I love Halloween.
I always have, the dressing up the food the colour palette! How often do orange and purple get pride of place on the shop shelves or even in your home.
Plastic mass production is getting me down a little so rather than go mad on fresh decorations I thought I would just use what I had and this year cook my pumpkins!
Do throw anything away
Well even though I am Mary Kondoing my home I still love a lot of stuff. The gin and books are always on my mantle piece.
As is the severed finger
Gav proposed to me with that finger so I will always have it pride of place!
I did buy the candles.
But knowing me I will just light the unscented ones and have them for years too! Plus when I do eventually use them up I will keep the containers.
The books I have had for years and the top one was a wedding gift and it’s a book of Japanese poems and it is beautiful.
The journey to the Centre of the earth was an event we went to with scala in London. We dressed up and the event was one of the best we have ever been to.
I am trying not to buy more crap. I do understand that tonnes of pumpkins get chucked out every year but at least they are biodegradable.
My pumpkins are ending up in my belly so I am busy looking forward to searching for recipes this weekend!
The dried flowers are from my wedding bouquet as is the Harry Potter wand and the Brockmans gin bottle.
I am not a goth by any means but I do love skulls, zombies and magic!
That’s what Halloween and Christmas are to me. They are magical!
I lit all the bottom white candles and had a really cosy evening with just me and Frank. Gavin was a way with friends.
I think our fireplace looks autumnal but also fairy elegant. The fairy lights and white candles were also from the wedding so they are also getting reused.
Everything else we have had for years!
Getting the sitting room ready for Halloween was so much fun but also it needed it. Our fireplace had become a dumping ground so I needed a good deep clean!
I thoroughly enjoyed styling it up. I still need to get my ravens from the attic and it will be perfect.
We will get treats in for the neighbourhood kids. The rule is if you have a pumpkin lit then they will knock on your door. We love it and have been doing it for 5 years now. The parents appreciate it as not every house does it so it’s a nice safe place!
Frank already has his costume! I know we are terrible but we don’t actually care and he doesn’t mind.
Do you do anything for Halloween?