Halloween is the 2nd most popular holiday (behind Christmas) for decorating here in the United States. It’s a holiday that people start decorating (with skulls and white pumpkins, among other things) by October 1st and enjoy their decorations all the way through All Hallows Eve on October 31st. Just like Christmas — the decorations go up early so we have more time to enjoy them.
I am in need of some new Halloween decorations and I thought I would share some of my finds with you here on My Favorite Holiday Things. I want to order them now so I have them in plenty of time for October 1st. Let’s see what you think of some of my choices.
Kitchen Decorating with Skulls
Halloween is a scary holiday. How scary you go with your decor is up to you. I love to mix in some skulls and skeletons to bring up the fright factor.
First of all, in the kitchen, I like to include a touch here and there that reminds me of the holiday. This treat jar is perfect! The staked spellbooks for brews, potions and spells have a bit of a vintage feel (something I tend to gravitate towards). And, with a little skull atop the books, it definitely has a creepy feel.
The treat jar is made of ceramic and the skull on top is actually the knob for the lid. You can fill it with wonderful Halloween treats like candy, cookies or bite sized brownies. With this little treat jar sitting on the counter, you won’t forget what season it is!
Table Top, Mantel or Book Shelf
This little guy will go virtually anywhere in my home. When I first saw him, I had a vision of placing him on the entry table and his glowing eyes greeting friends, family, neighbors, guests and the trick or treaters on Halloween night.
Then I thought he would make a great addition to my mantel or book shelf. I could set him on top of my homemade scary books in either place and add a raven and some spiders.
Oh! This little guy is so cute and affordable, maybe I will order more than one!
White Pumpkins for Halloween
Don’t worry about these pumpkins rotting though — they are made of foam and plastic with the lace fabric to accent. The give a Victorian feel while still seeming a bit scary.
These come in a set of 2 – 10″ high and 7″ high. I think I may use these on the entry table too! I want to be sure they are seen right away.
There are tons and tons of Halloween decorations out there. I like to find quality items that will live from year to year without falling apart. Want to see some more? Check out this great collection of Halloween decorations.