Thursday, October 29, 2009

Trick or Treat!

I'm super excited this year for Halloween and to get trick or treaters at our house! The last two places we lived we didn't get ANY, but this year we live in a very kid-friendly neighborhood so I think we will get quite a few. I've already bought TONS of candy and it's ready to go in my fun pumpkin bowl, sitting by the front door (yes, I said I was excited!). We're also having J's birthday party that night, so it should be EXTRA fun!

The one bummer with trick or treating is that our front porch light doesn't work. I think I've mentioned that our house has some "issues" and apparently wiring is one of those issues. When we moved in, there was an old crappy light out there with no light bulb so we didn't really know what the issues were. We got a new cute light and J installed it this past week (after I nagged him to do it or we wouldn't get any trick or treaters!!). Well it still doesn't work, which means the issue is with wiring - when you flip the switch for the light, the entire front of our house loses power! Awesome. So I got really sad and worried that no kids would come to our house since there wouldn't be a light on.

Then I came up with an idea - luminaries!! I'm lining our whole sidewalk and front steps with them in hopes that it will bring on the kids! Plus it doubles as a cool decoration for our party as well! I got white bags and sand and I'm using those battery powered tea lights to make them a little bit safer than regular candles. I'm also going to tie orange and black balloons to our mailbox. J even made two tombstones out of cardboard last night to give us some extra decorations so the kids will know we have candy!
Happy Almost Halloween!

14 comments:

Katiesperk said...

What an awesome solution to that problem! Those will be so festive. Take lots of pics!!!

MCW said...

I love luminaries! And Happy Birthday to J!

carrie1 said...

Cute idea! =) Happy B-day or belated b-day to your hubby. =)

And I am totally jealous that your a wedding planner. Is it as much fun as it seems?

Beth Dunn said...

That is a brilliant idea! Love luminaries. You just made me want to have a party just so I could put them out! oxox

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Freck said...

Such a good idea!! They will look great and I bet the kids will like them, too!

QueenBeeSwain said...

those luminarias are going to be incredible- I'm so excited for you and your hubby's first Halloween together- is that silly?!

xoox

kHm

EmilyB said...

such a good idea!! Your house will be a hot destination :)

Seersucker Scrapper said...

I just love the luminaries! Take pics!

The Pink Tutu said...

That sounds like so much fun!! The luminaries will be so pretty. I hope you get lots of cute kids!

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

The luminaries are going to be darling!! We are looking forward to trick or treaters as well!!

The Pink Chick said...

I love luminaries! What a great idea!

Preppy 101 said...

Great Idea!! Love it.

Always Organizing said...

I love it! It is going to look wonderful :)

Angela said...

So cute!! We use luminaries too, and it seriously makes such a huge difference decoration-wise!

 
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