Today I have Beverly from The Wormhole on my blog for a guest post on her love of Halloween. She is also holding an EPIC Halloween giveaway on her blog and there is a link at the bottom. Thanks so much for doing this post Beverly! Hope you guys enjoy!
I LOVE HALLOWEEN!!!
Halloween is my favorite holiday! I know that most people would choose Christmas or maybe even Thanksgiving, but for me....it's all about Halloween!
I don't know when it started, but it's been that way as long as I can remember! I have about 10 rubbermaid totes that are filled with decorations! I usually started getting ready the first week in October so I can get the whole house decorated in a week or so. I decorate EVERY room in my house for the event! I usually theme each room: ghosts and witches in the kitchen, pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns in the bathrooms, skeletons, mummies, and vampires in the living room. From there the themes spread out to general creepiness and Halloween ideas. I have rolls of scene-setters that I put up on the walls to make the rooms look like castles and dungeons and such. I cover all the windows in the front of my house with enormous black spider webs and giant spiders. I live in the country now and so I don't get trick-or-treaters anymore, but I still have bins of candy laid out all over (although I have realized that the window ledges are now place for chocolate! Way too soft by the afternoons). I have Halloween dishes, serving dishes, and both stemware and glassware! I even put out some glow-in-the-dark plastic flatware shaped like skeletons and ghosts!
I have a collection of Halloween clothes and dress in them for the week before Halloween and then I dress up as a witch every year (on the Friday before Halloween at school if the holiday falls on a weekend) and go out on the town!
My favorite Halloween read is:
Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman and S. D. Schindler
It has been a favorite of mine for years so of course my kids love it too! When I was going to school in Winona, one of my assignments in my Children's Lit. class was to choose a story and do a read-aloud to a kindergarten class. Since it was October, I chose Big Pumpkin! I made a storyboard story out of it - I used a tri-fold presentation board for the setting and then made all the characters from the book out of craft foam. My kids and I made a tape of us reading the story so I could play it while I "acted" out the story on the board. It was amazing! We all chose different characters and did the voices! I dressed up as the witch to tell the story and was great! The little students loved it! If you have never read this story, go check it out!
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