I have always been a fan of Halloween. I think it's a nostalgia for the naive Halloween celebrations of my childhood. Carving jack o' lanterns, roasting pumpkin seeds, trick or treating in a great costume - all these things are my idea of a fun Halloween!
I used to do a fair amount of decorating for Halloween, but now that my kids are grown, it's just not as much fun.
I did bring out my collection of Halloween dolls and toys, though.
One of my favorite collectible toys (souvenirs, really) are push puppets. You know - the little gizmos with a spring that collapse when you push the bottom of the figure. I don't know why they appeal to me, but I always buy them whenever I find them.
Black cat push puppet.
I also collect wind-up toys. They are irresistible!
Mr. & Mrs. Frankenstein - Madame Alexander dolls from several years ago. It's hard to see, but they're actually joined at the wrist by a chain!
Some Madame Alexander trick or treaters.
More trick or treaters; the mini figurines are Madame Alex dolls that were in McDonald's Happy Meals many Halloweens ago!
My Halloween celebrations have grown pretty tame lately. We have very few trick or treaters in our neighborhood, so Dear Husband and I often just go out to dinner and celebrate by having pumpkin creme brulee or pumpkin cheesecake for dessert!