Halloween is not one of my favorite holidays, but when you have two kids, it’s hard to not get caught up in the fun of costume designing and the anticipation of candy and treats. So this year, I thought I’d do a palette in honor of the creepy holiday. This misty forest palette seems like the perfect backdrop for telling scary ghost stories.
I get the heebie jeebies just thinking about wandering down that path as the sun drops behind the horizon and all the night animals start making their eerie sounds.
(I know, it’s not really all that dark of a picture, but that’s how I roll. Give me sunshine and light any day over creepy and dark.)
I hate to be scared or startled. Haunted houses are not my thing. If you come to my house, you won’t see any giant spider web decorations or mummies climbing out of the ground for Halloween. We have a few cute signs, and an orange garland that says “Boo!” But that’s about it.
My poor kids think they’re horribly deprived. Every year they ask me for more Halloween decorations, and every year I put them off, saying “We’ll look at Hobby Lobby after the 31st to see if we can find anything good on sale.” I think my older one has caught on that it’s just a stall tactic. My younger one is too busy counting her candy haul on Nov. 1 to remember to ask to go shopping.
Yep, I’m a Halloween Grinch.
If I can just put them off until time for the Christmas decorations to come out. Now there’s a holiday I can really get behind!
Monday 7th of June 2021
Honesty and Transparency. Love that!
Friday 4th of November 2016
I'm a bit surprised that you don't like Halloween in that decorative pumpkin carving (which even Martha Stewart is into) sounds like the kind of 'DIY project' that would be right up your alley.
Monday 14th of November 2016
Well, I definitely get my fair share of pumpkin carving, (there's no way around that with two children) but I can't say I love it as much as Martha Stewart!