Halloween in the Country

The city girl and her family went to Oregon to have Halloween with the country chick and her family and grandma.  We all had a good time despite the colder weather and some rain!

Before trick or treating, we had a fun family meal of white chili and pumpkin bread.  We had a colorful Halloween table set with fun colors and vampire teeth turned into napkin rings.  We found some purple, orange and black Halloween flowers that were super festive!

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After the yummy chili, the kids trick or treated on grandma’s street.  Grandma Bonnie got super into it this year.  She painted her face with glow in the dark face paint and became a scary/friendly witch.  She had dry ice in her huge pot/cauldron and would reach in to bring out candy.  It was a big hit!

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I hope you had a great Halloween too!

~Tiffany


My favorite Halloween Decor

 

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I LOVE Halloween!  I also LOVE children’s artwork!  So my favorite Halloween decor is created by my kids.  Although mixed in with their creations are, a pumpkin my husband made in elementary school and a ghost I made in kindergarten.  Framing was super cheap. All the frames are from Ikea, Goodwill or the Dollar store. I just spray painted them black or white to hide their less than stellar appearance.

 

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My other favorite Halloween art comes from my Father in law and my Father.  My father-in-law Ken carved this awesome pumpkin and stand from one log. You can’t tell but the eyes are and the mouth are carefully carved out. I love the quirkiness of this and had hoped to talk him into carving more for us but unfortunately he passed away. I think of him every time I see this!

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My father Gordon collected antique paper jack-o-lanterns (before the days of Ebay).  He was very picky about their faces and condition and had 13 for our mantle.  My mom, sitter I have split up his pumpkins so I only have four of them.  I have been watching Ebay to add to his collection, but so far I can’t justify the purchase. These remind me of my dad.

 

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I also LOVE pumpkins! Not eating them but I love their color.  I used to feel guilty spending lots of money on gourds that would be thrown away in a short time… now I just view them as future chicken feed.

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~Chanel