Let it be said — I love Halloween. I enjoy the opportunity to wear costumes, create a festive atmosphere, and host parties. I find it absolutely fascinating that one holiday can contain so many different elements — some scary, some mystical, some silly and fun.
Having small children, I often get caught up in making Halloween fun without being scary. We focus on costumes, carving pumpkins, and trick-or-treating.
But there’s something about that night — when you step outside into the crisp air just after sunset, with leaves rattling down the sidewalk and the newly-bare tree branches swaying in the glow of porch lights — that makes you stop and peek into the shadows, feeling the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Maybe it’s just me, but there is always something just a little spooky about Halloween night.
Halloween decor can help to set the mood — whether it’s one of candy-filled revelry or mysterious and eerie.