Thursday, October 23, 2014

Halloween 2015 Sneak Peek

Halloween 2014 is only a week away, but we've already started procuring materials for next year's haunt. 2015 is going to be a "Gargoyles" theme. We didn't do any major prop builds for this year's "Dia de los Muertos" theme, but next year we're going to try to build some castle stone wall facades for along the walkway and the front porch.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Little Too Late

These guys maybe should have started working out sooner. Actually needed a place to store these guys for now until we use them for Halloween night and the weight bar in the basement was perfect for keeping them standing. Up until now they were sitting at our dining room table for the past month. One is from Target, one is from Grandin Road. Target one was half the price taking shipping and handling into account for the other one. Just figures, but our Target only had a few left and that was at the end of September. Better to be safe than sorry!

Salem Cemetery #4

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Halloween Block Party

HGTV did this for a few years, 2009 - 2011. I really enjoyed them and wished it was a tradition they would have continued with every year. But alas, they did not. ABC has the Fright Fight on October 28th, which is along the same lines, but they're cramming 6 families into a one hour show versus 3 with Halloween Block Party, so I fear things are going to be watered down.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Halloween Front Door Decor

We're starting to roll out some of this year's more festive "Dia de los Meurtos" theme decor, starting with the front door.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Pumpkin Portraits #2

Some more of our jack-o'-lanterns from a past Halloween. We would sometimes swap out the flower boxes at our old house with shelves and place smaller jack-o'-lanterns on them for Halloween night. Our "dream house" would be a completely updated old Victorian with a 3rd or 4th story widow's watch where we would put jack-o'-lanterns in the windows for all of October, or perhaps even some animated props. If we ever win a Power Ball jackpot we'll make it a reality.