Sunday, October 28, 2012

Halloween Fun

'When witches go riding & black cats are seen...
the moon laughs and whispers... 'tis near Halloween!'


My daughter has been planning a mini soiree with a couple of her friends
 but with so many bugs going around- and my girl herself not feeling so hot~ 
 it didn't look like it would happen. 
But at the last minute
 (literally yesterday in the morning)
she decided to just have a couple of her girlfriends over last night for a little fun.



So we carved the pumpkins
lit the candles,
and put Halloween party radio on Pandora
 while we got the house decorated for a couple hours of
creepiness, scary movies and fun.



I don't decorate the whole house for Halloween.
I'm more of a front porch and living room Halloween decorating girl. 
The rest of the house stays Fallish for a couple more days... 
until I start bringing out the Christmas decorations.
;)

But this year, I have the outside sitting area with the fireplace decorated as well.
I love all those pumpkins I found at Lowes~ especially the little mini's.


We carved the two end pumpkins and put them back in place on the mantel


 while a third found a spot inside the fireplace.


While at Lowes, I also picked up a can of chalkboard paint and used it to create a chalkboard with a chunky gold frame I already had and a piece of wood.


A few coat of chalkboard paint and it was ready for a ghoulish message.


With silhouette cut-out bats and owls from the $ Tree~
and inspiration from Martha~  we put a swarm of bats on the wall


and created spooky artwork with a couple of owls and thrift store frames.
My daughter absolutely loves these little creepy silhouettes
and covered her room with them as well. 


A super quick and super quickly thrown together party~
 but lots of fun for the girls.


It looks like the rain will stay away on Halloween so we will be heading out for a little trick or treating~ 
which means wandering around chatting with my friend Lydia while 
our girls giggle their way from house to house.
Lydia's husband Matt always goes with us~  he is one of those guys that makes a detailed plan
on just where and how and what route we go trick or treating.
 I think we must walk 5 or 6 miles on Halloween each year and our town is hilly~ 
so it's actually a great workout but  I have learned that
I better wear comfortable walking shoes or my feet are paying about halfway through.
:)



I was compensated for this post as a member of the
 Lowes Creative Ideas Network of Creators and Influencers  but the designs and opinions are my own.





19 comments:

  1. It all looks spooktacular! I'm sure the girls had a blast.Warm Blessings!~Amy

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  2. Your Halloween spots are AWESOME! So festive and fun and well done.

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  3. I love the idea of the lit pumpkin and candles in the fireplace..it's such a beautiful fireplace:)
    Looks like you made the evening memorable..
    I am painting my nails green for my daughter's dinner as I type:)

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  4. Looks great Courtney! Yes there is a bug going around and my girl got it as well.She is having a pajama day here at home.Hoping she will feel better tomorrow and for Halloween!It is supposed to be very cold and we are expecting rain or snow!
    xx
    Anne

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  5. That is so great, Courtney. I bet the girls had a really good time..Happy Sunday..Judy

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  6. Hi Courtney, I always enjoy reading your posts and Your photos are always so inspirational.

    Michele
    Pearl 13.1

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  7. So cute, Courtney! I'm sure the girls had a blast!

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  8. Love it all, but especially the bats up the wall and the Halloween poem in the frame!
    ♥ Jil

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  9. Loving all your Halloween decor Courtney, especially your wonderful outdoor fireplace:-)

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  10. So pretty and cute. I love your post.

    Cynthia

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  11. Courtney you are one of my favorite blogs that I follow and this post is a good example why!!

    Solange

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  12. The vignette is reminiscent of a haunted mansion! The candlelight is the perfect touch!

    xo

    Andie

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  13. It is a great message. We are thrilled.
    I use Canon cameras?
    They know and love the Canon Digital monsters too.
    Japanese children sports day has ended.
    Now is the season of autumn leaves taken.
    From Japan.
    Ryoma Sakamoto.

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  14. Courtney, I love the owl picture and the chalkboard. What great ideas!

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  15. Ok Now there is one more thing to add to my I Want This List. I love your stone outside fireplace. It looks just perfect. Thanks for sharing Kathy

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