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The Mrs. to a MysterE
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Hallow Forum Fiends --

My hubby and I have been in an "inflatable" battle of sorts for the past couple Halloweens. With the Big Night just around the corner -- I feel it coming on again.
I think they are so fun - easy - the littlest monsters love 'em and they are a nice addition to our haunted trail. Not too scary, right? But Mr. "Why Can't I Add More Blood To It?" :p thinks that all inflatables are too silly and should be banished from the world of home haunting. We compromise each year - and I get to set up a few. He recoils to his Frankenstein Lab where he can blood and guts it up all that he wants. So I ask all in Forum Land -- Your thoughts about Inflatables?

Like or dislike? Has anyone altered them to make them even better? Do you use them and if so, any you recommend for this season? BOO!:D
 

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HATE THEM HATE THEM HATE THEM!!!! If i could get away with it i would run at them and tackle then and chew a hole in them and continue to shread them into a million pieces. (the inflatables that is not people)

So much more could be done to your haunt instead of spending on inflatables.
 

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The inflatable is to home decor what an unexpected pimple is to a teen on Prom Night.

A big, jiggling, glowing, pulsating pimple.

That goes for Christmas, too.

Edit - sorry, I can't stand them, but let's be clear. A lot of little ones love them, and they are a vital part of the equation. The only thing I can think to do would be to somehow keep the serious scares apart from the inflatable.
 

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ohh so glad TOETAG said it first :)
I hate them as well.. We don't do cutesy around here, period.. If someone ever tried to put one up I am sure my kids would "kill" it :p..even the 8yr old doesn't do "cutesy" halloween..Then again she was raised in the Horror House here :D
 

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Well, not being a HARDCORE decorator for halloween, I actually bought 2 of those from K-Mart over the Weekend. There are so many of them out now, the price has dropped pretty considerably. I got two LARGE ones (10 foot tall Frankenstein & and a 6 foot Gravestone with a Skeleton coming out from behind it winking or something) for 30 bucks a piece.

I am not the kind of person who like digging up his lawn to build massive creations (even though I am sure I could) Sometimes people go a little too OVER the top with Halloween Decorations and its starts to look Tacky.
 

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The Mrs. to a MysterE
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Keeping score...

So far - looks like the hubby is winning. :confused: I has no idea the question would inflate Forum feelings so dramatically! :eek:
 

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hehe almost as much as those "cutesy flags" people put in front of their house... or lawn geese... ;) By the way WELCOME to the forum.

I am not the kind of person who like digging up his lawn to build massive creations (even though I am sure I could) Sometimes people go a little too OVER the top with Halloween Decorations and its starts to look Tacky.
Hdawesome-- There is such a thing as over the top when it comes to halloween? ...Wish I lived by THAT neighbor LOL.. :D If Anything I see a LACK of decorating. :(
Actually why I tolerate the inflatables..Definitely not our style, but at LEAST it is decorating of some kind :D..better then nothing
 

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Ahhh - a voice in the darkness. . .

Well, not being a HARDCORE decorator for halloween, I actually bought 2 of those from K-Mart over the Weekend. There are so many of them out now, the price has dropped pretty considerably. I got two LARGE ones (10 foot tall Frankenstein & and a 6 foot Gravestone with a Skeleton coming out from behind it winking or something) for 30 bucks a piece.

I am not the kind of person who like digging up his lawn to build massive creations (even though I am sure I could) Sometimes people go a little too OVER the top with Halloween Decorations and its starts to look Tacky.
but I gotta admit -- thank goodness "Prom night" isn't in October! SPATS - Were you at my prom?! LOL :D
 

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Hallow and thanks for the welcome!

hehe almost as much as those "cutesy flags" people put in front of their house... or lawn geese... ;) By the way WELCOME to the forum.



Hdawesome-- There is such a thing as over the top when it comes to halloween? ...Wish I lived by THAT neighbor LOL.. :D If Anything I see a LACK of decorating. :(
Fortunately - I have no lawn geese and only a yard sale flag waiting for when I have to sell the contents of my house to pay for my Halloween habit! Thanks for the welcome and.....BOO!
 

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They fall into the "not my thing" category. Like graveyards. I can appreciate them, but wouldn't do it myself.

There was a horse drawn hearse one a couple years ago where the cadaver in the back sat up and laid back down that I recall the following conversation in the store:

Me: "That's the coolest inflatable I've ever seen"
Wife: "You want it?"
Me: "No, it's an inflatable..."

I'ld still prefer the neighbors do an inflatable than nothing. (the ones that tried got told to take it down by their HOA overlords)
 

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hehehe I hear ya on that..we are in a new neighborhood and are soooo looking forward to Halloween MUwhahahahaha..I have alot of stuff, but I have NEW plans I need MORE stuff :p
 

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It's all too clear...

I am still a babe in the haunted woods when it comes to Halloween. The talent showcased on Halloween Forum humbles even the most devoted home haunter. I bow to your collective and infinite wisdom oh great ones!! BOO!:D
 

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They fall into the "not my thing" category. Like graveyards. I can appreciate them, but wouldn't do it myself.

There was a horse drawn hearse one a couple years ago where the cadaver in the back sat up and laid back down that I recall the following conversation in the store:

Me: "That's the coolest inflatable I've ever seen"
Wife: "You want it?"
Me: "No, it's an inflatable..."

I'ld still prefer the neighbors do an inflatable than nothing. (the ones that tried got told to take it down by their HOA overlords)
This is my thinking... UnOrthodOx said it better, tho. ;)

I don't do gore in our display (inside for the party - anything goes) but I would think that if you're doing the decorations for the really little ones, then inflatables are good for that. I don't want any myself, but I'd rather see someone decorate with those than nothing.

And you'd need to decide: inflatables or gory? Because they don't go together in my opinion. ;)


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We try to keep the balance and do the honorable thing - for the sake of the neighbors. I had to draw the line and assure parents there would be no chop shop stuff - or chainsaw scenes. If older kids want that experience - they can patron nearby Kings Island. They do it up in a big way for the gruesome deprived. Still -- there's this little part of me.... (no - stay back -- back I tell you!) ;) Thanks again - sensible perspective FG. BOO!
 

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I see your point. . .

They fall into the "not my thing" category. Like graveyards. I can appreciate them, but wouldn't do it myself.

There was a horse drawn hearse one a couple years ago where the cadaver in the back sat up and laid back down that I recall the following conversation in the store:

Me: "That's the coolest inflatable I've ever seen"
Wife: "You want it?"
Me: "No, it's an inflatable..."

I'ld still prefer the neighbors do an inflatable than nothing. (the ones that tried got told to take it down by their HOA overlords)
Somehow I feel my enthusiasm for inflatables is -- shall we say -- deflating....:confused:
 

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The inflatable is to home decor what an unexpected pimple is to a teen on Prom Night.

A big, jiggling, glowing, pulsating pimple.

That goes for Christmas, too.

Edit - sorry, I can't stand them, but let's be clear. A lot of little ones love them, and they are a vital part of the equation. The only thing I can think to do would be to somehow keep the serious scares apart from the inflatable.
LOL EEEEUUUUWWW Yeah -- you were at my prom... I just know it... :eek: Boo!
 

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Dont get me wrong if thats what you want then by all means put them up. Hell put up 100 of them if you want to. It doesnt matter what others think if you like it then go for it.
 

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I think, if you have the room, making a part of your yard for inflatables, would be ok....little TOTr's can go over there....a seperate scary area for the rest of us!!

I did the inflatables ONE year, at Christmas when they were like $100 each!! LOL Sold 'em the next year in a garage sale, never looked back! :D
 

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Prehaps if they were called "Inflammables" . . .

people would warm up to them... (sorry - couldn't resist :eek:) boo? Well - the Fed Ex truck just pulled away - can't wait to see what the cookie jar cash was spent on this time. . . Who needs to eat, right? Thanks for all the great responses. I'll think of you in a few weeks when I plug the first one in and watch it rise up to say. . . . BOO! :D
 

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I think, if you have the room, making a part of your yard for inflatables, would be ok....little TOTr's can go over there....a seperate scary area for the rest of us!!

I did the inflatables ONE year, at Christmas when they were like $100 each!! LOL Sold 'em the next year in a garage sale, never looked back! :D
Thanks BevAnn -- The tots do love them. (secretly, I think the parents do too...) Although I never ventured into an Inflatable Christmas - we do have this kinda kooky Turkey... a fitting use of inflatable style - sort of stuffed with air. Our dogs try to eat it. Somehow - it all goes together. Boo!
 
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