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  1. General Halloween
    Hi guys, Just want to get some feedback from you. This year i will be doing a theme in my lounge room - Haunted Hotel, as stated in other posts. The idea was that my lounge room would be a different theme each year and outside would be kept the same with little bits added to it every year...
  2. General Halloween
    I'm stumped what to give out this year to the TOTs. I usually try to give out interesting flashing LED items that I get direct shipped from China and candy too. Last year it was just full sized Hershey Bars. Best year was flashing led whistles and 2 foot long pixie stix....parents hated me :)...
  3. General Halloween
    How does everyone give out their candy? Bowl? prop? have you made something ? I wanna see what all these great minds have come up with!
  4. Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Ghouls, Do you all think that 10/10 is too early for a party? We sent out invites for 10/17, but that plan went to heck because of a wedding. My other option would be 10/24, however this would mean missing my DD's school Halloween carnival (again), and we don't want to do it 10/31 since we're...
  5. General Halloween
    Hello everyone, 2015 will mark the 20th aniversary of The Nightmare Family Halloween Haunt. I really can't believe it's been 20 years since we took The Nightmare Family name. So this year i want to do something special for TOT's. I was thinking of giving out full sized cany bars to the first 20...
  6. General Halloween
    Need some fine tuning for next year but watching some of the tots after the fact was fun this year.
  7. General Halloween
    We only had 55 this year- an 8 year low. Our TOT was on Thursday- so weather wasn't a factor. It was clear and calm. We are rural- and for the first time, we got no car-loads, tractor wagons, or ATV TOTs. I hope Trick-or-Treat isn't slowly fading away. Anybody else get less kids than expected?
  8. General Halloween
    Boy this Halloween was almost wrecked by winds. I posted about it on Halloween and felt a good deal of my props probably couldn't be put up because of the wind. However, things started dying down around 5:00 and I was able to get the props put up without a problem. So, I lucked out and things...
  9. General Halloween
    This was my first year haunting in my new house, we had about 70 TOT's, and I was shocked that at least HALF came in absolutely no costume whatsoever. They used their backpacks as bags. They were older kids, maybe 12 and up. A couple put some makeup on their faces at least but there were so...
  10. Halloween Props
    Twisty waiting for some TOT's
  11. Halloween Props
    Always something to do as we're coming down to the wire. I finished a new prop for my graveyard and think a good spot for it would be right in the front corner where the ToT's turn to come up my driveway. Turned out ok though I'll have to make a white cover next year for the inside top of the...
  12. General Halloween
    What is the earliest time that tots come to your house? I plan to be ready by 6pm. Before 6pm is too early imo.
  13. General Halloween
    Hey guys! I live at the end of a long street. The neighbors half way down the street give out full size candy bars. When the ToTs look the rest of the way down the street it looks dark. What can I do to get them to come down the street further? I was thinking of putting up a sign to come all the...
  14. Member Introduction
    My husband and are grandparents and avid Halloween decorators. We have two main themes - a cemetery and spiders. The cemetery has tombstones, skeletons and ground breakers. This year we're adding fog and a grave-digger skeleton with his shovel and wheelbarrow. Last year I dressed like an ugly...
  15. General Halloween
    Not counting thrift store, yard sale, or curb-side finds, (I assume we all obtain that stuff year-round) how much stuff do you buy before The Day as opposed to after-Halloween clearance? Me? I buy almost all my holiday decorations and props as clearance items. Most times, I don't even...
  16. Blog
    Part of series: Seven Layers of Scare: http://www.halloweenforum.com/blogs/terra/528-seven-layers-scare.html Detailed look at layer three of Seven Layers of Scare.... Main Scare Ah, fear. It's what makes us haunters different from the rest. Most try to avoid fearful situations. We...
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