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Okay folks, I'm a HUGE Halloween fan. I know there are plenty of others out there who are as well. Decorating for Halloween is probably the most fun one person could ever have. So with the holiday rapidly approaching, Whose been busy carving Jack-O-Lanterns and decorating to thrill the little kiddies this year?

Let's hear your plans... Let's see some pics...
 

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ill usually carve a pumpkin

and since its to the topic, i just read on another forum i belong to, to coat the freshly carved pumkin with ky jelly. its supposed to keep it from rotting/drying out faster. makes sense to me, ive just never gave it a whirl..ill prob. try it this year.

and rem. halloween eve = mischief night ( be careful for your decorations! )
 

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Here is a look at last years project. The Scarecrow's head was made out of paper mache and burlap,
the body was just vines we plucked from the woods behind the yard. The bottom Pic was the window
display we did. This years project includes an arsenal of foam tombstones, a ground-breaker corpse,
and who knows what else.















 

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gosh,he's very scary !!
well done on your creation,he looks like something out of a movie.
well i did intend to dress up,however now that i've got
a project on,i don't know if i'll have spare cash to do it.
might just get sweeties for the chilblains that knock.
:)
 

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Awesome job Steve! I already told you this, but that scarecrow reminds me of the film Jeepers Creepers so much!

I won't be doing anything this year, although my niece dressing up to come round on Halloween - I'll snap a couple of pics.
 

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My parents arn't really into decorating much, but I absolutley love this time of year. If it was my house, I would go all out (like you). :) I usually just get to carve a pumpkin and then stay out all night with my friends, but nothing to decorative.
My mom actually put up stuff that is more fall related than Halloween (mini pumpkins in baskets, orange leaves, etc) Sounds scary to me!
 

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That's the greatest scarecrow I've ever seen. Jeepers Creepers is right! Besides buying more candy than I could possibly give away (gotta save some for me!) this year I had a friend of mine who works in the glass tile business make a skull for me. It's made out of glass tile and it's lit from behind. It's a much better looking "crystal skull" than the dorky ones they had in the Indiana Jones movie.

So the skull will be set up on the walkway along with the creepiest pumpkins I can carve. The other thing I like to do is have two bowls. One is filled with candy and the other with rotted apples & oranges. The kids knock on the door and I hold out the bowl with the rotted fruit. It's priceless to watch their faces. I've even had some kids grab the fruit and say thank you! Of course, the kids that have said thank you for the rotted fruit get triple candy.

It's also fun to glue a few quarters onto the walkway and watch kids try to pick them up. That's my trick for their treat.
I love Halloween!
 

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That's the greatest scarecrow I've ever seen. Jeepers Creepers is right! Besides buying more candy than I could possibly give away (gotta save some for me!) this year I had a friend of mine who works in the glass tile business make a skull for me. It's made out of glass tile and it's lit from behind. It's a much better looking "crystal skull" than the dorky ones they had in the Indiana Jones movie.

So the skull will be set up on the walkway along with the creepiest pumpkins I can carve. The other thing I like to do is have two bowls. One is filled with candy and the other with rotted apples & oranges. The kids knock on the door and I hold out the bowl with the rotted fruit. It's priceless to watch their faces. I've even had some kids grab the fruit and say thank you! Of course, the kids that have said thank you for the rotted fruit get triple candy.

It's also fun to glue a few quarters onto the walkway and watch kids try to pick them up. That's my trick for their treat.
I love Halloween!
Ooooh... Ideas, ideas... :p
 

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SKAustin, those are awesome decorations! I love the scarecrow.

Here's a video of our set up. This is from a couple years ago but it's a similar setup this year, except my flying bat pooped out. Also, I have a fog machine but I forgot to turn it on before I took the video.

YouTube - Halloween 2006
 

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Steve, that scarecrow is awesome!

jeaninel, your house reminds reminds me of the really scary decorated houses from when I was a kid. I would wait at the end of their walkway for other kids to come back from the door, and ask them what kind of candy they got. I'd only brave the walk up to the door if the candy was really good. Oh well...more candy for you!
 

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I'm not really celebrating Halloween (at least not in the traditional way) this year, unfortunately. Instead, my girlfriend and I are dragging our friend Brian out to Delaware for a tour of the Dogfish Head brewery. It's his birthday and he's always wanted to go, so it should be fun. Knowing how crazy those guys are with their beer, I wouldn't be surprised if the brewery was really decked out in Halloween decor, so I'll be sure to take some pictures.
 

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i would so love to decorate the house outside,
however if i did it wouldn't be out there for long,it would be stoles.
last year my sister in laws pumpkin got smashed by vandels,the children were really up set.
we'er just going to have a little party in doors,i'm intending
to wear some sort of costume,however don't hold your breath for piccies. lol
 
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