As opposed to declaring fall. Is it overkill to put out fall leaves and pumpkins in September, then take almost all of them down to put up morbid-obelia for October, then strike that set in favor of Thanksgiving decorations for November when you’re only going to have to take it all down to decorate for Christmas in December (through March) anyway? Moreover, aren’t skulls and spiders and witches too occult and creepy for a house with young impressionable children in it?
I don’t have the answers to these questions, but here’s how I decorated my house for Halloween!
You may recognize many elements from Fluffy’s 5th birthday party with the witches theme. Fluffy said she wanted “the same” birthday party this year. Saweet! Done! Unfortunately, I didn’t get it in writing when she said that, so the next time we talked about it she had gone from witches to “good witches” to “Glinda” to “The Wizard of Oz”. Pfft! We’ll still be able to reuse many things, but needless to say, I’ve got a study full of craft projects to work on for this year’s party and I’m having to figure out how to meld blue gingham and ruby red and rainbows into a cohesive color scheme without it seeming “over the top”. HAHAHAHAHA! Also got to figure out how to make a balloon rainbow on youtube. Word to the wise: When a child tells you they want the same birthday party as last year, you get it signed in a legal binding contract on the spot. In blood.
And I found a way to reuse the door decorations from the Macbeth night of Shakespeare club above the foyer table.
My favorite addition to the tableau is this string of LED skeletons lights that change color. Such a cheap thrill from Target.
If you think it’s creepy to have that skull in the house, just imagine how much creepier it was when we made Fluffy carry it around as part of her 2 year old Hamlet costume.