Forget Pinterest. Forget Martha Stewart. Forget ghosts and goblins artfully made from footprints. Put down the glue gun, pick up a glass of wine and let your house do the work for you!
All you need is my Last Minute Guide to a Spooky Halloween. My guide will make your house spooky, to even the most critical of Trick or Treaters! And the best part: it gives you full permission to avoid household work in the name of all things scary.
Killing two birds with one stone, is super spooky, right?
Here are my top guide tips for a last minute spooky Halloween!
1. Haunted houses always have cobwebs; so put away your feather duster!
How lucky am I? These cobwebs are right in my front windows! If I get really lucky maybe a spider will come along!
2. The best costumes are homemade, so stop doing laundry!
Full disclosure: I spent approximately 400 hours making amazing handmade costumes that my children just throw around like LAUNDRY. The "Laundry Monster Costume" is the new exclusive costume for my family!
3. No time to carve your pumpkin, no problem! Let nature do the job!
For years, we fought the squirrels using scarecrows and keeping our pumpkins indoors. No more! I say, let the squirrels do the work!
4. Dead flowers give a natural abandoned graveyard appeal! (and they're free!)
And to think, my husband thought I had carelessly forgotten to water the hanging baskets! I was planning Halloween all along! #Overachiever
5. Clean out your pantry and fill your trick or treat bowl!
Okay, so this tip requires some effort, but really, you could just take your arm and swipe off the pantry shelves, using the minimal amount of work, right? And imagine the joy on children's faces when they present their mother with Quick-Cooking Grits and Goya Bouillon! You are saving their mother a trip to the grocery store. We all have to stick together, right?