An Exclusive Look Inside Tessa Prieto-Valdes’ Halloween Party!

Halloween is the perfect time to play dress-up with your favorite costume. Your space shouldn’t be an exception either. We asked Tessa Prieto-Valdes for some tips on how to style your home to entertain guests—and spook the living lights out of them this Halloween season.

Tessa Prieto-Valdez Halloween

Here’s a sneak peek at Tessa Prieto-Valdes’ weekend Halloween party.

Tessa Prieto-Valdez Halloween

For homeowners with bigger spaces, Tessa says it’s good to have themed areas for activity. “Whenever you entertain, have pockets of areas for conversation, maybe one for snacks, and then one for drinks,” she says.

Tessa Prieto-Valdez Halloween

For her weekend Halloween gathering, her dining area is laid out with themed wares in orange, black, and white. Halloween props like the big plush spiders, cobwebs, and dead man skulls make the table come alive (pun intended).

Tessa Prieto-Valdez Halloween

Tessa also advises adding drama by dressing up several areas of the house. Right as you enter her front doors, a more chic version of the grim reaper is sitting down by the hall. There are also areas with trick-or-treat baskets filled with candies, so kids can get their fill of candy.

Tessa Prieto-Valdez Halloween

“Add drama and varied sections, if you can, because that way, you have different areas of entertainment for people to move around,” Tessa says.

Tessa Prieto-Valdez Halloween

Written by Gel G. Galang. Photos by William Ong.