Many Ottawa apartments have rules and restrictions when it comes to decorating for the holidays, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun. Here are some apartment-friendly decorating tips perfect for Halloween:

Start Carving
Jack-o-lanterns have long been the sign for children to knock on your door and ask for a treat, but they can also make great decorations. From spooky creations, to pleasant crowd pleasers, pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns can make beautiful center pieces or even a lovely decoration for the balcony. Your friends, family, and neighbours will love the creativity that you put into it.

Trick or Treat
Although many apartment buildings don’t allow trick or treating, you can always treat your neighbours to a holiday snack. Purchase some nut-free pre-packaged goods or create your own homemade snacks and hand them out to your closets friends and neighbours. This allows you to indulge in the holiday without having to go out of your way.

Add Glow
Lights aren’t just made for Christmas. You can hang lights to celebrate any festive occasion including Halloween. Just about every store in town will be carrying decorations and many will have strings of orange, purple and black lights perfect to light up your balcony, window or mirror. You might even find some spooky Halloween characters to light up your window such as little ghosts, witches or skeletons. If you are unable to find a set of Halloween lights, get creative. Red lights are spooky, and white lights can be covered with a black spooky netting to create an eerie glow.

Celebrate
Invite a few people over to your apartment and celebrate the spooky holiday. Costume parties are always a good idea as people love to dress up and compete for best costume. You can turn your apartment into a scary mansion, haunted house, witch’s coven or grave yard and greet guests in a costume to match your theme. The dollar store is the perfect place to find great deals on scary decorations and costumes.

These Halloween decorating tips are ideal for the tenants of Ottawa apartments. They will help make your Halloween festivities absolutely “spooktacular”.