Pandemic 2020 has certainly changed the dynamic of socialization! Since the spring, most people have been on the edge of their seats wondering how their favorite holiday could be impacted by COVID19’s world tour (ha, Cardi B reference). One of my favorite Halloween bloggers (@spookylittlehalloween) even issued her own social media call to action to save Halloween 2020.
With Oct 31st being my favorite holiday, I wanted to find something to look forward to and to keep the energy high – so, I reached out to a local home decor group for volunteers and found four other milspouses eager for some spooky fun. There’s nothing more fun than a holiday home tour, and since we couldn’t do one in person, these four amazing spouses agreed to take the tour virtual! They even included a signature food or drink to test drive for your Halloween fun…
Home #1: Ashley’s Home
Ashley is from Bloomington, Indiana and has been in Okinawa since July 2020. I’m in love with her cork pumpkins!
Ashley’s recommendation for a spooky treats include candy corn infused vodka and Maple Bacon Pumpkin Beer cupcakes with cream cheese frosting!
Home #2: Keri’s Home
Keri is from Okeechobee, Florida and is on her second tour in Okinawa. Her instagram is filled with creative home decor and DIY projects. I love the use of Halloween masks that she created into a fun garland on her bookcase!
Need a spooky drink and snack for your upcoming Halloween fun? Keri recommends her fun Autumnal Snack Board filled with pistachios, dried fruit, chocolate and even apple cinnamon chips. She even has an easy to make Bewitching Sangria made with dry red wine, Grand Marnier and frozen berries! Check out her Instagram (@domesticbykerilee) for the recipe!
Home #3: Deziree’s Home
Deziree is from Seattle, Washington and has been in Okinawa for 2 years! Her home is filled with creative decorating ideas, including using clipboards and printouts to add spooky details!
Home #4: Rachel’s Home
Rachel is from Las Vegas, Nevada and is on her second tour here in Okinawa. Her home is filled with everything Halloween, including her front yard where a giant DIY spider sits surrounded by spider friends!
Rachel’s vision for Halloween is complete with a whiskey based cocktail, The Spiders Nest, and Spiderweb cupcakes! Check out her instagram (@livingmyextravibe) for the recipe!
Hopefully these ladies and their homes give you some spooky inspiration! I can already think of a few ideas they’ve each inspired for me and my home. I’ll be sure to share this years Halloween home tour in our Okinawa house, and my own festive drink recommendations!