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29 Oct

Halloween decorations in a neutral palette by Caroline Tan.



It’s Halloween in 2 days. Anyone planning on going Trick or Treating?

I haven’t been very organised this year with Halloween decor, but have stocked up the candy jar with treats that I have bought from LA – Pumpkin coloured Kit-Kat bars, Halloween themed Hershey chocolates and Tootsie rolls.

My lovely sister Caroline has stepped in to share some of her Halloween party decorations.

She decided to decorate in a monochrome and neutral palette, so no bright oranges and green this year.

The image above is of her front door adorned in a black crepe- paper wreath.

Black-Halloween-wreath-by Caroline-Tan-on-Little-Big-Bell-blog

Here it is close up. You can find the step to step guide on the CountryLiving website.


Next up, are the pumpkins. She painted them in Farrow and Ball’s ‘All White’ and with a free hand drew on the creepy crawlies followed by a coat of black acrylic paint.


Don’t they look great on the stairs as they do on the mantelpiece?

Caroline has draped the banister and rails with some black artificial spider webs bought from a local craft store.


Hiding amongst the web is a scary plastic spider which she has coated with glitter.


Halloween is not complete without a bit of baking. Here my sister has made pumpkin cupcakes with a vanilla frosting decorated with sugar craft spiders and witches’ hats.


Hope you have enjoyed this post. Wishing those who celebrate Halloween a fantastic Trick and Treating. A big thank you to my youngest sister Caroline Tan (Instagram @Carotanml) for stepping in to help with this post.

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      I love those pumpkins too and definitely fancy a cupcake too. x

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Thank you Anna, I’m so proud of her too. She is so talented. Only took her 24 hours to whip this up. hope you are well and hope to see you soon. x

  1. Wow this is the best Halloween decorating I’ve seen in ages. Love the pumpkins they are so original, your sister is one talented lady! In fact you are both super talented and inspiring sisters! I hope Caroline might start up a little guest posting on LBB or maybe her own blog? So lovely, thanks for sharing x x

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Thank you Louisa πŸ™‚ That is precisely my plan. I’m trying to get her blogging. She’s going to do guest posts initially here to start. Can’t wait to have her on board. x

  2. Caroline Tan

    Thanks Gerry for sharing my Halloween styling with all your readers and thank you littlebigbell readers for all your amazing and encouraging comments. I will definitely be working on some home decorating projects (kids rooms) and will share all this with you on littlebigbell. xx

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Thank you my lovely sister. So pleased to have you on board. xx

  3. Love those pumpkins! Great to see something a bit different and much easier than trying to carve them πŸ™‚

    Look forward to more of Carolines styling! X

  4. Oh that is so cool thank you Caroline for sharing your Halloween decorations that are tastefully done! The kids are sooo excited to go trick or treating tomorrow. M x

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      My clever sister, I’m so chuffed. Thank you for those lovely word Toni. xx

  5. Even though I am a colour guy, I do love your sis’ decoration. I am not a huge Halloween kind of person, but this captures the vibe perfectly. And it is a refreshing alternative to the omnipresent orange!

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Thank you Igor, that means a lot to her coming from a ‘colour’ guy. Have a lovely weekend and can I say Happy Halloween ? πŸ™‚ x

  6. We haven’t had any Halloween decorations up since we were kids, but I could definitely be tempted by those! Caroline certainly seems to have a talent for styling, I will look forward to seeing more of her on here hopefully! By the way… I LOVE the entrance to her house, so gorgeous! x

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Yep! my sister is very talented and artistic. You should see her paintings. ( Sorry for boasting). Hollie, love your Christmas decorations, have you left them up? x

  7. These ideas are so creative and SO well executed, too. I mean these look good enough to be sold in shops! Your talented sister should author a regular LBB column or start her own blog! πŸ™‚ Great post, G. x

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Will, I showed her your comment today and it made her smile. I need to encourage this sister of mine to get out blogging or even start her business as she is planning. Definitely going to have her here regularly until she is ready to fly. Us sisters, we stick together. πŸ™‚ x

  8. Wow Geraldine, sounds like you’re going to have a both fun & stylish Halloween. So incredible cool and up grown decor – Those pumpkins are so good looking will try this next year. You’re both so talented and always wonderful photos! Happy Halloween xxx

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      So sweet of you Mette. You are one amazingly talented, creative lady too and I hope I get to meet you some day. Hope you have a wonderful week. x

  9. I found your blog from the Blogging Your Way course. Looks great and I can’t wait to explore your site even further.

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