Maleficent Party Decor Ideas

Unleash the magic at your next Halloween party with our unique Maleficent party décor ideas that will bewitch your guests. From mystical table settings to the enchanted forest, these Maleficent-themed designs create an unforgettable atmosphere.

Maleficent party decor ideas

As many of you know, Halloween is my favorite holiday of the whole year!

And every year, I throw a Halloween party.

This isn’t just an “invite your friends over for drinks and dancing” party.

This is an all-out transformation of my house into something totally different which takes weeks to plan and decorate type of party. All based on whatever Halloween party theme I decide to go with that year.

And one year I decided to use the movie Maleficent as the inspiration for my party decor.

If you haven’t seen it, Maleficent is an updated version of Sleeping Beauty complete with royalty, knights and an evil fairy (lots of easy costume ideas for my friends to come up with).

And I thought the overgrown forest surrounding the castle would be the perfect inspiration for some Maleficent party decor ideas.

Note: A list of sources for all of the decorations is at the bottom of the page.

How To Create The Overgrown Forest

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Creating the overgrown forest was the most time consuming part of my Maleficent party decor, but definitely transformed my living room!

1 | Drape Creepy Cloth From The Ceiling

As you probably know if you’ve seen any of my other party themes, I think the key to fabulous party decor starts with the ceiling.

Black creepy cloth hung from the ceiling

So my first step to creating an overgrown forest feeling was to cover the ceiling with black creepy cloth*.

I stuck small coffee cup hooks into the ceiling and draped creepy cloth from them so that it hangs down in some spots and overlaps in other spots.

2 | Hang Faux Vines

Faux vines  hung from the black creepy cloth

Then I hung faux vines* through the creepy cloth to add to the overgrown look.

They hung down at varying heights with some of the vines being low enough that people would have to walk through them.

3 | Put Up The Forest Scene Setter

Spooky forest scene setter adds to the Maleficent party forest decor

Next, I hung a forest scene setter around all the walls to add the look of trees.

This scene setter comes in two halves – the tree trunks* and the tree tops*, both of which are 4 feet tall and 30 feet wide. By attaching the top and bottom half together, you end up with 8 foot high trees that cover a 30 foot wall.

Find my step by step instructions for installing scene setters HERE.

4 | Add Lighting

Green uplights on the spooky forest scene setter

To make the forest stand out more in the dark, I added green uplights around the edges of the room.

These lights* are actually battery operated LED lights that come with a remote which lets you set the color.

They are one of my go-to party decor accessories…I use them at every event!

Dress The Tables And Chairs

Maleficent party decor with purple chair covers

Since my regular furniture doesn’t all match, I used chair covers and table cloths to make them all look the same (another one of my favorite party decorating ideas).

Maleficent party decor with a green lace overlays over a purple tablecloth

For the tables, I used 2 layers:

  • The first is an inexpensive purple satin tablecloth* (the type that is often used for weddings).
  • Then I cut pieces of green lace* to act as an overlay.

Add More Trees

With the main forest background set up, I wanted to add the effect of more trees to the middle of the room without creating a tripping hazard.

1 | Create “Tree Trunks”

Close to the walls, I created some “tree trunks” using chiffon fabric and specialty light bulbs.

Disco ball light bulbs

To do this, I swapped out the light bulbs in my lamps and pendant lights (the ones that are usually in the room) for these “disco ball” light bulbs*. 

Faux tree trunks made from chiffon fabric and disco ball lights

Then made chiffon fabric columns around the light fixtures. Since they go from floor to ceiling, they kind of give the effect of tree trunks, and the fabric keeps the “disco ball” light from being too bright.

2 | Use Faux Trees On Tables

Faux tree lit with a green uplight

Then I put out faux trees (like these ones*) as centerpieces on pretty much every table and surface area.

Manzanita branches (like this one*) or curly willow branches (like these ones*) also work well. I like to stick them in some floral foam in a heavy vase to keep them upright.

Maleficent party decor faux trees with candles

Adding a green uplight* (the same kind as the uplights above) at the bottom of the trees makes them stand out.

Put Out Some Crows

Both the Maleficent forest and Halloween party decor in general aren’t complete without a few crows*!

Crows on top of an armoire and table as part of Maleficent Halloween party decor

So I put some out on top of bookshelves looking down.

As well as under the faux trees.

Crows on a candle tree

And sitting in the trees.

Basically everywhere that you would normally expect to find birds.

Add More Details

Halloween party decor bat hanging from the ceiling

Then I added a few more critters, like this bat hanging from the ceiling.

Maleficent party decor with a buzzard on a table

Some buzzards on the tables.

Halloween party decor with skeleton mice on the piano

Skeleton mice* on the piano.

Halloween faux pumpkins and skeleton mice

Faux pumpkins and skeleton mice on the armoire.

Maleficent party forest decor with green lights and Spanish moss draped on a chandelier

And Spanish moss* on the chandelier.

Changing out the chandelier bulbs for green Christmas lights also adds to the spooky forest atmosphere.

Create A Candy Buffet

Maleficent party candy buffet with green and purple candies

Halloween wouldn’t be Halloween without some candy.

I used apothecary jars* and mason jars to hold purple and green candies that go with the decor.

Candle stands meant for pillar candles are a great way to vary the height of the jars.

Maleficent cake

And a Maleficent cake (made by a local baker) takes center stage.

Maleficent party green and purple layered jello shots

For an adult treat, try making these purple and green layered jello shots. They not only go with the decor, they taste good, too!

Set an elegant table

Purple, black and silver Maleficent tablescape

While I like to go all-out Halloween on the party decor, I usually do a more elegant tablescape. (It gives me an excuse to use my dishes)

So I took the purple and black color scheme, mixed in some silver and used that for my table setting.

See all the details of my elegant purple, black and silver tablescape.

Maleficent party decor in a living room

Well, that’s it for my Maleficent party decor ideas. Hopefully, you found some inspiration for creating your own spooky forest Halloween party!


Some of the decorations I used are no longer available. In those cases I have tried to find similar ones that you can use.

Purple Satin Tablecloth
Candle tree
Silver Chiffon Fabric
Green Glitter Lace
Horbaunal 4 Pack Purple Satin Tablecloth 60 x 102 Inches Rectangle Satin Table Cover Bright Silk Table Cloth Smooth Table Decoration for Wedding Party Banquet
Royal Imports Preserved Natural Spanish Moss, Fresh Dried Shredded Loose Chunks, 3 LB Bulk Case, Natural
16Colors Waterproof Submersible LED Lights for Swimming Pool and Party,Fountain Lights Battery Powered RGB Changing Lights with Remote , Decorative Fish Bowl Pond Underwater Submersible Lights (4pcs)
Big Mo’s Toys Halloween Witch Hats Costumes For Kids – Varied Designs 10 Pack
Home Essentials 3013 Apothecary Jar BB Terra Set of 3
Halloween Rat Skeletons Set of 2-15" Weather Resistant Yard Decorations w Bendable Tails and Movable Jaws - Great Prop for Party Decor and Indoor/Outdoor Use
5PCS Lifelike Curly Willow Branches Decorative Dried Artificial Twigs Fake Bendable Sticks Vintage Vines/Stems DIY Greenery Plants Craft Vases Home Garden Hotel Office Party Decor
CURRENT USA Manzanita Branch 22-inch Tall with Weighted Base, Molded Aquarium Décor
trounistro 10 Pieces Halloween Crows Realistic Feathered Crows Black Birds Ravens for Halloween Party Home Decoration
E26 Disco Light Bulb Rotating RGB Party Light Lamp LED Strobe Bulb Strobe Light Multi Crystal Disco Bulb for Disco Birthday Party Club Bar Karokee Halloween Christmas, 3 Pack
Beistle Spooky Forest Treetops Backdrop, 4-Feet by 30-Feet
Beistle Spooky Forest Trees Backdrop, 4-Feet by 30-Feet
JPSOR 24pcs 158 Feet Fake Ivy Leaves Fake Vines Artificial Ivy, Silk Ivy Garland Greenery Hanging Plants Vines for Bedroom Room Indoor Decor, Party Wedding Wall Decor Outdoor
8 Pcs 72 × 30 Inch Halloween Black Creepy Cloth,Outdoor Hanging Scary Gauze Spooky Cloth,Spooky Halloween Decoration for Haunted House Party Supplies

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This post was originally published on September 30, 2019 but was updated with new content on January 21, 2024.

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