Tricks and Treats for Halloween

October 22, 2012

Halloween is just around the corner and we’ve already got our pumpkins, fresh from my father-in-law’s back field. We’re well on our way with costume planning too although I do need to track down a few more finishing touches at the local pop-up costume shop. I’ve always avoided buying the generic “licensed” costumes so readily available at the big box stores and try to come up with something relatively creative and inexpensive each year. Easier said than done though! This year, my girls both want to be black cats (easy, phew!) and Gabe’s deciding between Teen Wolf and Clark Kent…we’ll see which one is the least complicated to put together! I don’t generally decorate the house for Halloween but I am loving this moody Great Expectations themed table by Cassandra Lavalle of below…

Photo by Julie Harmsen for Coco + Kelley

Especially loving the masses of lush greenery and spooky little details! Here are some other fun and festive ideas for kids and adults alike…

Owly Shadow Puppets

Say Yes to Hoboken

Queen’s Card Castle

Hoxton Street Monster Supplies

Sweet Paul

Oh Happy Day

Jolly Mom

Lacquer & Linen via Camille Styles

I haven’t tried painting a pumpkin yet but think this is the perfect time to get on the bandwagon. My father-in-law donated a truck load of pumpkins from his patch to the shop so we might have to give a few a little makeover with our CeCe Caldwell’s line of chalk paint. I’ll keep you posted on how they turn out :)


1 Will @ Bright.Bazaar { 10.22.12 at 12:56 am }

Loving your Halloween round up, Lily! Especially like the Fang Floss and the Sweet Paul pumpkin! Have a greta week!
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2 ginger from the style of being { 10.22.12 at 8:43 am }

Oh my. The vignette inside a pumpkin idea is the coolest I’ve seen. Endless possibilities…endless…
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3 Amanda { 10.22.12 at 10:52 am }

Such lovely ideas, I especially love the costume for couples, and the treats in the glove….definitely going to do that!
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4 Sara @ LiteraryLima { 10.22.12 at 12:55 pm }

Your kids’ costume ideas are so cute!! I vote for Clark Kent. :)

5 Tracey { 10.22.12 at 2:10 pm }

Ah just in time …… I have been looking for really good ideas. I can always count on you for inspiration. Love those painted coffee cans, the pumpkin with the deer poking out ….. like how cool is that???
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6 Birch + Bird { 10.22.12 at 10:51 pm }

Thanks all! I love the little pumpkin diorama sooo much…might just have to try one out this week :)

7 Sarah {Lacquer and Linen} { 10.23.12 at 11:29 am }

Thank you so much for featuring my pumpkins Lily, I am so flattered! That Halloween table scape is hauntingly beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

8 Birch + Bird { 10.23.12 at 6:56 pm }

You’re very welcome Sarah! They’re beautiful :)

9 Roberta { 10.24.12 at 3:50 am }

Minha casa é meu refugio, por isso cada detalhe é importante.
Pequenos cuidados todos os dias faz dela o meu lar!!!!!

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