11/1/12

Bwaaaa......The Spooky Night!

Hey, everyone!  Happy November 1, 2012!  Has this year flown by, or what?  Anyway, hope ya'll had a wonderful and fun-filled Halloween.  We really enjoyed being in a neighborhood full of Trick-O-Treaters for the second year in a row.  We didn't try to keep count, but we went through two Costco bags of mixed candies each with about 150 pcs.  Of course, everyone got two things, and the last few got more than that so we wouldn't have any leftovers.  I'm thinking we had about 125 or so.  I know some folks don't like giving treats to older children, but we don't mind.  We even had a few adults and that was okay, too.  Halloween and Trick-O-Treating is all about having fun!

Most of the folks in our neighborhood just set up shop out in their driveways, rather than running to the door a gazillion times during the evening.  That's exactly what we did, and I thought I'd share some pics of the decor and a little crafty project I did.

First the craft project!
I actually have a number of different things going on in my craft-sewing room, but we shall concentrate on this super-easy one for Halloween.  Do you know what those 5 glass things are?



Yep, they are the globes from some fan light fixtures that we replaced.  I just couldn't bring myself to get rid of them because they had the perfect shape for..........

Ghost lights!  The Man thought I was a bit wacky when I rescued these little globes ( and I have several more) from some fans we replaced last year.  I told him they would make perfect ghost lights to line our driveway.  Then I promptly forgot about them until I saw something similar HERE.  Kristin painted the ghost features, but I just used a dot of hot glue to adhere black paper shapes.  I wanted to be able to change it if the mood strikes me!

Don't they look cute?  I used tealites in mine instead of string lights (didn't have & didn't want to purchase them for this project -- call me cheap) like Kristin did.

Even The Man thought they were really cute.  I got a lot of "Oh, how cute are those!" from several mommas.  The comment that made my day was a little girl who was so excited about "the baby ghosts!"  That just cracked us up.  She had to talk to each one them -- so cute!




Here's our set-up.  The Man is all ready -- iPad in hand!


A glowing welcome!

Happy Halloween!

I hope all of you had a fun evening passing out treats and or enjoying your little ones getting in on the fun.  We had a great time, and the bonus was that neither of us ate one single piece of candy and we were able to give it ALL away!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and please come again soon!
~Carol~


18 comments:

Kristi said...

Cute idea!

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

I wish we could set up in the driveway, but it is always too cold and usually rainy. Those ghosts are very cute :-)

Allyson Pecilunas said...

What a clever use for those light covers! Adorable!! We had so much fun taking our 3 year old out, at first he was scared and then after a few houses he was good to go. When I handed out candy I did the same thing as you sit in the driveway it was so nice outside last night.

Diane Writes said...

I love the idea of the ghost lights. You are so creative Carol! I love it. I also can't help but notice your very organized working table.

Jen said...

Just darling! Gonna remember this for another year.

Joani said...

So clever. Loved the decorations. Beautiful night for this fun event.

Deserae said...

We don't get any trick or treaters....just our neighbor's two boys. Your little ghost lanterns are sooooo cute! Such a clever idea!
~Des

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love your cute little ghost globes-they turned out great:@)

Dawn said...

You are to clever. Darling idea. We have never had a trick-or-treater where I live, bet you had a great time handing out treats and seeing all the costumes.

The 2 Seasons said...

Those ghost lights are adorable. I will need to do that to go down our stairs next year. Oh and love your craft room I am in the process of getting my organized and making a true craft room instead of a throw everything in there and then spend 30 mins looking for mod podge! Love that you get to sit outside and hand out candy. When we lived in Hawaii we did the same thing, not so much here in Upstate NY it is getting cold.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

How cute are those!!!! There, I said it too...they rae adorable, not only cute and they awesome lighted and outside, wow! Maybe they'll be cute for C'mas inside, or outside the house with maybe a red poinsettia. What a fun Halloween you had, such fun! Wish I had bee with my g'girls, they had a great treat-o-Treat in their neighborhood. Thank you for your visit and enjoy your weekend.
FABBY

xinex said...

I think those glasses are what you normally put over lights. Love your cute idea!...Christine

Connie said...

What a clever idea . . . and so cute. My husband and I both love seeing all the trick or treaters, too. Each time the door bell rings we both yell out, "I'll get it!"
Thanks for sharing.
Your blogging sister, Connie:)

melody-mae said...

Such a cool idea!

Catherine Szabad said...

Hello I would love to know how you made your "Boo" candy glass holders that you have pictured in your blog heading.

my email is dcszabad@roadrunner.com. Thanks\

Cathy

thistlewoodfarm said...

What a cute idea! I love them! I totally need to make those next year!
Have a great day rock star!
karianne

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

That is the cutest project ever! Loveit! Angie xo

Kim said...

You have the sweetest craft room! I love your front porch all decorated for Fall! We are celebrating Halloween today here in New Jersey by order of the Governor. It just doesn't seem like Halloween though.

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