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Friday, September 23, 2011

Halloween decorating ideas!

I know it is a catch 22 for Halloween decorating.  
Some of my readers are empty nesters now and no longer get into it like they used to.
Some are still kids at heart and love it....so you never know.

Because I have two boys, I still get into it.
There will be NO Halloween parties this year at our house, however, there will still be some decorating.
Let me show you some inspiration I have found, and some things I just may try to create.



I noticed this year at Michael's Martha Stewart has expanded her line of crafts and decor, these lables or similar ones she features.

Love this centerpiece idea...


Here are a few of my past Halloween decorating ideas...


Simple lampshade embellishments and some dollar tree skulls.

Can't wait to get out my big skeleton head...


I love to do fun table scapes too...



Our front porch was my favorite last year...not sure what I will come up with this Halloween.


I even made a fun Halloween wreath last year.


Hope I gave you some inspiring fun new ideas.
Even if you don't decorate for Halloween, perhaps you will throw in a few spiders and skeletons this year.
It's fun, easy and cheap,
go to the Dollar tree!
DO you decorate for Halloween?
Have a great day!
As always thanks for taking the time to come by and chat it up with me!

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40 Comments:

Blogger Denise said...

So cute and fun-good job.I use to decorate for holloween while I was young with 4 girls at home.Now I go to thier houses and watch my Grandkids get ready for the big night and enjoy holloween fun at all my girls homes.I always put up fall decor starting in Sept.though:)

September 23, 2011 at 11:51 AM  
Blogger ❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Love your porch from last year, very pretty color combination. You are so far ahead of me in decorating for Fall, I'll be lucky if I get a pumpkin this year. Your photos look like fun:)

September 23, 2011 at 12:02 PM  
Blogger Katherines Corner said...

cute idea. I don't get into Halloween at all,. But I do put a few things out for our grandchildren to enjoy, Hugs and wishes for a joy filled weekend.

September 23, 2011 at 12:05 PM  
Blogger Traci said...

I normally decorate for Halloween but I'm not feeling it this year. It may have something to do with 90+ degree weather & having to go in the attic to get the stuff down!! Have a great weekend!

September 23, 2011 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

You do go all out, and do a great job of it also. I have never really gotten into decorating for Halloween. Have a couple of little things I put out if the grands are coming (if I remember), but that is it.
Enjoy your weekend.

September 23, 2011 at 12:37 PM  
Blogger Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

These are some great ideas, can't wait to start my Halloween decorating, my little house is just waiting to be transformed by my favorite holiday.

Hope you're having a wonderful day!

September 23, 2011 at 12:47 PM  
Blogger Barb and Dell said...

I'm an empty nester, but I still put out a few things for Halloween. Love your door from last year.
Barb

September 23, 2011 at 12:48 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Cute post! I do decorate for Halloween, but may not have much time this year.

September 23, 2011 at 12:48 PM  
Blogger Denise said...

Debbie,Thank you for helping me.I sure do need it.I'm going right now to check out Chrome Google.Denise

September 23, 2011 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

I forgot about your feet by the front door. I loved your feet! I am decorating this year, but I may wait until October 1st. I'm just now getting my generic fall stuff out for decorating.

September 23, 2011 at 12:56 PM  
Blogger ♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Cute samples Ded.. fun to look at but I've never decorated for Halloween.. I still love Martha's mice on a bookcase from last year. too cute.

September 23, 2011 at 12:57 PM  
Blogger Denise said...

Oh Debbie!! Thank you ! I'm so excited ! Can you tell?Chrome Google is wonderful.I should have asked a younger blogger a long time ago.

September 23, 2011 at 1:12 PM  
Blogger lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

LOVE THE DECOR. ESPECIALLY THE BAT TREE AND THE WREATH!

September 23, 2011 at 1:14 PM  
Blogger Jo said...

Oh yeah...ALWAYS...get great idea's from your blog...I am one of those that don't go all out with seasonal decor(it's just me and Mrneverlazy),but I did enjoy making some halloween stuff from Woman's Day.Mr is gone to his hunting club in Middle Ga,and I've been "LAZY",just having leisure fun.And I did have fun with some Halloween lights,can't wait to show you on the Mag challenge...

Have an awesome weekend YALL!
~Jo @ LazyonLoblolly

September 23, 2011 at 1:21 PM  
Blogger Alison @ The Polohouse said...

We do decorate here, Debbie!
More in a fall theme and less on a scary Halloween look.
I used to put out all the pumpkins and corn stalks and mums and on the 31st I would add a dozen creepy black crows to the look, but then I got labs and they somehow felt compelled to take down the birds and devour them!!!!
Needless to say... we constantly have to alter our decor to accommodate the canines!!!

:)
xx
Alison

September 23, 2011 at 1:22 PM  
Blogger Vicki said...

Love that wreath and the feet at the door. lol

September 23, 2011 at 1:29 PM  
Blogger Robin @ Highpoint Circle said...

I do a light Halloween decorating along with the rest of my Fall decor. I have adult children, but we still all enjoy a reason for celebration. I've done three post of Fall and Halloween decor and plan on another next week. Too much--I don't think so. Love all the candy canisters and labels. I try not to do anything Halloween that mimics Christmas decor--just my preference.

September 23, 2011 at 1:38 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

We are empty nesters and I think I go even more overboard with Fall decorating than I used to when the kids were growing up. It's right up there with Christmas for me!

September 23, 2011 at 1:41 PM  
Blogger Cozy Home Scenes said...

I like the spiders on your lamp Debbie. You do a great job of decorating for Halloween. I've never really done it because I don't have kids and stopped accepting trick or treaters when we got mainly teenagers coming by. Wouldn't have been so bad except they come back later to steal and vandalize. That's not so fun.

This is the first year I've decorated for Halloween in years, even though I always put out stuff for Fall and Thanksgiving.

September 23, 2011 at 1:57 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

Now I'm all over decorating for Halloween ~ so fun! Just me here but hey, I love it and when company comes, they are usually surprised.

xo
Pat

September 23, 2011 at 2:34 PM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

We love decorating for Halloween, although I usually don't drag the Halloween tubs out til October. I try to stay with neutral fall decorating until then. Terrific inspiration pics! Thanks for sharing.

September 23, 2011 at 2:57 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

I do decorate for Halloween-I think I would even if I didn't have grandkids. I start with my Fall stuff in September and then move into Halloween in October. I love all the inspirations you have shown us here and I discovered a new blog along the way- I see you have skulls on your plates, weird-o (said with the utmost affection!;>) xo Diana

September 23, 2011 at 3:02 PM  
Blogger laurie said...

I use to go over top,, I once made a five foot spider from coat hangers and black garbage bags,, I hung it from our big tree.I didn't even get any kids trick or treating, but I still decorated, ,, we lived in the boonies,but my kids loved it and so did I.I still do some but I love Halloween,, I love your past halloween shots,, I didn't see them before so its all new to me,,

September 23, 2011 at 3:09 PM  
Blogger Linda @ A La Carte said...

I enjoy decorating my cubbies (of course) and my table. This year I'm going to try a new vignette and centerpiece with some cool things I found last year on clearance! Can't wait. Love your ideas and your wreath! hugs, Lindab

September 23, 2011 at 3:36 PM  
OpenID Pat said...

shhhhh....don't tell anyone, Debbie...I set a Halloween table today and took lots of pictures. Yeppers, there will be a post, mid-October.:-)

I love all these Halloween ideas. Even though we are empty nesters, we have the wee grands to entertain.

Happy first weekend of Fall!

September 23, 2011 at 4:22 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Yes I always decorate for Halloween. My youngest is 10 and he goes trick or treating. I usually decorate for Halloween on just the outside of my house though. Your front porch decorations from last year look great. I'm always looking for new ideas. I like to change it up so it doesn't get boring.

September 23, 2011 at 4:38 PM  
Blogger Formerly known as Frau said...

All fun ideas....I like to decorate for halloween, I add some witches and spiders to my fall decor and maybe some webs....

Have a great weekend!

September 23, 2011 at 5:41 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Hey love that table runner, did you make it or buy the fabric...it's all great stuff..those skulls for a buck..wow great find! Leaving early a.m. see you next week my friend

September 23, 2011 at 6:16 PM  
Blogger Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I do not decorate much for Halloween because I always decorate for the kids birthdays, and my oldest daughter's birthday is in late October. I like the caution tape and the skulls on the chargers you used last year, LOL.

I just thought of something...daughter is away @ college this year *sadface* but now what do I do???

September 23, 2011 at 6:26 PM  
Blogger Peggy said...

Used to do a lot of Halloween decorating, but now I just do some Fall inspired things for the fireplace mantles, foyer, bookcases, and front door.

I loved all the adorable and "creepy" things you did last year, so I can't wait to see what you do this year.

We had two, yes I said two, real live bats invade our family room a couple weeks ago-not fun at all! Hubby got them with a tennis racket. Oh my, it was awful, and I was hysterical, yuk!

Have fun, and I know you'll come up with some great ideas.

Peggy

September 23, 2011 at 6:39 PM  
Blogger Marianne said...

Hi Deb, Really cute ideas. We do lots Halloween decorating over here. Just pulled out the ghosts, witches and goblins today!
Marianne :)

September 23, 2011 at 8:33 PM  
Blogger outjunking said...

I'm guilty of the kids all grown up so why do it. But I always have love the decorations of Halloween I think the most. They bring out the kid in me.
Lisa

September 23, 2011 at 8:37 PM  
Blogger sabri said...

hey girl..so glad your always posting...i just love to keep track of your stuff going on..i really like your candy corn candle..i was inspired myself and did 2 home made candles over last weekend...i am still busy posting...stop bye if you have time...xoxoxo...~sabri~ your hgtv friend..i miss rms sometimes ...but i still have my friends from there...thats all that matters

September 23, 2011 at 8:40 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Oh man, now you got me wanting to decorate for Halloween right now! At 10:15 PM! I feel like dragging boxes down from the attic. Do you think anyone will notice?

September 23, 2011 at 10:16 PM  
Blogger xinex said...

It is so much fun in your house, Debbie. The boys must really enjoy it...Christine

September 23, 2011 at 11:56 PM  
Blogger Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

We decorate a tone around here but I think I am going to thin out the bins this year and get rid of some of the older stuff. Love your ideas and especially your table.

September 24, 2011 at 12:36 AM  
Blogger CAS said...

Yes, yes, yes! I kind of throw in Fall & Halloween together & as soon as Halloween is over, I add my Thanksgiving items. Your decor is so fun & I really like the skeletons, etc., but I tend to stay away from the "creepy & crawly" stuff.....not quite my style, lol! I've kind of gone "overboard" on the Fall/Halloween decor, but wait, is that possible? Anyway, I've done a lot this year because of the "Grands" being so close. Who knows, I may HAVE to do some of the "creepies!"
:) CAS

September 24, 2011 at 10:37 AM  
Blogger Jo's This and That said...

Love your ideas! Really cute ,Thanks for sharing JoAnn

September 24, 2011 at 11:15 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

These Halloween decorating ideas are amazing! I love your cloches and how you arrange your festive tables. It's definitely fun with boys! andrea @ townandprairie

September 25, 2011 at 1:13 AM  
Blogger Betsy (BB) said...

Sooooo- cute! I love your Fall and Halloween decorations! Thank you for such an inspiring post!

September 25, 2011 at 3:47 PM  

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