Saturday, October 15, 2016

Let's Review The 'Happy' Part of Happy Halloween

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Happiness is a Friendly, Cute, and 'Not-So-Scary' Halloween

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...

 

Plush Toy Ghosts on Etsy
 
Boo & Boo-ette


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





Non-scary vampire bats -- created in crochet


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


The word spooky at Halloween time always sounds scary, but not so with this plush puppy by Webkinz.  His coat is covered with fun Halloween designs.

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

 


Do You Like a Happy Halloween or a Scary One?





Many of the Halloween Happiness Items Shown Here...


Are the crafty and artistic creations found on Etsy & Zazzle!


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For more Halloween reviews on everything from decorations to costumes to party food, check out these articles on Review This Reviews.



© 2012 Wednesday-Elf - The Happy in Halloween was originally published on another site.






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15 comments:

  1. How cute!!! I love all of the "not so scary" creatures you have featured. The little ghosts and bats are simply adorable and I would use that ghost washcloth in my kitchen! Best to keep those little spooks close to you. You never know what mischief they will get in if you leave them alone.

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    1. Delighted you liked my 'not so scary' Halloween critters, Mouse.

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  2. Pat, these are really lovely - great gift idea for someone expecting a baby around Halloween - in fact, someone in our family has a Halloween birthday - I absolutely love Percy the Pumpkin :)

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    1. Thanks, Barbara. I agree, these cute and 'not scary' Halloween toys are perfect for babies/children having Halloween time birthdays. Thanks for visiting.

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  3. Fun article Pat. I love all the not so scary Halloween characters!

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  4. Fun article Pat. I love all the not so scary Halloween characters!

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    1. Thanks, Mary Beth. I think cute ghosts and colorful pumpkins are such a friendly side of Halloween.

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  5. I prefer fun on Halloween and that would include the "spooky" ghost washcloth. Something about the simplicity of that really makes me smile!

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    1. Washing dishes with a dishcloth in the shape of a ghost would make kitchen chores more fun, don't you think, Susan? :)

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  6. These items are so cute.... I especially love all of those smiling little bat faces!

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    1. Dawn Rae, those cute plush bats are the only kind of bat I like. :)

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  7. I'm all in for a Happy and fun Halloween. I never did like monsters!! and I'm not scary kind of guy. What a great selection you put together, I especially like the Baby's First Pumpkin Play Set.

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    1. Thanks, Sam. I agere it's much nicer to have a friendly, fun Halloween.

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  8. I agree that Happy Halloween is much more fun than a scary one. Such cute little critters you make!

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    1. The 'Happy' in Halloween has always been the part that appeals to me, too, Heather. Thanks for your visit.

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