Halloween used to be my THANG and now it's starting to strike a little fear in my heart and not in a horror movie kind of way. I used to have Halloween stuff up all year, as I was very much an Every Day is Halloween , a whiff of Wicca, Hey-I-want-to-dress-like-Stevie-Nicks, too-happy-to-be-Goth sort of 20 & 30 something. Now I'm 40 and stuffing candy-free, nut-sensitive treat bags and making sure my kid's costume is warm enough and her shoes match her costume.
I still live in a house full of costumes of all sizes (including a certain "one size fits all" bunny costume that doesn't fit ME) and I still love Halloween in my heart. But shit. This is a helluva lot of work. I had more planned that I didn't achieve, but hey, there's always next year, right?
I'm not sure why people rush to put out the Halloween spooktacular on October 1st. By the 31st it's lost all the scariness. I wait until the last minute, which suits my personal timeline anyways, and set it up while the little nugget is in school and I know that there's a "Christmas morning" effect. Since she is most likely my only trick or treater, that's really all that matters.
Things of note:
I cut some branches off a maple that was EN FUEGO with fall color a few weeks ago and stuck it in a container filled with wet sand and it has had really great staying power. I recommend it!
Loved using this thrift store found tennis-ball-picker-upper for gourds, too. I mean.... What the hell else am I going to use it for?
|I added the eyes|
|Dan was temporarily in a vintage-Halloween-collecting-stage. This is the proof.|
|'Twilight Zone' rose is the appropriate star of the show!|
|Hazel's favorite part! This kid adores RATS!|
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