Welcome to the spooky month of October my friends!
My family and I have created a playlist of family friendly Halloween music for you and yours! Halloween may be celebrated a little differently this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t kindle a little Halloween spirit!
This year we’ve decided to focus more on jazzy halloween inspired music with a few other songs sprinkled in that fit the mood. The Disney and Danny Elfman presence in this list is strong and I found myself wishing I could find more jazz covers of the Disney Villains songs.
Please let us know if we missed or left out any of your family friendly halloween favorites you feel should be included! We’d love to hear from you!
Family Friendly Halloween Playlist 2020
- Linus and Lucy | Vince Guaraldi Trio
- Monsters, Inc. | Randy Newman
- Charlie Brown Theme | Vince Guaraldi Trio
- The Scare Floor | Randy Newman
- Great Pumpkin Waltz | Vince Guaraldi Trio
- The Piano Duet (The Corpse Bride) | Danny Elfman
- Overture (The Nightmare Before Christmas) | Danny Elfman
- This is Halloween | The Citizens of Halloweentown
- Grim, Grinning Ghosts | The Haunted Mansion Happy Haunts
- Sally’s Song | Catherine O’hara
- Jack and Sally Montage | Danny Elfman
- Jack’s Lament | Danny Elfman
- Ball & Socket Lounge Music #1 | Danny Elfman
- Remains of the Day | Danny Elfman
- They Don’t Scare Me | Mickey Mouse
- Monster Mash | Bobby “Boris” Pickett
- The Munsters | Jack Marshall
- Trust in Me | Scarlett Johansson
- Snuff Out the Light | Eartha Kitt
- Witchy Woman | The Eagles
- I Put a Spell On You | Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
- Friends on the Other Side | Keith David
- Man with the Hex | The Atomic Fireballs
- The Headless Horseman | Thurl Ravenscroft
- Superstition | Stevie Wonder
- Remains of the Day (Combo Lounge Version) | Danny Elfman
- Cruella De Vil | Dr. John
- Ball & Socket Lounge Music #2 | Danny Elfman
- Little Birdie (Instrumental) | Vince Guaraldi Trio
- Thanksgiving Theme | Vince Guaraldi Trio
Family Friendly Halloween Playlist on Spotify
Although Halloween may be celebrated a little differently this year, that doesn’t mean we can’t kindle a little Halloween spirit!
Today we’ll be making what I like to call a “pinched” felt garland. Pinched felt garlands are made by pinching small ribbons of different colored felts, poking a threaded needle through the pinched portion of the fabric, and stringing them close together onto a garland.
In the spirit of Halloween (and this tutorial), we’re going with traditional black, orange and white. Other fun variations would be candy corn colors or general fall colors so you can display it from the Autumn Equinox through Thanksgiving.
- Black felt, cut into 1 x 3” strips
- Orange felt, cut into 1 x 3” strips
- White felt, cut into 1 x 3” strips
- Scissors or a rotary cutter
- Rotary mat
- Black cotton crochet thread, size 3
- Cut the felt into 1 x 3” strips. I started with about 200 pieces of each color, but I only used about 175 of the orange and white and 176 of the black. You can use fabric or sewing scissors to do this, or you can use a rotary cutter. If you use a rotary cutter, please make sure you have a cutting mat so you don’t damage the surface below the felt. I use a ruler to keep my cuts straight.
- Measure out 7 feet of the cotton crochet thread, 6 feet for the garland and 6 inches on either side for the ties and knots.
- Thread the needle, then knot the tip of the opposite end (I often triple each knot).
- Six inches from the first knot, tie another knot in the thread again to create a section to tie the garland up when it’s finished.
- Pinch the center of a black piece of felt and poke the needle through the folded pinched fabric and push it down to the knot.
- Pinch the center of an orange piece of felt and poke the needle through the folded pinched fabric and push it down onto the black piece.
- Pinch the center of a white piece of felt and poke the needle through the folded pinched fabric and push it down onto the orange piece.
- Repeat steps 5, 6 and 7 until you’ve created 6 feet of pinched felt garland. The pieces of felt will be pretty close together to hide any exposed thread in between the pinched felt.
- Thread one last piece of black felt to frame the garland and then tie a knot in the thread.
- Remove the needle and tie a knot on the very end of the thread, creating another tie section on this side of the garland.
- Hang or display your garland and enjoy!