Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween Scavenger Hunt


scavenger hunt riddle ideas
Scavenger Hunt 
There is nothing more fun than a scavenger hunt and what better time of year to do it than Halloween. The only challenge was that I wanted to do one without disturbing all of our neighbors. So I came up with a plan to hide items around the house and in the yard, kind of like an Easter egg hunt. This was geared towards 9-12 year olds as some of the riddles might be more difficult for young ones without a little help. It all started in the front yard, aka, the witch's forest. I told the kids that I needed items for my potion and gave them a list of items shown below. The list can be adjusted for your own home as needed.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Cheap and Easy Halloween Decor Ideas (Inside)

When I decorate for any holiday, I like to look around the house and use things that I already own. This silver platter is a good example with just enough tarnish to make it look old and creepy. Every spooky house needs a head on a silver platter.

Monday, October 14, 2013

An Entry Table That a Witch Would be Proud OF

I thought that before my kids get too old for it, we would have a Halloween party for them and their friends. The most fun, I think, will be the preparation for it. My 4th grader in particular is very crafty and loves to watch Halloween Wars and Martha Stewart craft shows geared towards Halloween. He has all kinds of ideas that we are going to try out. We have already started to have some fun decorating for the party. This is our spooky entry table.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Fall Carnival School Bulletin Board

bulletin board idea for Fall school carnival
This year Gage's elementary school is having their first carnival. That made coming up with an idea for the Fall bulletin board easy.Here are some detailed pictures in case you are trying to do a carnival style board for your school.