Ask An Expert: How To Decorate Your Home For Halloween

October 14, 2017 5:00 AM

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If you want to deck out your home with fun Halloween decor this year, look no further. Rosanna Rizzuto of Bohemia Dance & Entertainment gives her tips on how to make your home ready for the holiday in no time.

Rosanna Rizzuto
Bohemia Dance & Entertainment
Southern California
(323) 578-7217

Bohemia brings an abundance of options to every event, featuring acts from dance shows to interactive dancers, DJs, fire shows and themed grand entrances. They have become a Southern California go-to for big and small events, including the most upscale.

Rizzuto and her partner, Veronika, founded Bohemia together in 2005. The two decided to join their talents in professional dance and performance, as well as their love and knowledge of high-end entertainment. Their mission began as, and remains, to remove the complications and stress from entertainment planning for events by creating a one-stop shop where one vendor can take care of everything down to the last detail, cutting out the need to contact dozens of vendors. Their shows feature anything from fire-shows to professional dancers and live music performances.

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Paint Wine Bottles

“For some glamour, I love painting wine bottles. For Halloween, you can start off by painting bottles in signature spooky colors like black, orange and white and decorate by using glitter. For the white bottle, you can paint on some black eyes and a mouth. The orange bottle looks great as a pumpkin, so green eyes and a zigzag mouth are adorable. For the black one, I create a silver glittered web. You can use glue to create a web design and then dump the silver glitter on top. It makes a mess, but looks great.”

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Decorate Pumpkins

“Pumpkins can easily be transformed into more festive decorations. I’m always down for glamour, so I like using metallic paints on them. For decorating, you can simply paint strips by using a stencil, or just paint the entire pumpkin one shinny color. A cute touch is to paint the pumpkin and then glitter the stem. Can you tell I like glitter?! Lastly, I suggest bunching together more than one pumpkin. Ideally, you have at least three different sizes and shapes. You can set them as a centerpiece or place them at your front door.”

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Use Chicken Wire

“Two words – chicken wire! You can shape ghosts or other Halloween figures with chicken wire and hang them in trees or on your door. They look like ghosts for real.”

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Stuff Socks

“Stuff socks and attach them to your front door. Make it look gruesome by adding a little fake blood and finish it off by adding shoes at the ends of the socks to make it look like someone lost their legs.”

Think Dessert

“Use a chocolate cake, crumble the top of the cake and shape it into a mound. Decorate it by semi burying plastic fingers. Super easy!”

Also, when trying to make more affordable decorations, Rizzuto said, “Two more words – the Dollar Store! The Dollar Store is like Disneyland for me. They have most of, if not all of the items I mentioned.”

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Stacy Brecht is a professional writer, publicist, dancer and model in the Los Angeles area. Brecht also enjoys traveling, wine, fitness training, live music, movies and trying new restaurants. Her work can be found at

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