Let me qualify the following pseudo-rant by saying that I love ALL things Halloween. Admittedly, I am about to complain about some trends in decorations, but I’d still rather see LAME decor than NO decor. 🙂
That having been said, allow me now to vent about some annoying seasonal fads that I wish would die a Marion Crane-style death.
–Glitter is only appropriate for two things: children’s crafts and stripper makeup. It has no role to play in October.
–Country-style dopey-goofy stuff ain’t scary. It’s just plumb ugly.
–Fake votive (faux-tive?) lights, though sometimes necessary, make me sad.
–“Carving” kits that don’t require any actual carving are an utter waste of a pumpkin.
-Is that a huge billowing trash bag in our neighbor’s yard? Oh wait, nope–it’s their inflatable yard stuff.
–Pastel colors are not part of the Halloween palette. Sorry.
These misguided trends are the decorative equivalent of celery sticks in a trick-or-treat bag. But what do you think? Am I being too harsh? Do you have any items to add to the list?