Please note: the giveaway mentioned in this post is now closed. [Updated Oct. 1, 2016]
Why do you decorate for Halloween? It’s a question with as many answers as there are Halloween lovers, making it one of my favorite questions to ask.
I grew up in a household that decorated for the holidays. Whether it was Christmas or the Fourth of July, my mom always had a little something to put out. When I moved out on my own, it only felt natural to continue doing so.
As a kid our Halloween decorations were always my favorite. I loved the spooky pumpkins and witches and ghosts that filled our house. The decor transformed a boring suburban home into something a little haunted. It made the Halloween season feel magical to me.
In the first post I ever published on spookylittlehalloween.com, I talked about that feeling:
Like a lot of your favorite things that begin when you’re young, I can’t pinpoint the exact moment Halloween turned into an obsession. I just know I always loved it because it held a certain sense of importance and intrigue for me.
It could be because I’ve always been the type of girl who loves escaping into other worlds. Much like the stories and adventures in the books and song lyrics that filled my early years, Halloween was a real-life excuse to escape into a world that wasn’t my own. For one night every year, I could pretend to be someone else and roam the neighborhood with my friends.
That little piece of Halloween has always made October 31st feel magical to me.
And that’s why I go all out decorating for Halloween: to capture a piece of the magic this holiday holds in my heart.
By filling up my home with Halloween goodies, I’m transporting myself to another world: a Halloween world I can bask in for all of October, whether that means curling up on the couch with a Halloween throw pillow or enjoying a movie under the glow of my decorative candles.
It makes the holiday more tangible, makes it last a little longer. And it makes me happy to come home every evening and work on Halloweenie Roast plans.
Why do you decorate for Halloween?
I’d love to hear what makes you excited for the spooky season – and so would my friends from At Home. When you leave a comment on this post answering this question, you’ll be entered to win this:
That, my friends, is $50 for all your Halloween shopping needs at At Home!
[CLOSED] How to enter:
Leave a comment on this post by this Friday, Sept. 30 at 11:59 p.m. CST to be entered. Using random.org, I’ll draw and notify a winner by Sunday, Oct. 2 at 11:59 p.m. CST.
Want to earn an additional entry? I’ll also give you a bonus entry when you sign up for my Spooky Little Newsletter!
This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. (For those who don’t have an At Home near you – don’t worry! You still have time to enter my anniversary giveaway, and I hope to have another Halloween giveaway for you very soon.)
And if you want to see more of my spooky decor, check in later this week – I’ll be sharing a complete tour of my home! In the mean time, you can take a spin through last year’s posts.
P.S. Hosting a Halloween party this year? Make it killer.
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Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a sponsored post. At Home, the sponsoring company, compensated to write this. Per my disclaimer, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe you will love too. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”