Monday, October 26, 2009

Five Days 'Til Halloween...


The kids are in full countdown mode...

"Five days 'til Halloween!"

Not only are they excited that it is getting so close, but they are even more excited that it falls on a Saturday. They've been in school long enough to know what the difference between a weeknight and a weekend means and with Trick-Or-Treating happening on Saturday night, it means they'll be able to stay up late and count their loot!

The porch has been decorated and all of their costumes are ready to go.

We just need to buy the candy for all of our trick-or-treater's (we have a lot of them in our neighborhood!) and have a pumpkin carving night this week to carve our pumpkins.

This weekend would be a great opportunity to throw a party! And just in case you are planning one already, here is some great inspiration...
















all images courtesy of MarthaStewart.com


It's been pretty busy around here, so unfortunately, I think throwing a party is out of the question for us.

Unless...I can work some magic and make it happen!

We'll see!




On another note, we are now on

Round #2, Match-Up #3

in the Apartment Therapy Color Contest


Our Master Bedroom has been paired up against this lovely dining room...


Click here to make your way over to Apartment Therapy to vote on your favorite room!


Oh - and I almost forgot!

The change that took place last week (accidentally, the night before our out of town guests came to stay with us for five days!) has turned out to be a good thing. No, a great thing, for our family!

I'll snap some photos and show you what we've been up to. Not only has it kept me busy since our guests left, but it has presented plenty of opportunity for upcoming projects now.

Just the way I like it!




15 comments:

Sarah @ Dream In Domestic said...

Wow! What incredible Halloween inspiration! I could comment on each and every thing! I especially love the pumpkin used as an ice cooler for drinks, the paper pumpkin and broom favors, the pumpkin with the mice. Halloween allows for so much creativity! That would be so cool if you squeeze a party in this weekend, but it is a pretty hectic time. I'd love to see pictures, though, if it does happen!

Kasey @ :-) said...

Thanks for the inspiration! Great ideas... I might try out a few :)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I liked the apple votives and the mice in the pumpkin. :) This will be our first time Trick or Treating! My oldest was too young the first two years she was too little to eat any candy anyways, and last year my BIL and SIL (to-be) had their rehearsal dinner on Halloween night due to an 11/1 wedding...that stunk!!!! I am SO excited to take the girls out this year. :)

Miss Meg the Homemaker! said...

Great halloween ideas! My kids are having a party this weekend. This is great inspiration!

LuLu said...

amazing ideas. thank you for the inspiration!! can't wait to see what you've been up to,
LuLu

AnneYarbs79 said...

As a matter of fact- we are thorwing a party this Saturday! Those pics are precious- LOVE the brain cupcakes-ha! Thanks for the inspiration!

becky said...

Love all the nice decor and bewitchings,lol.I have the very first picture on my pc monitor.I like the little mice inside the holes of the pumpkin, how cute is that.halloween here on the east coast is Thursday night.I dont know why but tis always on the last thursday in this month.Im ready for all of the little kids and their cute costumes.Enjoy your day!

Liz said...

These are great Halloween ideas! In fact,I've been saving up tin cans with no idea how to use them! And let me just say, I adore your house and am keeping my fingers crossed that you win!
Liz

AnNicole @ OurSuburbanCottage said...

Great photos! I love the drinks in the pumpkin...although, those apples with the faces in the pot kind of freaked me out :).

Misty said...

Too bad my hubby hates Halloween - that must be un-American, right?

I voted for you!

Mayhem and Moxie said...

What a great post! I found your link through A Soft Place to Land and have loved checking everything out today. Hard to believe that so many different and absolutely wonderful blogs link up in one place every week.

I have so much to learn. :)

-Francesca

Cassie said...

Thank you for posting some inspiration photos! I am having a party on Friday and was looking for some ideas on how to make my house look all Halloween-y!

julie said...

great halloween pix and ideas!

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

i just love all of these ideas! So fun....!!

xoxo

Libbie said...

I enjoy visiting your blog...fun ideas!