Friday, October 5, 2012

I haven't started decorating our front porch yet for Halloween but I've been gathering idea's from Martha Stewart.

I think these hanging bats would be good & easy for the kids to do.
Martha Stewart

I'd let them do these spider sacks, but I know my arachnophobeia would kick in after dark and that wouldn't be good for anyone.  But they look cool.
Martha Stewart

These ghosts are awesome, plus just challenging enough for teenagers to still have fun making them.
Martha Stewart

I love this witches cauldron but I'll have to see if I can find any dry ice.  Wonder if it's expensive?  Hopefully not, I wouldn't need much.
Martha Stewart

Now this is an awesome, inexpensive idea...
Martha Stewart

Although I think I would change the bulb from green to orange and instead of scary birds maybe large creepy hands, someone hanging or something along those lines.  I'm sure the kids will have their own idea's.

I did make a sign that hopefully the kids will want to use somewhere in our decorating mania.  I found the image through google and enlarged it to fit the board I had on hand.

What do you think?  I'm thinking I might attach a stake to the back so we can stick it in the ground by the walkway leading up to the front door.  

What are your decorating plans for the Oct. 31st?

PS: If you aren't already then I'd love to have you follow along...

The History of the Holiday

{Manic Drive's Michael Cavallo} "Yes... historically speaking Halloween did derive from medieval Celtic pagan celebrations which welcomed the harvest season saying farewell to the passing summer (based on the Celtic calendar, their summer ended October 31st).  And yes... it became a popular date adopted by witches in the 18th century. But, at the same time, we can look to many of our traditional celebrations - even Christmas and Easter -and see their pagan beginnings or influences. I can't imagine Christians not celebrating Christmas on December 25th, even though it carries influence of Norse and Roman paganism."
Something may start out as one thing, but become something else entirely. Cavallo touches on that when he says, "Even though Halloween may come from a mixed and even dark history, Christians should be careful not to judge and instead, simply do what they believe is consistent with scripture, their conscience and personal conviction.  I suppose we should celebrate and praise God no matter what the day... Halloween, Christmas... today!! I say... play games, dress up, share stories and eat pumpkin pie with family and friends on Halloween and any other day the feeling hits you!"

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