With half of August behind us, summer is nearly over. Where does the time go?
But Im not sorry to see summer make its goodbye for now because it means Fall is nearly here. Its most definitely my favorite season. Oh, let me count the ways: Brooklyn is beautiful when the leaves change color and the air is crisp, I can wear fun fall outfits without fear of sweating to death on a humid subway platform, both my wedding anniversary and birthday are in October and one of my favorite holidays, Halloween, graces the season as well.
Which brings me to the topic of this post: Halloween.
To give you some background: a few years ago, we hosted a series of Halloween parties. I loved decorating, getting our costumes ready, the whole bit. Costumes were mandatory and more than a few people came with fabulously creative concepts. It was a fun time all around.
But as time went on and most of friends now have small children, the idea of a a drunken night in costume has lost its appeal. So I don't think this house will have any racous Halloween parties in its near future. But I never lost my love for the day.
Unfortuntely our last home didnt have many trick or treaters. I'd dutifully buy a bag of candy but it would go mostly undistributed (er, mostly eaten by me).
Fast forward to last October, while we were in mid renovation hell. We figured we'd stop by on Halloween afternoon to check out how many trick or treaters the neighbors got. We stopped at the market and bought a bag of candy just in case our doorbell got rung.
Much to our shock, the block was MOBBED by tots of all sizes in adorable get ups and an open bag. Mr. Limestone ran to get more candy several times but no matter how many bags he returned with, they were empty within minutes. After about an hour, we had to sulk away in shame as we were out of goodies!
But this year, I plan on being prepared!! For one thing, I want to decorate the front of the house. We still have some leftover decorations from parties past so it won't go to waste. We also have a fog machine that I'll drag out for the afternoon as well. Martha Stewart's love for the holiday will certainly come in handy this year - she always has the most fabulous ideas.
We'll get loads of candy at the ready and of course, I want us to have fabulous costumes!
Halloween falls on a Friday so Im hoping I can have a few of our friend with their little ones over to enjoy the chaos with their own kids. A little stoop party at my place.
So while I know its plenty early (hey, what can I say? Im a planner!) I'd love to hear all of you creative bloggers' suggestions on how to make my house look spooky and what kind of costume we should be sporting. Ideas?