Sunday, 29 September 2013

Preparing for Halloween

Halloween celebrations are usually on quite a large scale here, we do apple bobbing, trick a treating, pumpkin carving and fancy dress costumes each year!  The boys love all the preparations and bringing out the giant box of Halloween decorations and accessories from the loft, much hilarity revolves around our giant toad and tiny rat figures with both having been mistook for real creatures before now.


The pumpkin is always the centerpiece for our buffet table, but our carving attempts are usually quite amateurish, each year we try and trump the one before.


I think we definitely need to get some stencils to have a more ghastly pumpkin on display.  If we had some alphabet stencils too we could engrave pumpkins with creepy messages… we could have one on our doorstep welcoming visitors! 

Everyone will wonder how come our techniques are so skilled!  I might not admit to having a stash of stencils at home.  The Willy Wiz one would look lovely all lit up and not to scary if your children are not too keen on the spooky side of Halloween.  You could make it all about wonder and magic with wizards instead!


Halloween will be here before we know it so now is the time to get your orders in, I wonder what else we can add to our collection this year.  Aside from the stencils I think some garden decorations might be nice, some in the local community do a lovely job with very atmosphere scenes making trick a treating that much more exciting!  Most of the fun is going around spotting what you can see on your travels, it might not be on the scale you see in America but its nice to put some effort in as the local children really appreciate it!  Although am not sure hubbie would let me have life size skeletons and giant spiders dotted around, I just get away with the amount I have at home already!

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