Aidan at Beach

Aidan at Beach

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Do You Decorate for Halloween?

A few years ago, my mom told me that now that I have a little one in my home, I was going to have to have to decorate for all of the holidays.  Sure, I said.  I do that.  I go all out at Christmas with the lights outside and beautiful tree, wreaths, greenery.  I even do elves and a Rudolph.  AND I have a Nativity scene.

No no no, said my mom.  I mean ALL of the holidays.  In horror, it dawned on me that she was talking about Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentines Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, the Sun God of all creation Day. . .you get my drift.

These past couple of years, I have decorated as usual.  Tasteful Fall decorations that can easily go with Halloween or Thanksgiving:

Beautiful Fall Leaf wreath on my front door--see how it contrasts nicely with my black front door??

And I have a beautiful center piece made out of colored material that looks like fall leaves on my dining room table on which the cool ceramic pumpkin sits that Pat grew up with.

In other areas, I have nice orangy cinnamon candles, and even a couple of other cloth pumpkins.  With the exception of the ceramic pumpkin which I can exchange for the nice glass turkey, everything can stay as it is through Thanksgiving. 

Meanwhile, I have gotten Aidan's costume ready and bought the candy and all we have to do is get the Rocket ship going--this weekend. . .We even have this really cool pumpkin that Aidan's friend Catherine made for us out of a paperbag!  Cool!

So imagine my feeling of horror when my wonderful beautiful son said to me, "Mama, when are we going to decorate for Halloween???  Look, see Scotty and Logan have skeletons, witches, and ghosts out in their yard.  Where's ours???"  sigh. . .it was good while it lasted. . .

So, on Sunday, after church, we headed to the store.  Thinking I could get away with a Scarecrow, I snatched up this little baby:

It looks really cute on the front porch with our SEVEN pumpkins that we now have!

Thinking we were done, I then saw the look on Aidan's face and grabbed the clingy things for the windows, which are now all over the house windows. . .

Still not satisfied, I realized that I was going to have to go all out.  And so, I did it.  I bought the witch, which is now hanging from the tree out front!

I think he is finally satisfied, especially since I have hung pumpkin and spider streamers on his bed and ceiling fan in his bedroom. . .

But. . .

I have a new fear that I will be buying one of those deer that lights up and moves for the front yard for Christmas this year!  As long as I don't have to put a snowman on my roof. . .


Shelly said...

Decorate?? Hmmm...not sure that is in my repretoire.... If my hubby wasn't in charge of Christmas lights, we'd be the "black sheep" on the block! :)

Barb said...

Nope . . . we don't decorate. Hallowe'en is not a big event here (yet) and when we lived in Canada I just did pumpkins. I really dislike Hallowe'en, so I have tried to keep it as low-key as possible:)