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Just noticed this morning that 3 homes in my neighborhood have Halloween decorations out already.... hum- I'm fighting the urge for a couple more weeks.
 

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What I do is put up the Halloween stuff more towards October (maybe a week before), and than keep it up until like the middle of November, and than here comes the Christmas stuff.
 

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I've seen one in my neighborhood.

I went up & knocked on the door & they thought I was there to complain !
I quickly told them ''Why No....I just stopped in to introduce myself & THANK YOU for putting out the decor....it sure does raise the holiday ''spirit''.

I'll try to get them to join the site...never hurts to ask.
 

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Wow, that's... early.

I decorate the interior of the house the first weekend of October, and the yard gets snazzed up a few days before the big night for security reasons. September is just too warm and green for bones, pumpkins and autumn decor.
 

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I have already started to put things out inside the house - just setting out the boxes and going over the things I squirreled away last year from the after-Hallow sales. I have been known to re-buy stuff (paper plates, napkins, silly things) and then end up with more than I needed. I have seen one house with a few webs out - and some pumpkin lights. We also wait to set up outside only about a week before. But one tradition I have created occurs on October 1. I set a huge pumpkin - about 2 1/2 ft. tall - with an electric candle - in our upstairs window to signal to the kids that we are starting to get ready. When the school bus goes buy - the driver always honks and the kids wave and point. It is really fun to see that the school kids are so anxious for Trick-or-Treat night!
 

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Dippedstix, I wish I lived in your neighborhood!
I don't expect anyone around here to do anything until October, besides me that is.
 

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Ok I admit it, I couldn't help myself. I was home this afternoon with a sick child and got bored. At first I really was just going to get out the general fall stuff to decorate the inside and inclosed front porch. Then I saw some of my halloween stuff and couldn't resist. I do have some small ghosts and pumpkins on a shelf. Plus I may have put out the haunted dollhouse and painted witch's broom for the porch too.
 

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Hmm... fall decorations or actual Halloween stuff?? I think fall would be ok, but if Halloween decorations start going up nearly two months in advance Halloween will become just as bad as Christmas, so by the time it's here it won't matter and people will be sick of it already. But, that's just my 2 pennies.
 

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You know you could just look at it this way. The stores have halloween props out. So whats the big deal if I bought something then put it out instead of storing it away for a couple weeks. Sounds counter productive!

I was working in my garage this weekend and a little girl across the street kept squating down and peaking in. Probably 4 years old and very curious to know what was going on. It almost was enough to put something out.

But I made a plan! My halloween counter goes as high as 43, and since that is the first thing to go out I got to stick to stick to the plan.
 

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Right now, my driveway is build central for halloween props, so I guess I could say I already have a lot of stuff out. My neighbors are teasing me by putting out their fall wreath and two little funkins on their stoop.
 

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My personal rule has always been and still is, i decorate October 1st.

I guess i just don't want to reach the climax too soon, i've done that before a few years ago and by Oct 20+ i just wanted it to be over with. Which i thought i'd never feel about halloween, and never want to again.
 

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I'll admit, we have two small gravestones from the Dollar Stone stuck in the narrow planted area between our walkway and the yard. They were sitting outside by the bench and the wind kept knocking them about, so this afternoon I said to myself the hell with it. They're not incredibly noticeable but I do like seeing them out there. :p

Webs will be put up sometime in early October to accrue debris and look awesome for the big night, and small bits and pieces of the display until then.

I have to laugh though, there's this one house at the end of the block with a young girl, and they have a creepy skeleton thing hung up on their proch year round. Haha! I'm rather fond of that family, anyway. We have two new neighboring families this year so I am curious to see how/when/if they'll decorate.
 

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Yay to the people that are putting out decor now!!! If people can do it early for Xmas why not us for Halloween. May have inspired me to put a light up pumpkin on my balcony.
 

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Fall Decorations Went up September 1rst And Halloween Goes up the 16th But it does take 5 days to get it all up! ( in a APARTMENT mind you :D ) And stores here in Texas are finally getting Halloween stuff heck Target and Walmart Have no Halloween!
 

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I dont have anything outside the house but I have started the inside. I have a few snowglobes out on my bookshelf but they'll probably be there all year long.

I do have the Michael's witch by the door. I brought her home and put her together to test. I was contemplating returning her so I put her where she'll be and she's perfect! So now I don't want to move her. lol.

I am throwing my first party this year in my own house (not an apt) so I wanted to see some of my ideas in action. So I have some scene setter in the hallway.
 

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I put my fall stuff out on Sept 1st. The Halloween stuff usually goes up the 1st week of October. But, in years past, we've always had a lot of wind & stuff ends up blowing down. I think I'm going to wait until the week before Halloween this time!
 

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This morning I noticed a large black cat decoration on a porch just down the street from me.
Hope it wasn't put there just to scare away raccoons.
 

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You know you could just look at it this way. The stores have halloween props out. So whats the big deal if I bought something then put it out instead of storing it away for a couple weeks. Sounds counter productive!

I was working in my garage this weekend and a little girl across the street kept squating down and peaking in. Probably 4 years old and very curious to know what was going on. It almost was enough to put something out.

But I made a plan! My halloween counter goes as high as 43, and since that is the first thing to go out I got to stick to stick to the plan.
The kids in my neighborhood are very curious too. They keep stopping by to see what's going on around here from day to day. It's cute...
 
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