I have definitely gotten the house well on its way to being ready for Halloween. I shared the mantel and the front porch this week and today I wanted to show you the dining room and one of the tables in my entryway.
I love the bat wall that we put up in our dining room. Grant loves to help out with this part of the decorating. I want them to go from one corner to another. He argues with me that in real life, bats swarm all over the place and fly in random patterns, not all nice and neat in the same direction. (They don’t bump into each other because of echo-location! Say it with me: ek-o-lo-Kay-shun.) Thank you Mr. Science, but we’re doing it Mommy’s way, not nature’s way. I think it looks better.
So after we got the bats adhered to the wall with double sided tape, we also set out some of my favorite Halloween photos. I think it is really fun to decorate for holidays using photos from years gone by. (I do the same thing at Christmas.) It’s fun to see how the kids have changed over the years.
I also like to fill apothecary jars with Halloween colored candy. I have fun stickers and labels that we’re putting on them. One of the jars is filled with silver metallic pumpkins and black sticks. I have a cute zebra striped pumpkin, my studded black-leather “punk-in” and my Skeleton Specimen Artwork to round out the display.
On a little entry table, I set out just a couple of simple items.
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This candelabra is easy enough to do. Just light a red candle and let the wax drip down onto plain white tapers. A little Dollar Store crow and my Necktie Pumpkin make a simple little display.
I’m working on one more area in the house before I focus on our upcoming Halloween party. I’ll be sharing that next week.