Monday, October 22, 2007

On the first day of Halloween

Thank you for all of the sweet burfday wishes.

It's that time of the year again, time for the Great Pumpkin Countdown! Hopefully I am going to manage a Halloween post every day from now until the 31st. Shall we begin?

On the first day of Halloween, the Great Pumpkin gave to me:
One great Halloween porch*. (Idea from Oct/Nov Home Companion magazine can be seen here. If you were in love with that cover, I encourage you to try it. It was fairly cheap and easy to pull off.)
It didn't photograph very well with my cheapy camera at night, but both Dave and I really love this. The glow is awesome, we just want to sit under it all night. I improvised a little, using fabric costume witch hats ($1 each), which I sewed a ribbon to for hanging. The pumpkins are actually those nylon spring loaded candy buckets ($1 each).

Gorgeous sunflowers in a pumpkin vase.
And one great pumpkin party!

(Jack looks a little devilish in that photo, which I swear looks like a Lysol ad! If I could photoshop I would take that noise in the background out.) The party was great fun. The kids loved, loved pumpkin painting (and really wanted to paint more than one pumpkin each), they tore into those tissue paper pumpkins like there was no tomorrow, and melted my heart with their sweet little voices singing Happy Birthday to Jack. Really, it was the best party yet.

Just wait until you see what the great pumpkin is bringing tomorrow!

*Our house is a rental house, and the porch railings are rotting off. The landlord swears someone is coming to fix it soon. I claim no responsibility for the shabby state of the outside of our house. :-)


  1. Oh, beautiful! The porch looks divine, and so fruitful! Enjoy!

  2. Cute cute cute!! Jack must love it! What a wonderful treat for a lil kid! I know I would have loved a porch like that when I was lil. And it sounds like the birthday was a great success!

  3. What a fun and inviting Halloween porch!

    So happy to hear Jack's party went well.

  4. That is the cutest cake. How awesome. The porch looks great as well!

  5. Love Jack's expression!! Tell him Happy Burfday from me!!

    Great decorations--you always do such a nice job for each holiday!

  6. Anonymous10:03 AM

    Oh I missed Jacks birthday, sorry. Happy Birthday to you
    Happy birthday to you
    Happy Birthday dear Jack
    Happy birthday to you!

  7. It looks great Sarah! Good job. Love the pumpkin vase... I may need to do that, too!

  8. How fabulous. You did a wonderful job with the porch. My entire family has birthdays in October, it makes for such fun parties. I always wanted a Halloween/Birthday party. At least I can throw them for other people. :)

  9. Those sunflowers are beautiful!

  10. I love love it!!Halloween is too much fun. Mary

  11. Anonymous9:23 PM

    Love the porch!

  12. Love the decorations!

  13. The porch decorations are wonderful Sarah! And it sounds like Jack's party was quite a success too. :)

  14. Oooooo!! I love your front porch. I should totally do that NEXT year. I can't believe how fast October flew by.


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