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  1. Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Super excited that it's only 145 days away from Halloween! This year, for our fourth Party Haunt at this residence, we are doing a clown/carnival theme. We've had a few planning sessions, began prop building and and started the build a bit early to ensure we can add the all fine touches. We...
  2. Coupons, Discounts and Promotions
    If you have any craft projects for this year planned out, right now is a good time to check out Joann's and Michaels for their sale. Joann's: Flash Sale, 25% off total instore pickup purchase. Order online with Code 25Memorial. Today only, Sat. 5/25. Check out the other Memorial Day weekend...
  3. Haunts, Gatherings and Conventions
    Hi all! Are any of you going to the first ever Ohio Halloween and Haunters Convention at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio this weekend? I can't wait!!! This convention is geared toward home haunters...
  4. Member Introduction
    Hello, I'm from the upper Midwest, were it is snowing like crazy. I'm 56 years old and have managed a apple orchard and pumpkin patch for years. We did a haunted house and hayride in October. Unfortunately, the owners of the orchard have retired and now the place sits. The retirement has...
  5. General Halloween
    I know this isn't the best prop, but I saw that Amazon is selling a Full Size Dummy with Hands for $25.19 with $14 shipping. Deeply discounted from what I've seen it priced elsewhere. I'm using it for a Weekend at Bernie's prop...
  6. General Halloween
    Since Halloween, we have worked long hours on every weeknight and every weekend and it's taken us until last night to take it all down and put away. There's actually still about an hour of work that needs to be done to put away the last few things, but it's finally done! We still have the...
  7. Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Last weekend we had an amazing Halloween party, lots of fun food and poisonous beverages :) Each year my group called the Helsteeds organise parties for friends and family members, we celebrate Halloween like it's new years eve! And also when timed right in the UK the clocks turn back an hour...
  8. Halloween Props
    So, I've been kinda dormant with building for a while. This year I decided to go big or go home:) Early September I got the idea to do a crypt wall over the garage door, thanks to others on here. Well then I decided to up the anti a little bit and add a little "shock" factor. So, I started...
  9. General Halloween
    I was surprised. There were A LOT of people in the Halloween section, most displays and decorations were gone. There was candy left but even that was getting smaller in supply. I did grab 2 bags of backup candy *Butterfingers and Nestle Crunch* that were $2.66 a piece or 3/$8. I bought 2...
  10. Halloween Props
    We opened the haunt to the public last weekend (Friday,Saturday Sunday) for the first time. Some may recall that it was open for a party 2 years ago and then sat last year due to other commitments of the owner. Here's a video taken on Saturday night. This was later in the evening when a couple...
  11. Halloween Costume Ideas
    A friend of mine is having a Halloween party this weekend and wants to push the envelope. He wants to be a poophead (he used different language) and asked if I could come up with something to top his costume off. He wanted it to be gross. After some trial and error this is what I came up...
  12. General Halloween
    Howdy folks. For those of you playing at home, we've been more or less 'out of the game' since 2016. More because of a major remodeling effort. https://www.halloweenforum.com/off-topic-stuff/146531-unorthodox-2016-project.html This year was no different, and our big project was...
  13. Halloween Props
    Been looking online and can't find anything. Went to ROT Haunted House this weekend and they have an effect where the lights in the main room are always on but will begin to fade in out/on off along with a sound of a power surge. Any ideas on how to accomplish an effect like this using regular...
  14. Halloween Props
    Had some time over the weekend, 1 foam mango + some clay + some doll hair + some paint + some old clothes =
  15. General Halloween
    Things are starting to ramp up. As some of you know, I maintain a pumpkin patch in my backyard. This year I am really emphasizing my pumpkin display near my front door. I pretty much have my pumpkins set-up, now I just need to scary it up a little with lights and spiders. My goal is to get this...
  16. Halloween Props
    We're still in the process of putting out a few props each day, but here's what's out so far. I'll post an update this weekend when we put up more fun stuff! Our theme sign Our door surround Our giant crab in day and under black spot lights And our partial pirate ship The...
  17. Halloween Props
    It’s a good feeling. Almost a relief knowing I am done. I’ve been at it non stop since mid July and am about burnt out. I think I made about 35 new props after only making one or two things last year. I can’t wait to set up this weekend. My final prop was a 13 foot tall demon tree king...
  18. General Halloween
    Figures, just when I thought I was going to have 3 fog machines this year… A couple of months ago, I tested our main fog machine and it was fine. The cheap 400W Chauvet and the 1000W no-name brand I got from Goodwill had seized up, so I put a 50/50 vinegar solution in and ran them, which...
  19. Member Introduction
    New to the site. Having a Pirate Party the weekend before Halloween and I'm looking for some projects to make. I saw the cannon with the fog machine which I will try to make and looking forward to posting my ideas soon so I can share with the forum. :)
  20. Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    I made this over the weekend. It's not hard to do. Just use a few ingredients: blackberries, flour, butter, sugar, oats and black frosting. The addition of the spider web top makes for a fun Halloween treat. More Info: https://www.instructables.com/id/Blackberry-Spider-Web-Pie/
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