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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween 2010

Our haunted house was a success this year. How do I know this? We made two kids cry, and one who wouldn't even go up onto the porch.

I don't know why. I mean, here's the approach. This isn't all of it, just one view. There was stuff to the right, strobe lights w/silhouettes in the windows, and the creepy eyes in the bushes were on an off cycle when I took this pic. Looked amazing from the end of the driveway.




We did end up moving the pumpkins to the stairs, which was much better.








This was my fave guy, but I can't take credit for him. You can make it, too, by clicking here and getting this guy's books. Freakin' amazing. Getting a pumpkin with growths was my idea, but one I won't do again. They are hard as a rock - took DH's jigsaw to carve him!





There were lots of teenagers here to help. Two were at the end of the driveway daring people to come down. Three were under the porch with a fog machine and noise making devices. Three more were up on the porch to the left, at the end of the gamut, tho it was hard to tell what was real and what was stuffed until they jumped out at you. DH monster was on the right with his mic, scaring the kids as always. There were all sorts of gimicks like blood splats, dropping spiders, lots of cobwebs, etc. The real star this year, tho, was one of our kids. He was at the end of the line, just when they think it's safe to stick their hand in the candy...

Picture this without the camera flash. It was really hard to tell if he was real or not.

Ignore the little candies. We used them to cover him up better. You can see a couple of the big Crunch Bars and we had Butterfingers and some other big bar, but I keep forgetting the name. It has coconut in it, so in my book, it's not worth remembering! I had 120 big bars, but we did end up putting out the giant bags of mixed candies, too, and had very little left. We couldn't possibly have had that many trick or treaters, so I'm thinking the 8 teenagers dug in. They earned it.





The happy couple. Again, camera flash kinda takes the scary out even with the soft flash on, but you get the gist. Til next year...

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

13 comments:

Sherry said...

Awesome!!! Love it..

My mom says she's glad she wasn't there cuz she'd be scared to death..

Amber Skyze said...

Love the pics! Looks creepy!

Dalton Diaz said...

Thanks, Sherry and Amber. It was loads of fun.

Christine H said...

I agree Awesome stuff! You be a great neighbor!!! Loved the pics!!!

Dalton Diaz said...

Our neighbor to our left does it, too, and we're hoping more will get into the act. Maybe next year (crossing fingers)

Ashlyn Chase said...

You look maaaahvelous! What a great night for you guys. Really fun.

Ash

Michelle Picard said...

Loved the pictures! We'll have to come trick or treating at your house next year. And you do look great.

Dalton Diaz said...

The kids really ran the show, Ash. Least we've had to do in years.

Dalton Diaz said...

I'm going to hold you to that, Michelle.

Penelope said...

You only made 2 kids cry? Come on! You can do better than that next year!

(That head in the bowl is scaring me.....)

Dalton Diaz said...

Hey, Penelope, how many kids did you make cry, eh?

Abigail-Madison Chase said...

Awesome pic!

Dalton Diaz said...

Thanks, Abigail - Loooove your profile info! You're funny.