Sometimes I feel like preparing for Halloween is almost
more fun than the actual day.
This year I chopped up crayons and melted them
with a blow-dryer on little white pumpkins.
It made a spooky dripping effect, and turned out really cool.
The girls and I embroidered Halloween napkins:
We've been making a dozen for each holiday,
and it's become a highlight of our holiday traditions, and
we already have Christmas and New Years designs picked out.
It's such a fun tradition and something Clane
will be able to have for their future homes and families someday.
Of course we had dry-ice and root beer in our
black cauldron along with mac & cheese, salad,
and cantaloupe slices for dinner.
And I picked up a dozen of our favorite donuts for dessert,
(as if we needed dessert on Halloween night!).
On the table I had candles that dripped red wax like blood
down the sides, (and all over my tablecloth),
skeleton glasses that I bought in New Mexico,
eyeball ice cubes, and floating candles hanging from the ceiling.
A giant thank you goes out to Mr. Nielson who is always
so eager to climb ladders for me, hang things for me, and
help me achieve my decorating ideas and whims.
And also for going out 15 minutes before dinner on Halloween evening
to several grocery stores
(on his motorcycle no less) to get five pounds of dry ice.