For me, Halloween/Samhain is the best time of year. The air is crisp and colorful, the foods are delicious, the movies are, hands down, the BEST, the costumes are exciting, things are spooky, and there's always a transformation underway. And to top it all off, I can decorate my house for year round. Skulls, bats, witchyness, ALL BLACK EVERYTHING, and.. you get the gist.
Last year, I bought a wicked awesome spider-web fruit bowl (complete with a spider that freaks guests out) from Homegoods. This year, I was able to snag a placemat, a bat cage, a skull candle, a witch candle, an orange and black twig hanging, and a light-up skull tonic bottle. Everything was 50% off at Jo-Ann's so how could I pass it up?
I'm sure that I'll find more goodies, too, before the season is completely wrapped up. I'd like to grab some orange lights to hang around the apartment and grab a couple more small pumpkins to decorate with (and then eventually eat!) for my mini altar.
How is your Halloween shopping going?