My mom is a self-proclaimed “Queen of Theme.” Growing up, she had a festive meal planned for every holiday and always had some fun themed treats in the days leading up to it. She decorated our home with simple, mostly handmade decorations like an old Aunt Jemima’s syrup bottle that she had tole-painted to look like a Halloween witch. Holidays in our house were magical and I have such good memories!
Ready for Ghosts, Gobblins, and Princesses to hit the pavement soon in search of candy? You’ve got time to prepare, but until then, curl up with a good book that’s centered around the Halloween holiday.
One of my favorite kid-friendly fall activities is visiting a local pumpkin patch or corn maze. Here in Seattle we have plenty to choose from but of course I have my favorites.
I love Halloween! Every year I get so excited to pull out my decorations, and now that my son is old enough to understand what’s going on things have gotten even more exciting. This week we put out my collection of pumpkins, skeletons and spiderwebs and he couldn’t stop talking about it. I want to incorporate as much spooky fun as I can this month, leading up to the big Halloween night. We’ve already started some fun and easy DIY Halloween crafts for kids and decorations, so I thought I’d share some of my ideas.
This October’s issue of Food Network Magazine which is on stands now, has some really cute and no-mess decorating ideas for Jack-o-lanterns. They’ve used M&M’s, gumdrops, marshmallows, candy corn, cotton candy and royal icing to make fun pumpkin characters.
Country Living Spooky & Bright: 101 Halloween Ideas is a small, spiral bound book filled with Halloween decorating inspiration from the creative minds at the Country Living Magazine. I love that the book is spiral instead of traditionally bound so it’s easy to reference while working on a project.