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Not a fan of witches who cackle every time you open the door, or bloody eyeballs filling up the bowl in your kitchen? Not to worry. We found decorations that are whimsical, fun and anything but horrifying. Kate Tierney of Twigs has ideas to help you dress your home for fun this Halloween.

The front porch makes the first impression every season, but what other time of the year do a bunch of strangers asking for candy get a chance to see it?

Why not allow the butler to greet your guests? This life-size guy has a bit of a twinkle in his eyes, but the raven on his head is a throwback nod to the master of horror, Edgar Allan Poe. For children, candy is the most important part of Halloween. Add a bewitching plate as a fitting place for all sorts of treats. Of course, these days Halloween isn’t just for the little ones. For an adult dinner party, use black and white chargers and add a pumpkin plate to give your table a fun Halloween look.

Need a last minute extra guest? These skeletons are dressed up and ready to party.

Mix nontraditional colors with the the black and orange of Halloween to have even more impact this year.

“I like using purple or apple green,” said Tierney. “The colors are peppier.”

Tierney also suggested using black and white plaids as background colors or using a classic black and white color scheme.

Not looking to make a major investment for one month’s fun? Tierney loves decorations that can be repurposed for other holidays. Wrought iron lanterns are perfect for Halloween, but change the bow and flicker candle and they work for other holidays, too.

Eat, drink and don’t be scary may be the newest way to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year!

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