I love the Fall – and the awesome holidays that come with the cooling temperatures. Back in the day, my mother used to throw Halloween parties for the neighbourhood kids where we traipsed through cardboard mazes, stuck our fingers in bowls of witches’ eyeballs and monster brains, and of course there was the food. My dad worked a lot, so having him come home early to help us carve the pumpkin was always really special – and family pumpkin carving is a ritual my husband and I continue with our boys.
I’m not ready to host the neighbourhood yet…but I have come across some pretty awesome food and décor ideas online that I can’t wait to try out in a year or two. Here are a few project ideas to check out if you’re planning a Halloween bash for your little ghouls this year – and one project I just couldn’t pass up trying (with my own spin of course!).
By: Ryan Lockhart
This was the first year (in four years) that my daughter didn’t ask to be a princess. Where did her mind go next? A peacock of course! Challenge accepted. The problem: Design a costume that allows the flexibility to sit down all day in class, play freely at recess and be warm enough for night time trick-or-treating. The solution: Design tights and a body suit that allowed for another layer underneath, create a hood on the body suit for extra warmth.
By: Janet Read more
Here’s a different way to decorate for the best holiday of the year; a pillow for your living room (or for your kids – mine have already claimed this one!). This is an extremely low-budget project. I made mine from stuff I already had around the house. But then again, I am a craft hoarder!
By Colleen Read more
My family is obsessed with Halloween. We spend the month of September thinking of all the ways we are going to decorate, come October 1. These paper jack-o-lanterns are a fun and easy way to decorate and keep the kids busy for an hour or so!
By: Dana Caldwell Read more