Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Halloween House - it's BOOtiful

I love holidays - all of them. In fact, if I could think of a good way to decorate for Ground Hog's Day, I probably would. And, I still decorate for the holidays even though the kids have long since lost their interest in coming home to ghosts hanging around the house--but I've still got witches dangling on a string and mice running amok.

Wreaths are easy to make - just twine some old branches together with some wire and glue on some silk flowers and ornamental fruit, you can buy super cheap at any craft store, then add a ribbon and it's a festive decoration

It's easy to put out some flowers, hang up some masks and add a couple of creepy critters to the tables and stairs and the kids will think it's cool.

I throw some plastic bugs on the tables, some paper mice and put out a lot of orange candles and flowers.

And hang up giant spiders on the porch

Or, if you don't want to have scarey things hanging around just use colored corn and squash with some homemade potpourri.

Here are a few of my tricks for easy inexpensive decorations.
I put some hats out and add some fun fabric to tables and WAH-LAH creepy Halloween House

With paper mice peeking around, and a pumpkin sitting on top of the table - the house can look really bootiful!

How 'bout you? Any decorations hangingaround?


Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

You go all out;) My kids would love your house.

The Happy Whisk said...

Hope you have an oogie boogie day.

Jen on the Edge said...

I really like the way you used masks in your decor. Cute.

Rena said...

Very cool! We only "decorate" our classroom, and even then, it's mostly just crafts the kids have made over the years. They love it, though. Tomorrow we're making a lifesize mummy out of newspaper and toilet paper. :)

Anonymous said...

Great ideas and I love the cupcakes, toooo! I see why I missed you on FB, you are busy blogging! I'll list it in the next NewsWorthy if that's okay. Hope to see you in the spring, Kim!