Spookiness in the Parsimonious Kitchen
When decorating, you can never go wrong with a festive or seasonal vignette! I have taken away my boxwoods and flowers and created a little Halloween Ghost town right on the kitchen countertop. Here is my process:
I began by setting this spooky cloth from The Dollar Tree.
A grand yet dilapidated little castle is set as the main feature. I can't believe I found this at a local GoodWill for less than $10!!
Smaller structures of a mortuary,
a spooky ghost station,
and a smaller castle
are added to complete the scene of the town. All from The Dollar Tree.
I love that the castle is animated, and that it lights up! Not bad for GoodWill! In the following video clip, I have the lights dimmed and the clip also shows the lights and animated ghost (you may have to view on a pc):
while lit pumpkins look on.
Here, I've opted to add a few spiders here and there
and over the tops of the buildings.
Another option is to drape the structure with cloth and place the spiders over it.
A Gothic cake plate full of macabre munchies has been added.
There are marshmallow brains,
and creepy spider candies.
To see my recipe to create these creepy eats, you may visit the post on my blog Parsimonious Pabulum here.
My Halloween treat jar will hold anything that is leftover (though with my brood and my terrible sweet-tooth, I doubt it, ha!).
A recent find from HomeGoods is this enormous skull bowl....I will likely use it to pass out candies
from here in the foyer.
Pretty cool! It's very heavy and large and it only cost me $20! Not bad.
Do you have any last-minute preparations in mind? Are you planning next year's spooktacular? When I took my kiddos out to buy their costumes, our final destination was Party City...and let's just say it was a madhouse. That, I guess, is to be expected. I did, however, see something that I thought was so unnerving that I have never seen! Perched just above the fitting room was this 7-foot gargoyle. The eyes glow, it growls, the wings move, it blows smoke and emits the evilest music. I have never seen anything like it! Yipes!
You can see an example of it in action in the following clip:
I can't decide if I like it for next year or if it's just toooo creepily evil! What do you think?
Here's wishing everyone a very happy and safe Halloween!
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