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    07-27-2014, 06:59 PM
    Some more song ideas vaguely related to fortune telling. I don't know any of them, LOL: Cards Never Lie - Beyonce Knowles It's In the Cards -- Devil Driver In the Cards - The Meteors Not in the Cards -- Rhett Akins Heart of the Cards -- Yu Gi Oh Fortune Telling Cards -- Billy Eckstine (a 1950s song and I can't find it anywhere. Just references for it) Fortune Teller -- Deep Purple (okay, I heard of them. Just never listened to them) Fortune Teller -- Sugar Two Russian ones on the song...
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    07-26-2014, 10:23 AM
    Found two crafts on Instructables. One is a digital magic 8-ball made with a digital keychain. The other is a giant magic 8-ball that's pretty easy. Paper mache, a beach ball, a piece of foam, and a jar of blue water. Not sophisticated, but easy. http://www.instructables.com/id/Giant-Magic-8-Ball/ The digital one is pretty cool but I have no skills in that department. Paper mache and a beach ball? Yeah, that's about my level.
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    07-25-2014, 11:00 AM
    diajoh replied to a thread haunted dollhouse in General Halloween
    I agree with tweety. Reuse other stuff. A chess set provides four castles -- use for bird feeder, garden ball holder, pillars for porches, table bases, etc. Pawns (the same, plus upside down and glued to the ceiling they can provide a basis for ceiling fans, light fixtures, etc. And they make great staircase parts). Yard sales can provide amazing stuff. Use part of broken comb can as a balcony railing. Or maybe the slats on an Adirondack chair. Dead/dried flowers and leaves add atmosphere....
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    07-25-2014, 07:28 AM
    Party favor ideas: Oracle in a Jar (I actually thought about making these and selling on eBay) as a memorial to my mom. I forget what most of them are (it's been 3.5 years), but here's what I recall: A jar filled with everything you need to predict the future. Miniatures, so it all fits in a baby food jar. These are purely for fun, so there's a great deal of inaccuracy (not to mention personal interpretation by whoever uses them). More like "misfortune tellers" than actual divination devices....
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    07-24-2014, 03:00 PM
    I found a Spanish link to a version of Clue/Cluedo called Misterio. Coffin-shaped cards, LOL. It's a print-and-play and includes board and cards for rooms, victims, and monsters. There's a file called Informes that is the notebook page. No rules. https://app.box.com/shared/4kyl7pm5cc
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    07-21-2014, 09:31 PM
    I really need sleep. Did you mean fortune telling songs? That's really hard. There's a famous one called Fortune Teller by Benny Spellman. There are a lot of different versions of it, some better than others. Crystal Ball (styx), Chapter 24 (Pink Floyd. About the I Ching), Age of Aquarius, Gemini Dreams, Wheel of Fortune (Kay Starr), Sort of related to fortune telling (okay, maybe not) I'm looking over a 4-leaf clover, Luck be a Lady Tonight, good luck bad luck (skynard), Fly like an...
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    07-21-2014, 08:39 PM
    I just looked up Marie LaVeau. There are two versions of the same song. One is Dr Hook and the Medicine Show. That's the one I remember. But there's another version by Bobby Bare that's kind of country, and it's really good too.
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    07-21-2014, 08:25 PM
    Witchy songs ... I'm in my 50s, my choices will reflect that. I don't necessarily know the titles, but what I think are the titles should be pretty close. I Put a Spell On You. Witch Doctor. Black Magic Woman. Witch Queen of New Orleans. Season of the Witch. Witchy Woman, She's Just a Devil Woman with Evil on her Mind, That Old Black Magic (wasn't that Frank Sinatra? or Dean Martin?), It's Witchcraft (Sinatra), Witch's Promise (Jethro Tull), Marie LaVeau (don't remember. It was 60s or 70s and...
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    07-21-2014, 08:53 AM
    I am not sure you want to go here, but enjoy the Butt-erfly (a real product) http://www.butterfly.com/
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    07-21-2014, 08:49 AM
    False Teeth Ice Molds for the punch http://www.coolstuffexpress.com/store/p/410-Frozen-Smiles-False-Teeth-Ice-Cube-Mold.html
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    07-20-2014, 05:27 AM
    Found an eHow link to an easy crystal ball, using a cell phone and black fabric. It's a Madame Leota one, but it would make a fun party prop. I do not have a cell phone, and would not know how to use one (I have an older one with no screen, and it took me FIVE YEARS to figure out that the reason I could not make a call on it was that you had to press the send button. I thought if you dialed the numbers, the call went through, just like a real phone). Maybe I should have had kids. Please, God,...
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    07-19-2014, 06:15 PM
    Marigold, I know you weren't threadjacking. I wanted this idea to get its own thread before it became a threadjack. I didn't mean to accuse or make you feel bad. I REALLY love this idea. Unfortunately, I am over 50 and forget the ideas I had this morning (just got home from work). I work in the nutrition department of a hospital (passing trays to patients). Some of the patients are nursing home patients, and we have a rehabilitation hospital on one of our floors. Maybe I will ask....
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    07-19-2014, 06:02 PM
    I know you weren't. This was the right place to post it, since it is sort of similar. But it really does deserve its own thread. I laughed and laughed at the idea (first time I heard of it). I am going to go over to the new thread and see if anything has happened yet. Oh, how I wish my husband were born in October! It's a great idea!
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    07-19-2014, 10:21 AM
    Marigold, rather than threadjack this, put it as a separate thread. I think this is a wonderful idea, and I can't imagine anybody NOT looking at a thread about a haunted nursing home 50th birthday party! This is hilarious. Please start a new thread! I am not going to respond to this because I don't want to threadjack. But I will respond to a new thread! Oh, I wish my husband had thought of this for my 50th. His comes up next year, though ...
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    07-17-2014, 06:43 PM
    Okay, I just saw the picture. Try a hair dryer to remove the sticker.
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    07-17-2014, 06:41 PM
    Why not just make new stickers? Is that possible? Soak the cups, remove the lids (try applying heat to melt the glue a bit), and apply new stickers.
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    07-15-2014, 08:54 AM
    They're hollow so they dry out more quickly, like the decorative sugar easter eggs with scenes in the middle (except no scenes for the skull). No filling required.
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    07-12-2014, 06:03 PM
    diajoh replied to a thread Hemlock Grove in Horror Discussion
    Mild spoiler alert. Disappointed in it so far (3-4 episodes in). Seems like they are bringing back half the people who died, including one who really didn't need to come back IMO. Really? Absolutely no imagination! You can tell the committees got into decision-making. This was such an imaginative program, and now it's dull. Perhaps it will improve, but I don't see it improving if that one person really is alive (could have been a dream sequence). And Destiny isn't hooking yet! I kinda liked...
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    07-12-2014, 05:13 AM
    diajoh replied to a thread Atmosphere Effects: Help with witch trials walkthrough in Halloween Props
    Salem was Puritan, so plain, undecorated rooms would have been the style. Not very scary or Halloweeny, though there were some great gravestones. Not to mention, no witches got burned. They were mainly hanged or died of privation. Maybe not go with Salem at all, but with Europe. European ones did. Spain and Germany both had some pretty horrific trials. Or don't call it Salem. You can always go with Arkham, if you want to keep it in Massachusetts Bay. I grew up not far from Salem, and I...
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    07-08-2014, 07:16 PM
    Found this on Instructables and thought of this thread. It has easy calavera luminarias : http://www.instructables.com/id/glass-jar-lanterns/
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    07-07-2014, 09:50 AM
    How did your party go?
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    07-05-2014, 05:17 PM
    Just google Hi Striker or High Striker. It's the carnival strong man game where you whack a lever and try to hit the bell on the top. Instead of degrees of strength (wimp, Popeye, etc), paint synonyms for scary: creepy, terrifying, frightening, spooky, etc. Diane
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    07-04-2014, 12:19 PM
    For those looking for unusual games: Have you seen the Cash Cubes at trade shows, where you have to guess how much money is floating around in a plexiglass cage? What if you used paper bats instead of dollar bills? I think it could be made cheaply (it's $2500 or so to buy, $300 to rent). I was daydreaming about a life-sized Halloween carnival midway, and what games there would be. They would have to really be doable. Games like Bag the Rat (you get a cloth bag and have to capture the most...
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    07-04-2014, 11:49 AM
    Fabric stores, even WalMart's fabric section, usually has camo material. I like the idea of the camo tarp. Craigslist or Freecycle are great resources. Ask for camo as well as military. Mention that you don't care about condition since it's for Halloween. You might get a lot of donations of ripped up stuff, easily fixed with duct tape (on the inside, LOL). You might get hunter's gear, which is a different pattern, but it will probably work. Post where you live. Someone might live close...
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    love what you said in jdubbya's thread :'whichever one gives the best kisses'. That was too sweet. Cathy
  2. Hey! There's a group for Nebraska haunters, on the forum. click here: http://www.halloweenforum.com/groups...-haunters.html

    Me & hubby used to live on Offutt, many years ago.
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    Dont have a video on my Club 13, do have the Powerpoint presentation I will make a quick vid with the songs. I was planning on doing this and post it to my YouTube page. I will let you know.
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