My friend Kyle told me that one year he and his roommates had forgotten that Halloween meant, you know, trick-or-treaters coming to your door. Decked out in cuteness, and asking for candy. So when the doorbell rang and they saw a little kid in a lion costume, they dashed to the kitchen and gave him one of the only things they could find: a Pop-Tart.
I don’t know what I find more delightful about this story – the fact that instead of the standard “fun-size” Snickers the kid got a silver-packaged Pop Tart, or the fact that Kyle in his infinite nice-ness simply had to raid his kitchen so that the lion tyke would not be disappointed on Halloween.
Decorating for holidays in my childhood home was always serious business, and Halloween was no exception. Although I don’t think I could ever rival my mother’s decorating prowess, I hope to infuse my own home with the same kind of excitement around the holidays. We threw a dinner party yesterday, which I used as an excuse to get the house a little dolled up. Here are some things I’ve been up to this month besides taking photos:
Pottery Barn Kids had an amazing “bat chandelier” a few years ago. They don’t sell them anymore, but after looking at the picture online I went ahead and improvised my own using sewing frames, acrylic paint, thin sheets of compressed foam, string, fishing line, and electrical tape.
These spiderwebs are the easiest thing in the world to make, thanks to my 5th grade teacher Mr. C. CLICK HERE to see the instructional video he made about how to do it. He made the video in the same room I attended fifth grade in! Fun memories.
I was too busy finishing the bat chandelier to be able to photograph the whole table before guests arrived, but here are a few details:
Brazillian Limeade deserves to be graced with a little umbrella.
A pumpkin patch of cupcakes for dessert:
The cooking aftermath (the truly scary part about the party):
My finished, carved pumpkins:
How was your Halloween? I hope it was fantastic!