You could even bring back your monkey! The flag idea with the spear sounds really good. That is funny, I am always painting the back of my signs too for different themes. I wonder if anyone else will do this theme? I saw one freaky tiki party last year by amyml that was really cute. Also Tannesgach has been planning one she hasn't yet executed. She has lots of great ideas too. If we start the thread, I'd bet they would give us some input too.
What's good about this theme is you can use some of your pirate props for it. Things like parrots, shells, fish netting, skulls. I plan on lots of shells, and stacks of skulls. Oh, your volcano could be attached to a fog machine.
Oh good! You have decided for sure on the Tiki theme too? We don't do a party, but do our whole side patio up with the main theme. We should start a thread together. The only thing I have done so far is some sketches, and I ordered the Fire and Ice spotlight from Grandin Road this week (free shipping). I also got a bunch of luau-type décor at a rummage sale earlier this year.
Hi pumpkin!! Thank you so much for all your very kind words! I did make those tentacles out of great stuff. Thanks again for sharing all of your great ideas!! I don't think I could have done it without you!!
We had a fewer ToTs this year. But they were enthusiastic, appreciative and creative so we can't complain.
Did you see the video of Beetlejuice? I don't care how lame or jerky it is, any time I can make something move I feel like a mad scientist! "I AM A GOD" *twirl twirl* I can watch it for hours. I think I may have some issues. ;)
Hey pumpkinpie! Just wanted to thank you again for the kind words on our photos. Yeah, we did make the Beetlejuice with a mask I bought on clearance a few years ago. My sewing skills leave a lot to be desired and the mask isn't exactly a dead ringer for Micheal Keaton, but we're mostly pretty happy with it. We'll see what we can do next year to tweak the mask a bit ti make him look a little more mischievous. We think he could be a good regular to have in the yard because he's a bit of a cartoon character - he should be able to get away with a lot.
Do something small next year def!! And start looking for Harry potter all of 2015
I even thought one year I'm just going to bring our my scary figures (vampire,zombie,mr/mrs dead walker etc) and just light it up and that's it ! Call it my easy peasy grandin road theme
Party is almost here!! Im so excited for ya.Hope you have a blast.... You know I was going to play that Oreo game and I had bought prizes (mostly big candy bars) for winners and I couldnt remember the game. !! Well, Im glad I didnt forget the food or something. Do you have everything RTG? (ready to go)
Im having a garage sale this weekend and selling off what I have left plus other household items too. Still keeping up the main parts of the yard haunt though till halloween. Trying to figure out how to block it so people wont think its for sale.