Are you the creative kind of person who goes all out for Halloween, wowing the neighborhood with your amazing decorations each year? Do you host frighteningly good parties where everyone shows up in clever costumes?
I’m not. I’ve just got the usual jack-o-lanterns on the front porch and fall decorations around the house. My daughter Lily told me yesterday, “We’re not being creative enough for Halloween!”
You may recall that Lily decorated the house for me earlier this month, covering all the walls and doors with pictures of witches, black cats, pumpkins, and ghosts (boo!). Since then, she has continued to decorate the house within an inch of its life. But apparently it is still not enough.
She loves looking at other peoples’ blogs with me to see their creative Halloween decor. Lily declared Living Locurto “the best blog ever!” after seeing some of Amy’s Halloween posts, including this adorable witchy pumpkin. Amy has a big Halloween blog party in progress that you have to check out if you haven’t already.
Remember this Martha Stewart magazine Halloween cover?
Erin of Life Is a Banquet did her own version of this, and it looks great!
Isn’t that fun? My next-door neighbors just did their own version of this, too, which was what prompted Lily’s comment about us not being creative enough with our Halloween decorations. Erin has templates and instructions for it on her site if you’re ambitious enough to try it yourself. (Again: I’m not.)
Bella of Bella Casa made the front of her house look very festive with cute decorations like this:
This idea looked simple enough that even I could do it. And maybe I’ll try (next year).
Angela of Cottage Magpie has all sorts of amazing Halloween ideas. One of my favorites are these monogrammed pumpkins.
Linda of Restyled Home has a cute black tree with orange lights that led her children to accuse her of being “seasonally confused.” This post made me laugh. From the street it does look like a Christmas tree in her window:
Brandee at The Berry’s Patch has a serious spider problem in her house. Stop by her blog to see more of her creative decorations and her festive Halloween blog header:
I’ve been trying to come up with a fun tablescape for my dining room table. Pat at Back Porch Musings created one that inspired me.
Stop by Living Locurto’s Halloween Bash to see more creative ideas!
Amy from Texas says
LOL!! Can I use Lily’s quote on my blog? “Recommended by mini Hooked on Houses” Have you made a Minnie Mouse pumpkin with her yet? Tell her I just got my daughter’s Minnie Mouse outfit for Halloween and it’s sooooo cute!
By the way Cottage Magpie blows me away with her pumpkin carving. Her entire site rocks!
carrie : SpringsHomeBlog.com says
This is totally not related to halloween decorating, but last night I dreamed I found a street here in Colorado Springs that was named “Hooked on Houses”! Not sure there’s really one out there, but evidently I had your blog on the brain! 🙂
Awww…so cute what Lily said! All of those decorations are so great. Good luck with all your packing. 🙂
Well, Lily would really hate my house. I don’t really do Halloween. I’m more of a cute Fall decorator. Hubby would love all the hoopla for Halloween, but I’m not into it. Never have been. I know, I’m a big party pooper. LOL
Jersey Girl in DC says
I’m embarassed to admit that I have only three measley white pumpkins in our tiny condo for our fall decoration. Lame, I know! I can’t wait until we have a bigger space to go all out. Your daughter sounds too cute! 🙂
Well thank you Julia! You even have pictures of my kids in there. 🙂
What a FABULOUS blog!!! I came over via Amy’s twitter!!! Love it and adding it to my reader…
Have a fabulous day sweetie!
i wish i had time to be creative outside.
oh well, maybe next year!
dolce chic says
We have a cute old fashioned wheelbarrow with pumpkins inside. Other than that, not much! Christmas is another story 🙂
Kathy :) says
Oh I love to look… how fun, dosen’t it take you back to when you were a kid, Halloween was so magical, I still love it and can’t wait to hand out the candy to the kids.
Lily what are you going to be this year, our dog Sydney is going to be a Bumble Bee, my daughter (she’s big now), is going to a party Friday night as RobinHood.
Julia Pat/Back porch got those blocks from Karen at the yellowfarmhouse she is a very talented lady, I love her blog.
Good luck packing !!!
Have a great night,
I really want to decorate for fall and Halloween, but, girl, if you have a few pumpkins around, you’re way ahead of me. LOL
[email protected] Restyled Home says
Thanks for including my Halloween/Christmas tree as my kids have dubbed it! It is always an honour to be mentioned on your site!
Now, I’m off to check out the others!!
I was told by my children that our house wasn’t nearly “creepy” enough. So we put up the faux cobwebs over the pre-existing real cobwebs & dead mums! Festive *snort* !
I think these all look great!! My question is: Where do people find the time to decorate for a “holiday” such as Halloween?! It’s all I can do to keep the dishes clean, laundry done, and hang one fake fall wreath on the door that covers all of Autumn…
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Lily is going to be a fairy riding a pink unicorn. She’s so excited.
obviously, I have no answer to that question since I haven’t found the time to do much decorating myself! My hat’s off to all of these creative women. I aspire to be more like you in ’09. -J 🙂
Alana @ Gray Matters says
Oh . . . to have their time and creativity. Great ideas!
I feel a little “bah humbug” about Halloween this year as I did not decorate at all, which is very unlike me, but I will not be home on Halloween and I did not want trick or treaters to be disappointed. There is an unwritten rule around here that if a person has no decorations up they will also not be giving out candy.
The links you profiled in this post were great fun to look at non-the-less, and hopefully I’ll be able to get in the spirit again next year.
Young children at home sure make the holiday more fun! Your Lily sounds delightful — kids are lucky these days to be able to explore blogs along with Mom and find ideas 🙂
Fifi Flowers says
I love that pumpkin!!!
Hope you had a wonderful Halloween!