that’s what i think of most holiday decor. Where do people store all this crap?! and why? it’s so ugly and plastic. i anticipated a little more taste for the season in my beautiful big nut tree lined neighborhood streets but no, this and a similar set up are not too far apart. it sucks. it totally sucks.
The other day i was out walking with friends and kids and one little guy was so scared of everything. Day of the Dead celebrations could very well encourage one to overcome their fears. Instead we have stupid Halloween fright nights and candy hauls. it bugs me. As a friend expressed the other day, “it’s so generic” and tragically so. i spent one October back east and the yards were decked out but it was so much more creative with bales of hay and corn stalks and handmade scarecrows. it was so much more seasonal.
i’m just going to go back upstairs to my room with a view and take in the season’s natural beauty.
i’m going to burn my eyes on all those colors and then i’m going to come downstairs and get all crafty with my little one. We’re keeping it earthy. We’ve flattened a huge stack of beautiful fallen leaves, covered some favorites with packing tape to “preserve” them, trimmed, hole punched and hung them in our front window. Our wee chestnut folk and leaf monster fairy may greet some trick or treaters. We’ve chosen pumpkins for each step (though we miscounted and so we’re minus 2). We’ve got some colored corn cobs and gourds. Though it’s not much in comparison to the yards in our hood i feel it’s quite overdone.
As for the candy, well i was nauseous buying this stuff that i wouldn’t give to my own kid but it’s what they’re coming for right? oh and we do want them to come. We love to see the costumes. it’s all very exciting. i’m expecting a couple hundred kids. i can’t give them all organic treats nor do i think they would appreciate or even notice it. For our own small group we have fruit bars, freeze dried corn, organic lollies and jelly beans, chocolate covered goji berries… for the masses we have kit kats, rockets and other freaky treats. My little one might decide to go door to door. He’s not sure yet. We’ll cross that bridge as we come to it.
From Joanna, we have the loveliest gathering bag at the ready for a spontaneous trick or treat over at the neighbors.