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We’re Ready for the Trick or Treaters

I wasn’t going to do Halloween this year.   I didn’t last year.

Well, except for giving out candy.   It’s always fun to see the little ones and not so little ones dressed up carrying their trick or treat bags.

But this year, like last, I didn’t feel like decorating the house.  It’s not as much fun with our son off at college and not home to help put up the decorations and to carve pumpkins with.

When our girls left home to attend university six years ago, it was a huge adjustment for sure.  But our daily routine remained much the same since we still had our son in school.   Then our son went off to college last fall and there just didn’t seem to be much point in decorating for Halloween.

Then this morning when I woke up, I realized I hadn’t bought the Halloween candy, so on the way back from dropping our car off for an oil change, we stopped to pick up the candy.

Once back home, I got to thinking that it wouldn’t hurt put out the pumpkins that we use to line the driveway.

Pumpkins lining the driveway

There are no street lights in our end of the subdivision so I put candles inside the pumpkins to light the way to the front door.

And since we had the box of Halloween decorations down…

It didn’t take long for Dave to hang the crashing witch.

Hazel came to Visit

Or to stretch the lights over the holly bushes.

Window clings are quick and easy to put up.

Windows are decorated

The candy is ready in bowls by the door.

Candy is ready

Bring on the trick or treaters!

5 Comments

  • Robin (RsIslandCrafts)
    October 31, 2011 1:10 pm

    We haven’t felt motivated to decorate for a couple years either. We have the big blow up pirate ship and stacked pumpkins and all the little goodies but most people don’t decorate around here anymore. Plus, in the last few years people have been stealing the decorations from people’s yards.

    We have ZERO trick or treaters lol. We might get the two little grandkids from next store if they come by but that is it. I always buy candy but my kids usually eat it lol.

  • Sandra :)
    October 31, 2011 1:12 pm

    Your decorations look cute, and your candy looks yummy 😀

    One of the advantages of living with 3 electricians (well, 1x electrician, 1×4/5 electrician, and 1×3.5/5 electrician :D) is that I just have to say … “Hey 3.5/5 guy – put up the Halloween lights for me please and thank you!” … grumbling and eye rolling WILL occur, but the job will get done 😀

    We only do lights/garland outside and a jack-o-lantern – plus bags and bags of candy, of course! Chocolate bars and chips, and I know better than to open the boxes until about 6:00 p.m. so nibbling (by ME!) will be at a minimum, lol!

    • supermom
      October 31, 2011 2:31 pm

      Yeah… I probably should have left the candy until later too… nibbling is already occurring… lol

  • corina
    October 31, 2011 4:03 pm

    I love your crashing witch!!!! I ran out of candy a few days ago (dare I step on the scale?). This morning I went out to get some more (stuff I DON’T Like!).

    Like you I haven’t been feeling like decorating the last few years. For some reason, this year I really wanted to. While candy shopping I picked up a couple of pumpkins. Hubby and I carved them together. The last time that happened was maybe 15 years ago. I put out the lanterns, made a ghost out of an old sheet, added some scarecrows and such. Now that I’ve decorated I’m actually am looking forward to tonight! Maybe next year we will be sporting a crashing witch on our porch!

  • debbie
    November 6, 2011 12:18 pm

    We love to decorate for Halloween too. My husband usually takes the day off work to do it. I love the pumpkin lights down the driveway! They must have been very cute to see lit up!

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