I don't like to be thought of as a scrooge, but ... I am not a fan of Halloween.
There - I said it!
I do love the little kids in the adorable costumes. Who doesn't love fairies and princesses and cowboys?
I do love the candy!
I do love the spooky music and creepy haunted houses.
So ... what is it about Halloween I don't like?
It's the decorations my kids insist we string and paste and hang up all around our house. Those skeletons and bats and witches and stringy spider webs.
I think it is not so much the theme of Halloween that bugs me so much - but the colors.
The ORANGE and BLACK just does not fit in with my lovely home decor. It CLASHES! It's GAUDY! It messes with my obsessive tendencies and it takes everything in me to visually tolerate the pumpkins sitting on the front porch and the bats hanging in our foyer for weeks at a time.
I still put them out, though. My littlest daughter, Alexis, loves them and for her --- I do it.
Christmas decorations don't tend to bother me as much, but ... those Halloween decorations drive me BATTY!
What about you? Are you like me and hate those darn Halloween decorations or ... are on On The Flipside and LOVE Halloween and LOVE all the decorating with the goblins, pumpkins and bats?
Please don't forget to go over and participate in the poll on this topic.
Poll results: Do You Love Putting Out Halloween Decorations? 12 people participated in poll. 6 (50%) said Yes. 6 (50%) said No.