How to make your house look scary for Halloween

JMJ 37  *Who needs expensive decorations, when unfinished construction work, caution tape and string provide the materials for a real cool spider web decoration?  It is what I call “embellished reality!”

Ring the School Bell 37/180 days

We didn’t have to do a whole lot to make our house look scary this Halloween.  John knocked down our brick wall in anticipation of fixing the front courtyard area a few months ago, so we added some caution tape to the demolished space as well as a giant spider web, and spider, to give it a real haunted-like appearance.  An alternative to expensive decorations, this was easy to do and kind of authentic-looking.  We just need to reattach the big spider that apparently crawled away!

Haunted Courtyard

I loved the inexpensive decoration ideas on the link below.  I’m planning to make the  balloon ghosts covered with gauze with my kids.  And maybe the white rag wreath with creepy crawly spiders.  Eek!

More on day 37 of the school year…

Sabrina insisted today, that we celebrate Prince George’s christening with cream tea, which I didn’t mind one bit.  I love tea.  This time of year, I am totally into pumpkin spice chai tea, with a little creamer mixed in.

We printed photos  for Melissa’s Mentos Geyser poster, as the children are expected to have some visual aids at the science fair, in order to explain their project. After going back and forth on the issue, Sarah abandoned the science of popcorn idea as she decided to dedicate her efforts to the Halloween party preparations.  She was disappointed to drop the idea, but wisely did so, realizing enough was on her plate.  Sarah is planning the Halloween party from start to finish, a first-time experience for her.  Her duct tape/balloon bat decorations are beyond cute.

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** Note to the Reader- Today’s narrative is part of our family’s school journey from a few years ago, during my eldest daughter’s senior year in high school, a rather emotional year, with its many ups and downs.  Every day’s blog entry coincides with a day from that special year.  It can be read from the beginning by selecting the “Ring the School Bell 180” category on the side bar.  Commence with the narrative, “The School Bell- What comes to mind when ‘you’ hear that bell?” and follow along with us day-by-day through the school year.  Hope you will join us!

May God shower blessings on your family as he has on mine.    Annette






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