18 Ideas for a Beetlejuice-Inspired Halloween Party
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18 Ideas for a Beetlejuice-Inspired Halloween Party

Tim Burton is well known for his spooky, quirky and oddly charming stories. From Edward Scissorhands to Corpse Bride, his flicks will always hold a special place in our hearts. So when we heard that Beetlejuice 2 is *actually* happening (see video proof here), it got us extra excited for Halloween this year. Check out the inspiration below to give your house a hauntingly stylish makeover with Beetlejuice’s classic stripes and a few scary accents inspired by other Tim Burton creations.

1. Spooky Table Setting: Shrimp hands or crab legs? Both sound pretty perfect for a Beetlejuice-themed dinner party, especially when served on a black and white tablecloth. (via My Domaine)

2. Black Pumpkins: All you need is some matte black paint to create these dark and mysterious pumpkins. Pick up some artificial pumpkins, because you will definitely want to keep these guys around for next year. (via Sweet Paul)

3. Distorted Candle Holders: Set the mood with some trippy candle holders. Black, purple or neon green candles would keep the theme going strong. (via Uncommon Goods)

4. Beetlejuice Pop Art ($25): Jazz up your gallery wall with some Beetlejuice art. These hand-painted pieces of art are almost too cool to put away after the 31st. No judgement if you decide to keep them up for the entire year.

5. Striped Dishes: Rock the table with some seriously chic stripes. Paint some plain white trays and dishes with black paint and then DIY this studded table runner for extra style points. (via Brit + Co)

6. Cute Ghosts: Channel your inner Tim Burton and make these ghosts with sunken eyes and little stitched faces. They have little stands so you can make a group of them to set up on the table or just hang them from the ceiling. (via My So Called Crafty Life)

7. Beetlejuice Terrarium ($195): Now you can fit the whole Beetlejuice set right into your home. Everything from the moss to the placement of the trees is accurate to the movie and the details will make you feel like you’ve fallen right into the storyline.

8. Coloring Book for the Recently Deceased ($9): This exists and should probably find its way into your home immediately. These would also make for great party favors.

9. Harry the Hunter: There’s nothing like a life-sized prop to get any Halloween party going. This replica of the infamous shrunken head man is as easy as stuffing clothes and knitting (free pattern here!) a mini head. (via Ravelry)

10. DIY Branch Centerpiece: Even though Halloween almost surpasses Christmas in the amount of money spent on decor, it doesn’t have to be an expensive affair to look suitably spooky. Spray paint some branches from the yard to make a haunting, dead-ish tablescape. (via Homedit)

11. Throw Pillows ($20): Get your living room looking suitably scary with some throw pillows featuring the man of the hour. Maybe just don’t cuddle up to him while watching a scary movie, okay?

12. Apple Shrunken Heads: The kids (okay, the adults too) will love watching these little apple heads shrink and shrivel a little more each day. (via Our Best Bites)

13. No-Carve Pumpkins: Pumpkins were practically made to be striped. Bonus points if you pick out pumpkins that have super long stems to get the sand-worm effect. (via Brit + Co)

14. Beetlejuice Horror Prayer Candle ($17): Lydia + BJ forever! Make a shrine to this twisted love story with a few prayer candles.

15. Spiky Flowers: Mimic Beetlejuice’s crazy hair with a bouquet of oddball flowers — the spiker the better. Dahlias, chrysanthemums and Chinese lanterns all lend a mysterious air to the tablescape. (via Honestly Yum)

16. Beetle”juice”: A signature cocktail is a definite must. Shake up this Beetlejuice-inspired sipper for the party and maybe even into the new year. (via Sakara Life)

17. Bathroom Signs ($5): Save your guests from the never-ending hallway of spooky doors with this cool sign.

18. Lydia Cupcakes: These might be the cutest cool-girl cupcakes of all time. Lydia FTW. (via Nerdist)

BONUS! Beetlejuice Makeup: If you really want to get into character, get some makeup inspo from Alana Dawn. Spooky hair chalk required. (via @alanadawn)

Have you ever done a Beetlejuice Halloween? Tell us how you decorated your house in the comments below!