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(Easy) Halloween Tabletop Decorating

26 Oct

Halloween is just a few days away!  Have you decorated yet?  Or do you wait until the last minute?  I have a few cute (and easy) ideas to help you decorate a tabletop in no time and be ready for trick-or-treaters and guests if you’re having a get together.


To make this entryway table sPoOkY for Halloween, I used a frame I already had.  I bought a sheet of Halloween window clings (you can find at most party stores), and put it on the glass of the frame.  Easy and effective!  I added some “bones” I found at my local dollar store for added effect.



I also added some LED pumpkins that add a fun effect at night when lit up.  The glittery sign can be purchased at a store like Hobby Lobby.  Of course, I added some personalized napkins from The Stationery Studio for the beverages and food.  This tabletop display is set-up for an adult drinking area for my get together.  But this can easily be set-up for a kids party.  You can add some Halloween punch with dry ice for a fun effect.  This is also a great idea for your entryway table where you set-up for your trick-or-treaters on Halloween.

Share your Halloween decorating ideas!  We’d love to hear what easy and fun ways you decorate.




What Happens When Skeletons Come Out of the Closet

31 Oct

Happy Halloween!  Trick-or-treaters will be knocking on doors looking for candy and carved pumpkins will be glowing into the night.  Halloween is my favorite holiday.  How could I not love it?  The vibrant colors of leaves changing, the crisp air, caramel apples, pumpkin lattes (wait … pumpkin EVERYTHING!).  And of course, the costumes.  That’s why Halloween is so fun.  Besides the costumes, I love seeing yards decorated with tombstones, gigantic spiders and ghosts.  So when I read about a family in South Carolina that decorates their porch with skeletons, I had to see what they did.  To my amazement, this family changes the scene on their porch every day until Halloween during the month of October.  The creativity is just amazing!  These are a few of my favorite scenes they’ve created this year.

1D274907053435-ss-141021-skeletons-23.blocks_desktop_mediumI love the X-Ray showing the skeleton with clothes!

1D274907053598-ss-141021-skeletons-08.blocks_desktop_mediumA scene from the Hitchcock movie “The Birds” … love it!

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ss-141021-skeletons-07.ss_fullTime for Mr. Bubble

Honestly, I don’t know how this family thinks of all these great ideas or how they have the time!  Do you create awe-inspiring Halloween scenes on your lawn or porch?  Or do you have neighbors that go all out with great ideas?  I would love to see what you do!  I am always looking for inspiration for Halloween decorating. Either way, enjoy your Halloween and have fun sneaking in a few candy bars for yourself between the trick-or-treaters!



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Monday afternoon just got more exciting

27 Oct

I came into work this morning and someone shared this video with me of Teddy Bear the Porcupine eating a pumpkin.  Have you seen this video?  I guess it’s been around for some time and I am not sure how I missed it.  He is adorable and I had no idea that porcupines made such cute noises.  Seeing that it’s fall (and Halloween this week), I thought it would be fun to share.

Have you ever seen something so cute?  I absolutely love pumpkin and could find a way to eat it in almost anything. It’s interesting to watch Teddy Bear eat through the pumpkin shell.  I had no idea porcupines had such sharp teeth!  I will resort to eating my pumpkin scooped out (without seeds) or from a can for all my favorite fall recipes.  But Teddy Bear seems content with his cauldron full of mini pumpkins.