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Decorating My Home For Halloween

Eva Amurri Martino stands at the entryway to her Connecticut home that is decorated with a spooky bat theme for Halloween

I absolutely love decorating my home for the holidays, and Halloween is no exception! Halloween is a big holiday in our household, and the one that really kicks off the Holiday season.  In our new Connecticut home, our Kitchen and Family Room areas– as well as our front door– are the areas that get the most decoration love.  We went for a spooky bats theme this year, and used tons of decorations from Grandin Road, who I did a fun DIY video partnership with last year! Their felt bats are so fab, so I went crazy with them this year to set the scene.

the spooky bat themed entryway to Eva Amurri Martino's Connecticut Home that is decorated for Halloween

A skeleton sits on a bale of pine needles, surrounded by pumpkins in the spooky entryway of Eva Amurri Martino's Connecticut home

A glittery bat wreath on the black door of Eva Amurri Martino's Connecticut home

A detail of the sparkly, spooky bat themed wreath on the door of Eva Amurri Martino's Connecticut home

A detail of the spooky bat infested light up tree at the front door of Eva Amurri Martino's Connecticut home

Marlowe always helps me set up the Halloween decorations (she is weirdly way more in to the Halloween decorations than the Christmas Decorations later in the season) and was very vocal about where all the bats should go in the kitchen! She even told me I had to move one of them because “it isn’t looking too good, Mom.” LOL.  Who knows she may be following in my home decor-loving footsteps after all.  Lowie and I even carved a Jack-o-Lantern together for the kitchen island display.  The kids’ absolute favorite decoration, though, has got to be our new skeleton friend, Skelly! Lowie named him (he’s a boy obviously), and the kids played with him for an entire day before we found him his spot of glory outside the front door.  Any time somebody comes over to our house, Marlowe always tells them “Let me show you our friend, Skelly, outside!” Ha! I’m a little nervous for when Halloween is over, and Skelly gets put in the garage to be totally honest.  Maybe this is the first indication of Marlowe’s future as a doctor of some kind? A Mom can dream.

Eva Amurri Martino wears a jack-o-lantern apron and holds a tray of fall-themed cookies for her guests

Eva Amurri Martino wears a jack-o-lantern apron and holds a tray of fall-themed cookies for her guests

The kitchen area is decorated in a spooky bat theme for Halloween in Eva Amurri Martino's Connecticut home

The kitchen area is decorated in a spooky bat theme for Halloween in Eva Amurri Martino's Connecticut home

The kitchen area is decorated in a spooky bat theme for Halloween in Eva Amurri Martino's Connecticut home

Felt bats fly around an orange clock in Eva Amurri Martino's Halloween decorated kitchen

Felt bats land on the refrigerator in Eva Amurri Martino's Connnecticut kitchen

During the Holidays, I love to have treats around for the kids and for our guests.  I love my jack-o-lantern apron to inspire my treat making– but I also always have a few packaged goodies on hand if guests come over last minute.  How cute are these fall themed cookies?! They’re also delish!

An assortment of Pumpkins on black lacquere stands decorate the marble island in Eva Amurri Martino's Connecticut kitchen

An assortment of Pumpkins on black lacquere stands decorate the marble island in Eva Amurri Martino's Connecticut kitchen

A mouse skeleton climbs up the reeds in a halloween themed flower display in Eva Amurri Martino's Connecticut kitchen

I mean am I alone in my Halloween decoration obsession or are there other Halloween lovers out there?! Do you have any Halloween Decor tips you just can’t live without? Please share in the Comments below!

Eva Amurri Martino wears a jack-o-lantern apron and nibbles on a fall themed sugar cookie

 

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Photographs by Courtney Ann Photography

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23 Comments

  1. Samantha says:

    Not sure if it’s because I was born on Halloween or if I would have been a Halloween fan anyway, but I LOVE Halloween! I usually go all out every year and my 4 year old daughter is just like Marlowe with helping me decorate. She has a ball helping me decide where everything needs to go! I can’t wait for my 4 month old son to help me next year!

    I’ve had a ton of costume birthday parties growing up but have always wanted to have a masquerade ball, complete with ball gowns and face masks.

    10.09.17Reply
    • OMG how fun!!!! Happy almost birthday!! Hope it’s SPOOKTACULAR! 🙂

      10.10.17Reply
  2. Christina says:

    Looks fantastic! Love the mix of orange & white mini pumpkins and bat theme going on 🎃

    10.09.17Reply
  3. Jordy says:

    Your house is looking spooktacular! I especially love Skelly. Halloween is a big deal for me as well, so I love seeing how others decorate for the month.

    10.09.17Reply
    • Thanks, Jordy!
      Skelly is Mr. Popular around here…hahahah!

      10.10.17Reply
  4. Malissa says:

    Love it all! My kiddos are older and they still love when I put out all of the decorations. Your porch is perfect for holiday decorating. Love a white exterior! Happy Halloween 🎃

    10.09.17Reply
    • It’s funny, some of my favorite memories from childhood STILL are when we used to decorate for the holidays together as a family. I really think it’s an experience that children take with them for a lifetime!

      10.10.17Reply
  5. Chelsea says:

    Every year I decorate our mantle with black crows, bats, Cobb webs, spiders and skulls. I keep everything in a black and white theme which is great for a modern and classy take on Halloween. Outside we do pumpkins, a retro jointed skeleton on the door and ghosts in the trees very simple. Love those bats Eva!!

    10.09.17Reply
  6. Angie says:

    Love all the decorations you have and you’ve arranged them so well!

    10.09.17Reply
  7. Linda says:

    Gorgeous black wreath! Can you share the source?

    10.09.17Reply
    • Thanks! It’s by Grandin Road, but from last year!

      10.10.17Reply
  8. Patty says:

    Where did you purchase the bats hanging on the walls? It seems like the ones you posted in the shop the look are different than what are in the pics.

    Thanks!

    10.10.17Reply
  9. Areth Tsouprake says:

    So far I got a few decorative bowls, a shiny dark orange one, one with skulls, one shaped like a cobweb with green lights in it. I got black crow and some fun halloween labels I put on different bottles every year, such as witches brew, frog syrup, poison etc. Love the bats, except my cats brought me a real one recently. No thank you!!

    10.10.17Reply
  10. Stephanie says:

    I love Halloween too but not so much into decorating yet. I`m a twenty-something and my husband and I are only starting to talk about kids. I think when I do have kids this will be more of a thing. Were you into decorating like this prior to having yours?

    -Steph

    10.11.17Reply
  11. Erin says:

    Decorating was always big in our house too – Mom always broke out the window clings, decorations and our own homemade crafts. It’s so fun to keep the tradition going! Love your decor, super cute.

    10.13.17Reply
  12. Marianna says:

    Where can I find the Spooky Squad Sweatshirt? ☺️

    10.16.17Reply
  13. Kaitlyn says:

    Was wondering if you could share your nail color. I know you mentioned it was a mix of gel on your insta story but was wondering if you could recall the colors and share. Thanks!

    10.17.17Reply
  14. Paige Massie says:

    Hey Eva! Can you share the details on the bats hanging? I love their size. Thanks so much! xo

    10.21.17Reply
    • Hi Paige! They are Grandin Road like most of the other decorations! There is a link to their site above! xx

      10.23.17Reply
  15. Michaela Welling says:

    Hallo Eva
    Your decoration is so Beautiful
    Many. thanks for the Inspiration
    Greetings from Germany
    Michaela

    10.25.17Reply