I pulled out all of my Halloween decorations yesterday; precariously balancing Caroline on one hip and box after box on the other, up and down two flights of stairs. As soon as I broke the slightest sweat I decided there would be no need for me to go to the gym later in the day. Why is it always such an amazing feeling when you decide - guilt free - that you don't need to go to the gym? I always let out a little snicker, feeling like I just staged some kind of major coup.
Anyway, I quickly decorated the house and surprised the boys when they came home from school. I told them to close their eyes, and I opened the front door and brought them inside. They opened their eyes and even though they've seen these items almost every year of their young lives, they let out a big, "WOW!" They get so excited about the spiders, skulls and skeletons. Aren't Halloween decorations just so god-awful ugly? Yep, and exactly why the kids just love 'em! And the best part is, you don't have to spend much to make a cute (or scary or god-awful ugly) display. In fact, I say the uglier, the better! And I'm telling you, the dollar store is the place for all of your god-awful ugly decorating needs.
Here is our foyer mantle. Except for the ceremics and the tree-ish thing, everything came from a dollar store. Isn't the spider web neat? And the spiders that cling to it? The sign too, and the little hanging skeletons - all $1!
Here on our entry desk are a couple of bigger velvety spiders, a weird candle, a RIP tombstone, some silk fall leaves and a creepy witch all for . . . yep, a buck. And below is a centerpiece made with various dollar chotchkies.
And look at these skulls!
And another creepy witch hanging out near the powder room.
I'm telling you - RUN! Don't walk! RUN to your nearest dollar store!
And remember it's just a month. This junk is only on display for a month.