as the guests arrive.
Cut out bat, ghost, or pumpkin shapes from black construction paper. Tape
cutouts to the inside of light-colored lampshades for an eerie shadow effect.
Replace the light bulbs with orange ones (available at most hardware stores).
String fishing wire over the buffet table and hang orange paper lanterns.
Scatter Halloween confetti over the tablecloth.
Clear out your fireplace and fill with orange and black pillar candles in
various shapes and sizes.