So we pulled out the talking monsters, vampire, ghosts, spiders, pumpkins and spider webs and got to work. The ghosts floating in our trees out front make an appearance every year. Ryan and I made the fabric ghosts three years ago now. He decorated their faces by himself so it is always fun to get those out and look at them.
And if the ghosts don't frighten all of the neighborhood children away, this scary vampire should do it peaking around the tree. Actually I am more afraid of kids deciding to karate chop him down for fun. And by kids I mean Ryan.
Now we still have to spookify the inside of our house, but I figure that can wait until maybe next weekend before we celebrate Halloween Friday night. Is anyone having a Halloween party? Last year I threw a big bash for the neighborhood kids before the actual Halloween night so I've still got loads of games, decorations and recipes (including the infamous brains paté, um mm, yum, yum.) I even had the adults grossed out!
This year I am thinking...more like pondering...inviting kids and their chaperones over after trick-or-treating for cider, treats, and games. I'm just not sure I'm up for it or not. I guess next week will tell but of course I have to get invites done, etc, etc. Needless to say, you'll find out next week!