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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.

Sweet Tooth by Terrece Beesley

Sweet Tooth by Terrece Beesley

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.

Tempest by Paul Mahder

Tempest by Paul Mahder

Halloween decor can help to set the mood — whether it’s one of candy-filled revelry or mysterious and eerie.

Starry Sky Luminaries by Tabbatha Henry

Starry Sky Luminaries by Tabbatha Henry

Purple Pumpkin by Ingrid Hanson, Ken Hanson

Purple Pumpkin by Ingrid Hanson, Ken Hanson

Crow Mug by Eileen de Rosas

Crow Mug by Eileen de Rosas

Leaf Vessels in Fall Tones by Nick Chase

Leaf Vessels in Fall Tones by Nick Chase

Snowy Owl on Snag by Marceil DeLacy

Snowy Owl on Snag by Marceil DeLacy

How do you decorate for Halloween?

Explore more of Artful Home‘s Halloween-themed artwork on Pinterest….if you dare.

 

 

By |2016-11-30T12:32:09+00:00October 30th, 2014|articles, events|

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