Touches of Halloween
We added a plastic jack-o-lantern full of orange and black ribbon to the bench in the entry way with the other fall decorations
Here are a few things we've done outside...
This wreath is neat in that it has 12 different wooden decorations to change out each month and they are all super cute! Next month, I'll be changing the jack-o-lantern to a turkey. This wreath is very special to me as well. We had purchased this wreath for Grandma Stone for Christmas in 2007, but she passed away that Christmas so it went unwrapped and we were unable to give it to her. So to remember her, I decided to keep it for myself and know that it was a gift meant for her, but now would be used in memory of her.
We have various flags that we change out on this little holder throughout the year
This is hanging in our front window - in the dining room. It's actually filled with clear lights so we plug it in at night.
We have already started buying Halloween candy, a bag or two a week, because we have LOTS of trick-or-treaters. This way it won't be a huge purchase at the end of October, but a little at a time. The last two years we have had so much candy and still run out!
The last two years we have kept a tally of how many trick-or-treaters we have had. We just keep some paper by the front door and take turns recording as the other one of us gives out the candy. It's just for fun - we enjoy seeing how many we have. The thing is, like I mentioned above, we have run out of candy the past two years so these numbers are how many visitors we had at the point we ran out of candy and had to turn out the light. Had we not run out, we would have had MANY more - there are so many kids in our neighborhood. In 2007 we had 132 and last year we had 148.
We have so much fun on Halloween night and we will blog about that with pictures later this month. It's on a Saturday this year, hooray!! It's also the night to change the clocks (fall back) - an early reminder for you, hee hee!
Until we meet again...