October is here… with it comes beautiful, fall celebrations: Back to school or work, Halloween and Thanksgiving preparations to come…Celebrating Halloween or All Hallow’s Eve is so typically American…so joyous ~ candy, costumes, pumpkin carving and fun for kids of all ages!! Indoors and out…Halloween FUN!!
Today, Marlene celebrates Halloween
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Our homes become FALL…décor and all. Home yards and entries are adorned with pumpkins and gourds of every size, shape and color! Some even have brooms, cobwebs, spiders, tombstones, sculls and skeletons…depending on our sense of humor or how seriously we celebrate the holiday!
Are you decorating your front steps and door along with your hair, makeup and nails?
Here in San Francisco, you can’t walk down the street without seeing goblins, black cats, skeletons in the yards and cobwebs draping the trees! You can’t help but smile!
Bethany Lowe Bubble Light Ghost | Home & More Skull 17" x 29" Coir/Vinyl Doormat - | Home & More Scary Pumpkins 17" x 29" Coir/Vinyl Doormat | Avanti Jack-O-Lantern Halloween Accent Rug 32" x 20" | The New Yorker Magazine October 31 2011 Theme Art Cover by George Booth | 1976, New Yorker Magazine Cover, October 25 (Arthur Getz), Original Vintage Cover | Covering the New Yorker: Cutting-Edge Covers from a Literary Institution
Mini Designer Pumpkins, Set of Three | Personalization Mall Laurel Initial Personalized Monogram Pumpkins | Bisque Pumpkin Harvest Decor | Magnet Frame by Canetti-5x7 inch - Single Frames | Juliska Large Halloween Pewter Pumpkin | Pumpkin Candy Collection | Halloween Candy Mellowcreme Pumpkins, Fall Delights | Juniper Books Kid's "Wizard of Oz" Book Set | Advanced Graphics "The Wizard of Oz" The Wicked Witch Melting Cardboard Stand-up | Personalized Cable Knit Dog Sweater | Cauldron Serving Bowl
What was your favorite costume as a child, trick or treating?? What or who will you be this year to answer the door, handing out treats to your guests or neighborhood goblins?? Maybe you’ll become a Witch…good Glinda or bad witch like Margaret Hamilton’s Miss Gulch from the classic Wizard of Oz...with your pouch “Toto Too” dressed up?? Will your candies be pulled from a pumpkin, black caldron or elegant bowl?
Are you hosting a spooky bash for friends or family?? Adults or kiddies with a sophisticated, soiree ~ all black, white and orange with velvet pumpkins? Or quirky wild purples and checks?? Are you inspired by antiques from years gone by or au courant, with the rage for skulls and bones?
Will your home be scented with cider fragrant mulled spices of cloves and candles or diffusers of Pumpkin Chai from Nest or Pomegranate from Jo Malone London?
Might your tablescapes and dining décor include chic bold, graphic patterns like Ralph Lauren Safari dinnerware and Christian LaCroix x Vista Alegre designs with gold accents?
Charming “outdoor” wood, glass, pewter and silver are also beautiful with seasonal appetizers, fruits, cheeses and veggies coupled with hearty wines or champagne to toast a joyous Autumn and Veuve Clicquot’s festive Yelloween?
Kendall Zebra Dinnerware Collection | Safari Zebra Salad Plate by Ralph Lauren | Ralph Lauren China, Safari Leopard | Ralph Lauren China | Trompe L’Oeil Glazed Antique White Pumpkin Tureen With Ladle | Man Woman Masquerade Mask | Black Taper Candles - Set of 14 Dripless Candles | Initial Monogram | Halloween Half Skull Flowerpot | Fiesta Skull and Vines White Dinnerware Set
Selecting and theming your costume and home décor for Halloween festivities is such creative fun. Will you be Pop Artist Andy Warhol or icon Marilyn Monroe with a platinum wig? Maybe you will choose movie-inspired Catwoman with a furry mask and collar? Inspiration can come from everywhere!!
I’ll bet one of this year’s many favorites will be Barbie and Ken, dressed to the 9’s in loads of retro pink, pastels and gingham checks!
Short Layered Cool Men Boys Tousled Wig | Hair Cap + Short Blonde Men's Cosplay Wig | Sugarfina Trick or Treat 8-Piece Tasting Collection | HALLOWEEN CANDY CORN | Stacked Jack O' Lantern Iced Cookies | MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check Squashed Glossy Pumpkin, | MacKenzie-Childs Orange Striped Halloween Pumpkin | Halloween Fox Mask | Halloween Black Cat Lace Masquerade Mask | Giant Personalized Halloween Pumpkin Cookies - Set of 3
Enjoy planning your Halloween Fun persona…theme and menu for a spooky, fun-filled month!!