By Luiza Paul – Manager, Customer Experience

Halloween, also known as All Hallows Eve has a rich history, celebrating different traditions and activities all over the world. Halloween can be one of the most playful, spirited (and frightening) times of the year, whether it’s your first Halloween in your new home or your tenth. It only comes around once every 365 days, so why not take advantage of it and immerse yourself in some spooktacular fun?!

Visit our Sterling Homes’ communities for Halloween treats! Already own a Sterling Home? Check out some of our frightfully delightful ideas.

Get Your Boo On!

Decorate with drama

Use chic Halloween decor that reflects your personal style to spook up your home both inside and out. To maintain a cohesive seasonal look, stick to a color palette for your decorations, incorporating only a few shades. Pastel colors, metallics, and rich autumn hues, in addition to orange and black, make for tasteful and modern Halloween decor colors. Don’t want chic? Decorate the outdoors so that your neighbors do a double-take.

Make your living space an Instagram-worthy backdrop

Who ever said costumes were only for kids? Take it a step further and take Instagram-able photos all night by matching your Halloween décor to your outfit. Coordination of costumes with friends, family, or even your pet will earn you extra points! Explore your creative side and fully immerse yourself in character with funky wigs, exaggerated makeup, and thoughtfully paired accessories.

Get crafty

We can’t think of a better way to get into the Halloween spirit than to roll up your creative sleeves with the kids for some decor magic. Check out pumpkin masterpiece ideas, dress up your front door with a frighteningly stylish Halloween wreath, or make a seasonal holiday countdown calendar. Every family member can enjoy and bond over a fun and festive project.

Host a spooky movie night

What is Halloween without scary movie marathons? One understands that a scary movie marathon does not always have to take place on Halloween, but let’s up the ante and make it a night you’ll never forget. Prepare your space by stocking up on tasty seasonal treats, plush flannel blankets to snuggle up in or under, and your favorite pals to help you survive a hauntingly good night!

Make it sweet!

Is any holiday complete without themed snacks?

This Halloween, be the “ghostess” with the mostest by whipping up some heavenly Halloween-inspired desserts that are scary-good. From haunted gingerbread houses to drool-worthy pumpkin cheesecakes to candy corn caramel apples and bat-shaped peanut butter cookies, there’s no better excuse than Halloween to indulge in some wickedly delicious seasonal baking.

The countdown to Halloween has begun. Want to learn more? Check out more Fun Facts!