Monday, September 27, 2010

Inspirational Monday: Halloween

Ever since I was a kid I always loved holiday decorating and baking. As I gotten older I loved it even more, esp. this year with my new apartment and all. I just bought gel cling stickers for our windows that say Happy Halloween with little pumpkins and another set with a haunted house, bats, stars, a haunted tree, and a black cat. Yesterday was my birthday and my boyfriend's grandmother who lives in Pennsylvania sent me a birthday gift which was a package of fall decorations: two little scarecrows (a boy and a girl) and a fake fall leaf plant. The plant is now sitting on our window sill in the living room and the scarecrows are in the kitchen window. Our apt. is slowly becoming Halloweenized. I can not wait till 10/16, in Redhook they are having a fall festival! There will be a pumpkin patch, apple cider, live animals, etc. I'm super excited!!! When I was a kid my parents always took me to go pumpkin picking and I can not wait to go this year since I haven't been pumpkin picking in a long time. I also love carving pumpkins. My boyfriend and these past two years have done two awesome pumpkins: an owl and a ghost. I hope we find another awesome stencil this year! Along with holiday decorating I love holiday baking. So far these past two years my boyfriend and I dedicate a weekend in December to just bake a whole bunch of cookies, we usually bake: gingerbread man, chocolate chip, and sugar cookies. Our gingerbread man kick ass! Also every Christmas Eve I do my chocolate covered pretzels which are topped with: coconut shreds, m&ms, and sprinkles. YUMMY! I haven't baked anything for Halloween, but I'm thinking this is the year to do so!

I put together a little set of Halloween decorations that I really love.
Halloween
Mini Pumpkin Woopie Pies: Martha Stewart; Pumpkin Spice Pankcake Mix: $6.95 - crateandbarrel.com; Pumpkin Woopie Pie Mix: $8.95 - crateandbarrel.com; Halloween Cookie Cutters: $1.95 - crateandbarrel.com; Halloween Decoarting Dots: $5.95 - crateandbarrel.com; Ghost Plate:$3.95 - crateandbarrel.com; Yankee Candle Pumpkin Pie Scented Candles: $19 - bedbathandbeyond.com; Spokey Spider Mug:$4.95 - crateandbarrel.com; Ghost Tealights: $6.95 - crateandbarrel.com; Pumpkin Cooler: marthastewart.com


Crate and Barrel has some really cute stuff for Halloween this year! I'm really in love with the ghost tea lights! I'm also loving Martha Stewart's idea of a pumpkin cooler. Such a neat idea esp. if you are having a Halloween party! Might have to steal this if we decide to host one this year! I also still need to decide what to dress as. Hmmm any suggestions?

Do you guys like to Holiday decorate? Do you still dress up for Halloween?

2 comments:

  1. I always like fun shaped cookies, doesn't matter what shape as long as it's not the usual circle! This year I thought of just putting caution tape outside my house and that's it lol

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  2. I like that pumpkin beverage chiller. So cute and convenient!

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