i’m so excited to show you guys our living room space today, because we most certainly went all out this year with halloween in mind because you guys, the holidays are just the best! i am such a lover of small spaces, and i seriously believe that even when you have a space on the smaller side, you shouldn’t feel left out of the party when it comes to bringing the festive spirit into your home.
halloween has been a fun holiday to celebrate over the years. from our first halloween as newly weds when we won the costume party award for best costumes…to the last few with kiddos in costumes and lots of trick or treating, we are fans. i’m not as into the scarier and gorier side of the holiday, but i like to decorate with pumpkins and lights and lots of color. we did bring a few bats and spiders into the picture this year, since our family is especially into these sorts of creatures right now (as of right now, samson is planning to be a spider for halloween!) but that’s about as spooky as we get.
all of the decorations we used for our space can be found at grandin road, who we partnered with for the holiday this year. if you’re in the city, they currently have their first ever pop-up halloween shop at macy’s herald square happening now through october 31st.
we hung these bats up along our picture framed wall! coincidentally, if you ask our kids any sort of question about bats, they can probably answer. they really have a thing for bats right now and so we are constantly reading and talking about them. eleanor has even asked if we could have one as a pet! what?! i suppose the next best thing to having a real pet bat is having several hanging out on your wall? maybe. at least that’s what i’m telling my kids whenever they ask for a pet bat.
shoutout to josh for hanging all the high stuff!
love these BOO letters that light up! probably my favorite part of the halloween decorations.
we grabbed some decorative rice krispy treats to show off this tray. ;)
also, we totally got a fog machine. haha! we have never had as much fun as we did putting a little bit of fog into the room! excited to have some friends over here soon and try it out again!
when i was little, my dad would put together this crazy haunted house on our porch outside and he’d even wear a microphone and put the speaker inside a carved pumpkin at the front door, so when kids would be near it, it’d be like the pumpkin was talking to them and i just remember it being the coolest thing when i was little! i definitely have to give him and my mom some credit for why i like halloween. besides the treats!
and thank you to grandin road for sponsoring this blog post! how do you guys decorate for the holiday? do you have favorite halloween tradition?