We have just a little over 3 months now until Halloween and since Leigh is home this year we have decided to have our first ever adult Halloween party! I started having Halloween parties for Leigh and her friends when she was in first grade and every year after that all the way through Junior High.
Needless to say, I'm kind of excited about having an excuse to continue the tradition and go all out for Halloween this year! I thought I would share some pictures of our decorations over the last couple of years and then I'll show you the pins that I'm thinking about for this year.
Here's some pictures of our decorations -
These are my Ghost Kiddies and are super easy to make with dowels, toddler jeans & socks, styrofoam balls and white fabric (I used a cheap sheet from Walmart) black fabric scraps and ribbon.
Martha Stewart Witch Cling above the entry way -
Tablescape on my Singer sewing machine -
Martha Stewart Mice on the stairs -
Halloween Banner (definitely have to do better with the mantel this year!)
Jim Shore Witch - a birthday gift from the Hubby
Plant Shelf above the TV niche - look close and you will be able to see that I left the plastic on the mini hay bales. You can't really see it from down stairs and I've been using these for 4 years now! Yes, it is true, I'm El Cheapo!
And the Halloween Bear (made by Brenda wearing
Leigh's first Halloween costume and sitting in Tim's baby rocking chair!)
This is a wreath that I made last year for Leigh (see it under our Crafts tab).
Ok, so I haven't quite hit overboard yet, but as you can tell it is
one of my favorite times of year to decorate!
My Halloween Pinterest Picks!!!
I'm going to make a whole basket of these thanks to Skip to My Lou - she even provides a downloadable template for the bat pattern.
Noreen Doll at Craftlinky has the perfect thing for my mantel - A Halloween Topiary made out of a tin can, spray paint, styrofoam ball, wood dowel, newspaper, a bit of ribbon and plastic spiders! I can see at least 2 on the mantel this year.
Thrifty Decor Chick has a great idea for my entry way mirror -
And I'm absolutely torn on this one - which one should I
pick for the powder room?
Or this cute little Monster?
And I absolutely have to have this adorable little owl for front porch!
I think I will make these with a thank you tag on them for everyone
that attends - design courtesy of Christy Robbins
And to take care of all the Sparkly Vampires we will have to have this -
I can't find the original post of this but I'm thinking I might be able to make the sign out of foam board and use contractor stakes for the bottom part?
I'm thinking that the bat cave cutouts by Martha Stewart would look great in the dining room -
And I will use these candles by BH&G as a centerpiece
on the dining room table -
Surrounded by lots of spider candles by Good Housekeeping-
There are just so many cool Halloween ideas on Pinterest!
Check out my entire Pinterest Halloween Idea board here.
So am I crazy to be thinking about this now? Hobby Lobby has already started loading up the store with Fall items, so I don't think I'm too crazy? Am I?
Do you have any great ideas for Halloween? I'd love to hear about them and leave a link so that I can check them out - 'cause I'm a PINNING FOOL!