Halloween isn’t canceled! Just because many of the traditional things we are used to doing on this day, like the parties, trick-or-treating, and haunted houses, are out of the question does not mean we can’t celebrate the second largest commercial holiday after Christmas. Who says we can’t have glitter on our hair and our faces painted?
Since Halloween has a special place in our hearts (and our sweet tooths!), my girls, okay maybe I am too, are pretty bummed that they won’t be able to take their costumes to the streets this year, the struggle to find a creative way to celebrate Halloween at home just got oh-so-real. But you know what? Challenge accepted!
With a little fairy dust (okay, plus lots and lots of research!), I believe you can still have a spooktacular time without putting your health or the health of others at risk. Since Halloween is in exactly two weeks, with so little time yet so much to do, I’m pulling a “When in doubt, Etsy” move for our Halloweekend.
Honestly, I can’t even remember how many times Etsy has saved my life! So, instead of decorating our entire house, I decided to spruce up our balcony area. I heard on the evening of the 31st, there’s going be a full moon, so it’s the perfect recipe for some ghoulish fun with the kids.
Since the girls wanted to be witches this Halloween, we got them some twinning looks from I Love Plum. What I love the most about these outfits is that I can definitely repurpose them into casual wear instead of spending on a one-time costume. We topped off their looks with a witches hat and a want, voila! They’re the cutest witches in SoCal!
Being that the girls looked so bewitched with their edgy spellbound outfits, I decided to complement it with some classic Halloween décor. I’m telling you, you can never go wrong with some balloons, bats and lots and lots of spiderweb. So whether your family plans to recreate Disney’s Haunted Mansion or go for a more minimalist theme. Halloween design like ours- you name the type of décor coz Etsy’s got it all. From some fright night outdoor décor that goes beyond your typical skeletons to unique and one-of-a- kind Halloween costumes and accessories, you’ll find everything in this online treasure chest!
We also wanted to hit our yearly #squashgoals (don’t you love my Halloween puns!), so we added these cute looking Jack-O-Lanterns as well. And last but not least, what’s a Halloween celebration without candies?
One of the most highly anticipated parts that kids love would be the mountains of candies that they get during Halloween. Door-to-door trick or treating is definitely out of the question; instead we packed the girls’ loot bags with their favorites sweets (and mine); who says Mommy can’t have a treat too?
So if you want to put a spell on your house this season, #Etsy will definitely have the potions to keep it your Halloween spooky and fun.