Halloween is on a Saturday this year during the scariest year ever…2020! But no fear, how about celebrating at home with a festive fall brunch using thrifted serving wares, cups and mugs from Goodwill Tulsa!
To wrap up the season and to enjoy a cozy Halloween, I picked up some adorable thrifted items from Goodwill Tulsa for a fall-themed brunch AND to serve my pumpkin spice whipped coffee in. Keep reading to get the recipe and ideas for YOUR own Halloween brunch this year!
I love the month of October because I can wear a spooky inspired outfit EVERY DAY of the month (technically, you can wear a spooky inspired every day of the year – but there’s something even more magical about these outfits when the calendar reads October!).
The best way to create your spooky wardrobe is to thrift your entire look – that way you can save money, and still look spooktacular! I found LOTS of great ensembles thanks to Goodwill Tulsa this season.
I know that in this new world of COVID-19, shopping for second-hand items can seem scary, but Goodwill is keeping shoppers safe by quarantining all donated items before they are available for resale. Plus, when you shop at Goodwill, the sales support jobs, job training and job placement services that they provide. Your support of Goodwill Tulsa during this pandemic is providing GOOD things for many lives and the environment. Creating outfits this way allows you to reuse and recycle clothes that would otherwise go into the landfill.
Right now, shoppers at Goodwill Tulsa are required to wear a face mask and follow physical distancing guidelines. Their employees are also being screened for illness, wearing PPE, and disinfecting carts and high touch surfaces per CDC guidelines.
Want to see what spooky good looks I put together from my latest excursion to Goodwill Tulsa? Keep reading! These outfits are perfect for wearing to your October Zoom meetings or for sharing on social media as we celebrate Halloween “digitally” more than we ever have!
Sometimes the best creepy Halloween decorations are the ones that you make! There’s nothing like celebrating the season by creating something that is eclectic that cannot be bought at a big box retailer.
While thrifting at Goodwill Tulsa, I found some great paintings that can easily transform into a creepy and charming scary accent for my Halloween display! I hope this idea inspires you to find something used and make it new again for the season.
I couldn’t help myself – I went ahead and added some bewitching touches to the entryway of my house. I wanted to share what it looks like if you’re looking for some decorating inspirations for your little entry as well.
Earlier this week I picked up a witch broom at the Dollar Tree. I was not sure what I would use it for initially when I bought it, but today I found the perfect use for them – I placed them in a little fall arrangement in the large vases I have on the floor next to my front door.
The Dollar Tree is full of spooktacular ideas and craft supplies around this time of year. I confess, I try to stop in once a week or once every couple weeks to see what is new in stores for Halloween around this time of year.
Last week, my local Dollar Tree had began to sell Halloween craft supplies and my first Dollar Tree Halloween haul contained everything I needed and more to create a new spooky Halloween wreath that I can haunt my halls with (I’ll be making another trip back there soon to make a second wreath for my Halloween-loving mom as well!)
I’ve seen some large fabric pop-up coffin decorations the past few years and I wanted to try to recreate my own. The price tag on many of them usually cost $30 or more and I only spent $3 on mine! I will confess – I am a bit of an impatient crafter (this is something I’m working on), therefore my lines are never straight and I tend to eyeball things too often, but the imperfections make it unique, right? Here’s how I made my DIY Coffin prop from foam board from the Dollar Tree if you’d like to make one of your own:
This Friday I went to an estate sale that had a surprisingly good assortment of Halloween goodies. I ended up going home with a Better Homes and Gardens Halloween Idea book that was published in 2000 for a few bucks and these delightfully “vintage” (I don’t know if 1986 is technically considered vintage yet…) McDonald’s Halloween Happy Meal pails.
What can you get with $3? A gourmet coffee? A pumpkin to carve? A bag of candy? How about A PAIR OF VELOUR STACKED HEEL BOOTIES! I went shopping with my future sister-in-law the other weekend and we stopped into Rue21, and of course, I go straight to the clearance section and see two pairs of these left in my size and marked down to $3. That was the ultimate sign that they needed to come home with me and adorn my feet this fall. The stars were truly aligned for me that day!