It’s that time of year again. The leaves are starting to turn, and the nights are getting cooler. For centuries we have been enthralled by the Halloween holiday, originated by an ancient Celtic tradition the celebrated the end of their calendar year, called Samuin where young men dressed up as evil specters to fool the “real” evil spirits. In the 8th century, the Catholic church began to celebrate the day as “All Hallows Evening,” and the guiding traditions continued. Now, more than a millennium later, our children still dress up at ghouls and goblins (and superheroes and princesses) but now we’re just looking to scare up a little fun! What could be more fun than dressing our campground with holiday décor; ghosts and skeletons, witches and cauldrons? Here are a few easy holiday DIY projects that you can make to celebrate this centuries old tradition!
And dark in the dark old inn-yard a stable-wicket creaked
Where Tim the ostler listened; his face was white and peaked;
His eyes were hollows of madness, his hair like mouldy hay.
By Alfred Noyes
Blogger Rust and Sunshine found and perfected this fantastic and inexpensive glowing prop that only takes a few minutes to make, but adds fun and charm to your RV Halloween stage.
On Halloween, what bothers some
About these witches, is how come
In sailing, through the air, like bats
They never seem, to lose their hats?
By David McCord
The folks at Polka Dot Chair made these nifty “Floating Witch’s Hat Luminaries” from just a few dollar store items. These would be perfect on an RV porch.
Black and gold, black and gold
Nothing in between-
When the world turns black and gold
Then it's Halloween!
Black and Gold
by Nancy Byrd Turner
We found this decorative Halloween wreath hanging on the Instructables website, submitted by user Erika021084!
Illuminated Ghost Garland
Be silent in that solitude,
Which is not loneliness—for then
The spirits of the dead, who stood
In life before thee, are again
In death around thee, and their will
Shall overshadow thee; be still.
Spirits of the Dead
by Edgar Allan Poe
D.D.D. by Taryn Whiteaker gives us a great idea for another inexpensive and easy to make Halloween prop that can be used inside or out!
Tin Can Luminaries
O well done! I commend your pains;
And every one shall share i' the gains;
And now about the cauldron sing,
Live elves and fairies in a ring,
Enchanting all that you put in.
By Wm. Shakespeare
Jolly Mom shows us how to make these cute tin can luminaries, just right for lining the walkway to your RV!
Heading South for some Fall fun? Stop and see us at Davis Lakes, your Suffolk Virginia Family Campground. We have loads of activities planned and the surrounding city is loaded with things to do. Check out our free Fall Travel Guide to give you some ideas!