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?
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.
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.
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?