My favorite Halloween ideas

Today I am sharing some of my favorite Halloween ideas.  Some I've done for years, and others I would love to try.  Halloween has never been a favorite holiday of mine, but after I had kids I tried my best to overcome that and have fun with it.  Just don't scare me.  Boo!  :)

Tissue Paper Pumpkins {Tutorial}:

This is a great activity for kids.  I did this with my daughter's class last year at their party.  I think I offered other colors of tissue paper, so they could make something other than a pumpkin if they wanted.  Find the instructions here.  

{16 Versions} You've Been BOOed! Fun Treats for the Neighborhood!:

I live in a Mayberry-type neighborhoods where people "Boo" each other, do the May Basket thing and so on.  I try to be organized and come up with something cute, but nothing I've done is as cute as the above.  They even offer the Boo sign as a free printable.  Love this idea!  Also love this balloon Boo (source):

Boo to You - Surprise someone by leaving a treat on their doorstep. Includes free printable!:


Sophisticated Swarm Wreath:

I love this wreath.  It's so clever and the bow is perfect.  I actually made a wreath for my front door this year inspired by this mini pumpkin wreath.  As things seem to go for me we are having the outside of our house painted and the process is taking WAY longer than it was supposed to, so the painters took my wreath down and it is sitting in the dining room (in the process of them taking it down the pumpkins fell off).  Oh well.  There's always next year...

Awesome idea to create glowing eyes in the bushes - put glow sticks inside toilet paper rolls with cut out 'eyes':

I've done this for several years.  You take toilet paper rolls, cut eyes in them and then place glow sticks inside.  When it gets dark you stick them in your bushes.  It really works and looks so cool!

Autumnal Equinox:

This is stunning.  And the kind of "halloween" I love.

Spooky Shirley Temples - so easy & fun for the kids or school parties:

This idea is one of my favorites.  My kids always love it.  So cute and easy!

Crescent Mummy Dogs

Last, but not least - Mummy Dogs!  These delicious hot dogs have been our Halloween dinner for over ten years.  They are so easy.  I add bacon and American cheese and serve them with tater tots.  You have to have tater tots.

Enjoy and Happy Halloween planning!  I'm off to get started on my daughter's costume...

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