Tuesday, October 25, 2011

This Is Halloween (on the outside)

Husband and I love to decorate for Halloween, and we go all out.  Every year we add a few more things, and frankly, we are starting to run out of places to store them.  There is a neighborhood competition that we have never actually won, but keep trying to compete in anyway.  Have I mentioned that we are very competitive?. 

The beginning of Halloween in our house always starts out a bit like this.


 We mark the boundaries of our yard with a skull fence.


  This is what it looks like at night.  


 Of course, the pirate flag is mandatory.  


A view of our front yard.  It is really hard to show you in pictures what the set up is actually like.  It looks much better in the dark, when all of the lights are on, the fogs machines are blowing, and you can see and hear everything.  I am going to try to take a short video on my phone the night of Halloween, and I will post it here if it turns out at least semi-watchable.  


I do believe that our happy little mailbox may be a bit too cheerful for the entryway.  Maybe it needs spiderwebs and a (plastic) spider or two. 















Are you crazy about decorating too?  I would love to see your pictures.  I should also mention that we must get at least 100 trick-or-treaters Halloween night.  It is a lot of fun.  Sometimes the children even get too scared to walk up our driveway alone.  Yeah, we have an animatronic spider that drops on the parents.  The reaction is priceless:)

17 comments:

aki! said...

Geebus. That baby is the creepiest thing. Do you guys see a spike in electricity?

Adele said...

Ooooh Erin! There's some really spooky stuff here! The baby has given me the creeps!! I love how you go all out with the decorations, wish we did it here. Hope your video turns out as I would love to see it xoxo
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colleen said...

your halloween is my christmas. love it.

Kristina said...

Soooo much fun!!!

MM said...

I am crazy about decorating!!! It is so much fun, isn't it?Especially on Christmas!

Love the way you decorated!!Love the pirate flag!

Have a great day, honey!!

xoxoxo

Shara said...

haha so great;)La Folie 

Lindsey said...

I love the decorations. You must be the most popular house on the street!

I can't remember if I have told you, but I really like the blog updates! So pretty - and of course, Petunia looks fabulous.

BalancingMama (Julie) said...

Oh, wow! I love this. Holiday decorating is so much fun! Great (spooky!) job.

Jess said...

Seeing your pics makes me want to A) own a house to go all out on and B) live somewhere where I get actual trick or treaters

Love it!!

oh and I have been singing songs from Nightmare Before Christmas all morning and I am blaming you and this post

The Blonde Duck said...

I love to decorate, but my husband hates it so I've scaled down...for now. When I have kids, it's ON! And he can't stop me at Christmas!

Michelle said...

You really DO go all out - I LOVE it!! We don't do any Halloween decorating as there aren't a ton of trick or treaters and well, I'm lazy :).

Tina Lane said...

I really enjoy when everyone decorates for the holidays and holy smokes did you put some energy in here. Very cool.

Kathy S said...

That's awesome. Very spooky.

Erin said...

Erin! This is insane! I love Halloween too-but haven't decorated like this in a LONG time! Now I feel the need to! I love your skull lanterns lighting the path to your house!

xx

Erin @ http://www.trufflesnruffles.com/

Lorena said...

You guys outdo yourselves !
I am guessing you are the FAVORITE house on the block... and that all the kids are dying to knock on that door. I love the creepy baby -
So do you dress your pugs up too ?

Gawgus things... said...

This is just amazing! I love all the graves. Your blog is also looking amazing - love it!! XXX

Just Jinny said...

I WISH we had that many trick-or-treaters. When we moved into our house I was so excited about Halloween..just to get two groups of trick or treaters for the whole night.

It's really sad. We get no trick or treaters at all.

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