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    11-02-2014, 09:47 PM
    Your display is just so amazing and so very very wonderful - whimsically beautiful and overall just plain FUN. I'm honestly just so thrilled looking at the pics, but oh my goodness, your family must be exhausted doing the setup and takedowns! :D
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    11-02-2014, 09:43 PM
    nice! I chuckled at the guys "lounging" in the beach chairs. :D
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    10-31-2014, 09:01 PM
    Lost count, but we're figuring it was over 70 but probably less than 100. We average (when we count) anywhere between 50-150, so tonight was a success for us. We usually do very light on Friday night TOT due to high school football (around here it's VERY big) and parties if Halloween falls on the weekend, so we were surprised at the turnout. BUT we didn't have our first TOT until 7:30! They are getting later and later every year.
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    10-30-2014, 09:23 PM
    It seems to come in cycles as the neighborhood kids get "too old" to care about Halloween, and then some move away and new families with younger kids move in. Right now, my neighborhood is in the lots of older kids stage, so not nearly as much decorating as a few years ago. :(
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    10-30-2014, 12:25 PM
    MOD HAT ON This subject seems to come up every year. I would think it goes without saying but please do not vandalize or destroy public property. Do not attempt to rewire, short circuit or touch the wires. Do not shoot out using a BB gun or shotgun. Do not use lasers pointed up at the sky. All of that can get you fined and even jail time... or killed if you touch the wrong wire while fussing around with the insides. And also keep in mind that if you do successfully take out a light, and...
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    10-30-2014, 07:54 AM
    Frankie's Girl replied to a thread Pumpkins in General Halloween
    Not sure how this translates weight and dollar wise, but I have a giant pumpkin around 40 pounds that we paid $15 for. We usually buy several average pumpkins that weigh around 10-20 pounds for $5 each. From what I understand tho, growing the carving/decorative pumpkins isn't as popular in Europe as it is in America/Canada, so they definitely will cost more there unfortunately.
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    10-29-2014, 10:56 PM
    Hooray! Ms Meeps is back! :D
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    10-29-2014, 11:49 AM
    All gone before midnight except for the carved JOLs - which stay lit and burn out on their own. We follow the circus concept of setup and takedown - overnight on both so it's like it just magically appeared and disappeared.
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    10-28-2014, 07:58 AM
    I use wooden stakes driven in at a slight angle and then lean the tombstone against that as I push the little metal stakes into the ground. So the stake is supporting the backside of the stone, and it leans into the stake slightly - most side/front wind won't budge them that way, it would only be strong winds from the backside that would dislodge the stones then. This setup works for me most of the time. I would also suggest trying to put the bamboo into the ground first (not a whole length...
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    10-28-2014, 07:44 AM
    A coworker friend that knows I'm "into Halloween" (hehehe) just gave me TWO of these! They are in pristine condition - no scratches or anything and look as if they are brand new! She said she'd had them forever, so they are originals not repros. wow! I looked them up, and they are 1960s litho tin toy noisemakers - and told her that they're fetching around $15 a pop if she wanted to sell them (I'd feel guilty if I didn't tell her what they might be worth) but she still wants me to have them...
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    10-28-2014, 07:41 AM
    If it is a light rain with no real wind, we usually use garbage bags, duct tape and some stakes to create little tents over the foggers and stuff. We drive in 4 stakes to the ground, then duct tape the garbage bag over the stakes so it forms a shelter but isn't touching the fogger (which needs air circulation and gets rather hot). If it's a more windy situation, I'd think that would effect your fog anyway so I'd probably not use them. I have heard of using rubbermaid/storage containers to...
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    10-28-2014, 07:35 AM
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    10-27-2014, 12:23 PM
    I'd say first stop expecting so much of yourself and your friends. You are pushing your expectations so high that anything less than exactly what you envision will lead to disappointment. Don't do that that to yourself! You had a great turnout (seriously - 50+ people at a house party? and no one got shot or run over and the house didn't burn down? that equals successful party in my book). Stuff always breaks or fails or something goes wrong and the big thing is to just let it roll off your back...
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