Simple Scenes: Our "Haunted House"

This year, because of our sweet new little babe, Halloween in our home has been on the back burner a bit. So when mid Oct. rolled around, A asked "Mom, when are we going to decorate for Halloween?!" So after promising them in the morning that I would indeed pull out the Halloween decor, at about 7 pm (right before bedtime) I did finally manage to make it to the back shed and unearth our box of frightful delights.
A set out creating his own snowflake pumpkins (a family favorite tradition of ours) right away and then got to work on some goulish puzzles and mazes.
While Little O, well he pretty much consumed every last minute of it. I casually began placing items here an there around the house, such as fun little spider window clings that found themselves on windows and the glass of unsuspecting framed works of art.
While doing this, Little O asked, "Mom, are you making our house haunted?". I just love his perspective. So I replied, "Why, yes. That is one way we like to celebrate Halloween." He just smiled his mischeivious smile. I think we have ourselves new "haunting the house" convert.

And now to just finish (or start?) those costumes...

And what about you? Do you go all out with Halloween decorations? Do you do up the yard more or go full steam indoors? Or both?! Any favorite decor stories from years gone by?


  1. Where is that US chalkboard from?! I love your decor! Do I spy ikea fabric as a table cloth?



    1. Hi Rachel! We actually made it after a vinyl one purchased from Pottery barn went south. We traced it and then painted it with magnetic paint that was then covered in chalkboard paint. We love it. And yes, IKEA fabric :).

  2. Ah, I love that you decorate for Halloween. How fun that O asked if you're making it a haunted house. I haven't decorated for Halloween in a while, but I went to a Halloween party where the hosts went crazy with the decorations. It included a huge papier mache scene from the Nightmare Before Christmas with Jack Skeleton in the front yard. It was great.

  3. This year I made a bat mobile (no pun intended) by cutting some bats from black paper and using thread to suspend them from twigs we found on our walks. Simple, easy, and it's been fun to watch them flutter in the front room all month.