Welcome to my first ever “Halloween Home Tour”! Before having kids, I was never much into decorating for Halloween, but since having three, you can say I’ve turned a 180. We are pretty much going all out now adding spooky, kid friendly Halloween décor around our home. I shared our porch last week decked out for the holiday. Today, I am taking you inside!
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We did add a couple of things to the outside since I shared porch pics, so here’s what’s new: a large, furry spider hanging out on the bushes….eeeek! My mom insisted that our cobweb covered bushes needed him, so she brought him over one day and propped him up without anyone knowing. Scary!
We also added a cute “Beware” sign that I picked up at Dollar Tree. Violet went shopping with me and “helped” me with the outdoor décor 🙂
Now, we will head into the entryway…We have all sorts of critters and creatures in here including plastic rats, glittery owls, bats – silhouettes and one hanging from the chandelier, crows and spiders. There is a vintage plastic popcorn ghost in the corner and a light up jack-o-lantern my son Owen bought at a yard sale a couple of years ago.
Some new additions this year are the little skeleton dog and rabbit. For some reason, the kids and I got kind of obsessed with these skeleton animals this season and have added a few to our collection after having a skeleton cat for a few years. I found these at Jo-Ann’s and bought them on sale. I know they’re not for everyone…but for some reason we really like them!
A couple of years ago, the kids and I made some paper ghosts to decorate our windows. I saved them and this year put them around the mirror in the entry, along with a felt ghost that Owen made completely on his own last year. The decorations that my kids make are always my favorite.
Next, we will head straight into the dining room…my favorite room for decorating.
We changed out our chandelier since last year. Finally got around to putting up the one we had in our old home and I love it in here. I did the same thing as last year, adding lots of cobwebs and crows to the light fixture.
For the table this year, I started with a black “creepy cloth” runner, then added some old books stacked up, a carved wooden pumpkin (that I found at the Goodwill) and a couple more of our new skeleton animals: a scorpion and a raven. To give the spooky, old mansion feel, I added some brass candlesticks and battery operated candles that flicker.
My favorite Halloween decoration this year is definitely the little “Halloween village” the kids and I put together on our dining room buffet.
I took quite a few photos of it, and since this post is already getting pretty long, I will share them in a separate post next week!
On the other side, I added more cobwebs and spiders to our Hearth and Hand shelves.Now to wrap up our tour, I will show you how we brought Halloween into our little breakfast nook. This year, the kids and I made Halloween houses together with graham crackers, icing and lots of candy.
These were fun to make, but hard! We put the kids houses together first with icing but it didn’t hold up well, so when I made mine, I tried the method I found here and it worked much better.
I hope you enjoyed our Halloween home tour and be sure to come back soon to see our Halloween village details! If you’re looking for more Halloween decorating ideas, click here to see my previous posts.
Can you believe October is almost over? This month is flying by!
Till next time…