Halloween is fast approaching and this is one of the key times in the year for decorating your door. In fact, I can only really think of one other, which is Christmas time with a much tamer approach to door decoration where most of us will simply fix a seasonal wreath.
Last year I was amazed at the lengths people had gone to decorate their doors, windows and gardens. I felt like I had let the neighbourhood down as I drove past life-sized gravestones as garden decorations, mannequins, strobe lighting and gruesome stickers and decorations on and around people's doors. I was a little embarrassed by my small effort of a hand carved pumpkin with a candle inside and I vowed to make a better effort this year.
My daughter is only three so some of the extreme bloody and creepy decorations would be a step too far for her so I have opted for younger style decorations including cute looking ghosts and pumpkins as well as a full size poster to hang on the door saying 'Happy Halloween'. I am pleased to hear that most of the children who come knocking at the door say 'Happy Halloween' these days rather than 'Trick or Treat' as it's a much nicer greeting. I think we have moved towards the American celebration style, which is more fun and a bit less scary.
There are some great ideas for Halloween decorations on Pinterest and Houzz and if you have time on your hands you can create a fantastic door display without spending a fortune. However you may wish to avoid creating the most amazing display for miles as one of my neighbours has discovered. Kids came from miles around to see her decorations and she has already been asked several times what she will be doing this year!