Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July
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Friday, October 12, 2007

Halloween Decorations

If you have kids, they are probably making some fun items at school that can be used. Traditionally, people use harvest items such as pumpkins, dried corn stalks, hay bales. And you can’t go into any department, discount, or grocery store without seeing all the black cats, ghosts, witches, fake spider webs, etc. There are even pumpkin lights, sound machines, creatures that move, inflatables, etc. You know what I’m talking about.

I went searching on the web to see if there are any unique ideas. Can’t say I was very successful.

This site had some interesting decoration projects. The one featured on the page was done by a family in my area of Kansas. Click on the other images to see interesting work done by others.

Larry’s Halloween Pages has projects you can build, if you’re really into making special effects yourself!

Reader’s Digest Living has some cute ones under: 8 Scary Halloween Decorations

See what I mean? Nothing terribly unique. (And these 3 were just a small sampling of what I saw!)

Okay, so down to business. Can’t we get away from the same old same old?

What about a party or house set up for trick-or-treaters that had a unique theme. I’m thinking instead of the customary Halloween trappings, of house “costumes.” What I mean by that is d├ęcor where your guests are suddenly transported to somewhere or somewhen else. Ideas include: fairy land, the zoo, a tropical beach, a pirate ship, a spaceship or outer space, a farm, under the sea, Antarctica, a desert, the Titanic. You can find items in party shops, online, or make your own. The results might create more fun and get you more compliments just because it’s different.