Monday, 31 October 2016

Our Halloween 2016


''Boys and girls of every age Wouldn't you like to see something strange? 
Come with us and you will see This, our town of Halloween!!''

Happy Halloween everyone :) This is my favorite holiday, so, like every other year, I am going to share my Halloween decor and more from this year with you. Before we get into it I just want to share some of the posts I have done from previous years as there are some cool ones (if I do say so myself haha).

Halloween Celebrations for Non-Party People - with movie suggestions, DIY Halloween themed food & more.
How To: Cute, Easy Halloween Decorations! - where to buy budget decor + some fun and easy DIY decor.
The Origins of All Hallows Eve - a basic and quick history lesson.
The Scariest Thing Tag - I tag you all in this tag about all things scary!


As for this year, it's another quiet year with my pup. I always like to decorate despite never having people around, so to mix it up a bit I've done a few more DIYs. My 'theme' or whatever this year was more traditional haunted house, with black and white being the main colours. I've created my own Nightmare Before Christmas lights, potions and more which you can see below.

Due to having no Weekly Reflections posts at the moment for you to see what I've been watching, I wanted to include a list of all the Halloween-y/Spooky things that have been on my scream. I mean screen (ahahaha) for the season. I hate gore and instead prefer family friendly options and more phycological thrillers etc so if you're looking for something to frighten the socks off you, none of these are for you.
Others that I haven't watched in the past few weeks but have seen multiple times and recommend are - 


As I said, just like every other year, I'm doing nothing today! Work early in the morning, a few errands, then home to work on the laptop, probably watch a couple more movies - I'm so close to my goal of watching 365 - and sitting in the dark hoping that no one knocks at the door, before heading to bed nice and early again for work.
Of course, I can't forget the fact that All Hollows Eve is so much more than kids begging for sweets and drunken people staggering home, it's about remembering lost loved ones, so light a candle for those who have passed and let them know you are thinking of them tonight.

I hope you like my Halloween decor for this year. The whole month of October is Halloween for me so they have been up all for weeks and I will be sad to see them go. I'd love to leave them up all the time haha. Send me photos/links to blog posts of your decor and let me know in the comments what you got up to this spooky season.


30 comments:

  1. Love the decorations! We didn't get a chance to decorate at all this year :( Baker is such a cute little pumpkin! Lux is also a pumpkin this year :)

    Renee | Life After Lux

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    1. Thank you! I was upset I didn't get the chance to carve pumpkins :( Oh bless her! I can just imagine her, the little cutie.

      xo

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  2. I never knew that Halloween was also about remembering lost loved ones! You learn something new everyday. I think that's such a lovely sentiment so I will definitely be lighting some candles for my loved ones this evening who are no longer with me whilst I settle down to watch Hocus Pocus and The Nightmare Before Christmas xx

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    1. All Hallows Eve was thought to be the night when the gap between the living and the dead becomes less :)
      Hope you have a lovely night.

      xo

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  3. Aw, Baker is such a cute pumpkin! Your decor looks really cool!

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  4. Love the decorations Danielle, they look very cool! We haven't actually watched any movies yet although we did watch a few Halloween episodes from our favourite shows on Saturday night! :) Maybe we can watch one tonight! Happy Halloween!
    Kelly x |~ SweetIsAlwaysInStyle || Lifestyle Blog ~

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    1. Thank you so much :) Ooh I hope there was some Sabrina in there! ;) They are my fave Halloween episodes to watch. Happy Halloweeeen, have a great night!

      xo

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  5. Oh I love it, it all looks so good and Baker is just adorable in his outfit. I'll be spending this Halloween indoors too, I'm hoping to watch The Conjuring 2 as the trailer looked amazing and I love horror films so I'm excited to see how good it is as the first Conjuring I really enjoyed. I love how you positioned your cobwebs and the fabric you draped across the window, it all looks so good! - Tasha

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    1. Thank you! Oooh, that's a scary one. Too much for me haha, let me know if you enjoy it.


      xo

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  6. Happy Halloween! I love you've decorated the house, it looks "scary" :)) x

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  7. Oh, wow. I love your decorations! Stunning. And Baker looks so cute in his costume, too. Are those Halloweeny toys I see, in the last photo?! I do like to decorate at Halloween, but I usually just decorate the front of the house - the windows, door and front yard. And then I wait in for the trick or treaters. I also light a candle to remember a close friend I lost on Halloween, 6 years ago today. x www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

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    1. Thank you!! He just has a little pumpkin and the other is his Zero tsum. They looked posed now I look at it but they weren't haha he'd just been playing with them.

      We don't get any trick or treaters and have some horrible neighbours so I just keep all the decor for myself! haha

      Oh I'm sorry for you loss <3

      xo

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  8. Even though I don't really bother with holidays, I do quite like the whole decorations bit of it, I just prefer to look at other people's than do my own haha!

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    1. I just love decorating to be honest haha As much as I don't like Xmas, I decorate then too. It gives me something to do and 'brightens' the house up. haha

      xo

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  9. I LOVE your decorations, they're so cool. I'm currently waiting for my boyfriend to get home so we can decorate outside the front door. Look how cute he is in his little pumpkin outfit :) he doesn't look overly impressed though :)

    HAYLEY // A Teal Soul

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    1. Thanks very much :) Hope you have a fantastic evening!
      He actually LOVES it and cries when you take it off to get it back on. He was more annoyed that I'd asked for a photo while he was trying to play with his Zero haha.

      xo

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  10. Love the decorations, looks so cute! I'VE got Halloween candles and faiRy lights and that's about it!
    Sharon x
    rosieloveslife.co.uk

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    1. Thank you very much :) Can't go wrong with candles and fairy lights! Also means you don't have to take them down before putting Xmas decor up!

      xo

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  11. Your Halloween decor is amaaaazing! I didn't do anything for Halloween this year except watch a couple of horror films with my boyfriend at the weekend, and I bought a pumpkin shaped tealight holder! That was my only decoration haha :P I'm hoping to decorate more next year when we're renting our own place, and carve pumpkins 'cos I've never done that before! :D

    Amber Love Blog

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    1. Thank you! I've taken it down now and my living room looks sad! Ah yeah, carving pumpkins is the best but I didn't have the chance this year :(

      xo

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  12. Your house looks so cool! I didn't decorate at home this year and nw wish I'd made a bit more of an effort... we did do dressing up and pumpkin carving though!

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    1. Thanks so much!! Aw the carving is the best part though. I'm gutted I didn't get to do it this year.

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  13. I love this! Your decorations are so beautiful.

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  14. Love your decor! You've got some really good pieces here! Love that you created your own lights! xo

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    1. Thank you :D They were so easy but I think they looked quite cool!

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