It's almost that time of year. Time to get dressed up in those costumes. Watch those scary movies. Gorge yourself on little tiny candy bars (no judgement here). It's almost HALLOWEEN! This is my favorite time of year. I know, I've said that before, but I mean it. I love everything about it. I love that we get to be anything we like. And who doesn't love a good scare. But if you kinda forgot that spooky time is coming up, that's okay there is still time to get those last minute Halloween goodies.
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I've made a list of my favorite last minute Halloween goodies. There is everything from carving pumpkins, to decorating the house, to dressing up. It's just a little list of things that you can still get before Halloween and still enjoy the spooky season this year.
First let's talk about pumpkins. Carving them in particular. I've carved a lot of pumpkins in my life time. I've carved ones that were big enough for me to crawl in. I've carved little ones. I've painted some. I've even carved some on a Mexican beach while sipping fruity drinks (that was quite the Halloween).
I would recommend not getting a kit that has those tiny little plastic tools in them. Last year we broke all of them and had to do a late night run to Walgreens to get some more. The plastic ones just don't hold up well, so if you're going to do any sort of carving, then go with more substantial tools. Trust me, they will just make the pumpkin carving go a lot smoother and be a lot more enjoyable.
Once you got your tools, you'll have to decide what you are going to carve on the pumpkin. You can go with your own designs if you are artsy. We usually do a few that we made up the designs for (we carve a lot of pumpkins each year).
But if you are not creative enough to design your own designs, that's okay. There are lots of free patterns out there. Just do a quick search on Pinterest and a million patterns will come up.
You can also go the route of a stencil book. There are so many different designs out there, you will have a hard time picking one.
Money saving tip - We normally pick up some stencil books after Halloween when they are on clearance. Then next year we have a bunch to pick from. Check you local stores a day or two after Halloween and see what they have.
So you have your pumpkin carved, but you've decided you want to spruce up the place and give it a little bit more of that spooky vibe. Let's talk decorations for inside your house.
The easiest thing you can do to Halloween up you house is to put up some lights. We have lights everywhere, maybe even more than what we have for Christmas. And you can get some of the cutest little lights. We have little purple bats on our wreath on our little spooky tree in our little spooky town. We have purple light all over.
You don't need to put them in the windows (though they look good there too), you can put them anywhere. We have lights hanging in our kitchen because why not.
And if you're looking for a few decorations to put around the house, you can go with something out of the ordinary like this awesome monster plant. It lights up and everything, and who doesn't love things that light up.
Or maybe get these great pictures that look normal when you look at them, but they look spooky when you move to the side. Just think about if you mixed these in with the pictures you already have on the wall. How spooky would that be if someone was looking at your family photos and then, BAM, spooky time.
Don't think you just have to do classic Halloween. You can use things like these beautiful candles. You could use them year round, but mixed in with some other spooky things, they would make for a beautiful Halloween addition.
And let's not forget my absolute favorite decoration of them all. Wall bats. I put bats up on my wall every single year and I've been doing that for years.
I made them myself. I just cut out some bat shapes in black cardstock. I use the poster putty stuff to stick them to the wall. They look awesome and I get so many compliments.
Mine took forever to make because I cut them by hand, but I've seen lots of patterns out there for the lucky people that have Silhouettes.
And if you don't have a Silhouette or if you don't want to cut out some bats by hand, you can always buy some. Get some awesome bats for yourself. You won't be disappointed.
And if you have time or energy, you can still get some decorations for outside. It's going to start snowing here this week, so I won't be out there putting up any more decorations. But if you have the energy and maybe live where it's a little bit warmer, here are a few ideas for you.
I'm not a big fan of the fake spider webs outside because birds and other little animals can get stuck in them. But this big spider web is kinda cool. The web is made of larger material and comes with two big spiders and it comes with the smaller, wispy web, but you don't need to use that. You can just use the larger material and make yourself a big scary spider web. How neat would this look in a yard?
I'm also in love with these skeleton lights. They are solar powered so you don't have to worry about how you are going to plug them in. You can put them anywhere you would like in your yard.
And maybe you are not that into spooky and you're looking for something that is a little cuter. How about his amazing skeleton unicorn? My daughter say this and lost it. She wants to put it in the house year round.
And let's not forget about dressing up. I know that a lot of use aren't going out this year, but that doesn't mean you can't dress up. Even if you are just handing our candy or like us, just having a candy hunt in the backyard, I think getting dressed up is going to super special this year.
I'm currently working on putting on the finishing touches to my daughters and mine Halloween costumes. She wants to be a capuchin monkey. Which is turning out so cute.
If you're not into making your own costume, there is still plenty of time to buy one. Check out any of your local stores and I'm sure they will have some. If you don't want to go into a store, these are still available online.
You're staying home. You're not handing out candy. You're just watching scary movies with the family. Why not be comfy and dress up? Try a cozy onesie costume. They come in so many different style, there is one to surely meet your preferences.
Maybe you're looking for some thing a little bit more dressy than a onesie, how about this Halloween suit? I got this exact one for my husband and he loves it. I can see it become a staple on Halloween.
And how about going all out with you costume. Ge some thing super spooky. Just wear it around the house even if it's only you. Trust me, it will be fun.
Don't worry, there is still time to get a costume for your little one too. Maybe your neighborhood is doing safe trick or treating and kids need something to wear. There are still a lot of costumes, from spooky to cute, availabe to order.
So Halloween might be this weekend, but there is still time for you to spooky up your house and get something to wear. I know that things are different this year, but that doesn't mean we can celebrate Halloween at all.
What are you doing for Halloween? Are your plans changing this year? Do you have a favorite Halloween tradition or decoration or costume? Let me know below in the comments.
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