Scary fun for Halloween

Some people (maybe even a lot of people!) are extremely organised and plan weeks ahead for such events like Halloween, Christmas and Birthdays (unlike me, I'm a little more last minute....it's usually a panic induced scramble to the shops). Anyway, for all you quite organised people out there I thought I'd suggest a few fun and creative Halloween activities to plan for your parties, for dressing up your home or just for being plain scary at home. Boo!

When my two little terrors were younger, I was a little bit reluctant to celebrate Halloween for fear of scaring them and scarring them for life....and also because I had a slight dislike of trick or treaters and would often pretend not to be in when that knock on the door came! (I'm sure I'm not the only one who did this...am I?!) Anyway, gradually, over the years it's getting harder to ignore as now my boys are 4 and 6, and well, lets just say, for them the scarier the better! Halloween has become an occasion which none of us can avoid and a last minute dash to the shop to stock up on chocolate buttons just won't cut the mustard any more.

Last week one 'fun' activity involved making telescopes using flashing eyeballs.....but I think the less said about that the better!

There are so many fun and easy crafts and decorating ideas to do for Halloween, so here are a few ideas....

I thought this decorating idea from inmyownstyle.com is a simple and stylish way to bring a bit of spookiness to your home decor, using the technique of tying black ribbons around twig branches and dotting the eyes with white puffy paint to make these clever little bats. I think I'll be popping out to get some black ribbon.....

If ghoulish eyeballs are your thing, (and lets face it, who wouldn't want to be without an 'easy eyeball garland'!), these fab printables from www.pagingsupermom.com  enable you to create a bold and scary door garland using paper plates, some glue and ribbon. So easy.

Some more great ideas for crafting were found on  www.craftymorning.com with ideas for ghost prints using footprints, pumpkin lanterns and toilet paper roll pumpkins. I think these are fab, and not too difficult to do. So come on, get out the paints, glue and scissors and maybe a dollop or two of Halloween magic and you too could have a cool, fun and spooky house for Halloween.

Last but not least, I think these cute little Spooky Boo Brownies found on bettycrocker.com are really sweet and probably taste delicious too.

Have a spooktastic Halloween!

Posted on October 21, 2014 .