Monday, October 17, 2011

Getting in the Spirit!

I'm putting it out there - I've never been much of a Halloween fan. When I was a kid it was fun to dress up and run around the neighbourhood to collect candy. Once those days were behind me, I enjoyed carving pumpkins and handing out candy to the kids, but that was where my enthusiasm ended. Notice how I left out Halloween decorations? 


Now here I am, living with a big Halloween fan (B) and a baby. Suddenly, the whole thing seems a lot more exciting (especially the excitement of Halloween's to come when Halle finally understand's it), and I'm finally ready to get into the "holiday spirit", if you will. 


Since B and I moved into our home in 2009, we've acquired a few small decorations that I deemed acceptable and not overly cheesy. So, this past weekend while I added to our fall decor, I decided to add some Halloween decorations to the mix as well. Here's how the house is looking today....


October 14, 2011

October 14, 2011

October 14, 2011

Nothing overly exciting in the front entrance. A skull candle holder that we picked up at HomeSense our first year in the home. I sat it on top of two stacked books that struck me as Halloween appropriate (idea taken from Young House Love - Thanks Sherry!). The pumpkin was given to us by B's parents when they were visiting last week. The final touch was removing the little pink candle and replacing it with this orange one. Easy and free little Halloween table! Love it!

We have some mini gravestones that B made last year, and some gauzy cobwebs to put up, but with all if the rain we've been having recently, we've had no time to get them up outside. I'll probably have to share those photos after the big day!

Our Autumn mantel also got a few small additions...

October 16, 2011

October 16, 2011

The little bunting that I made last year made it a bit more fun, and I was also finally able to add a photo into our new frame! Our prints from our photographer arrived on Friday and I l-o-v-e LOVE them! Still looking for the perfect branches to put into my pitcher that is hiding out behind the red lantern. The mantel could definitely use the height and fullness. 


As the years go by, I hope we can add some more fun Halloween decorations to our collection, that will make the season and big day that much more exciting for our little munchkin. With that in mind, I've been collecting some Halloween inspiration over on Pinterest...


Glowing Ghosts
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How cute are these glowing ghosts? So easy to do too! They are made from tomato cages, with Christmas lights strung inside of them and white sheets draped over top! Genius!

Eyeball Wreath
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Cute eyeball and feather wreath! Great fun way to decorate your front steps without going too cheesy! 

If you are looking for something a little more classy - maybe for a party, these Halloween flower arrangements from One Charming Party are absolutely perfect - don't you agree?

Halloween Flowers


Are you a big Halloween fan? Do you get excited about decorating for the big day - or do you keep it low key? I'd love to hear what you do (or don't do) to decorate and celebrate for the holiday!

9 comments:

  1. Very cute decorations Kerry. Not cheesy or overdone at all! ;)

    I love halloween... but just the candy & dressing up part. I do have a few halloween/fall decorations kicking around, but I haven't put them out yet. "Someone" and I just carved our pumpkins last night, and I was probably waaay too excited for that...

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  2. looks so great! i love halloween too! so much fun~ and tons of great decor too!

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  3. Looks great, love the bunting! Just wait until you get to dress your sweet baby girl up in a cute little costume...it's so fun!

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  4. Looks so cute! I'm not a huge Halloween fan mainly because I don't like scary things. We decorated with a pumpkin and some mums, more autumn than Halloween. My roommates went all out with a haunted house front yard last year at our old place but we had trouble when we ran out of candy (guess we ate too much of it!) and couldn't just turn off our lights to stop them from coming up!

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  5. Looks lovely Kerry - and the family pic is adorable! I like Halloween but we've never gotten over more that 12 kids here which makes me feel sad for my decorations...I've put a few things up but I've been slacking a bit!

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  6. Very cute! I've never been much of a Halloween fan either, but I do love handing out candy to the kids! Which reminds me...I should probably put a few decorations together before the 31st ;)

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  7. I am nutty for halloween! I don't dress up...but I love decorating...and I love DIY decorating!

    was there an apostrophe in halloween when we were growing up? am I dating myself here? I am only early 30's but I still want to stuff one in

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  8. For some reason I'm just not a huge halloween person - I don't dislike it, I just don't usually put a lot of effort into it. I usually put pumkins out and call it "fall" instead.

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