Since I was a kid I was and still fascinated with all things spooky. I love reading witches and ghouls, ( zombie eyes I hate since watching the movie 28 days Later.) When you grow in a friendly haunted house you become used to the sounds, personally I thought it was the house creaking but my mum thought differently. She heard someone walking through our hallway, even our visitors felt a strange vibe. But my mum made me feel safe and not to be afraid. I grew up 'too fond of the stars to be afraid of the dark' (Galileo). So I haven't actually seen a 'ghost' but I believe there is more than our presence existing.
Halloween is a memorable time of year for me, dressing up in character and visiting your neighbours for treats. My parents never celebrated it but allowed me and my friends to have fun. Last year my daughter and I dressed up for halloween along with our American neighbour and her two daughters. We didn't go trick or treating as the children were too young so we went to our local pizza restaurant. She told me how the Americans celebrate it and I am certain I will visit America during their halloween festival and to Mexico to celebrate Dia De Los Muertos too.
I did this mini photo montage of halloween crafts that are easy and some simple to do from my collection of all SPOOKY things here. You will find lots more inspiration..
Credits and info:
Top: Banana ghost and mandarin pumpkins, found on Princess Pink Girl.
Small top: Ghost Cookies using an upside down tulip cookie cutter made by Make Me Cake Me.
Small bottom: Halloween hand treats using a clear disposable glove tied with a ribbon created by The Queens Card Castle.
Middle: Halloween door, great way to make a spooky impression and inviting too! Photo by Tara Donne via Parenting.com
Bottom left: Frankenstein marshmallow pops, easy to make and you can change the character according to the theme of the party. Tutoril and created by Craft-O-Maniac.
Bottom right: Pumpkin lanterns, you can buy lanterns, craft paper from the dollar shop. Easy and quick to do. Via Martha Stewart.
Want more ghoulish ideas, I have spooky stuff from my friends who enjoy halloween as much as I do, check it out!
Boiled Eggs & Soldiers decorated her home with mummy poppers, ghosts and pumpkins. She has lots more ideas from halloween too. Look here
Deliciously creepy Spider Choc Chip Cookies and read up about where halloween began via Pink Post It Note Recipes To Save.
If you love visiting candy/lolly shops as much as I do then you must check out Sugar Station. You can purchase Bertie Bott's Beans and Bean Boozled!
Mum Of Five Girls has more great craft ideas like the mummy mason jars, check it out here.
Stay At Home Territory has planned and organised a halloween party for her kids. Lots of great ideas! Check it out here