Monday, September 16, 2019

Mini Mausoleum Lighting Modification

Back in 2017 we used purple LED rope lights, but for this year's haunt we're using some glow in the dark props inside of the mini mausoleum. Needed to make sure our old black light fluorescent tube fixtures would fit (and still worked). There's only 45 days left until Halloween!

Home Depot Haunted Pirate Ship

Home Depot has out on display a really impressive animated haunted pirate ship wreck decoration reminiscent of our 2006 DIY version. Considering we designed and built ours from scratch, we think ours still looked better. Definitely a one of kind display on our part!

More photos from our 2006 ghost pirates haunt can be seen here:

Monday, September 9, 2019

Goodwill Halloween

We dropped off a car load of older Halloween props, masks, costume accessories, and decorations at Goodwill yesterday, as well as some brand new items we've decided we just weren't ever going to use for a haunt. After 20 some odd years doing a yard haunt and buying decorations for inside the home, it's amazing how much stuff accumulates! Now is the time of year when Goodwill puts out items for Halloween and we felt this way someone else may find a way to put those items to good use!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

2019 Food Network Halloween Programming

Very happy to see that Food Network is bringing us another new season of Halloween programming this year:
Halloween Baking Championship Season 5 begins September 23rd at 9 PM
Halloween Wars Season 9 begins September 29th at 9 PM

More details on this year's Food Network Halloween specials and programming can be found here.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Return Of The Mausoleum Keeper

We're going to be using our 2017 "Mini Mausoleum" prop again for this year's haunt in combination with a couple of older props we have. Our 2008 "Wraith" standing prop with our 2009 "Skull Fountain". We only used the skull fountain once back at our old house when we had our "Haunted Shack" prop. Have an interesting visual idea for the fountain this time around, just hope the pump still works!

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Halloween

Halloween season is not that far off. Already got our Grandin Road Halloween catalog in the mail last week. Started seeing decorations appearing in Michaels stores. And now it's official, because the pumpkin ales are launching in the stores here!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Zombie Turned Into Ghost Prop

A plastic ghost mask we bought on sale after Halloween several years ago and some spider web lace fabric we've owned for many years and we transformed our standing zombie prop into a ghost prop for this year's haunt.