I’m afraid I left all of you outside on the porch the last time we were together. That wasn’t very polite of me, was it?Well, I won’t do that this time, so please come on inside. You’ll find the jar on the foyer buffet filled with Ghost Peep s’mores ingredients waiting for this year’s trick or treaters.
I saw a similar idea on Pinterest several months ago and thought I would make them since my daughter loves s’mores so much she should be crowned a S’mores Princess or something. All the supplies you need are shown below. I simply put a Peeps ghost in the bag first, followed by 2 graham crackers behind it and the snack size Hershey bar beside it. Then I closed it with an orange ribbon tied on. Another easy-peasy treat!
You may remember that I really don’t like scary or gory for Halloween decorating, so I let my books carry the theme for the decor. Harry Potter fits in perfectly.
And the mums are sitting in a witch’s black cauldron (actually a plastic one from the bargain bin at Target.)
You are welcome to some of the caramel Hershey kisses there. (Please eat them. I seem to grab a hand full every time I come in that door!)
Now let’s go sit in the family room. I decided to omit the orange decor in here this year because there is so much of it in other rooms.
Yellow and black are a more subtle touch. The yellow pillows from the back porch are now lounging around on the sofa in the family room.
I pulled the magic 8 ball out of the toy closet to use on the end table as a fun touch for Halloween. You can ask it a question if you’d like.
The mantel has pale yellow gourds and the old photograph of the children dressed up for trick or treat.
Candles and flowers – not mums! This time I went with pansies in a silver holder.
And finally, on the cabinet behind the wicker chair there are a few more yellow gourds in a jar and another candle. With all the pale yellow and candlelight in here, the room really has more of a feminine vibe than a scary-Halloween vibe (which is okay by me since I am such a chicken when it comes to scary stuff.)
I’m afraid that is all I have time to show you today, but the next time we are together, we will spend some time in the dining room and kitchen. (They aren’t decorated for scary either – but you will find a good bit of Halloween orange in there.)
Don’t forget about the fun giveaway of Melanie O’Hara’s Traveling Tea Ladies books and assorted other tea related items. You can find out more details by clicking here and reading the last paragraph of that post. Just leave a comment on any or all of this week’s posts (10/27/14-10/30/14) to be entered for the drawing.
And thank you for stopping by for a visit.