How to Decorate an Open House Halloween Party, with Jeffrey Moss | Pottery Barn

Hi I’m Jeffrey Moss, with Pottery Barn.
Halloween marks the start of the autumn holidays, and it needn’t always be about haunted houses
and headless horsemen, we’re throwing a festive autumnal party, and as a
seasonal welcome for our guests, I decorated a vintage pickup truck with bales of
straw and copious amounts of jack-o-lanterns and pumpkin candles, garlands and wreaths, made from all weather fall leaves,
owls doubling as lanterns, lights strewn, spider webs, and pumpkins, and outdoor seating
to encourage lingering and conversation. We’ve approached this party as an open house for the neighborhood, and set up a station for food and drinks on the front porch. Adults and kids alike can find tasty treats and beverages,
and help themselves using drink dispensers and punch bowls. Wrapping the columns of the porch with dry vines,
strewing straw, and piling up pumpkins, is a quick and easy way to
embellish the porch and celebrate the post-harvest season. Complete your welcome by decorating a fireplace with
seasonal splendor. We created this mantle as an early autumnal gesture
that will last well into the holidays, using wood and mercury glass pumpkins, silver
candlesticks and straw vase filler, then added a Halloween sheen by spinning webs of burlap
and silver twine, in the polished trays and vintage pewter trays
set up above the mantle. The Halloween elements can be added and removed as the
holiday comes and goes. Be sure to explore the many articles and how-to videos
available at, to make the autumn season easy and fun
to celebrate in style. Happy Halloween!

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