2017 has been an amazing year on Spooky Little Halloween! Each year the site grows a little more, and I feel like I get a bit more creative in trying to celebrate Halloween every day of the year with you. I also delve deeper into this Halloween world of mine and wonder…why the heck didn’t I do this sooner?!
So whether you are brand new to the blog or have been following since day one, thank you for making this a fun place for me to spend time on the Internet. Without your eyeballs reading these words, I’d just be the Internet’s crazy Halloween girl (or maybe I still am…).
I hope you’ve found some fun ideas for parties, food, DIYs and more this year. Don’t forget you can tell me what you want to see on the site in 2018 through Dec. 31 (and be entered to win a Halloween grab bag from me).
After today, I’m going to be taking a short break from blogging regularly until 2018 – partly so I can enjoy the holidays and my annual trip to winter with my family, and partly so I can spend my time focusing on some major projects for 2018! When I resume blogging, you can expect to see a refreshed site design, some new series you guys can get more involved in and, of course, all the stuff you already love about celebrating Halloween with me. 2018 is going to be a ton of fun.
Until then, I thought I’d take a look back at 2017 and share some of my favorite blog posts with you. This is the perfect opportunity to get caught up on reading, save the ideas you want to use for Halloween 2018 and enjoy a bit of Halloween fun as we welcome in a new year.
Here are my favorite Halloween blog posts of 2017:
Tim Burton was my theme for Halloweenie Roast 2016, and I created a trivia game for my friends to play. We had so much fun with it, I decided to share it with you guys too! Head over to the post to download the printable version – and no Googling the answers!
Do you find yourself going into stores in September and October and buying EVERYTHING you love…but once you get home, you have no idea what to do with any of it? I know I’m guilty of this. Before you go on a spending spree next Halloween, here are some of the questions I consider before I ever purchase something.
(Spoiler alert: these tips will help you curate your collection so it looks more like all those gorgeous photos you love on Instagram and Pinterest!)
I am obsessed with enamel pins, especially Halloween ones! In fact, I keep an entire board dedicated to them on Pinterest. In 2016 I put together a list of 11 I was loving, and last year I added another 13 to my wish list. Browse, shop and enjoy.
Full disclosure: both of these plants are now dead because, as we learned with my little pumpkin experiment, I have a gray thumb. But that doesn’t make this idea any less fun, and I’m looking forward to replanting in both of these containers this spring!
Learn how I repurposed some random Halloween decor into these spooky planters.
This was one of my most popular DIY projects this year – and it is ridiculously simple to make with just a few items from dollar and craft stores.
Learn how to make your own with supplies I’m betting you can find well before October rolls around again.
I’m just gonna say it: sometimes I even impress myself with the Halloween treats I can dig up on the Internet. Last spring, I began to wonder if you could find Halloween beach towels, beach balls and even swimsuits.
The answer? Yes, yes you can! And I rounded up 30+ things you need for a killer Halloween beach party – PLUS, the perfect creepy playlist for the occasion.
Another adventure from this year: learning how to make a perfect bingo card! I love Halloween music (in fact, my Spotify top songs playlist is about 95% Halloween tunes this year – whoops!), so I created a Halloween music bingo game you can play.
The best part? You don’t have to actually know every song to win – each song I handpicked because the title is clearly in the first 30-45 seconds of the song. As long as you’re a good listener, you can totally rock this game. Head to the blog post to get the free download and link to the playlist!
And as long as we’re talking about Halloween music, be sure you’ve met Nancy Nightmare and The Wizard. They’re a band out of southern California, and they play some killer Halloween tunes. (“Haunt You” and “Dead Boyfriend” are two of my faves.)
Sometimes I sit around and wonder things like, “I wonder how many versions of ‘Monster Mash’ exist?” And then I jump on Spotify and find out!
It turns out…there are way too many. WAY too many. But I rounded up 50+ that you can check out and made a few recommendations of the best versions. Happy listening!
Welcome to my lair! Each Halloween season I decorate my apartment and share some of the photos with you guys. I especially loved how my bedroom turned out this year. (So much, in fact, that most of this decor is still up right now.)
Relive Halloween and take a tour of my spooky bedroom. Don’t forget to check out how I turned it into a year-round Halloween room last summer…and how you can too!
As we wrapped up Halloween this year, I shared a few recipe ideas for using up your leftover Halloween candy…and I’m still drooling over them! My Halloween candy is nearly gone now (yes, I still have some!), but I’m excited to experiment with some leftover candy recipes myself next Halloween.
And finally, we’ve been wrapping up this year by celebrating Spooky Christmas! It’s been a ton of fun living in an apartment that feels like Jack Skellington dropped by to decorate for the holidays.
This is just the beginning, and I’m looking forward to making Spooky Christmas bigger and better next holiday season.
Looking for a few more posts?
Here are some fun series from 2017 worth checking out:
- I added a few new ideas to my DIYs Under $10 series
- Over the summer we traveled the country to spooky locales every #TravelTuesday
- Some great guest ghouls stopped by the blog to share their love of Halloween
- And, of course, you can relive Halloween 2017 right here
What was your favorite post on Spooky Little Halloween this year?
I would love to hear which post was the most memorable to you and why you loved it!
Thank you guys again for an amazing 2017 – I can’t wait to see what kind of fun we scare up in 2018.
Keep your Halloween spirit alive all year long!
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