Thursday, October 7, 2010

Spooken Up the House

Halloween has to be one of our favorite holidays!  What other holidays can you decorate with bats, blood, skulls, and ghosts? 

This year, we decided to change it up a bit.  With a recent trip to Michael's, I had found an adorable Happy Halloween banner by Martha Stewart.


We have a costume party every year with our friends, so we thought it was fitting.  I also used ceramic pumpkins and kept out our black candle holders.

We did something completely different this year.  We decorated our stairs to our bedroom!  You can see our stairs from our hallway, so it was the perfect area to add a little touch of Halloween.


These are also Martha Stewart, found at Michael's.  The best part, we fooled our kitties into thinking they were real rats!

Both the banner and cutout rats were under $10 total!  Anyone getting into the Halloween spirit?  I know some of you are!

12 comments:

Scientific Housewife said...

Love the decorations! I just finished decorating and I'm so excited :)

elizabeth said...

wow - love the rats on the stairs - how cool is that - wish my stairs weren't carpeted cause I would do that in a heart beat!!
Oh - there's two new additions - of the furry kind in my home -will be posting pics!

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

I've seen those rats around a couple places, they're a really great Halloween decoration. They look so cute.

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I AM DYING OVER THE MICE! Adorable. Seriously. I love seeing them in a real house. So so so so fun!

(And, I love your stairs. I don't remember seeing them before. What color are the treads?)

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

Those decals are way cute! That would be so funny to see the cat try to go after those!

I don't have any Halloween-specific decorations up yet, but I'd like to get some pumpkins for our porch. I saw some on a blog that were spray painted white with black designs on them and I really liked that look.

Newlywed and Decorating said...

I adore your fireplace and it's decorations! So warm and festive. I love the mice on the stairs too but that would freak me out at night :)

Oonafey said...

A local Halloween store was m first job and I worked there every year until last year. Halloween is my favorite time of the year! I'm having a hard time getting ramped up for it though, last year too...

Mrs. Chic said...

Ahh, I hate when I miss posts! The rats look super cool!! I so wish our house had stairs! Your Halloween party sounds like fun, we want to throw an adult party next year :)

the cape on the corner said...

this is so super cute! i love the banner and the grown up party...i miss the grown up party i used to go to! maybe we'll have to throw our own. your mantle and living room look adorable!

Heather said...

Those mice/rats are so totally perfectly creepy!

Jenny said...

I really wish Halloween was more popular here. We're slowly getting there, but man am I jealous over all those nice decorations!

Jamie Lee said...

I LOVE the rats on the stairs!! They are so adorable.