Hallowe’en is the “event” Holiday, that we look forward to all year.
Lorie and I don’t have kids, but we start to get excited in the weeks leading up to October 31st.
Our neighbourhood is (IMHO) pretty cool, with more houses participating than not.
For years, it has never worked out that we could take pictures and “talk” about what we do… but with the date falling on a Sunday, we and many of our neighbours took the opportunity to set up on Saturday… rather than the traditional try to get it all done before the first Trick or Treater arrives !!!
The basis of the decor starts with a machine which we got a few years ago… which makes a light flicker, based on the amount of noise. So we have this machine, along with a CD Player, blasting spooky Hallowe’en sounds out an upper window, and lights strung all through our house, and into the garden, so the whole House flickers.
The porch is draped in tattered curtains, which Lorie made out of cheese cloth which she tea stained, spray painted and lovingly slashed into spooky tattered shreds.
Next we hang pumpkin lights,blinking peeper eyeballs, bats and assorted other Hallowe’en lights.
In the bushes, an old geezer (mannequin) with ax in hand, lurks to startle the child absorbed in counting their candy…
All around the neighbourhood, folks put similar effort into their Hallowe’en decor… some going the Scary Clown/Ghoul route… and others going the way of kid friendly inflatable Pumpkins and Ghosts.
Eat… drink… and be scary !!!