Saturday, October 13, 2012

Halloween inspiration!

It's definitely feeling a lot like Autumn here now. The heat is on and I've hidden (packed) away all the kids summer clothes. Imaginations have now turned to Halloween and what to be??

I have a box or two of Halloween decorations that I pull out every year but I can't seem to locate them yet...so we will have to get creative (twist my arm).

I always go back to my stash of magazines and books for holiday inspiration. There are only a few magazines that make the "keep" list and Matthew Mead's Holiday books always get stored in a special spot.






I'm always thrilled to contribute to Matthew's magazines 
and this one was so much fun to create for -- a Vintage Circus Party!

I thought I would share some of the fun ideas in the current issue of Holiday with Matthew Mead that are sure to inspire you to throw a party or decorate in a fresh new way.

Photo courtesy of Matthew Mead

I have my eye on this cake (sorry couldn't resist). It reminds me of a Muppet but I can't seem to remember which one. Anyhow, I love it. I think it's fantastic. It is inspiring some costume ideas too... This image is from the Bake Sale story featuring great treats for a fundraiser.


Photo courtesy of Matthew Mead

Painted pumpkins are an easy way to add drama to your doorstep. I'm loving the other black & white decor ideas using antique photos in this issue. So simple and graphic.



Photo courtesy of Matthew Mead
This is a great craft idea to do with the kids.
Sweet scarecrows and candy puzzles. 


Photo courtesy of Matthew Mead

My daughter has been inspired by these wonderful clay creations by Artist Robert Brawley.


Photo courtesy of Matthew Mead

One of my favorite party ideas from this issue is the 
"Revenge of the Monster Tomatoes" Movie Night

Photo courtesy of Matthew Mead

Scary Tomatoes!!


You can pick up a copy of Holiday with Matthew Mead here and if you are in Canada I've spotted it at several bookstores, pharmacies and big box stores including Indigo/Chapters.

I'll share some of our homemade Halloween decorations soon.

You may have noticed I did a little makeover of my blog. What do you think? Thought it was time for a little change. Change is good.

Enjoy your weekend!

Debra



1 comment:

  1. Hey there! I am glad your daughter is inspired! Robert :)

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