Halloween 2013

by Jenny Thu, October 31 2013 09:22

I was feeling pretty uninspired when it came to decorating for Halloween this year. Kat isn't old enough to remember, her naps are still pretty sucky, and when she is awake, she's pretty demanding of my time. Ryan and I were planning to go to the pumpkin patch with her on the 27th, but then it snowed and was windy, and I knew it wouldn't be fun. So I didn't even get a pumpkin! On Monday I sent Ryan to the grocery store to try and pick one up, but apparently they'd been sold out for a few days already. No decorating the front step, then. But how to make it obvious that we have candy (if, by a very random chance, anyone tries to go trick-or-treating on our street)?

Browsing Pinterest inspiration finally struck. Window decals! But it's now October 31st and I'm not willing to venture out in search of anything for the windows at this point. A quick search turned up some bat silhouette clip art, which I blew up and printed off. 30 minutes of cutting later, and I have a small flock of bats to hang in my windows. Rather than tape them to the window I attached strings and hung them between the curtains and window, letting them move a little bit so they don't look quite so identical. It also makes them easier to re-use next year!

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