I have a hard time getting inspired to decorate for Halloween. Getting costumes is enough. In fact, Sebastian has worn the same costume for two or three years.. we just switch it up a little every year.
Lucky for the kids, inspiration came in the form of a Matchbox Pop Up 360° Haunted House Adventure Set this year. Watching them play with this toy helped me get motivated to do something different for Halloween this year. Different = actually get involved in Halloween activities and show some Halloween spirit. For example, Sebastian helped unload the local pumpkin patch's delivery truck and I have put together what I think is going to be a super cute costume for Madelyn... before the day before Halloween!
The spooky sounds, moving parts, and characters including a ghost, knight, and a skeleton make the Matchbox Haunted House set fun to play with a lot and it folds up so the kids can toss it in the car and take it to Grandmother's house to play with there. I love the trap doors, and the ghost. I put the ghost on my finger and Madelyn cracks up. She's easily amused.. sometimes. The accessories fit nicely inside the house so they won't get lost and the house has a carry handle for easy transportation.
Available at Amazon.com here: MATCHBOX Pop Up 360° Haunted House Adventure Set
Cost: Around $34