My Halloween “journey” started with pillow cases. When I moved into this house and was brainstorming about seasonal decorations, I promised myself I’d limit it to changing up my throw pillows and photos/prints, with a very restrained number of table top decors lying around. I spotted the black cats pillow cover at H&M Home, and used that as the starting point for the rest of our Halloween decorations this year. It took me forever to find an orange pillow cover – thank goodness my Ate Irene saw my post in IG and promptly sent over this awesome ORANGE cover with bats and a bunch of other Halloween stuff her kids have outgrown. (THANK YOU!)
I wanted to stick with minimalism as much as possible this year, sure, but I also wanted some handmade and DIY elements. The LaPomme pumpkins I got are all handmade – I thought I’d be able to fit all 3 plush pumpkins on my coffee table but each pumpkin was almost as big as a basketball. Love them to bits though (my LaPomme store review here).
And I’ve shared the stuff I got from Pottery Barn Kids (I didn’t use all of them though):
The priorities this year were pillow cases and Halloween-themed dinnerware for the kiddos. Next year, I’m going to focus on buying prints and a centerpiece for the dining table. (I also have a lovely little owl print from Common Room that I didn’t get to display this year). Didn’t get around to buying those terra cotta pumpkin pots from the plant store along White Plains Avenue either! It’d be nice to have a Halloween crafting project every year with the kids too (Laz helped with our DIY prints this year).
And as for costumes? Laz didn’t want to go trick-or-treating for the longest time – but changed his mind last minute, ack! The Lulipops got costumes for him (Grim Reaper) and Alo (Race Car Driver), thank goodness for grannies.