Since Covid basically stole the summer – no tropical vacations, no Beltline or patio day drunk adventures, no tequila-fueled pool parties – I’ve decided to jump headfirst into my favorite holiday a few weeks early this year.
Last year, I missed out on Trader Joe’s yoga skeleton succulents … and yes, I’m still salty about it. I saw an article that they were released again last week, so obviously I jumped straight into my car + I drove to my closest TJ’s and !! — no luck.
Rather than stalking every Trader Joe’s within a 20 mile radius, I decided to go home, lick my wounds and trick-or-treat myself to some online Halloween shopping instead.
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I saw this “Wicked Potions” set-up posted in one of my plant FB groups as an idea for a Halloween-themed propagation station and I knew I had to have it. Not sure if I’ll use it as a prop station or if I’ll leave it as, but I love it. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find this for sale on the website … probably bc it’s from the little cheap seasonal section up front (my favorite area to shop!), so I’ve linked similar items below.
If you’re lucky enough to find these in-store: Each piece is sold separately, so you can pick + choose bottles to style with a letter board (like I did on the right) or you can grab the whole set (pictured on the left).
Like I said, I love shopping the small seasonal area at the front of the store. And here’s more proof. I got two cute little candles with fall scents and a cheetah print insulated wine tumbler for firepit nights.
Again, since these were in the front seasonal section, they aren’t available on the website, but I’ve linked a few other seasonal candles (most under $6), a few spooky wine glasses for only $3 each and a couple insulated wine tumblers, each under $15.
I’ve also started torturing my cat with Halloween early this year too.
I saw a haunted house cat scratcher last year, but felt too silly buying it. This year, I just went for it; 2020 has been hard if spending $17 on a haunted house for my cat makes me happy, then that’s what I’m gonna do. He is also now the “proud” owner of a skull + bones hoodie, jack’o’lantern shirt and a skeleton bones shirt (which is my favorite, but I don’t have a pic of it yet).
I’ve linked this exact cat scratcher house + the other fun options. The hoodie is linked below too, but the two shirts are from the seasonal section + I couldn’t find them on the website.
UPDATE: more goodies from Target!
No pics yet, but I stopped by Target again this afternoon after my chiropractor appt just to see if anymore Halloween had hit the shelves yet … and guess what … IT HAD! So here’s what I got:
- ceramic black ‘witches brew’ coffee mug
- a lifesize posable + light-up skeleton
- a white ceramic skull cookie jar that I’m using as a dog treat jar
- plastic skull candy bowl
On the wish list:
When writing my TJ’s yoga skeleton post last year, I discovered that Michael’s has a pretty extensive Halloween decoration selection. So, naturally, it was one of the first stores on my list for this year … and I’m very excited about my haul.
The gold skeletons in yoga poses (my main wishlist item when visiting the store) were originally priced at $11.99 each, and I was willing to pay it, but they rang up ON SALE at the register and ended up only costing me $5.99 each!
My second fav purchase is the resin skull. It was priced at $14.99, but rang up for $10.49. I also picked up a set of cookie stamps bc my boyfriend’s daughter likes to bake and I like to request Halloween-themed treats all month; it rang up at the original price.
The only thing I was looking for that I couldn’t find was the resin palmistry hand, but I’ll probably end up ordering it, so I went ahead and linked it below anyway.
I actually had no intention of buying any Halloween T-shirts; I was on the Old Navy site to buy a couple 5-packs of masks and ended up scrolling through the Halloween shop … well, bc Halloween is my weakness. And I ended up order two tees.
The black one is a men’s shirt; I ordered it in a large bc I wanted it to have a boxy fit. My plan is to cut it into a crop top, but for the pics I just tucked it under.
This grey shirt is a women’s shirt; I also ordered this one in a large bc, again, I wanted it to be oversized so I could cut it into a boxy-fitting crop top. For the pics, I tied it but I do plan on cutting it.