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  1. Problem with Bernard the Butler sensor

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    I just received Bernard from GR. I am having issues with his sensor. Either I can't stop him talking or I have to actually touch him to get him to talk. I can't figure out where his actual sensor is. Is it on the battery pack? I have several animated props that just move or light up, but...
  2. Ghost Bouquet Help?

    Halloween Props
    What about using some gray or off white skeleton leaves in the bouquet. You may even be able to manipulate the larger leaves to make roses or another flower. If you don't know what I mean by skeleton leaves--just google whatever color and skeleton leaves.
  3. Gothic Victorian Halloween Party 2018

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    Very impressive work--can't wait to see it all come together! How many people do you plan on hosting? Do you do all your own food and drinks on top of all this decorating? You must have super powers!
  4. Incorporating a serious memorial

    General Halloween
    How one grieves and honors loved ones is a very individual process--I think you should do whatever feels right to you and not worry about what others think of your choices. You can of course be considerate of others--but you still need to do what helps you. People do all sorts of things to...
  5. GrandinRoad 2014

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    I finally received my fire and ice spotlight--it is great. It looks kind of like fire, but regardless--I love the way it looks and it can cover a large area. Also got the fire and ice lantern--which is just okay. It does not show any lighting effect on the walls or ceiling around it--just...
  6. What's Awesome About This Halloween?

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    Going to get all philosophical on you--Just as life--Halloween is what you make it. I usually go crazy decorating, and having a big party. I love decorating even if know one sees it. Halloween is my wedding anniversary as well (28 years this Halloween) This year is going to be a very different...
  7. ROSS Dress for Less Halloween 2014 Items

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    Saw these lanterns which are very similar to the ones I purchased from Grandin Road --these are silver instead of black. They take two D batteries and they are $4.99 which is a great price. At my Ross store they were over with hair products, accessories--there is an "as seen on TV" section
  8. GrandinRoad 2014

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    13% off plus free shipping today....
  9. Halloween Baby Shower Ideas

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    Shadowwalker--thanks for the pictures those are great! I had to laugh because I could re-create almost exactly what you have done--right down to the witch hats--I have those exact ones and also the lanterns on the table. If I could go that direction I would be set--I am just a little worried...
  10. Halloween Baby Shower Ideas

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    Ghouliet I really appreciate all the ideas! I love having feedback and even if I do not use an idea exactly it sparks another idea so keep em coming! It is funny I was just thinking I had seen some pacifiers that look like fangs, weird teeth etc. and I was going to look for those--thanks for...
  11. Stairwell Haunt Ideas?

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    One more--battery candles would add a nice touch also--they would be great on the steps, but for safety I would wire them to the staircase--the flickering of all those lights could be pretty cool--especially if you have any way to dim the regular lighting.
  12. Stairwell Haunt Ideas?

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    If there is a way to do lighting, just that could be very cool. I ordered the fire and ice light from Grandin Road--have not received it yet, but apparently it covers a lot of space. You can do a lot with just lighting and shadows. I also have a lot of those giant spider webs and spiders and...
  13. What do you do with party poopers that won't wear a costume?

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    Maybe someone should come up with an official Killjoy or PartyPooper costume that is clearly labeled that on the front--like a long black robe or something similar. Maybe a sash/banner with one of those titles on it--that is given at the door to those without a costume. Take their picture and...
  14. Covering Walls Ideas?

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    I have used fabric (when you could but it for 99 cents a yard) or plastic tablecoths to cover all the walls--hung with tacks. Also have used creepy cloth with the hook thumb tacks. The really thin plastic sheeting for painting that you can get at dollar stores works well also and you can...
  15. Halloween Baby Shower Ideas

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    I was also thinking of doing something with those little bendable mummies you can make
  16. Halloween Baby Shower Ideas

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    Those are all great ideas! Thanks so much--keep em coming!
  17. Halloween Baby Shower Ideas

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    I posted this in general Halloween, but thought I might get more responses here.... My daughter is pregnant and going to be home for a visit in October--so I am going to plan a baby shower for then. I am thinking a Halloween baby shower would be perfect! I know how creative everyone here is, so...
  18. Halloween Baby Shower

    General Halloween
    My daughter is pregnant and going to be home for a visit in October--so I am going to plan a baby shower for then. I am thinking a Halloween baby shower would be perfect! I know how creative everyone here is, so I thought I would put all those creative minds to use. I do not want to go too...
  19. Anyone use pinhooks? Do they work?

    General Halloween
    I have used them for two or three years. Yes they work and are pretty sturdy. They will hold lights just fine--they hold lightweight items easily. I have never tried anything heavier on them. I also was sticking them into a board, not drywall so they may act differently on drywall. When...
  20. Halloween 2014 in doubt.

    General Halloween
    Sounds like you need a break! Maybe do something different for Halloween this year--go to other Halloween events and enjoy those--take the time to search out new Halloween experiences--ones where you are just enjoying them, not planning them--Halloween is not going anywhere--it will be there...
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