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LETS GET THIS PARTY STARTED!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year… wait wrong song. No, no it’s not! Halloween is the most wonderful time of the year. You get to be whatever, or whomever you chose to be!
I remember when I was a kid and couldn’t wait for Halloween to come, because it wasn’t just for the candy, even though who doesn’t like candy. It was because I was this shy nerdy little kid that would rather stuff his nose in books to go to far off places, but with Halloween I could bring those fantasy characters to life.
I remember watching the movie Halloween for the first time, now it has become a tradition for me and my wife. We enjoy Halloween so much we planned our wedding date around it. We got married on October 29th in 2011. We also do a yard haunt every year.
We have been avid decorators for Halloween since we have been together. Heather would always decorate the inside of the apartments we lived in. We finally got our house in 2012 and with that came the front yard that has been the spot of many different themes. We started off just putting out random props.
The next year we started to think of themes and we came up with the clown theme, which still creeps me out because I hate clowns. It was great having all the family over dressed up to scare people. The best was when this random guy pulls over and comes up to us and says “my son is in the back seat and he is absolutely scared of clowns, can you scared the crap out of him.” Well.. yes Sir i think we can lol. We slide up to the car and started to peer into the window like good old Michael Myers, I have never seen someone run out of a car and down the road so fast in my life. EPIC is all I can say.
Our Most Favorite Halloween was two years ago. Heather got this crazy idea to do the harvest theme. I was like cool pumpkins, some scarecrows, and some hay bales. Boy was I wrong, She came up with this idea to do this corn maze out of pallets and cornstalks. It was so much fun because it was the first time I got to be the star of scaring people. I was dressed as an evil scarecrow. I spent so much time on my costume that year, from distressing it with coffee, rolling it in the dirt, and tearing it up to look like its been outside for along time. I had grown men almost peeing themselves lol.
Well, I imagine you have already guessed was this years theme was. Yes it was Nightmare Before Christmas! We are huge NBC fans, Just like how we watch Halloween, we also cant let the season go by without watching NBC!
Heather put alot of work into this year, we usually buy alot of animated figures, but since they don’t sell much for NBC she hand built all the props for this year. All the Jacks are made out of pvp frames and or clothes off other jack props they did sell.
Santa Jack was made out of PVC and painted red and black. He was tied to the roof with fishing line and command hooks. Props to the makers of command hooks, who would have thought they would have stuck to shingles.
Petunia the fountain, the project that just wouldn’t finish. Heather was like we can build her in a week, Fast foward about two months lol. She is made out of a PVC frame encased in giant foam blocks that Heather hand sculpted to shape. I sat for a day, yes a day, cutting out each of the individual scales. It came out to around 700. The base is also made out of the same foam blocks, and the water is a piece of PVC pipe wrapped in green LED lights wrapper in cling wrap. Then we put a fog machine inside the well to give it the low lying fog swirl effect.
I just want to say thank you to the best Wife a ghoul can have, and also to Casey McCallister for your awesome rendition of Oogie Boogie. IF it wasn’t for the awesome friends and family we couldn’t do this every year. I would also like to thank all the families that have made it their tradition to come and see what we have done year after year. I hope you guys keep coming back and enjoying what we do!
Thanks again for stopping and have a good day!