I'll start out by saying I'm not huge on Halloween. I don't like gore, I don't like being scared, and despite my theatre background, I don't really love costumes (I hate masks). But we live in a neighborhood with a lot of young families, and I was feeling a little inspired this year. Besides, I do love candy, and decorating, and I especially love rocking a good theme! Halloween's not all bad, I guess :)
We have a great lawn for Halloween decorations, as it turns out. I had this idea in my head that included tombstones and a skeleton coming up out of the ground, but of course, it's only a few days until Halloween, so I knew selections would be limited at the party stores. After striking out all over town, I decided to swing by Walgreens on the off chance they had some scraps left. I figured it would be all Christmas there, but maybe there would be a few things I could use? Turns out, Walgreens is THE BOMB for last-minute Halloween shopping. I did have to scavenge a bit for the tombstones, but I had my pick of all sorts of things, and I have to say, I am pretty pleased with the execution!
|Welcome to the porch.
Beware the moving, noisy ghost at the top
of the stairs!
I'm pretty stoked on our first big decoration! Next year, I'd like to get even more tombstones and maybe even some of those "popping out of the grave" zombie people, and make a whole graveyard.
Have you decorated your house? What kinds of things do you have on the Halloween agenda? Are you watching Hocus Pocus?