Leaves are just beginning to turn color, the days are getting shorter, and Halloween is just weeks away! Today I’m joining 19 blogging friends to feature some of our favorite Halloween decorating ideas!
First I need to give a shout-out to Kristen at Ella Claire & Co. for organizing today’s fun event. When you visit the links at the end of this post, I know you’ll be inspired to create your own Halloween décor.
My inspiration for you is a haunted house vignette I created on the mantel in my sitting room. Black Halloween houses are lit up with spooky but friendly little ghosts.
Since my mantel is black, I figured it was the best spot to feature a haunted house vignette for the Halloween holiday. And I couldn’t resist the over-sized cat head that I found at Home Goods.
We have two black cats named Izzy and Bella and this Halloween cat head immediately made me think of them. On Halloween night I’ll fill it with candy. The kids can reach into the cat’s mouth to get their treat. I know it’ll be a hit with the little goblins. I always try to make our house a memorable experience for them.
Part of the fun of trick or treating is the ambiance of Halloween. The setting sun and spooky decorations always make me feel the night has a bit of magic to it.
My fondest Halloween memory was trick or treating at an older home in town near the cemetery. The lady (who happened to be a family friend) had waist length gray hair that she always wore in a bun. On Halloween though, she would let it down and dress up as a witch. She sat on her porch in a rocking chair with a bowl of treats on her lap. If I didn’t know her personally, I might have been a little afraid to approach! Her house was the best of the night.
When my grandkids saw my haunted Halloween mantel, they were bewitched. And needless to say, some of the ghosts went home with them. They make a perfect night light this time of year.
But I kept the black cat – he’s my favorite.
Last year I had a few skeleton friends show up at my house to lend some Halloween cheer. How do you like to decorate for Halloween? Do you go all out or are you lucky to get a pumpkin out on the porch?
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