When we moved to our home in the mountains, we knew that there wouldn’t be any trick or treaters who would hike up here. So, for many years, Halloween was not a big deal. That is, until we joined the MINI club and began going to the annual costume party. Now, it is fun to do a little tablescape, make some pumpkin recipes and sew a table topper or a wall hanging or even a new costume. On this table, skulls and black webs bubble out of a black cauldron with happy pumpkins nestled in the leaves.
My Halloween plates sit atop white dinner plates with orange chargers underneath. Black napkins are held with pumpkin napkin rings. The base is our Autumn Jubilee Pumpkins and Leaves table topper from 2016. The pattern is on the linked post, with links to the individual blocks on that post as well.
Another year, I did the table in black, with a black and gold tablecloth topped with a Halloween wall hanging. The bubbling caldron is on this table as well, with a sill sitter of sparkly Spooky lettering.
On this table, I put lights in the skull garland so it would light up at night for a creepy ambiance. The pumpkin looks a little less happy here, LOL!!
Happy pumpkins shine in the sun at our local pumpkin patch. Both Jack-O-Lantern pumpkins and small pie pumpkins can be purchased here with proceeds going to charity.
So, how about a Halloween breakfast? Make my Pumpkin Cake Donuts to go with your morning brew.
Or, maybe some of my Pumpkin Orange Bread would be good. I make some of these in small loaves for the neighbors and friends this time of year.
I am the Great Pumpkin some years.
Packaging the bread in fun bags from the discount store makes them festive.
Of course, a Halloween card will go in the package, too. A few may go in the mail as well. These were stamped on a previous Autumn Jubilee. With jack-o-lanterns and fun ribbons, making them was easy and fast.
After a busy day delivering goodies, a piece of Pumpkin Toffee Dump Cake is ideal. This makes a wonderful pot luck dish, too.
Then it is time to think about a costume. Find some old books and craft them into Hogwart’s Textbooks.
Then dress as professors! This is My Sweet Babboo as Professor Snape, and I am Professor McGonagall, our costumes in 2019. We got him a temporary tattoo of a Death Eater Snake for his arm. No, that isn’t his hair, it’s a wig. We carried the textbooks as props, too. My wand is one he got me some years ago to put on the shelf with my Harry Potter books. His is a stick we got from our property. These are serious costume hounds in this car club, so we have to be creative.
We hit the Spirit Halloween store in 2019 on the day after Halloween and got a couple of things that will serve in more than one way for the next couple of years. Then you know what happened last year and there was no party. But it is back on for this year, so I had to look a bit more for a key piece to my plan. I found the perfect dress at a thrift store, which saved me hours of sewing and a lot of money for fabric. I did have to make a pinafore, and I’ll show you our final costumes after the party.
Halloween is a fun reason to sew a quick table topper or door decoration from a panel. There are lots of cute ones in the local quilt stores right now. I did this one for fun with a panel I found, added some buttons and embellishments to make it special. I sold it at the fair this year.
It really is simple with panels, just add some borders, and quilt.
So, we will have some Halloween fun with friends, and maybe watch a scary movie. If you haven’t seen The Skeleton Key, it is without a doubt my favorite creepy movie. The weather finally turned a bit cooler yesterday, so maybe the fall color will come out in the trees soon. I made a new soup recipe with a ham bone from a slow cooker ham I did on Friday. It was yummy, and I’ll share more about it soon.
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Do you have any Halloween plans? What is your favorite creepy movie?