Halloween Decor - Around the House 2011

I don't do much seasonal decorating around the house, but when Halloween and Christmas roll around, I am willing to pull out my bucket of decorations.  The kids have a blast seeing all the little goodies that have been boxed away for a year, and it's a nice transition into the holiday season.  So, even though our little plastic pumpkins and homemade decor are pretty basic...we do make an effort. :)  And I say "we" because Ayla and Paxton were VERY involved in the process...they even helped me clean the house so that we could bring in the decorations.

Here's what we ended up with for our fireplace mantle in the playroom this year for Halloween:

My altered halloween house is my favorite decoration for this season, and the glittery pumpkin and "boo" garland is definitely a kid-favorite - especially since Paxon's favorite color is orange right now (he points it out everywhere).

I framed my "Being a Family" poster and included it on the mantel too (it & the other photos sit there all year). 

In the kitchen, we went for a more subtle decorating technique -- but I LOVE the element of surprise.  Check out our gallery wall and all the little masked friends!  I saved the black cardstock masks I used from last year so that all I had to do was find a photo that fit and stick 'em to the glass.

Plus, I made this trick or treat sign and have a special place in mind for it on our front porch (pictures coming soon!):

Since the weather finally cooling off this week, it's definitely starting to feel a little more like fall around here!  Might as well look like it too. :) 

Except now Ayla and Paxton think Halloween is MUCH closer than it is.  They don't really understand that it's still a whole month away...They've been walking around the house carrying little pumpkin bags, knocking on each door and saying "trick or treat" and handing each other toy cars and pretend candy.  Silly kids.


11 comments so far:

Courtney said:

This is totally awesome! I just love it! I would love if you would come link this up at the Thursday Crazy Cute link party today!


Mindie said:

Super cute, feeling bad that I have not decorated yet. Thanks for sharing at Bacon Time.

Brittany said:

I love your mantle! Especially the Halloween house. I found you through Tatertots and Jello. Thanks for sharing!

Ruth said:

I love the mantle. It looks perfect for fall. I love the halloween house too.


kermiefrg said:

Cute! I love that it's elegant and not over the top, but still celebrates the season. The gallery wall masks are great!

andiejaye said:

so festive! and a few small changes, and you're good for thanksgiving. thanks for linking it up! oh! and i'm a new follower. ((how was i not following you before?))

At the Picket Fence said:

I love how your mantel turned out Andrea! That little house is absolutely adorable and I can't wait to see that sign gracing your front porch. :-) Thanks so much for sharing this at Inspiration Friday this week!

Patricia said:

Your Halloween decorations are great. I really like the "masks" on your family pictures. I bet it really surprises people when they see them. I'm a new follower.

Lissa said:

Such a beautiful mantel! Love it!

Lindy@ItsyBitsyPaper said:

I love your mantle! I hope you will link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party!


mariahcharles said:

I LOVE your collage wall :)

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