Halloween is right around the corner and although we keep things very simple, we wanted to share a few traditions and some decor inspiration we have been loving this year! Keep reading below to see our fav Happy Halloween decor ideas, games and recipes.
Happy Halloween in a Small Town
Deb usually does a bit of decor on the front porch and loves to add pumpkins and skulls for a very quick and easy transition from a traditional Fall decor to happy Halloween decor! She lets the mums on the front porch freeze and get a dried look to them. Then she adds some cheap pumpkins that she doesn't worry about if they freeze, along with a few skulls and crows from the dollar store!
Deb also picked up some spooky halloween Edison bulb lights at the local Canadian Tire a few years ago and she hangs them over the door for a creepy haunted house look! As much as this decor isn't really her thing, it makes her kids so happy to have some spooky Halloween decor up and that's what it is all about!
Living in a small town has some serious perks and the community feel is one of those! A few years ago, a couple local gals brought their horses to Deb's house on Halloween and let them eat the left over apples out of her trees! It was such a memorable Halloween moment and the kids talk about it still every year!
Halloween Decor that Makes Us Happy
It's also perfectly fine to keep things simple! Britt used to cover the house in cob webs and some spooky halloween decor. However, as her family has continued to simplify things Halloween Decor has been included in that trend.
Last year Britt found cut outs of bats and let the kids put them up around the house!
In exchange for minimizing the Halloween Decor Britt's family has continued to go "all out" on their costumes! This will be Britt's 4th year doing a group costume with family friends! Last year they went as the Adam's Family...any guesses what they are doing this year? You will have to follow along on Instagram to see their costumes Halloween Day!
We also love how Marianne from the M.A. Times creates a classic Happy Halloween Front Porch!
You've Been Booed
A few years ago, Deb's neighbourhood had a fun lil' activity happen called "You've been Booed". The kids loved that you got to run up to neighbours homes, leave some treats, ring the door bell and ditch them by running as fast as you can back to your car. It really kicked off the season and got us excited for Halloween!
We have put together a couple signs for you to use to start the tradition in your area. We have also done up an adult version as well where the 'treats' used are alcohol. "We've Been Boozed"
The printable explains it really well but just in case anyone's confused here is the low down!
- Start by printing off two copies of the printable (Door Sign & Directions).
- Get two treats, could be a basket of halloween treats, something homemade or just a candy bar and leave on the door step of two neighbours.
- Make sure both of the "you've been booed" signs (Door Sign & Directions) are in the basket of goodies that you are to deliver as they will need to tape it to their door or front window for all to see.
- Leave the treats at the door, ring the bell, and run!
Printables to Kick off a Happy Halloween Tradition
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We also decided it may be fun to try a new Halloween recipe this year. We found one that looked so dang cute and easy we had to share it with you! These White Chocolate Strawberry Ghosts are by Made it. Ate it. Loved it.
White Chocolate Strawberry Ghosts
Bag of White Chocolate melts
1 cup of Milk Chocolate melts
Melt white chocolate melts in a double broiler or a microwave safe bowl by following the directions on the back of the package. In a small bowl do the same thing with the milk chocolate.
Wash and dry the strawberries and then dip them. Place them on a sheet of parchment paper. Before you place them make a little tail before you place the dipped strawberry down to create the ghost. Continue with all the strawberries and let them dry.
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Put the milk chocolate in a pipping bag with a small circle tip. (or you can place in a ziplock bag and cut a tiny slit in the corner of the bag)
Pipe 2 circle eyes and an oval mouth on each strawberry to create the white chocolate strawberry ghost.
We hope you enjoyed our All Things Halloween post this week and would love to know if you take part in our fun lil' game! As always, we love to hear from all of you, so please feel free to leave a comment below or send us an email! Most of all... we hope you have a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!