Props Props Props!

Well Building season is well upon us.  Planning underway (Although I don’t think it ever really stops) The stores are starting to roll out their Halloween stuff although the majority of them won’t release their stuff until back to school is over. I’ve been to Michael’s this year and their stuff disappoints, not only wasn’t there anything really cool there, but the prices seem to have really gone up, yes, they have their 50% off coupons but even then, it seemed like a little much.

I was at Costco and they had a few things out, seems it varies on location as I’ve seen a few people posting on the CHA homepage and Halloween forum different things.  I took home a 4.5 Ft Taking Tombstone (Barley fit in my trunk) made my day, I was so excited to get home and show the kids.  I’ve Finished some work one a few tombstones I had started on and put together two more fence panels for the front lawn. I’ve got the itch now and want to keep going. 

Yesterday I placed an order for beef netting from Trent Mills in Tennessee, I’ve always go compliments on the spider webs and the work I’ve put into them, this year they will look very different from everyone else’s I can’t wait to see how it works with everything.

 

Yard Setup This Weekend!

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, It’s Hallowe’en time!  I plan on starting to setup the graveyard  this weekend, I’ll likely lose some sleep over the next few days trying to plan it all out in my head, and even more trying to remember whats in the attic and basement. Last year it was organized chaos. This year I hope to line the tombstones up in rows like a real graveyard and plan it out a little better. I tried to stick to my theme this year when creating props and buying things rather than just see something wtih a skull on it and buy it.  I usually start by wrapping my porch in spiderwebs and hanging chains from the inside of the porch, followed by tombstones the cemetery fence and the pillars. The kids really enjoy helping too, but they usually place a few things and then run around the yard with the props, either way i’m glad they’re a part of it and are excited about it as well.  progress pictures will be posted this weekend!