Halloween is the second-biggest decorating holiday after Christmas and Americans are expected to spend $9 billion on Halloween this year, according to the National Retail Federation.

Kim Etheridge, owner of Emerson Sloan, shared some easy ideas on how to spook up your Halloween party.

Emerson Sloan is a locally owned modern party supply store and gift shop located in Rice Village. A second location will open next year in the Memorial area.

For these party ideas and more from Emerson Sloan, log on to EmersonSloan.com https://www.emersonsloan.com/

Follow Emerson Sloan on Instagram at @emersonsloanparty

Emerson Sloan is also helping with The Birthday Party Project, which brings birthday parties and a lot of joy to homeless children. For more information on The Birthday Party Project, log on to TheBirthdayPartyProject.org.