We were very behind on our Halloween decorating this year. So far behind, in fact, that it didn’t get done till the day of. Oops! Much of the appeal of Halloween, to my husband at least, is the scaring of poor, innocent children when they come to our door. Here is his handiwork this year. (By the way, I highly advise not buying any new decorations until the day of– 50% off! Holla!)
Creepy Scarecrow Dude (and yes, that’s his official name around here) was made by the husband last year. He just gets a new face each year. And I must say, he spent the last year on our back patio, and made a rather effective burglar deterrent.
Creepy Grudge Doll girl (yes, another official name) was kindly borrowed from my sister-in-law. We put a strobe light under her head, and placed her looking out the window onto the front porch. Deliciously sinister!
But the main attractions of the night, of course, were Sister Bear (aka Beautiful Ballerina) and J-Bo (aka Cranky Ninja). He was exhausted from a very hard-played soccer game earlier in the day, and crashed as soon as he got home with his treats.
Sister, on the other hand, was raring to go, and used the quiet time to divide her spoils by type. If there was every any doubt that she was a mini-Jessica, it’s gone now. I did the same thing after every Halloween when I was a child.
And, of course, we can’t forget the Man of the Hour himself…my husband.
Isn’t he handsome?? *snort*
All in all, Halloween 2010 was lots of fun, even if we didn’t get to dedicate the time leading up to it spent in spooky pursuits as I had hoped. But hey…there’s always next year:)