Wednesday, August 1, 2018

3 Month Countdown To Halloween

With only 3 months to go, we just built the first of five 8-feet tall "cornstalk/skeleton" posts as a proof of concept for our scarecrow haunt theme this year. After they're all built we will paint them with a dark brown opaque deck stain. The post stands can be reused for other Halloweens for hanging props and may even become candle lantern posts by adding some iron brackets/plant hangers to the tops of the posts. 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Candy Corn Color Pattern C9 LED Lights

Made our own custom stringer of 45 C9 LED bulbs in a candy corn color pattern to put up on the house for this Halloween season. We used gold/yellow, warm white, and amber/orange commercial C9 LED bulbs.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

2018 Halloween Yard Haunt Prep Begins

This year's Halloween yard haunt will be scarecrow themed. We want a more organic/earthy feel this year. Already playing around with some standing prop looks.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Happy Halfoween

Evidently May 1st, "Halfoween" is a thing. Found this "Happy Half-o-ween" picture of our front porch from Halloween 2011 on Instagram without any reference to our website or blog from where this picture obviously originated from. Would have been nice to be given credit for the source material, but as the saying goes, "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery".

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Merry Krampusnacht!

Krampus may pay you a visit tonight if you haven't been good this year! We've started our own "Creepmas" tradition by celebrating Krampusnacht with a feast on the night of December 5th each year. For those unfamiliar with Krampus here's another informative article from The Atlantic: Krampus: Saint Nicholas' Dark Companion

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Halloween 2017 A Success

Another successful Halloween! Tonight was a cold 40 degrees but it was clear and fairly calm. We got a grand total of 109 trick-or-treaters and lots of nice compliments. Mrs. Haunted Eve took lots of pictures of the haunt that we'll have to sort through over the next few days. We'll hopefully have pictures up by this weekend.