Sorry it has been a bit longer than I would like between postings. I had surgery on my knee last week and mobility has been a bit of an issue. Healing fine now and enjoying my time out as it is such a wonderful time to catch up on my projects.
But more on them tomorrow 🙂
Today I want to show you my Halloween house.
I live in New Zealand and we don’t really celebrate Halloween. For starters its the wrong time of year for us. We are going into summer and Halloween, or Samhain if you prefer, is about celebrating the end of summer so spring is the opposite of this. Also we have just turned our daylight saving on so it doesn’t get dark till 9pm which is awfully late for little ones to be out trick or treating so our kids tend to do this in broad daylight. This tends to take the spooky out of the day.
I have always envied the Americans and their Halloween celebrations. It looks like such fun! And as a horror movie addict I have always wanted to flash my house up. As Halloween fell on a Saturday this year we, my husband and I, decided to have a few drinks with our neighbors and decorate just a little 😉
As we don’t really celebrate it decorations are a little hard to come by so I took to Pinterest and created a board. We built an awesome Grimm Reaper. The little fella was about 6’5″ and, as I am not, rather hard to spray-paint his head 🙂 but I had a huge amount of fun making him and I was really happy with how he looked. He was built the weekend before so he would dry in time. Not bad for a broom, umbrella stand, couple of sheets and about 25 miles of duct tape.
It left my hands a bit of a mess
From there we decided to build a dancing ghost circle.
We were going to light the fire but it was super windy and we didn’t want to end up with the house being burnt down so just settled for the illusion.
I laminated a sign and included Bayley the Bouncy Bunny in our decorations
She seemed to appreciate the sentiment.
On the day we decorated the table
And then there was us 😀
After all that we had a fantastic night and served exactly 0 trick or treater’s. We have a sneaking suspicion that they got frightened off by the Sangria drinking Zombies on the deck as people down the road were getting visit’s 😉
Still a fantastic night was had by all.
Till next time xxx