Many moons ago I conjured up an idea to host an early October gathering to help welcome the season of Halloween. I had read about a great way to sample the flavors and smells of autumn by having a witches tea party. What a great idea! It sat in the back of my mind for years but this year I decided to finally do it. Since my young nieces would be visiting soon I decided the mood would be light and cheery and everyone that attended would have to dress up as a witch. It went better than I expected and now I can’t wait to do it again next year. Keep reading to see how you too can throw a witches tea party of your own.Continue reading
Well it’s that wonderful time of the year! The time when spiders build extra sticky webs everywhere and ghosts emerge from the dark corners and shadows on the streets. Spooky season has arrived and what better way to start it off than to attend an annual Haunted Hayride! Check out the scenes and attractions from our visit to this year’s hayride in Los Angeles.Continue reading
Well now that it’s all over, (Halloween that is) I hope you all stayed safe and sound. Ordinarily I’d have wished you a Happy Halloween but I knew this year was going to be different. Very different. For many it meant no trick or treating. For others it was as extreme as no decorating this year. Some of you might have just stayed in your room, sucked your thumb and cried. Well, I’m here to say that it really wasn’t that bad at all. Okay before you throw stones my way I know that for kids it was the pits. But hey, mom and dad should have thrown you a party or a candy hunt or told you ghost stories or… ok. There is really no substitute for candy on Halloween night.
This year it was all about the yard haunts! Lots of people in my neighborhood really went to an extreme in setting up awesome displays for Halloween. Keep reading so I can share with you the newest additions to my yard haunt The Ghoulie Graveyard and how it looked this Halloween.Continue reading
Halloween is quickly approaching. If you’re like me right about now you’re scrambling to come up with some plans for the weekend. This year is particularly challenging due to the (YOU KNOW WHAT). Fortunately that hasn’t stopped people from decorating and creating awesome Halloween yard displays in their front yards. I’ve been having fun looking for the best decorated houses in my own neighborhood. If you’re local to Southern California and want to see some of the best yard haunt displays on the west coast be sure to visit the SoCal Haunt List. This website lists addresses, dates and times you can visit to see some really incredible displays. Even my humble little yard haunt “The Ghoulie Graveyard” is listed on this site! Keep reading to see some pics of the yard haunts I’ve visited so far.Continue reading
As the sun begins to set tonight and the crowds of kids and parents plot their trick or treat routes I thought I’d share with you some pics of last year’s yard haunt at The Ghoulie Graveyard! This is my front yard all dressed up for Halloween. I really love transforming it into a spectacle for the neighborhood to enjoy. Check it out!Continue reading