Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Merry Christmas!
It seems I am off the hook for bringing a baked good for the school's Halloween event. I would do a little jig except I'm still supposed to bring the decorations. Have you ever tried to find decorations right before a holiday? You can't, and do you know why? Because all holidays are over before they even start.

So, Halloween? Done. Over. Yes, I know it hasn't actually even happened yet, but in the retail world, where most of us sadly live, it is over and Christmas is upon us. Thanksgiving, the red-headed step child of holidays, so cruelly wedged between the Festival of Sugar and the Feast of Plastic Toys and Scented Bath Gel, has a small showing on a shelf behind the last of the Halloween costumes and gore make up, totally outnumbered by the ubiquitous icicle lights and inflatable snowmen.


But I digress.

Any ideas where I can still get inexpensive decorations for the schoolyard? Think flat cardboard cutouts in the shapes of pumpkins, witches, ghosts and black cats. Also need streamers, cob webbing, etc.


3 Comments:

Blogger CatMar said...

Mer, my para cut out strips of black & orange construction paper and looped them together. We hung them around the room. Hanging from them we had the kids make jack-o-lanterns from black amd orange construction paper and other decorations. Also, if you get sticks you can glue white pieces of cloth to them and using a black marker make a ghost's face. Also, if you can get your hands on egg cartons and pipe cleaners, cut apart each little bump, paint or color with marker (black, of course) and using the pipe cleaners, make 8 legs.

Blogger Andie said...

I hit party city. They still have tons of stuff. Good luck. I like catmar's ideas thought, very easy & CHEAP!

Anonymous Mom said...

Hi Luv,
I know, isn't it terrible how they rush the holidays. We can't even enjoy them! You needed a break from relaxing????? lol. So now you are back to your busy busy self.
Talk to you soon, Love, Hugs and Kisses all around.

Mom

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