There are only a few traces of Halloween inside the house, the majority of it is for our neighbors, and soon-to-be-Trick-or-Treaters, to enjoy outside.
Here is the front of our house from the street:
Not too over the top, really. My son came up with the idea to fill the made-over lantern (and his matching friend I found at World Market for $10) with loose hay. Our local nursery sells it for $1 per bag. Here's a closer look:
My cheapie stick arrangement:
Since we're still a solid three weeks from Halloween, we painted the pumpkins instead of carving them. Moldy, caved in pumpkins aren't scary...just gross. And because I'm a girl, I tied black tulle and spider ribbon bows to their stems.
I'm not big on ready-made Halloween decor from the stores, so I like that all of this has an organic feel.
The ghosts are generating a lot of attention from the dog walkers in the neighborhood. Which isn't so great because their pups take that opportunity to 'do they business.'
(The plaque under the light is year-round decor. It's a tombstone that reads, "I told you I was sick." I wish I could say it's just for Halloween, but it's more for my sick sense of humor.)
Mr. Sugarplum brought the pumpkin lights home a few years ago, and dang it if they still haven't burned out!
Here's the Fright Fest at night:
And because I just upgraded my Picnik account and want to use all the new features:
So, by October 31st, we'll either be so over Halloween that we don't even bother going out, or we'll be in such a holiday frenzy that only multiple buckets of collected loot will settle us down. Care to wager which it will be?!
On a different note, this beyond stimulating entry marks my 100th Post!! I can't believe how quickly
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