Still not inspired for a big (or little) Halloween party? Grab some pumpkins, candles and some sticks from your back yard. Add some twinkle lights and voila, your home is magically transformed. Well maybe it's not that easy, but with a few decorations, one great cocktail and some basic food you can have a fun and fantastic Halloween party! Here are a few ideas for you...
First of all...
Set the mood by adding something nice to your front entry.
No time to carve pumpkins? Simply arrange a few around the entry. Add battery powered candles if you feel uncomfortable with open flames.
This time of year you can barely go anywhere without seeing the image of a black cat. We love to decorate with black cats. We dress up our kid's as black cats and send them trick or treating. We make cupcakes and pumpkins that look like black cats. But when it come to adoption from the animal shelter the black cat's are often overlooked. In fact all black animals, even dogs, have a difficult time finding homes.
With cats, it may be based on the old superstition or people just don't think that a black cat is colorful enough for them. The truth is that a black cat is just as beautiful and loveable as any other color cat. Each cat has it's own personality and there is no reason why you shouldn't have a black one. Black cat's are not evil or mean or unlucky. The fact that these animals are passed over is such a shame.
Black cat's can be wonderful pets. I know from experience. My black cat picked me to be his owner, he showed up on our doorstep one day and never left! Cocoa was a darling bundle of black fur and one of the happiest and most playful cat's I have ever known. He remained that way almost to the end. Even when suffering from acute kidney disease, he still had that spark that I will never forget. I have to say that I was a very lucky person to have such a joyful friend for eighteen years.
Keep in mind that most animal shelters do not allow adoption of a black cat until after Halloween. If adopting a cat or dog is somewhere in your future, please consider adopting a black one. Watch the video below put out by www.cats.org.uk/black-cats and share it with your friends.
Click the link for more information about celebrities involved in helping black cats.
So, do you believe in Magic? I believe there are all kinds of magical things in this world and not just at Halloween. Today I am sharing some of my mystical, magical pins from Pinterest and a great song too! Feel free to sing along! Just remember to click the pause button on the player on the right side of your screen so you can listen to The Lovin' Spoonful.
Do You Believe in Magic by The Lovin' Spoonful.
Due to changes on Pinterest, please visit my pinboard below for more images. Thank you ~~ Diane
I really don't decorate that much for Halloween. We have a nice pumpkin and beautiful mum on the front porch. Inside just a few touches of fall on the buffet and piano. I am more of a Christmas person but I did take a few photos of some of the things I have put out for autumn.
Cute Wooden Pumpkin Kitty and Pumpkin Spice Potpourri.
Darling Vintage Fitz and Floyd Mugs I bought on Etsy
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For today we are thinking Pink and I thought I would share some of my favorites today.