The main conversation in our house lately has been about princesses, catwoman, ninjas and creepy guys with machetes. In other words, the impossible decision of what costume to choose for Halloween! For Babygirl, the struggle is getting her to make a final decision before everything sells out. Our son wants to be something gory and bloody, so that battle is trying to find a compromise between scary and demonic.
But one thing we all agree on, is setting a fun stage for when the trick-or-treaters come knocking!
We prefer a touch of spooky over cutesy, but not enough to scare the little ones. I used this template to cut the bats out of stiff felt (found at Hobby Lobby). Even though the porch is covered, I didn’t want to risk using cardstock. The stiff felt holds its shape, too, so the bats have a real three-dimensional look. I stuck them to the door and brick with duck tape, and so far, not a single one has
flown fallen off.
A few black crows and skeleton heads from the Dollar Store add to the haunted house effect.
The bats are even fun from inside the house.
Look out, this porch is batty.
Is there a costume war going on in your house? Do you have any suggestions to satisfy a tween boy’s desire to be scary, without looking evil?