It seems as if fall showed up here in South Carolina over night. One day it was 80 degrees, and the next day 60! We’ve been anxiously awaiting it’s arrival and have had the house decorated since late September. And just in time for Halloween this week, I’m sharing it with you guys here!
I love adorning the house with pumpkins. I grabbed mine from Trader Joe’s, and we have them in the entry way, on the dining room table, front porch, and little white pumpkins scattered throughout. I also grabbed some magnolia leaves from our magnolia tree for a pop of greenery in the entryway.
I found these string lights in the dollar section of target, and love the little touch they add to the mantle. The bats are from hobby lobby. I’m obsessed with them!
Spider webs over our art and picture frames!
Here are a few of our seasonal books, displayed in Piper’s room.
I got this idea for creating a spider garland with your child’s handprints from Brittany Viklund. She always has the most creative, inspiring ideas, and I love how the garland turned out! Piper’s room is fully decked out with the spider garland, foam bats, spider webs, and halloween/fall books. So far, she loves decorating just as much as I do ;)
Another bat project we made using toilet paper rolls, some black finger paint, construction paper, and googly eyes! We watched a couple of youtube videos on bats too, and Piper loves to share how they “are black, fly at night, and hand upside down!” Piper loves animals, so I’ve made a point to use the season for learning activities about bats, spiders, etc.
I’ve always loved fall, but have never thought much of Halloween. Since having children, and as they get older, all holidays are becoming so much more fun. I’ve loved doing crafts, decorating, and creating experiences for the kids this year. Our home feels so festive, and I might be enoying fall more than I ever have because of it!
This weekend, we woke up and made pumpkin muffins with football on in the background, then drank coffee and watched Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin while they cooked. Scofield and his dad worked on our deck, and the air was crisp and perfect! All while the house smelled of pumpkin muffins and fall candles. It was glorious in all its simplicity.
To create an enjoyable space, we always look to Terminix to keep our home safe and sound in the cooler weather. You can see a list of all they offer here, which is so much more than just termites. As a home owner, I have so much excitement for things I never thought I would!
This post is in partnership with Terminix Services, Inc., but all opinions are my own