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Toddler Delights: Halloween Decorating

I decorated my Halloween mantle last night with my little man and we had so much fun. After we put everything up, we lit the candles and turned all of the lights off and just sat there and stared.

It was so cute because hubby was sitting on the couch watching ESPN and us at the same time. When we turned all of the lights off, little man said, "Daddy, turn off the tv too." He did, and we sat there in the dark with just the candles and pumpkins twinkling and I said to my little man, "We're gonna have so much fun this Christmas, I can already tell."

After I took these pics, I let him put fake spider webs all over the fireplace screen and just about every other item that he could cover in the room. It's gonna be even more fun cleaning it all up.


  1. this is so great! you did an amazing job!

  2. What great decorations! It's fun decorating with the kids, uh? Mimi just turned 3 and she is so excited about Halloween this year.

  3. You're making great memories with him. Good job Mom!

  4. That is just the sweetest thing!

  5. Good for you for decorating already! The kids love it so much. I'm hoping we'll get it done this weekend.

  6. I love that he can tell what a great Christmas it's going to be from the twinkling pumkins & candles! What a charmer!

  7. Really cute. This so sounds like our household. I thought I was reading from my own life!
    Decorations very well done.

  8. Those look so cute! My little man loves the Halloween decorations too. I can't wait to get them up this weekend!

  9. Just found your cute blog. I bought the Martha Stewart "Happy Halloween" garland and then ended up returning it because I couldn't find a place to put it. Your idea is perfect. We have a similar mirror over our mantle. I love the garland there and now I am so mad that I returned it. Oh well, next year maybe she'll have it out again.


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