October is here! You know what that means? Spooky season! I never really decorated for Halloween much until we had Layla. Something about seeing the holidays from your children’s perspective really makes you appreciate it more and want to savor every moment. Since we’re not sure exactly what Halloween night will look like this year, I thought we’d kick off the month with a fun party! Of course our favorite place, The Christmas Tree Shops andThat! had everything we needed to decorate for our spooky celebration.
I used this really cute oujie board tray and embellishments from the store to create a candy charcuterie board and it came out so good! I’m not sure what I was thinking with loading a tray full of candy when I’m on a 6 week diet challenge, but let’s just say I was celebrating October 1st okay? Haha. Layla really loved this (of course) and it was a nice treat considering we don’t do sweets too much. The Christmas Tree Shops andThat! has a great variety of candy and goodies to choose from.
The Halloween tablescape I did a few years ago with the Christmas Tree Shops was one of my favorites. But now that we have a smaller table and kiddies that grab everything, I wasn’t able to go all out like I used to. The trick or treat plates also doubled as decor, along with the table cloth and little details like the straws and little skulls, which are all from the store as well.
This little side table got spruced up with some spooky pieces that I’ve collected over the years from the Christmas Tree Shops. The spell book and the candelabra adds such a creepy vibe, I love it so much!
Of course the party is not complete without some activities, games, and Halloween pajamas! We decided to paint some pumpkins and do a halloween inspired sensory bin with fake spiders and web netting. If your kiddos are older, you could opt for a scavenger hunt or even carve pumpkins! Make this a special time with your kiddos.
I hope you have some fun and make memories this Halloween with your family, it’s a really cool holiday. I think we might even create a bucket list for this month!
This post is sponsored by The Christmas Tree Shops andThat! As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own! Thanks for supporting brands that I love and that make this little blog of mine possible.