|Happy Halloween Garden Flag|
The word Halloween was first used in the 16th Century and throughout the ages it became associated with imagery that leans toward Gothic and horror and the supernatural associated with the night. So such things as Dracula and Frankenstein, scary ghosts and haunted houses became symbols of this harvest-time holiday in books & films, costumes, parties and products. It all makes me wonder what happened to the "Happy" in the holiday known as Halloween.
For a 'Not-So-Scary' Halloween, lets look at some friendly, fun and cute items and have a truly "Happy Halloween".
A Happy Halloween...
Can Be Found Everywhere!
On Friendly Ghosts...
Little ghost is friendly and cute - He might 'scare' himself, but his cuteness just makes you want to smile!
The Best Ghost is a 'Friendly' Ghost
Ghosts and Haunted Houses have long been associated with Halloween and are intended to Scare us. But wait, what about Casper, the Friendly Ghost? Ghosts can be friendly and fun too.
*Casper first appeared as 'The Friendly Ghost' in a 1939 children's book and a 1945 animated cartoon.
A Pair of Plush Ghosts...
Boo & Boo-ette
Plush Toy Ghosts on Etsy
Boo and Boo-ette are a pair of the friendliest Ghosts you'll find anywhere. They can be friendly plush playmates for a child, or a fun Fall/Holiday decoration
Boo and Boo-ette are handmade in crochet of white acrylic yarn. The heads are lightly stuffed with soft polyfil. Their eyes are plastic 'safety eyes', giving them that Amigurumi personality. They are the creation of a crochet crafter from Georgia and can be found in her Etsy Shop Coastal Crochet Crafts.
Spooky Ghost Washcloth
|Ghost Novelty Washcloth|
A ghost isn't really 'spooky' when it's in the form of a hand-crocheted cotton washcloth!
A fun novelty washcloth in the shape of a ghost. A cute way to entertain children at bath time or to make chore time in the kitchen washing dishes more fun. Or just display it for a Halloween decoration.
On Halloween Spiders and Bats...
|Plush Pumpkin and Squiggly Spider|
Pumpkins & Spiders Go Together for Halloween!
A little plush pumpkin crocheted in the Amigurumi style and a friendly squiggly yarn spider make fun toys for kids or cute Halloween decorations.
These yarn toys make a cute Halloween treat for a child in your family, or look adorable as a Halloween party table decoration. They are handmade in crochet by a Georgia crochet crafter on Etsy.
Bats Might be Scary...
But Not When They are Colorful and Cute Crocheted Amigurumi Baby Bats
Baby Bats in Plush are Best...
...if you are seeking a non-scary Halloween.
A Baby Bat is absolutely adorable when created in the Amigurumi style of crochet. It is much cuter than those scary black bats in caves! :)
These bats are handmade in many colors and are available in the Etsy shop of Crafty Cat in Steuben, Maine.
In Halloween Plush...
... A Halloween 'Spooky' Pup
|Webkinz Spooky Plush Puppy|
Don't be afraid.... Spooky Puppy is friendly and fun. He's a Plush Pet by Webkinz.
On Friendly Halloween Pumpkins...
|Percy the Pumpkin|
A Happy Halloween Amigurumi Pumpkin - A Pattern to Crochet Your Own!
Percy the Pumpkin is a Halloween-themed pattern created by Elizabeth of Chicago and featured in her Etsy Shop called Davey Dreamer "Too Cute".
The pattern also includes instructions for 'Cameron the Candy Corn'. :)
Baby's First Pumpkin Play Set
|Baby's First Pumpkin|
For babies who are too young for the 'treat or treat' of Halloween, this First Pumpkin Play Set is perfect.
My First Pumpkin Playset is by Genius Baby Toys. It is interactive with Candy Corn that crinkles, a Ghost that squeaks, a Spider rattle and a Cat that meows.
Time for a Halloween Poll:
What's Your Halloween Preference?
|Image Source: Wikipedia|
Many of the Halloween Happiness Items Shown Here...
Are the crafty and artistic creations found on Etsy & Zazzle!
For more Halloween reviews on everything from decorations to costumes to party food, check out these articles on Review This Reviews.
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