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Old 09-28-2008, 11:52 PM
 
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How all-out do you go for the holiday?

I try to "do it up" for Halloween, but I can never get my ducks in a row to the point that I want to.

My kids have a trunk-or-treat at their school a week before the 31st and then we take them around the 'hood on the 31'st to see the neighbors and everyone has a nice time. My kids are still young enough to not really care about running around for hours and hours...

BUT...I came across this website last night as I was trying to find ideas for trunk-or-treat this year...I already ordered it, I have never seen anything as clever as this:

Comes from Canada..Calgary...notice the snow in Oct!

Hallowindow - Mark Gervais

I'm not from Canada, I have no interest in this DVD other than I thought it was hysterical and I can't wait to set it up (have to rent a projector, however, and much to my chagrin).
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Old 09-29-2008, 12:34 AM
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Location: Florida
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Pretty neat looking! You should have fun with that!
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Old 09-29-2008, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Paramus, NJ
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O.o Wow.. A Hallowindow... Niiice. Saves the time of decorating a house.

Hmm.. As for what my family does for Halloween... Nothing. In the past, I use to dress up and go door to door, but that ended eons ago. ^^; So, these Hallodays, we just set a bunch of candy by the door and wait for trick-o-treaters. But, they haven't actually been coming these past few years. Other than waiting for treaters, watching Ghost Hunters live is the fun part of the night. (While the rival team, Most Haunted, is only entertaining to watch them fake knocks and bumps.)
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Old 09-29-2008, 05:43 AM
 
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It's one of our favorite holidays and we do go all out, fake blood all over the front porch, our front yard becomes a grave yard/cemetary and we have a couple smoke/fog machines, DW wears the wicked witch custome. The kids love the smoke/fog machine, love to run thru it, they think it's so cool.
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Old 09-29-2008, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Stewartsville, NJ
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It's one of our favorite holidays and we do go all out, fake blood all over the front porch, our front yard becomes a grave yard/cemetary and we have a couple smoke/fog machines, DW wears the wicked witch custome. The kids love the smoke/fog machine, love to run thru it, they think it's so cool.
We don't get any T or Ter's....maybe it's because we turn out all the lights and hide in the family room . The development across the street looks like a scene from the Movie Halloween... it's loaded with kids! Our driveway is way too long for anyone to be bothered walking up it.. and the houses on this side are too far apart. Doesn't bother me...I hate that having to get up every 10 secs. to answer the door... bah humbug!
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Old 09-29-2008, 05:57 AM
 
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We don't get any T or Ter's....maybe it's because we turn out all the lights and hide in the family room . The development across the street looks like a scene from the Movie Halloween... it's loaded with kids! Our driveway is way too long for anyone to be bothered walking up it.. and the houses on this side are too far apart. Doesn't bother me...I hate that having to get up every 10 secs. to answer the door... bah humbug!
We get tons of kids, they actually bring them in by the bus load, our whole neighborhood gets into it, but I must say that every year is getting to be less and less kids.
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Old 09-29-2008, 07:34 AM
 
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I love Halloween, but like you Jersey G, I never seem to get all my ducks in a row.

My kids always get 2 costumes - long story about how this tradition started but I had to explain to them the economic situation as it is - you are getting ONE this year! LOL!
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Old 09-29-2008, 09:41 AM
 
Location: NJ for now...
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Halloween is the only holiday my BF and I celebrate. We will be 'parading' our custom made costumes from the movie Legend in New Orleans this year -- can't wait!!!

But when in NJ, we do the parade in Greenwich Village (it's hard to find non-family friendly options).
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Old 09-29-2008, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Redneckville, NJ
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We don't get any trick or treaters in my neck of the woods, too much distance between the houses. The town folk do occaisionally dress in costume, but unfortunately it's not for Halloween.
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Old 09-29-2008, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Stewartsville, NJ
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We don't get any trick or treaters in my neck of the woods, too much distance between the houses. The town folk do occaisionally dress in costume, but unfortunately it's not for Halloween.
LOL..I was thinking that before I even read your post... everyone in Oxford wearing the same costume as eachother.. white sheet with the eyes cut out!
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