Attention, please. Ahem! May I have your attention, please? Thank you. Didn’t mean to pull out the Mom Voice there, but wanted to make sure those in the back of the room could hear me, because this is exciting stuff.
If you’ve been hanging around here any length of time, you know we do Halloween in a big way, with an extensive display in the yard and also a big book giveaway for All Hallows Read. These things take time and planning and sometimes a little bit of magic to make a small budget stretch to cover everything. We usually start planning in mid-to-late summer, which would be (looks at watch), about now. So I met with the planning committee (aka, Fakefish), and we did some brainstorming.
There wasn’t a white board and dry erase markers involved, but there was some pretty emphatic gesturing and maybe a sketch or two on the back of an envelope. We took a vote, and this year’s Halloween Theme has been decided upon. (So Say We All.)
Hang onto your hats, folks, because this year we’re going multicultural. Our Halloween Theme for 2014 is:
Technically, Dia de los Muertos, or Days of the Dead, is Oct. 31 – Nov. 2, so we can leave the decorations up a couple extra days. But I can tell you right now, I am going to have fuuuuuuuuun with this one! Sugar skulls and smiling skeletons and marigolds and bright colors and banners… *pant,pant* There’s a Pinterest board for planning purposes chock full of ideas. I’m scouring the Crafty Chica website for ideas and slinking around the image banks on Google for further inspiration.
This year’s theme also ties in nicely with an upcoming movie, The Book of LIfe, which will hopefully generate even more interest in my ulterior motive of getting books into the hands of kids and getting them excited about reading. If I have to piggyback that interest on candy and wild Halloween displays, all the better!