Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Easy Ways to Get In Halloween Spirit

Halloween is a spooky, eerie, and magnificent holiday for many. For some it is all about the candy, for others it is a time to let the creative dark side come out and play. Throughout the months before October and often the month of, people will begin preparing for their favorite ‘holiday’ Halloween. This is a day that many look forward to, but for those homes which get over a thousand kids, it might be a day of dread. Whichever side of the scale you may be, there are plenty of ways to decorate for Halloween without spending a ton of money.  Saving money is something, let’s be real, we can all agree on. Who doesn’t love saving money? 

PUMPKINS
Carving pumpkins isn’t the only way to make a fun impression on guests and trick or treaters this year. Of course the traditional carved pumpkin is a classic and will show guests your home is ready for Halloween, you might want to try some new suggestions this year. Have some fun with three things you probably already have around the house. Create a line of ghosts for around the house, (or driveway) to line a path of spooky ghosts. These ghosts are not anything hard to make, even the kids can make these guys. With three around the house items as simple as black paint, milk jugs, and Christmas string lights (white or colored) these little guys can be a blast to create. Simply create the face you want on the outside of milk jug, allow to dry. Cut a small hole in back of jug to allow a few lights to be gathered inside. Place ghosts as close or far apart as desired.

FOOD
There are many different foods that could be made during this time of the year. Some simple was are by creating festive foods. These food examples could be as simple as a bunch of decorative cookies. There are a ton of recipes via Pinterest for Halloween cookies too that can be made.   

One fun way to use a pumpkin is by hollowing it out and using it for hot mulled cider, or a dip bowl. 
 Decorations

So you want to put up decorations but don't want to spend a lot of money? No problem, check out your local Dollar Tree or dollar store for some fun and cheap Halloween decorations. If you still want to be more on the creative side, you can also follow some easy DIY project ideas. These can be fun because they are for any part of the house.

Halloween is probably my favorite holiday. I love it because it's full of fright, terror, and all things that go bump in the night. Not only that but it's got the best color combination anyone could ask for. Orange and black.

I'm really hoping this year I can get some trick or treaters. I think I am going to since I have a porch light and there are a lot of kids in my neighborhood. If I'm not working that day I'm going to be passing out candy as much as I can and as long as I can. I love seeing the kids in their costumes and how creative some of them are. My favorite are the home made ones or the odd character ones.

What is your favorite part about Halloween? How do you like to decorate?









26 comments:

  1. I like to decorate each room with a touch of Halloween. For the past few Halloweens I have been volunteering at the local school for their Halloween Party. Great way to ensure kids are having Safe Fun. This year I am The Witch calling Scary Bingo! When it gets dark - The school parking lot is full of cars for TRUNK Trick or Treat. I open up the hatch on my Jeep and I pass out candy! The kids love it and I have a great time!

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  2. We decorate October 1st and that definitely gets us in the spirit. We LOVE Halloween in our house.

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  3. My favorite part of Halloween used to be when we would go through Jake's candy! LOL It's always fun to dress up too. He's too "old" for that stuff now though.

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  4. I love Halloween, I go to my best friends house and we drink while handing out candy. We usually get about 200 kids. The week before we make up treat bags and decorate her yard.

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  5. Great tips. You can't go wrong with Pinterest and Dollar Tree for any holiday, really.

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  6. Pumpkins and apples are my favorite thing about fall. I found some decor items at the Dollar Tree yesterday that will help make the house look great.

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  7. Pumpkins are a great tradition for kids, and who could resist Halloween decor? It is a huge part of making the time of year stand out.

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  8. The Dollar Tree has some fun decorations. I love the dressing up part of Halloween.

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  9. A line of spooky ghosts around the driveway would be fun. I can't wait to get some pumpkins to get in the Halloween spirit. I usually go all out for Halloween. So excited.

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  10. Halloween is my night to zone out and watch horror movie marathons! Love the Halloween themed blog background you are using, super cute!

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

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  11. I usually just kick back at home. When the kids were little we would dress up, but they are not into dressing up too much anymore

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  12. I love the candy, lol. We decorate our apartment and building in the beginning of the month and the building does a party for the kids on Halloween. I love the whole atmosphere!

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  13. I'm not a huge fan of Halloween but we usually hand out candy to the kids.

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  14. We don't get many visitors on Halloween. I do love the pumpkin dip bowl tho.

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  15. Food and crafts are the BEST ways to get in the mood for the season. I really enjoy fall!

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  16. I'm definitely hitting up the Dollar Tree to see what I can find. I love carving pumpkins too.

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  17. The Dollar Tree is the perfect spot to find cheap and fun Halloween decor! I love decorating for Halloween.

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  18. I have been in the dollar tree 3 times in the last week while I've been decorating for Halloween. Best time of year!

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  19. The best part about Halloween for me is the pumpkins. It also seems like around here its the one last hurrah before the snow sets in for the season.

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  20. Dressing up is my favorite part but my kids are now into wanting to watch spooky movies. eeek! I use to be able to do that now that I'm in the middle of no where I can't. haha. I also love decorating, cutting into a pumpkin and making the seeds.

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  21. It is definitely not hard for me to get in the Halloween spirit. I love Halloween!

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  22. I just decorated my porch! I can't wait for the holiday!

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  23. Food is probably my favorite way to get into the spirit of anything ;)

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  24. We're lucky enough to live in a neighborhood that really goes all out for Halloween! Some folks even have a wide screen set up playing the old Charlie Brown Halloween classics while the kids trick or treat! It's great memories for the kids for sure

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  25. I love halloween. I like dressing up in costumes.

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  26. food and movies always get me in the seasonal spirit. I use this time to cook and bake alot

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