With Halloween only 2 weeks away we’ve been getting out all of our decorations and trying to plan costumes.  Costume planning is definitely getting harder as my boys get older.  The older (and especially the oldest) boys seem to be drawn to any costume with blood and guts hanging out and they KNOW that mama’s not buying that.  But, still they try to persuade the best they can.  Sorry guys. Not going to happen!

I haven’t always decorated a lot for Halloween and I tend to use more Fall-like decor, but a couple of years ago my boys had had enough of being boring and we went in search of some fun decorations or crafts (minus anything gory) to put up in the house.  The boys helped me make all sorts of spooky-cool decorations.

We made bats…

And more bats…

(Thank you Thrifty Decor Chick for this idea)


 Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkins Tutorial

and Ghosts.

Balloon Ghost Tutorial Here


Then we ransacked the dollar store for anything else we could find.


How do you decorate for Halloween?  Spooky, fun, or super scary?  Our house is now full of spooky fun!

For more spooky fun ideas check out our Spider cake and cupcakes, Easy Haunted House cake and Spider Stew with Witches hats.