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Halloween on the Front Porch

By September 9, 2010

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I spotted my first front porch pumpkin of the season this morning. It definitely put my girls and me in the fall and Halloween spirit.

I keep seeing articles about how Halloween has evolved into an adult-centered holiday. I suppose that's partly true, but in my world, Halloween is mostly for the kids.

Our daughters already have a plan for this year's costumes. They want us all to be characters from The Nutcracker. The oldest is going to be the Sugar Plum Fairy. Our youngest wants to be Clara. I'm going to be the Mouse King, and my husband is going to be The Nutcracker (minus the tights, he tells me).

Are you starting to see signs of Halloween? Want to get the kids excited by decorating the front porch while they're at school today? Here are some ideas for being the first on your block to get into the Halloween spirit:

Have you started decorating for Halloween yet? What are your ideas for spooky front porch displays?

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