How did you spend the first weekend of October? I headed back to work this week after my maternity leave with Baby Roo so it was a pretty busy week around our house. But that didn’t stop us from breaking out the decorations this week for one of or favourite holidays – Halloween! Many people go all our decorating for Christmas, while we enjoy that time of year as well it is Halloween that really shines at our house complete with indoor and outdoor decorations and costumes for the whole family! Here are a few fun an inexpensive ways you can bring a little Halloween into your home!
Deck out the door – your front door is the first thing to greet people arriving at your house. Make sure they know you are in a festive spirit by decorating with a Halloween sign. Hallmark Canada has several different styles available for under $8 each. They trick-or-treat sign is perfect for our house as it also lets people know we are a little batty.
Get baking – We know Halloween is just as much about the treats as it is the costumes. Let the kids get involved in the kitchen and make up a batch of spooktacular treats. Why not try Mummy Oreo Pops, Batty Pops, Krispie Spiders.
Dress the part – I am in love with the Halloween Scarf from Hallmark ($9.95 with any purchase Hallmark Canada). At first glace you would never know it is Halloween themed as the elegant pattern has hints of Halloween built in to it. Only when you look closely will you see the pumpkins, owls, ghosts, spiders and more that are all part of this spooky pattern. I can’t wait to wear this scarf to the office in the week leading up to Halloween, it is festive, but still will fit with my office wardrobe.
Pumpkin Up – Chocolate, costumes and pumpkins all go hand in hand for Halloween. Instead of just carving your pumpkin this year why not try something a little different. Painted pumpkins are a great way to have some messy fun with the kids, while Mummy Pumpkins last year after year after year…
Get reading – pick up some Halloween themed books for the kids. Or newest Halloween book is Bernie and the Missing Trick-or-Treaters ($9.95 at Hallmark). I love that the story line of this books talks about what time of day kids go trick-or-treating as I am sure it is something we will need to go over a few times as Halloween falls on a weekend.
There are lots of ways to get into the Halloween spirit. Have a quick look at my periscope video of some of the other cute Halloween ideas that Hallmark Canada is offering this year.
How do you decorate and get ready for Halloween?
Disclosure: I am part of the Hallmark Press Pause Panel and I was provided with one or more of these products free of change for review. All options are strictly my own.