October is my family's favorite month. Why? HALLOWEEN!!!!!
My family starts planning for Halloween in August. As soon as the kids are done with camp, they start thinking about their costumes - planning their outfits, weighing their options - even before they've picked out back-to-school outfits.
This weekend we'll pull out all the decorations from the garage and start to decorate the whole house - inside and out.
We have a few "staple" decorations; a Barbie tied up in spider webs with a HUGE spider creeping toward her; barfing pumpkins; and a pen of fake rats and real guinea pigs so that when people walk by they see movement and freak out. It's awesome.
We don't do the scary, bloody stuff. I had a traumatic experience in a neighbor's "haunted house" when I was 7 and despite my love of Halloween, to this day I'm a big scaredy cat when it comes to zombies, dead people and blood - real or fake. (Makes you wonder what happened, doesn't it...)
But despite my fears, I do love the funny, kitchey stuff. It's our favorite time of year.
AND, for all the other moms out there who love this holiday as much as we do, I got my favorite on-line gift store, Spoon Sisters (www.spoonsisters.com), to offer Mommy Lite readers a 10% discount on ANY orders you make before October 14th. The code is SPOONLITE. This is JUST for you guys! So you can share the halloween spirit with us!
I've already placed my halloween order and here are a few of the things I got:
1) Finger-Mustache Tattoos - so I'll always have a costume ready:
2) Some Gnarly Teeth - Party favors for our annual Halloween Party.
3) and Nose Masks - to hand out at the party - for people who don't have costumes...
You will seriously have a great time checking out their site even if you don't buy anything. They're stuff is hilarious! OH - and just so you know, the coupon code is good on ANYTHING on their site - not just Halloween stuff.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN shopping and let me know what you bought!