You can use those Cloches for everything! Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. I love them! Those look like some good prices on them $7.00? Also I think Hilda got the little mini chalkboard and painted it black and is using it for her Haunt Hotel! Those small chalkboards you can use on a buffet to write in what things are. I love them! Off to Michaels today!
Here's another idea, ooojen. My daughter and I have taken ornate picture frames, painted the cardboard inside with black chalkboard paint (from craft paint aisle at Michaels), and then wrote on those with chalk. We made signs for the buffet that way.I don't know what's wrong with our local store-- no big $1.50 keys, cloches weren't marked down, no interesting nautical bottles, and no framed chalkboards.
I really wanted 3 of the chalkboards for the bar, to outline themed drink ingredients. It's not that they'll be signature drinks, but I know a number of guests won't be familiar with them, and it will save my bartender (older daughter) from having to explain over and over. I could make them from scratch (tombstone signs, maybe), but I have enough projects in my queue already.