It's the most wonderful time of the year...(sing it with me)
With the kids trick or treating
And everyone telling you have no fear,
It's the most wonderful time of the year.
It's the scar-scariest season of all
With those witches a-cackling,
And mummies a-tackling
Friends, full of terror, will call
It's the scar-scariest season of all.
There'll be parties for hosting,
Pumpkin seeds for roasting
And trick or treating out in the dark
There'll be scary ghost stories
And tales so gory of
Hauntings long, long ago
It's the most wonderful time of the year!
Did she just re-make a 60 year old Andy Williams' Christmas classic? She sure did.
You guys can't get me down today, this really is my happy time. Fall isn't just the best because of everything changing (that whole out with the old, in with the new which makes me less sad about this summer's shorts that never quite fit right). I mean, sure the leaves are beautiful and the air is alive & crisp with anticipation. And yeah, now you can snort pumpkin spice without the neighbors thinking you're weird...but that's still not the best part!
That's right, it's almost Halloween, you ghouls & goblins!
Holidays, the commercial ones mind you
The kids, as they usually are, are my excuse for going a bit overboard,
|Showin' gold medal swag on y'all asses this year.|
|We eased on down the road in 2015|
|Even our birth announcements scream 'Boo!' - 2014|
Beginning the 1st week of October, it's all things gourd & ghostly in the Brown household. The Wee B3 get a kick out of decorating the house - mom helps a little, but they pride themselves in directing the effort on their own. So yes, it usually looks like a kindergarten craft festival who's participants got all hopped up on apple cider & pixie sticks, but we make it work.
|We decorate all the doors so that everyone's happy coming & going.|
|Our 8-legged friend joined the Wall of Wonder this year.|
We eat lots of spooky treats - you'd be amazed at what you can do with a hotdog this month (insert inappropriate sex joke that I'm supposed to be too mature for) - and try to find new ways to 'Halloween' up our old favorites.
|Severed finger hot dogs inspired by Pinterest.|
We also go au naturale when it comes to home decor
|Popcorn kernels and Dollar Store flowers have never made a prettier pair.|
|Note to self: don't use filler the kids will eat next year.|
So there you have it, a visual hayride through our temporary Halloween haven. I hope you got a kick out of this terrifying tour, I've certainly enjoyed sharing it with you. And though it may kill you knowing that you don't have the chance to lay your head in this den of devilish delight, save your tears. My little gremlins will be city-wide all month at many of Atlanta's holiday themed kiddie events. So when you see that obnoxious family in the matching jack-o-lantern shirts, don't roll your eyes - join us. The more monsters, the merrier!