Ha, Ha, Ha! – I love that song… When I was a teenager, my brother, my sister and I used to love Halloween season. Even though in Brazil, Halloween is not a big thing and we don’t do trick-or-treat, television would show a lot of horror movies during the month of October, and that is what we do. Eat hot-dogs and watch Freddy and Jason. Have you ever made a bet on how many people die on Friday 13’s movies?
Once I moved to the US, living the Halloween has been an interesting adventure. Seeing all the houses decorate with this creepy monsters and open the door to all the trick-or-treaters is just so fun for me!
This year, I decided to decorate a little bit the inside of my house. I made a wreath with left over boas. Simple, get a round wreath base or anything that is really round and wrap it with an orange or an orange/black boa. Hot glue some scary things on it and voila! Halloween wreath!
I also bought some dollar items and spread them thru the house. Meet Jerry and Louis.
For the centerpiece bellow, I basically got some black plastic flowers and I glued it on top of a foam white pumpkin. They are very trendy nowadays. Decorating my house and working on those crafts, took me about 20 minutes. It just makes things a bit more fun and puts me in the mood.
Outside, I decided to go “economical”. In order words. “Cheap-oo”, in Portuguese “Nono-Correa”. I rescued some plastic pumpkins from previous Halloweens, and put a lamp inside to give some light to it. I decided to not spend money in real pumpkins for Halloween. I will buy some when they get on sale for Thanksgiving. My thought? I am not in the mood to spend money on things I can’t re-use unless they are very cheap. And second… they attract animals, so.. this year I decided.. no.. make it easy and uncomplicated for me. Sometimes, you just need to surrender yourself to the word “lazy”.
Find bellow my favorite classic movies to get in the marathon spooky –mood:
2) A Nightmare on Elm Street
4) Pet Cemetery
6) The Exorcist
7) The Conjuring – new movie but totally worth it!
After this….I have only one thing to share… my Halloween Candy Costume: