Decorating for Halloween 2018
Hey everyone, I hope you’ve all had a great weekend! To be honest, I haven’t been feeling all that good lately. There are a lot of huge, life-changing events going on right now which has caused my mental health to go in a complete downward spiral. Trying to get the motivation to write this post is a struggle but I so want to be able to complete Blogtober and blogging is such a good distraction for me. I don’t talk about mental health, well, ever because I don’t want to put a label on it and I like to try and keep my blog and social media as positive as possible. But yeah, it’s been a struggle so please forgive me if this isn’t the most upbeat post.
Last weekend my mother got the Halloween decorations down from the attic and I had so much fun decorating the house for Halloween. I love putting up decorations, whether it’s for Halloween, Christmas or birthdays it just makes it all the more exciting. In today’s post, I thought I’d show you what parts of my house currently look like. We mainly decorate the hallway for the trick or treaters, but we also put a few things up in the living room too.
I got this cute little ‘Boo’ sign from Hobbycraft last year, which goes on the living room door.
The trick or treat sweets. It’s a struggle to not just eat them all myself but part of the fun of Halloween is having the leftovers!
The pumpkin tea lights are new and I believe I got the pumpkin tea light holder from Poundland last year. These are just on the table in front of the TV.
I hang these skull lights across the door frame to light up the hallway and hang glitter spiders from the ceiling which always goes down well with trick or treaters.
Honestly, I wish the hallway could look like this all year haha. Bats also hang from the ceiling and a glow in the dark skeleton can just about be seen on the wall. The shaking ghost I bought from Tesco this year can be seen hanging from the wall and a cobweb on the mirror.
I bought this just a few days ago from Asda for £10 and it’s amazing! It has a motion sensor so everytime the front door opens or if someone goes past the lights will start going and spooky sounds and music play. There is an option to have just the light show if the sounds get too annoying as they are pretty loud. This will definitely give the trick or treaters a fright when I open the door.
This part in the living room is probably my favourite as it’s so cosy and I just love those adorable ghost lights.
I love this set up in the evenings, with the scented candle going while watching trashy TV under a blanket. It really feels like autumn then.
Every year my collection grows. It’s my goal to one year own a full-on Halloween tree, I’ve seen a couple in John Lewis that I really love but unfortunately do not have the room for yet. I hope you all enjoyed this post. Again I apologise if it felt rushed or just not as upbeat as usual. I’ve had a really amazing weekend with Jaz so I’m hoping to feel lot better and more like myself soon.
Do you decorate for Halloween? Let me know in the comments to link to any posts you have about decorating as I’d love to see. Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog while you’re here and follow me on Instagram and Twitter too. Thanks for reading!