I want to start out by saying I have been waiting for the Halloween update since I first started playing this game. From the moment I named my island and set foot on it, I was already prepping and planning to spook up a big portion of my island. Even the Fall update was a huge deal for me and I'm constantly crafting items that I'll be keeping out all year long!
My island had taken a turn for the worse when my flowers decided to spread all over. Every nook and cranny (haha) in at least 4 areas was full and I desperately needed to do a major overhaul before the update on the 30th! In addition to that, it was also crunch time for me because I had to decorate my real house for Halloween too. It was a major fiasco!
At any rate, here is how the overrun portions of my island looked and I was ashamed.
To say it was bad was an understatement.
I did not get photos of the other areas that were overrun but they were quite possibly worse than the screenshots above!
I got to work removing every flower and started landscaping which is my favorite thing to do on this game. I put it off due to the amount of time it takes and just feeling overwhelmed. I'm so pleased to say I took care of every area I wanted to except one so far! It's coming along nicely.
LIVIN' MY BEST HALLOWEEN LIFE
Now with the overrun flowers mostly taken care of and with the update officially here I could actually get to work on haunting my island. I bought my pumpkins and started planting away. After going through several shovels, it occurred to me that the pumpkins were the missing piece of the puzzle this entire time. Suddenly everything I did and planted was exactly perfect in every way and adding the pumpkins to the scenes I created was the ultimate finishing touch!
Starting off with the area mentioned above, I totally cleaned it up! Here's how it looks now with the pumpkins presently in the ground and growing!
Here's the lower level with even more pumpkins!
This portion is not even going to be "Halloween related" yet (I don't think) but throwing in the pumpkins definitely tied it together for me. I wonder if they can stay there forever?
IN PROGRESS are the following areas:
-Pumpkin Patch with vendor
-Halloween Party area
So what have I accomplished so far? Here's a sneak peek!
This is not the most recent photo and things have slightly changed since it was taken. I totally removed every landscaping featured I had in front of Nook's Cranny to make sure the pumpkins would be visible near the door. I changed it up enough so the Halloween features on the building could also be visible. I can't wait to add more spooky decor near the entrance!
Next I have my pumpkin patch vendor booth!
I'll be adding pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns around this area but I love the bare bones of it so far!
I can't wait to post about the rest of my island. As I continue to work on it, I'll add more updates!
In the meantime, another interesting thing that happened when the new update hit was one of my first Halloween DIY's! I actually obtained and crafted the scarecrow DIY the same day I crafted a scareacrow IRL. Talk about when world's collide! It was completely epic! (see pic below)
LOT'S more to come!
This is just the beginning. If you're interested in some of my IRL Halloween decor, here's my spooky blog
dedicated to everything Halloween!