Hey guys, and happy Friday! You can’t see me right now but I am definitely doing my “It’s Friday!!!” dance. Maybe it’s better that you can’t see that, now that I think about it. With Sawyer’s birthday party finally over, I took some time to break out the Halloween decorations. My kids love Halloween so much, so much of what I do around here for the holiday is because of them. I love seeing their faces as they come home from school to the house smattered with spiders, bats, and skulls. I’ve kept it pretty simple this year, but have scaried up our porch, dining room, and fireplace. Today we’re going to take a look at my Halloween porch.
As you can see, I added just a few simple touches, and not much has changed since last week’s fall porch tour, but the major thing that always means Halloween around our house is our beloved Dead & Breakfast sign. (You can read about that here). We’re heading into our 6th Halloween at this house, and our 5th year with that sign and it’s a favorite.
I would really love to add a few skeletons to the porch, and am hoping maybe I’ll find some on clearance this year. I think something like this would look perfect in the hammock or in the dining chairs. Can’t you picture it? (Please note the rabid ghoulish chicken in the photo below.)
I made these eyeballs 6 years ago out of styrofoam balls, tissue paper, and paint and they are still going strong today.
I always feel like somebody’s watching me!
At the side entry, which we use the most, I’ve added some paper cut out bats I typically put inside the house, but after seeing Carmel’s glorious Halloween porch, I was inspired. My dear friend Anna actually sent me the bats and a few other Halloween goodies when we first moved into this house, so they have good memories attached to them. You might also notice a new little Yucca tree. A friend said it was dying a slow death at her hand and offered it to me…. I am leaving it outside in the nice weather hoping for a bit of revival before I have to bring it in for the season. The little jack-o-lantern pillow was also made by me a few years ago, but honestly I did not do a great job of sewing a circle, so let’s just admire it from afar, shall we?
I also added a couple of small touches to the dresser that sits on the porch. A crow sits atop the wicker pitcher (which really makes no sense, because what on earth can be poured from a wicker pitcher?!?) Secondly, we have this cheesy glittery Halloween tree that my kids LOVE. Each year they place the little ornaments, so we have to make sure it’s out every Halloween.
That is all I did to bring the holiday to our porch. As I said, it’s simple!
Before you go, I want to warn you…. around here it’s not the crow flying at midnight, but beware the chickens!
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Check out my porch of Halloween pasts below: