Friday, October 5th 2012
I am trying to find a way to match my kids' excitement about the upcoming Halloween celebration. They anxiously and patiently waited until yesterday, the fourth day of October, when Daddy hauled the three huge decor boxes out of the basement and yelled, "Let's decorate, Guys!" (Mind you, this ritual usually happens on the 1st day of October.) So, off they went. Z put himself in charge of blaring the Halloween CD as he stuck ghost-puff stickers all over his face, while Jada wrapped the balusters in cob webs and fake plastic spiders, and Aris tore out all the orange lights by demand of his father and plugged them all in making sure they worked. Borris the Spider is now greeting anyone who dares come to the front porch doorway, and Dead Bones lay glowing around the front yard gravestones. I love watching the family work as a team, deciding where each small decoration goes...and,... I. did. nothing! Notta! I did not decorate one Halloween thing...yet.
I am a bit behind in my excitement, you see. I am usually the one yanking the heavy boxes from the basement, or pleading that it be done, way before the 1st day of the month. But this year, everything seems so fast....
Okay, so I went out searching for a little inspiration, internet style, of course.
Check it out! Chevron pumpkins! Someone else loves chevron as much as I do?This looks like it would be easy with a little painter's tape and spray paint.
Such cute little ghosts! Are these those accordion wedding bells that you can buy at craft stores? I think so!
Simple decor idea.
Cobweb mat and broom stick, Simple. I love it! Too bad our front porch is filled with a fog blower, Borris, and a screaming Zombie head!
A bigger front porch idea. There are so many things I love about this arrangement...#1 No Spider!...#2 The trees...#3 the black candles in the lantern with white pumpkin...I could go on and on.
Loving the white pumpkin look, of course. These even look a little sparkly, too.
This simple wreath looks like a spray painted craft wreath; silvery-white, ghosts and ribbon.
And, for the little monsters...
I was considering this, but I know it would get ripped down way before Halloween! However, I still might do this for Trick-or-Treat night. Too cool! Glowing eyeballs, perhaps?
And, of course, some yummy treats...
Boo! I'd serve these with a Witches Stew!
I must admit, after a good three hours of searching and pinning and searching some more, I am getting a bit more motivated and excited about Halloween. I found a lot of yummy recipes to try, along with some fun-looking crafts to tackle, if time.
Who knows, we just might happen to cross paths with a pumpkin patch this weekend?