Wednesday, 31 October 2012


So say American's go all out for Halloween would be a bit of an understatement. Granted not every American loves or welcomes All Hallows into their life or home, but many, oh so many do. Because we drive around loads over the weekends for estate sales, we get to see houses and yards that we normally wouldn't, so so many have turned their front yards into grave yards covered in grave stones, spooky lighting,  fake cobwebs, pumpkins to hanging ghosts and ghouls off trees. In comparison while people like the idea of Halloween in the UK, kids go trick or treating it never seem to have got off to the same extent and level and love that the US populace has for the holiday. Saying that the popularity of Halloween I felt was growing, if only slowly by the time I left the UK. 

If you walk into any store from September onward you'd be amazed at all the spooky goodies you can purchase. From pumpkin cutters, spooky phones that answer to a deathly laugh to skeletons and special Halloween sweets [me being a fan of the pumpkin shaped snicker bars]. 

Hurricane Sandy resulted in windy and rainy nights so many in our neck of the woods are moving trick or treating to the weekend it seems. Either way we have a load of sweeties that we'll gobble up if no little ghosts or ghouls appear. 


  1. I'm amazed by how much effort the Americans go to with Hallowe'en. The decorations are incredible. It's not my thing, I'm more excited about Guy Fawkes! x

  2. These are pretty awesome pics. The hubby and I wanted to go all out but once you start looking at how pricey things out we put it off for a while.

  3. I love how American's go for Halloween, it's so much more of an occasion over there. I don't really get into it so much, but I quite like it all the same :)

  4. American's do Halloween so much better than we do! x

  5. we are a bit crazy about halloween aren't we? these are some pretty crazy decorated places here. my husband wants to do this when we get a real home

    <3 katherine
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  6. I was super surprised too when I moved to the US. Halloween is definitely a huge American "holiday" and some people are super way over the top!
    ♥ laura
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  7. I wish we celebrated halloween like that in the uk !
    It is truly my favourite holiday !
    Love these pics :)
    Launa in Ponderland