Halloween For Grown-Ups

Bwa ha ha, it is that time of year again. Time to festoon your home with ghosts made of sheets and light-up jack-o-lanterns and…wait, come back! That’s not how you decorate for Halloween? Just kidding, we totally get it. Halloween itself can be so unabashedly gaudy, it can be difficult to swallow if you’re over 10 years old. But fear not, there are definitely ways to show your spirit and embrace the season without overdoing the orange and black and donning a trashy costume. Check out these subtle, clever and whimsical takes on All Hallow’s Eve, and finally look forward to those pesky little trick-or-treaters.

Follow Me on Pinterest | Posted: 02 Oct, 2012 by Rene

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  • POP Beauty Fantasy Lashes


    Can you think of any other time of year when you could don pink marabou-trimmed false eyelashes and no one would (ha) bat an eye? Even if you don’t have an actual costume planned, do some spectacularly over the top makeup and polish off your look with these fluttery beauties.

    $15 at Beauty.com | Buy

    | Posted 15 Oct, 2012 by Janet
  • Sephora Pantone Color of the Year Nail Enamel Set


    Tangerine Tango is the Pantone 2012 Color of the Year, and we happen to think this set of four TT-toned polishes is perfect for a Halloween manicure. If you’re truly lacquer-savvy, you can do one of those ombre manicures that’s hot right now. If not (like us), just paint each nail a different color for some fun contrast.

    $12 at Sephora | Buy

    | Posted 15 Oct, 2012 by Janet
  • Halloween Party Wine Charms


    Clip on a black charm to keep track of your magic potion while you kick up your heels on Halloween. Wine charms are perfect for parties, and especially for costumed get togethers. This cute Halloween themed set is a great hostess gift, too.

    $10 at A Wine Twist | Buy

    (set of 4)

    | Posted 15 Oct, 2012 by Rene
  • Spider Web Runner


    Lay out a feast fit for goblins and witches and whoever else rings the doorbell on Halloween night. A spider web fits the theme perfectly, and this laser-cut table runner from Crate & Barrel nods to Halloween in a ghoulish but understated way. This runner makes a great gift for any arachnid lover, too.

    $30 at Crate and Barrel | Buy

    | Posted 12 Oct, 2012 by Rene
  • True Blood: Eats, Drinks and Bites From Bon Temps


    Hosting Bill for brunch, or having Sookie over for snacks? Indulge in some seriously southern, seriously good eats from this cookbook inspired by the hit vampire series, True Blood. Pro tip: Fangs are better for biting, not chewing.

    $30 at HBO Shop | Buy

    | Posted 12 Oct, 2012 by Rene
  • Black Lace Face Masquerade Mask


    One or ten or fifty of you is dressing up as Anastasia Steele from Fifty Shades of Grey for Halloween, we just know it. You may as well go for the high-end accoutrements that you might, uh, get to use again… And this divinely naughty satin and lace face mask is a great place to start.

    $25 at Etsy | Buy

    | Posted 11 Oct, 2012 by Janet
  • Zombie Glass Decanter


    We’ve all seen glass skull decanters, but ThinkGeek’s interpretation of the trend (of course) amps it up a few more disgusting notches to this seasonally appropriate “rotting” glass liquor bottle. Complete with exposed brains, zombified teeth, and saggy skin, it’s perfect for serving up a batch of Zombie cocktails to your pals on the 31st. Don’t forget the eyeball ice cubes!

    $20 at ThinkGeek | Buy

    | Posted 11 Oct, 2012 by Janet
  • Those Shimmer Nights Tights


    Dress up in a more subtle, sophisticated way with darling, shimmering star tights. Superhero, magician’s assistant or pin-up girl, this shiny pair of tights will complete each alter-ego perfectly.

    $22 at mod cloth | Buy

    | Posted 11 Oct, 2012 by Rene
  • Shortbread Finger Cookies


    Ew. But yum? I am so conflicted. All I know is, the first one to pull a trick on Halloween is getting one of these under their pillow.

    $20 at Williams-Sonoma | Buy

    | Posted 11 Oct, 2012 by Rene
  • Olde Salem Village Cotton Pillow


    This primitive cotton pillow has the most sly reference to Halloween we have ever come across. Your guests might not even notice the beautiful, hand-stenciled “Salem 1692”, and once they do, the connection could still be lost. Hint: It is the precursor to those pointy black hats, straw broomsticks and plastic cauldrons so popular this time of year.

    $24 at Alexandra Rosie | Buy

    | Posted 10 Oct, 2012 by Rene
  • Limited Edition Evian Baby Fred Tee


    Costume parties can be the worst if you are short on time or creativity. Fred Flare has you covered- literally- with their limited edition t-shirt from Evian. He’s a man! He’s a baby! Cue the double-takes. It might barely count as a costume, but it will at least get you in the door.

    $34 at fred flare | Buy

    | Posted 10 Oct, 2012 by Rene
  • Impulse Diva Black Martini Glasses


    After the wee ghoulies and ghosties (okay, more like Iron Men and Bratz, these days) have gone to bed on Halloween night, mix up a batch of pumpkin-flavored cocktails and serve them to fellow tired parents. We can’t guarantee tricks, but anything served from this set of four unique, gothic martini glasses is sure to be a spooky good treat.

    $45 at Overstock.com | Buy

    | Posted 09 Oct, 2012 by Janet
  • Stud Spike Earrings


    For the covert masochist, a subtle pair of spiked earrings say “I have good style” and “There is a whip in my closet” at the same time.

    $210 at Mawi | Buy

    | Posted 04 Oct, 2012 by Rene
  • Woman Of Words Necklace


    Keep those trick-or-treaters guessing if you’re a good witch or a bad one. Black glass beads and a vintage lucite cameo brooch look luxe and a little bit sinister. This gorgeous statement necklace from Elva Fields is the grown-up take on your goth teenage years- dark and brooding but still pretty.

    $248 at Elva Fields | Buy

    | Posted 04 Oct, 2012 by Rene
  • Crow Platter


    Serve up your autumn-inspired treats on an attractively macabre platter. A sinister-looking crow perches on a pocket watch- perfect for the hostess with a dark side.

    $95 at Apartment 48 | Buy

    | Posted 02 Oct, 2012 by Rene