Everywhere one can already see all the Fall decorations on display on front door entrances, back porch areas, and inside the home. Not to mention on Pinterest, where one can go crazy and “fall” (pun) in love with all the beautiful displays of fall anticipation.
I usually decorate my yard with a Halloween theme. Ghouls, cripted hands, skulls, blood signs, rats, and bats. Halloween night is the best for me! I gather all my goodies during the day while the kids are in school. Some dry ice, ingredients for my requested Goo Juice, candies, and such. And it’s a great chicken day. I mean, why cook when there’s drive-thru that day and I have so much prep work. I’m really just excited to see the other little visitors about to Trick or Treat at our home.
I start playing scary music in home, pop open the windows because it’s fresh outside and why not. I then take out our spider glow lights. Once the lights are hung, the spiders glow and circulate on the driveway pavement. I then grab some tongs to handle the dry ice and throw 1 piece of ice into a bucket of hot faucet water. As it begins to bubble, we grab an oscillating fan to blow air in different directions.
Two years ago, my scary pumpkin face hung on a stand up pole we have in the garage and one of kids handles the buttons as kids approach. My other son is playing Halloween theme (Michael Meyers) song to the movie on his mini xylophone. My daughter had some amazing white face paint on her face and dressed like a Jester and little did we know that her face paint glowed magnificently in the dark. She acted like she was a dead doll against the garage, dry ice smoke intermittently passing over her, skull face welcoming the kiddos with “The appetizers have arrived! Ha, Ha, Ha!”, Halloween theme song playing, my scary music blaring out of the window, glowing spiders on the ground! Kids stopping to takes pictures with the “dead doll”! It was a great photo op. That made for an amazing fun night with the kids and great memories.
Fast forward. The kids are older and two didn’t care to go trick or treating last year, so I scaled back a bit and this year even more so. I don’t even think my baby daughter wants to even dress up? Unless, it’s just for giving out candy in the driveway. We will see what happens. I normally where a cat eye mask or cat ears. Something fun. Life is suppose to be fun.
This year, I didn’t decorate with my usual Ghouls and such spread across the yard, but decorated with a more “homey” Pinterest type curb appeal. But those were some great memories to share and reminisce upon. I even got teary-eyes typing this blog. The gifts of being a Mom. Just love it!
So without further ado. Here’s my Front Door Fall Decor Picture. Possibly a front porch sign coming up. I’ll post pictures later on that.
I used my plant holder and mixed in some faux pumpkins. I had 2 empty pots and flipped those around to create 2 different heights for the pumpkins. I nestled the pumpkins so the foliage will drape around them. Pumpkins grow on vines so this made it look very garden like. Ready for the harvest. I them ribbon tied some old driftwood I had and snuggled it in to give it a more complete and adorable appearance.
Hope you enjoy as much as I enjoyed sharing!
‘They do not say to themselves, ‘Let us fear the LORD our God, who gives autumn and spring rains in season, who assures us of the regular weeks of harvest.’