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Is it that time again already?

Wow… it’s already the end of September!  Guess it’s time to get started on this year’s haunt.  :)

To be honest, I’m getting a little bit of a late start this year.  I’ve had so much other stuff going on, that Halloween kind of snuck up on me.  But I have picked up a few new bits and pieces over the summer.  I have a new rotisserie motor that I need to do something with.

I think this year the bride and groom are going to return.  They sat things out last year, and before that they were in the window rather than front and center.  I’m thinking for going back to my wedding of the dead theme, but doing some of the stuff I just didn’t have time for the last time around… like the ghostly dance floor.  :)

Photos from Halloween 2012

This year the theme was the Zombie Doctor’s Lab.  The newest addition to my setup was a bottomless pit prop, that I think turned out pretty well (even though the photos really don’t do the effect justice).  This year saw 187 trick or treaters!

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The Bottomless Pit

This year, I’m adding a new decoration to my setup.  It’s the first time I’ve tried and optical illusion, and although it’s not quite finished, I think it’s going to end up looking pretty cool. Read the rest of this entry »

Halloween is just around the corner…

It’s September… that means it’s time to start planning for Halloween!

I’ve got a few new decorations planned for this year, and if I don’t get lazy about it, maybe I’ll write up some how-to’s on them.  Stay tuned!

Photos from Halloween 2011

I didn’t have time to do a theme this year, what with starting a new job and all, but I still think the display turned out pretty nice.  And with the money I saved not making new props, I’ll have extra for next year!  :)

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Happy Halloween!

I hope everyone is enjoying their Halloween. Trick or treat starts in just a handful of hours. I’ll be posting photos of this year’s display later this week.

To all the ToTers out there, just a few things to remember:

  1. Don’t trick or treat alone. Always stay in sight of your parents or your group of friends.
  2. Never, ever go into a stranger’s house.
  3. Be respectful of people’s decorations. Don’t touch, climb on, or play with the displays.
  4. Be careful when you cross a street. Make sure to look in both directions and make sure that there are no cars coming.
  5. If you are an older kid or young teen, and going out with friends, make sure that your parents know where you are going and who you are going with.
  6. Carry a flashlight… it gets dark early in October.
  7. If your mask is hard to see out of, take it off between houses.

Have fun and be safe!

Almost ready…

Well, I’ve got my candy, I’ve got my pumpkins, and I’ve got my costume.

This weekend, I’ll be finishing up my yard display, and getting ready for the big night. Trick or treat hours are 6pm to 8pm in my town, so I’ll be cutting it close getting off work at 5, but I think I’ll make it home on time.
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Welcome to the all new Nikki’s Yearly Yard Haunt

This site has been long-overdue for a revamp, so this is the year it’s finally getting one. Keep an eye on this space in the coming days, as I’ll be ramping up to Halloween with updates of the progress of this year’s display and other goodies.

Photos from Halloween 2010

Continuing with the idea of themed displays, 2010 was dubbed the Witch’s Kitchen. It was also the most pumpkins I’ve ever had, rounding out at an even dozen. Incidentally… I dyed my hair black for this costume, with dye that was supposed to wash out in 21 days. It’s almost a year later and it still hasn’t completely faded out. Read the rest of this entry »

Photos from Halloween 2009

This year was the first time one of my displays had a theme. Since so many people I knew were getting married, I decided that 2009 would be the Wedding of the Dead. Read the rest of this entry »