We haven't ever really decorated for Halloween before so I was starting from scratch. With a very small budget we managed to make our big ol' house party worthy. I used lots of black card stock for bats, mice on the stairs (#8), cat silhouette, and the silly toilet monster (#2). I also stretched a package of brown paper lunch bags pretty far. We gave out paper bag brooms as prizes for games (#11) (dangling doughnuts, scavenger hunt, Halloween bingo), used them to wrap up drinks for the dice game which is always a big hit, and used them for collecting items for the scavenger hunt. I wrote "Happy Halloween" on the front of the bag and teams had to collect something that started with every letter.
Julia helped make some decorations (#4) and I printed a bunch of my favorite fall photos for all my frames. (#1)
My favorite decoration was the one I didn't have to take down - the mantel fabric garland. (#10 & #13) I purposely chose colors that could stay up through thanksgiving. At the time I made this one, I didn't have a rotary cutter, but I have since learned my lesson.
I had so much fun at the party I forgot to take very many pictures but I did get the girl cousins with grandma in their matching pj's and our dog Conor in his 'bad dog' costume.
It was a very happy halloween for the Chronicles of Narnia crew - Susan (me), Peter, (Sam), Edmond, (PapaBear), Lucy (Julia), and Aslan the lion (Elsa)