I love Halloween
. It is seriously my all time favorite holiday. I love the fantasy of it all. The make believe. I'm not too big of a fan of the horror or gore side... although, it can be fun for decor options. But, the dressing up, and the creativity that just permeates the holiday makes me incredibly excited as September rolls around and the leaves start changing.
Every year we throw a huge Halloween party. We spend months and months scheming and planning. This year, with our move and other stresses, we have decided to not go crazy. I'm sad about it. Really (probably unreasonably so) sad about it. But, hopefully I'll get to take this year to spend planning out an even bigger and more awesome event for next Halloween.
I wanted to reminisce a bit on the past Halloweens before swamping the blog with a bunch of awesome inspiration for this year's holiday. I have thousands of great Halloween memories. But, I wanted to share just a few with you.
My top 5 past Halloween memories:
1. My First Halloween with my Son!
I got his adorable Lion costume via Costumes 4 Less
2. Our Costumes
We had fun "couple" costumes for the past few years.
These two are my all time favorites:
|Alice in Wonderland and The Mad Hare|
3. Mad Tea Party Backdrop
|Circus Family: Clown, Ring Leader, and a Lion|
I spent a LONG time working on this backdrop. And, overall it was my favorite part of the Mad Tea Party
. It even got a fan who did one for her own party
4. Spider Wall
Spiders creep me out more than anything else. So, when I have a chance to decorate with spooky items I always go for the spider decor. Last year
we created a huge spider nest along one wall.
Man, was it creepy.
5. Haunted Halloween Dinner Party Menu
I really, really love creating a good menu
. And, Halloween is no exception. I had a blast creating a menu for the Haunted Halloween Dinner Party.
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