Wednesday, October 31, 2012

:: where the wild things are ::

I'm so excited to take my little wild thing out trick-or-treating tonight. This is the first year that he really understands Halloween and he just loves his costume (thank you Pottery Barn Kids!)

If you are already thinking of next year's costumes, keep an eye on the PB Kids website, as they are all going on sale. The costumes are really well made and super cozy, and judging by how much his has already been worn, it's going to become a staple in the Tickle Trunk of costumes for playing dress-up.

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 29, 2012

:: a favourite halloween read - over in the hollow ::

I read this lovely book to one of my classes today, and it is such a cute and fun (and not too scary) Halloween rhyming read.

There is something about books that rhyme that seem to really engage younger kids. This one highlights all the typical Halloween characters (ghosts, vampires, owls, bats) with colourful and not too spooky illustrations.

I am thinking it needs to be added to our little library at home soon!

Do you have a favourite Halloween book?

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

:: halloween crafternoon - 5 easy crafts ::

Max costume courtesy of Pottery Barn Kids (they ship all their awesome costumes to Canada now!)

Hunter's gorgeous Where the Wild Things Are costume came in the mail today so it seemed appropriate that we do a little Halloween crafting to get our house spooky! Here are 5 Pinterest crafts that we are working on:

Extra long socks over pool noodles makes for a cute little porch decoration. Our pool noodles were super floppy though, so I am going to try and add some heavy duty wire or a stick to hold them up better.

4L milk jugs + twinkly lights make super cute lanterns going up your sidewalk!

I love this easy door decor - if only we had a door that was a solid colour with no window!

This sweet footprint craft can show off the tiniest to biggest feet in your household.

Here is our take on the Pinterest inspired mummy lanterns, complete with a little baby in this Mummy's tummy! These are so fun and easy and look great with electric tealights inside.

Have you started prepping for Halloween yet?