Skip to main content

Halloween, How I Love Thee...

Maybe it's because orange is such a great color, maybe because there's lots and lots of candy involved - whatever it is - I love Halloween. My sister loves it as much as me (possibly more) but I'm not really sure why were are Halloween freaks - we just are. Case in point...

My sis and I - Halloween 2010

I grew up in a small town, and my mother taught at an elementary school that would throw the best Halloween carnival every year - complete with an old building converted into a haunted house. And funny enough, we used to have a big Halloween carnival at our Southern Baptist church every year too (now they have a fall festival). All of the kids at church would play games for hours - bobbing for apples, cake walks, fishing - all in good fun. Then we'd go on a real hay ride up and down the curvy country roads, with the smell of fall all around us.

My sister and I would go trick-or-treating every year (until she got too old and I had to do it alone), but we'd have to go door-to-door via car since no one really lived close to us (aka, the country). My grandmother would always have a special treat for us at her house which was always the highlight of my night.

Now with my little guy, I love decorating and all the trick-or-treating festivities. Living in an actual neighborhood, the kids get together and walk to the houses and knock on doors and we force them to say "trick or treat" even though they are sometimes shy or scared. The neighbors laugh at the costumes and children walk up and down the street all night, in search of more candy. Last year we had a haunted front porch and I made cupcakes for the neighborhood kids - it was a hit. You can read more about it here.

2010 Haunted Front Porch
2010 Haunted Front Porch

I haven't decided how I'm going to decorate the house this year - but I've got some ideas up my sleeve! I saw today that Mrs. Limestone is ready for Halloween too! She throws the BEST Halloween parties every year - can't wait to see what she has planned! And it makes me feel better that other people love Halloween as much as me!

One huge trend I've seen pop up in several different places is the white trend - which is a totally new and fresh approach to Halloween. I can't wait to get a copy of Matthew Mead's Autumn edition featuring a white Halloween!  Oh if only my budget were unlimited!!!

Are you guys in the Halloween spirit yet? Where do you look for ideas and inspiration?


  1. I love Halloween too. I have an entire Halloween village (from the same makers as my Christmas village) that I put out each year. I'm a teacher so I love to decorate my classroom and wear my holiday attire.

  2. i *lurve* halloween. my mama loves it too and decorates like crazy so it must be in my blood.

    it's not too far away!

  3. Fun post, Miss Wendy! I am an all white decor fanatic, thus, all holiday decorations are white with color as an accent.....I really enjoy your writing style...Have a great week!


Post a Comment

I love to hear what you all think! Thanks for visiting and let me know you were here!

Popular posts from this blog

Baby Shower Inspiration Board: Sweet Little Things

It's been a while since I posted an inspiration board, so when I saw that Angie Harmon's friends threw her a candy-inspired baby shower this weekend, I thought it would be fun to come up with some ideas of what it may have looked like! Yummy!

New Addition to the Family...

Meet the newest member of our extended family, Sporky. Sporky arrived Christmas day and was the one and ONLY thing my 12-year-old nephew wanted for Christmas. I've never held a hedgehog before now and it's not a pleasant experience when they point their spikes out at you, but Sporky started to overcome his shyness as the holidays passed and he's starting to get used to all of the attention. He really is a cutie.

Star Wars Gift Bag Tags

Two years ago, for Walker's Star Wars birthday, I created Yoda tags to attach to the gift bags for the party. Little did I know these bag tags would become so popular on Pinterest!

To date, these tags have been repinned almost 500 times!!!

So I thought since there's so much interest, I'd add them to my Etsy shop. So now, for just $8.00 - you can receive the file electronically and print them for yourself! I jazzed them up a bit with some sliver glitter puff paint on the light saber and some silver ribbon to attach to the dollar store bags. Print as many or as few as you want!

So, if you are planning a Star Wars party, check them out! And may the force be with you!