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The Magpie Halloween Edit.

By: Jen Shoop

*The bats on our windows on 86th Street on the UWS!

I have never loved dressing up for Halloween myself but I have been thoroughly enjoying making the holiday special for my children. I think most of us who endured the brunt of the pandemic found it helpful to lean into the holidays — inspiration elsewhere ran a bit threadbare during those years. Below, some of my favorite finds for making this Halloween an extra special one. I’ll be sharing a separate post later today featuring some fabulous costumes for little ones (and Halloween outfits for daytime, too).

01. HALLOWEEN GIFT TAGS — PAIR WITH BLACK STRIPED GROSGRAIN RIBBON TO DELIVER TREATS/SURPRISES

02. MERI MERI SURPRISE BALLS — A PERFECT PARTY FAVOR

03. BLACK LANTERNS — TALL, SQUAT — LOVE THE IDEA OF ARRANGING THESE ON THE FRONT DOORSTOOP

04. WALL/WINDOW BATS — WE PUT THESE ALL OVER THE FRONT WINDOWS OF OUR HOME

05. ZARA EMBELLISHED FLATS — IF YOU’RE NOT A BIG COSTUME GAL, THESE AT LEAST WINK AT THE HOLIDAY (PAIR WITH JEANS AND A WHITE BUTTON DOWN FOR JUST A DASH OF MORTICIA)

06. DOORMAT — LOVE THAT THIS FEELS ON-THEME BUT ISN’T TOO CHEESY OR ON THE NOSE

07. HALLOWEEN PAPER PLATES — LOVE THE DESIGNS…VERY JOHN DERIAN

08. WOVEN DECORATIVE PUMPKINS FROM CRATE AND BARREL, TARGET, AND MICHAEL’S — MIX AND MATCH!

09. H&M WIZARD / WITCH CAPE FOR LITTLES

10. JUMBO GHOST BALLOONS — WE USED THESE LAST YEAR AND THEY WERE SO FUN/FABULOUS (THEY’RE REALLY BIG!)

11. TARGET GHOST PAINTING ACTIVITY — I ALWAYS STOCK UP ON THESE FUN LITTLE HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FROM TARGET…ALSO LOVE THIS RING TOSS SET AND THIS SPIDER CRAFT SET

12. DASH MINI WAFFLE MAKER — MY CHILDREN FLIP FOR THESE…GREAT HALLOWEEN WEEK BREAKFAST TREAT!

13. WOVEN BASKET — PERFECT FOR CANDY, THEN REPURPOSE IN YOUR FAMILY ROOM FOR MAGAZINES, TOYS, ETC

14. GAP GHOST PAJAMAS — BOUGHT THESE FOR MY LITTLES; CURRENTLY $15 A SET

15. LITTLE ENGLISH PLAYSUIT — MICRO WORE THIS WHEN HE WAS A BABY…MEEP

16. TRICK OR TREAT TAGS

17. MESSERMEISTER PUMPKIN CARVING SET — THE ONLY ONE YOU’LL EVER NEED…STURDY AND DO NOT BEND/WARP LIKE THE CHEAPIES FROM THE GROCERY STORE

18. TARGET STICKERS — LOVE HAVING THESE UP MY SLEEVE FOR A SLOW SATURDAY…MY CHILDREN WILL MAKE CARDS / DRAWINGS WITH THESE FOR HOURS

19. BODEN REVERSIBLE VEST — LOVE THE HALLOWEEN COLORS

P.S. Drafting this post reminded me of our conversation on being “a noticer,” and the gender politics implied. Specifically, I wrote: “I have a strange, persistent hope that one day my children will look back and say, “Mom made everything special.” Why this matters so deeply to me, and seems so fulfilling to me, is an interesting question.”

P.P.S. More home decor for fall.

P.P.P.S. Have you gotten in on the statement loafer trend?

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4 thoughts on “The Magpie Halloween Edit.

  1. Loved this post! I bought the GAP ghosts with glasses pjs for my eye patching little last month at full price – and just grabbed 4 pairs in the next sizes thanks to your link. What a deal! A sweet way to bring joy to my guy in glasses.

    1. Aw! We may have made this connection previously, but my daughter also patches! I loved the ghosts-in-glasses for that reason, too.

      xx

  2. I love when you post like this!! Love to see all the pictures of the items you write about in your post! Please continue to post like this.
    Thank you

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