Halloween is Coming!

I know, I know. It is only the beginning of September. But I am starting to get excited for fall. Autumn has always been my favorite time of year. So I am getting in the mood.


My kids are all beyond the age of trick or treating (I am pretty sure you aren’t supposed to trick or treat while in your twenties and thirties unless you have children to do so with. So, I am really hoping my kids are not going door to door this year!) However, when the kids were little it was fun to think up costumes for trick or treating each year. For the boys, I had it easy. My sister has two boys that are just a few years older than mine. We would inherit their Halloween costumes each year and they were great costumes! My sister is quite a seamstress and she made the most awesome costumes for her kids. With Julia, we had to come up with fresh costumes each year. I love looking at the pictures from each Halloween, remembering what she chose to be and how we came up with the costume.


To celebrate Halloween this year, I am hosting a Handmade Halloween Link Party!!! You are all invited. It is my hope that we all share posts of current and past Halloween decorations, quilts and costumes that we have made. If we all link to one place – HERE – just think of all the fun ideas that will be shared. Let’s make this the go-to link up for all sorts of Halloween inspiration. The posts don’t have to be new ones. If you have posts from your past Halloween projects, link those up too! You can bet there are readers who will enjoy them. I have some old posts that I will share as well as a new post about costume ideas. I don’t plan to create full tutorials, rather I will share ideas for some fun Halloween costumes that we have created.

You have plenty of time to gather photos and write your post(s)or decide on your older posts. Then come back to link up on Tuesday, October 4th! I want to have the party at the beginning of October so readers who are inspired by these ideas might have time to create before Halloween. Linking up will put your name in a drawing for some great giveaway prizes. Each time you link that is another entry to win! More on that as we get closer to October.

If you feel inclined, you are welcome to share the Handmade Halloween button and help spread the word.

Let me know if you have any questions. Otherwise, come back and link up any of your Halloween related posts on Tuesday the 4th of October! See you then. 🙂

 

28 thoughts on “Halloween is Coming!

  1. Diana @ Red Delicious Life

    Fall was always my favorite time of year as well, but since living in Florida it just isn’t the same. I miss all the colorful trees with their vibrant oranges, yellows, browns, and reds. I miss that distinct smell you can only find when walking (or running) on fallen leaves. I already have 3 or 4 posts that I will be able to link up since I’ve made all of my son’s costumes from scratch. This will be the first year that I don’t need to make one. He went as Peter Pan last year, but we were on a Disney cruise for Halloween so he never got to go trick-or-treating in the neighborhood so he’s going to wear it again this year.

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Isn’t it lucky the Peter Pan costume still fits! That is great. I would have difficulty if I were to move somewhere that didn’t have true change of seasons. I really enjoy that. Most of all, is autumn. My favorite for sure. Glad you are going to link up Diana! It is going to be a lot of fun and I have a nice bundle of giveaway prizes. Happy Friday!

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  2. Jan Ochterbeck

    Such fond memories of kids’ Halloween costumes! I remember making several for my son when he was little. He loved wearing them so much, he wore them to play in for months – years – until he outgrew them.

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Is t it fun to reminisce about the kids when they were tiny? How sweet. If you’d like, write a post and share some ideas or photos. My kids were big on playing dress-up when they were little too. ?

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  3. Joyce

    Debra sent us over from Frugal Little Bungalow! What a great idea! I am going to go plowing through my posts to find something suitable. Love your ideas and creativity!

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    1. Bernie Post author

      That sounds great Joyce. I have poked around on your site recently and I know you have lots of fun ideas, especially for the grandparents. Happy to have you join us!

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  5. Susan

    My children are in their late 30’s now. My daughter finds the cutest costumes for her boys. Now my only granddaughter who is 3 is living with me. I picked up a costume for her the other day. Dada hasn’t approved it yet. He didn’t want to jump at the first one. I used to sew costumes for the kids. They are two years apart in age. My son was small for his age so they looked like twins. One year I make matching bunny rabbit outfits for them. I used pipe cleaners to help the ears stand up. It was fun to see them. I have no idea if we even have any pictures. Thanks for the memory.

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    1. Bernie Post author

      What a nice trip down memory lane Susan. I hoe y enjoy yr granddaughter this Halloween. Come back to the link up the week of October 4th. There should be some fun posts to read!

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Hi:

      This is perfect for the Handmade Halloween Link up. If you have posts that are relevant, please do come back on October 4th and link it (or them) up. That would be wonderful!

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