Halloween Party Decor Ideas

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Pillows, Owl Napkins, & Owl Decoration from Pier One  |  Pumpkin Decorations, Skull Placeholders, & Skull Martini Glasses Pottery Barn

Both stores have everything either on clearance or at huge discounts.

Next Friday is Halloween!   So, I imagine everyone is getting ready for all the festivities that will take place.  This year I’m really into owls, as you can tell by my selections above.  They give a spooky look without being too creepy.  I honestly get a little scared with too many skulls and the like.  One fact about me, I do not watch horror movies and I don’t go to haunted houses.  Even though I know it’s all fake, I get terrified.

I’ll share a silly dating story with you.  Mike, my husband, wanted to take me to a movie while we were still dating.  He asked me what types of movies I liked.  I responded with the usual…romantic comedies, action, science fiction, etc.  There was one exception, horror movies!  I told him I did not watch horror movies and I tried to stay away from them.  He proceeded to tell me that he wanted to watch this thriller that was going to be fantastic.  What movie do you think he was talking about?  Saw!  I was so naïve in believing that it was a thriller.  I guess I didn’t think that one through fully.  Well, in the first opening scene of the movie this woman gets mutilated in most repulsive way I can think of.  I actually sat through the entire gory and gruesome movie!  And, at the end I wasn’t mad at him.  I was happy that he was able to enjoy the film, and that I was able to sit through it without peeing in my pants.  He really forced me out of my comfort zone.  Well, fast forward about 7 years, we haven’t watched too many more horror films.  And, we are still happily married.  I do occasionally compromise and watch movies that make me cover my eyes every few minutes.  In turn, he watches Pride & Prejudice and The Holiday over and over and over and over again.  Poor guy, he has seen those movies so many times I think he can quote them verbatim.  What’s even funnier is that every time he pronounces the name Amanda, he does it with a British accent just like Jude Law in The Holiday.

I hope everyone has a fun time preparing for Halloween!

xo, Maria

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28 Comments

  1. October 24, 2014 / 7:50 am

    Hi Maria, LOVE the owls – however I seem to be obsessed with anything owl-like at the moment! lol-ing at your story, it’s the other way around for me & my hubby… he hates horror whereas I’m a bit of a fan, though I must admit Saw kind of grosses me out (I’m more of a paranormal gal) however seeing as I can’t watch too many of them alone he’s roped into sitting with me. Having said that he gets his own back when he brings the Star Wars box sets out *grumble* 😀 Happy Halloween! Karen 🙂 x

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    • October 27, 2014 / 7:29 pm

      Hi Karen,
      Thanks for visiting my blog. I’m so happy that you enjoyed the post and that it made you laugh.
      xo, Maria

      • October 27, 2014 / 7:50 pm

        So Welcome Maria – such a pleasure to read 🙂 Have a great week x

  2. October 24, 2014 / 7:59 am

    I am loving the spook-tastic decor pieces. The black owls and the pumpkins are my favorite. 🙂

    • October 27, 2014 / 7:30 pm

      Thank you!

    • October 27, 2014 / 7:30 pm

      Thanks Emma!
      xo, Maria

    • October 27, 2014 / 7:31 pm

      Hi Amalya,
      Thank you for visiting my blog. I’ll be sure to check out your blog and instagram too. 🙂
      xo, Maria

    • October 27, 2014 / 7:32 pm

      Hi Tina,
      Thank you for visiting my blog. I’m so happy that you enjoyed the halloween party ideas.
      xo, Maria

  3. October 24, 2014 / 11:18 pm

    Hello Maria! LOL, what a cute story about you and your husband:-) I, like you, don’t watch horror movies. I tell myself: “Why mess up my head with creepy, scary stuff!”. I believe the mind is like a computer… what you put in, comes out so scary movies don’t work for me! Love the Halloween collection you picked, Halloween themed without being creepy. I haven’t decorated my house this year except for the dead plants in my porch! Sad! Thanks for sharing your story (super cute) and this wonderful post! XOXO, Jeannette

    http://www.msjeannieandhercloset.com

    • October 27, 2014 / 7:37 pm

      Hi Jeannette,
      Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I’m so glad that you enjoyed the Halloween selections and the story.
      Have a wonderful day girl!
      xo, Maria

    • October 27, 2014 / 7:37 pm

      Thank you!
      xo, Maria

    • October 27, 2014 / 7:38 pm

      Thank you so much for the nomination. I truly appreciate it. 🙂
      xo, Maria

    • October 27, 2014 / 7:42 pm

      Thanks so much Eni!
      xoxo,Maria

  4. October 25, 2014 / 2:46 pm

    I love owls too and they are great accessories that you can still rock post-halloween! And what an endearing story to hear about you and your husband! Great to know that a strong relationship is all about both give and take 🙂 Happy weekend Maria! 🙂

    • October 27, 2014 / 7:43 pm

      Hope you had a wonderful weekend and are getting a great start to your week. 🙂
      xo, Maria

    • October 27, 2014 / 7:43 pm

      Gracias amiga! 🙂
      xoxo, Maria

    • October 27, 2014 / 7:44 pm

      Gracias 🙂

    • October 27, 2014 / 7:44 pm

      For sure, it is definately one of my favorite movies!
      xoxo, Maria