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elfworks 08-24-2006 11:52 AM

how do you decorate for halloween?
i keep al my regular fall stuff up but then add to that with cobwebs and creepy lights and my collection of spooky wind-up toys.

when i had a larger place the outside got all haunted house'd up! tombstones in the garden and ghosts in the trees.

do yall decorate?


digbugsgirl 08-24-2006 01:56 PM

I have pumpkins on the front porch, but nothing else outside. I live on a farm, so nobody would see anything. Inside, though, I go all out. I don't like the gory stuff, though. I decorate with lots and lots of pumpkins, witches, ghosts, Halloween Snowbabies, fall leaves, and some of my own crafts.

sheepsnot 08-24-2006 02:02 PM

When I was growing up (physically) we lived out in the boondocks. My father, who wouldn't spend a dime if he didn't have to, made a fence for the front yard out of old telephone poles and lathe. Classic, let me tell you. On each pole we would sit our jack-o-lanterns and light them up, then go stand in the road and watch them burn. It was either that or Lawrence Welk. But, even though we were out in the middle of nowhere, kids from the college in town would come out there every year and smash our pumpkins while we slept. Tradition... :pumpkin: tradition!

elfworks 08-24-2006 02:08 PM

i wish i was better at carving punkers than i am. i suck at it. even with those templates and things. i just suck. it is sad, really. here's hoping the bf has some talent in that regard!

i love the image of all those jackies lined up on the fence posts, grinning in the night.


sheepsnot 08-24-2006 10:10 PM

I remember the time I put the pirate mask on the basketball and put it under the toilet lid. I was nervous about scaring my mom and even more nervous that she wouldn't notice it.

elfworks 08-24-2006 10:14 PM


love ya shnott!!


sheepsnot 08-25-2006 08:31 PM

Just thought it was weird

mrshfromjersey 08-25-2006 08:32 PM


MerryBells 09-04-2006 06:47 PM

I guess I'm just decoration crazy. At Halloween, my house looks like the Haunted Mansion. We have a ghost bride in the center upstairs window, and in the yard we have a graveyard with funny tombstones, a skeleton wedding, and on the porch we have a scarecrow family with 2 baby scarecrows. The inside gets all decked out with my vintage Halloween collection. We try to keep it harmless, because so many very young children come to get candy on Halloween. No gore, and just a little scary.
After Halloween, while I'm on the chairs and ladders taking everything down, I'm also putting up all the Christmas lights. Colored lights and wreaths in the windows, lights on the porch, lights in the yard, a Nativity scene, the whole nine yards. I'm the only person in my neighborhood who decorates, and I'm sure my neighbors think I'm nuts, but who cares. It's a lot of fun to come home to after a long day's work!

gracie 09-04-2006 07:04 PM

I decorate for fall but dont do a whole lot for Halloween. I really like fall decorations -- I think I will dig some out tomorrow and see what I can do around the house. :???:

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