Getting Festive: Halloween

Our Halloween books and decorations make an appearance in our home around the middle of October. We keep it pretty simple and very un-spooky…think smiling Jack O’ Lanterns and candy corn. I am sure someday soon my boys will be pushing for the scary stuff, but for now I’m just pretending that day will never come. img_6111 A few years ago I tied some fun Halloween fabric to some orange lights to make a fun garland. I also have a few dollar spot pumpkins and a free candy corn printable. One fun thing that I like to display is pictures from past Halloweens. My boys love to see pictures of themselves and this is a fun way to decorate. Last year I just backed them with orange and black scrapbook paper and taped them up—super easy! This year I have a fun project planned for Holiday pictures…so stay tuned! I also have a couple of craft projects from years prior that I like to display as decor. Our book collection always doubles as decor, and having them displayed tends to encourage more reading…win-win, right? Our Halloween book collection is also pretty tame…I tend to avoid too many ghosts and witches. Some of our favorites are:

  • Room on the Broom (I know I broke my own witch rule)
  • Pumpkin Trouble
  • It’s Pumpkin Day Mouse
  • Click, Clack Boo!
  • Little Blue Truck’s Halloween

Are go to Halloween Movies are:

  • Curious George Boofest
  • Room on the Broom
  • It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Do you decorate for Halloween? What’s your style…spooky or cutesy?


Hey, I’m Megan, wife to Chad, mama to our three rambunctious boys, Grady, Marshall, Stafford and our sweet little girl, Ainsley Nell.  I have a passion for celebrating holidays, cherishing seasons, creating memories, collecting traditions, connecting hearts and chasing joy.   Thanks for coming along for our journey.