As a clutter-phobe, you’d think I would avoid accumulating more holiday-themed decor, but cheesy seasonal decorations are a bit of a weakness of mine, especially with young daughters and students who deserve some inspiration to get into the spirit!
My autumn/Thanksgiving decor made its appearance on Labour Day, and I’ll be pulling out my Halloween bin on the first of October. (And putting everything away before midnight on the 31st, which is where my neat-freakiness kicks in.)
Hallmark recently sent me some Halloween goodies to check out, thanks to my role on their Press Pause Panel. Here are my faves:
Door Decor Witch’s Hat ($19.95)
A motion-activated item, as unsuspecting kids (and adults!) draw near, an evil witch’s face appears and cackling sound plays. So hard to decide whether this would be a bigger hit in my home or my classroom!
Ghostly Singing Duo ($15.95 with the purchase of 3 cards)
Push a button to hear the plush ghost sing a parody of “The Addams Family” theme song. My four year old’s mouth dropped when she first saw this one in action, and she will surely have the batteries worn out well before the big day actually arrives.
Trick and Treat’s Book of Frightfully Fun Halloween Activities ($4.95)
Reasonably priced for an activity book (it would keep my six year old busy for several hours), you can get your kids in the mood (or keep the fun going after Halloween) with colouring pages, mazes, connect-the-dots and all kinds of playfully spooky activities. (If only the neighbourhood children would find this an acceptable alternative to candy, I would be putting this on their loot bags!)
Disclosure: I received the above items for review from Hallmark for review purposes. Opinions are, as always, my own.