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Decorate Your Yard & Flower Beds for Halloween


Now that Halloween is upon us, why not put those flower beds (you know the ones you thought had been laid to rest for the winter) to good use? It’s time to dress up your front yard up for the Fall. Here are some tips to make your home look wonderful, even when the weather may not be.

Leaves of Many Colors – Fallen foliage are a perfect fertilizer to help keep your yard and flower beds in perfect growing condition for the spring when it’s time to start planting flowers and such again. They also make a great base for your Halloween decorations.

Who says flowers are only for the spring and summer months? Here is a partial list of flowers that will make it through the autumn months. These flowers are hardier than their spring and summer counter parts and will last a lot longer too.

Chrysanthemums
Joe Pye Weed
Chelone (also known as Turtleheads)

Even veggies have their place in your Halloween yard décor. Now is the perfect time to pick up gourds, squash and pumpkins from a neighboring farm or store. Not only are they decorative, but you can eat the squash, carve the pumpkins or make pie too! For those who live in the country and like to attract wildlife, deer enjoy pumpkins after the season as well.

Seasonal decorations to adorn your yard are fairly easy to come by this time of year. Check your local dollar store to pick up everything from bird feeders to scarecrows and more. Here are a few other ideas for sprucing up the outside of your home this Halloween.

Bird feeders adorned with black crows
Scarecrows for your garden and flower beds.  You can purchase these or make your own. Get the whole family involved and spend some quality family fun time together.

Pumpkin arrangements  Using hay bales, create your own pumpkin and scarecrow scene or village.

Using fallen limbs and sticks from the trees create stick Halloween characters. Always popular at Halloween are Frankenstein and his bride along with ghosts hanging from the bare tree branches.

Rake all those leaves that have fallen from the trees in September and early October up. Put them in black or orange garbage bags to prop up throughout your yard and beds. You can purchase ones with jack-o-lantern faces already on them or use the black ones to create make-shift tombstones painted with white markings like RIP, Here Lies…, etc.

Grab a shovel and a dark colored blanket. Create a few mounds of dirt around your flower beds or yard and cover them with the blanket. Then place the shovel in the ground at the top of the mound to resemble a freshly dug grave.
Get a big cardboard box. Using grey and black paint, decorate it to look like a coffin. You can even lay down in it on Halloween night sitting up whenever trick-or-treaters enter the yard to give them a bit of a fright.

If you’ve got speakers or a radio available, purchase a CD at the dollar store with spooky music that you can play in the background to really help set the mood for visitors.

It’s Fall. It’s Halloween! Have a yard that will be the envy of the neighborhood this year. You don’t need a fortune to make it happen when you use these ideas along with a little creativity of your own.

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The Top Ten Kids/Adult Costumes For Halloween This Year


Everyone’s favorite holiday is coming up and it’s the only time of year you can dress up in your fantasy outfit and not get strange looks. That’s right! It almost time for Halloween and Halloween costumes are going fast! It’s not just kids who like to dress up; adults love to dress as their favorite hero, person, or fantasy even it it’s a naughty costume.

So what’s going as the favorite this year – the princess costume! Again the princess costume wins out on the most sought after Halloween costume and not just for kids, adults want on too. It usually takes the number one spot and this year is no different.

Jack Sparrow Wig - Black

Coming in second place is a pirate costume. Jack Sparrow is still number two and it come complete with sword, hair, and sash. You can get costume accessories like the eye patch or extra knives to go with your costume, depending whether you want to be a good pirate or a bad pirate.

A vampire costume takes third place with all the gory red blood, teeth, and black cape. Twilight saga movies are responsible for this one moving up. Vampire fans want to be Edward Cullen to get that girl they’ve always wanted. Others are looking to Jacob Black costume for the Halloween treat or is that trick? Since there isn’t one many are using muscle chest shirts or a black t-shirt with muscle arms and a set of werewolf feet.

A surprising up coming costume introduced for this year is pet costumes. Pet costumes come in at forth place. I can tell you the costumes they have for pets are outstanding. You can make a German shepherd look like a hot dog or your poodle look like the Hulk complete with green hair. Of course, there is always the princess dog costume that’s a favorite with pet owners.

Fifth place goes to fancy dress costumes. That would cover the tuxedoes, southern belle, and the suave, sophisticated multimillionaire from the fifties. Fancy dress costumes are in the same place as last year cuz you can’t go wrong looking like Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara.

Sixth place has held for this year as well as last with Batman costumes for kids and adults. Everyone’s hero and if you’re there’s two of you; you can have a couples costume with Batman and Robin. Robin looks just as good as a female as with a male.

Seventh place goes to the queen costume and that’s Queen as in Elisabeth, Queen of England, or Sofía, Queen of Spain. You can’t go wrong being a queen of any country or as queen of a genre.

The old favorite witch costume comes in eighth place. The best standby costume around. If you don’t know what else to dress up as for Halloween then go with the witch. The big black hat is the funnest to wear or with a little imagination it can be turned into a wizard’s hat.

Upcoming from out of nowhere is the Indian costume to stand in ninth place. Very surprising that it tops cowboy, who didn’t make the top ten this year. It might have to do with Jacob Black, who as you know, is a Quileute Indian. It’s the standard feather headdress and leather moccasins and loin cloth.

And in the tenth place of most asked for Halloween costume this year is the angel. Mostly it’s a costume for kids but sometimes adults like to be angels too, especially if they’re little devils.

There you have it, the top ten costumes for kids and adults. Of course, you can get them almost anywhere such as Kids-R-Us, Wal-Mart, Walgreen’s, and Halloween-Costume-Mart and don’t forget to include the Internet in your search for the best kids and adult costumes. Be sure to get in early or at least get your reservation in on the costume of your choice for Halloween this year.

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To Setup Your Home With Halloween Decorations


How hard is it to come up with Halloween decorations for your Halloween party?  Sometime it’s very hard depending on the theme you choose but other times you’ll have most of everything you need right in your house.  Halloween is on of the funnest festivals around because it gives everybody a chance to dress up as their favorite character.

Halloween gives the imagination numerous and innovative ideas not only for costumes but for decorations.  When you’re the one throwing the party, especially for Halloween, you have to adhere to the standard scary decorations but you can add other decorations to match the theme of your party.

Decide on your theme the start measuring your yard and rooms for Halloween props and other accessories.  Some of the props can be homemade but others you’ll need a little help with.  Along with the Halloween decorations you’ll need food, drinks, and the most important, candy.  Using your imagination you can come up with some amazing decorations for an unforgettable Halloween experience.

5' Haunted Halloween Door Cover

Don’t forget to start out with the Jack O’lanterns, spiders and spider webs, ghosts and various other traditional Halloween decorations.  These props are standard fare for Halloween and should not be forgotten or not used.  It wouldn’t be a Halloween party then, would it?

This year instead of using candles, which might catch fire to something or cause serious burns, use the LED or flickering bulbs.  They now have a variety of different colored lights for Halloween decorations that will fit with any theme. You can also use them indoor or out and make outlines with them to look like skeletons, tombstones, and even graveyards.  Let your mind take off with ideas for decorating your home for your party.

Don’t forget the witch’s cauldron.  One of the easiest decorations to make.  All you need is a large bowl or pot, dry ice, and water.  Be careful and don’t let the kids or adults play with the dry ice.  It will burn their skin and be sure to use thongs or gloves when handling it.

After you’ve hit all the traditionally decorations then you can go wild with any other items such as the gore that goes with vampires and graveyards.  These are easy to make with a little foam, glue, and paint.  Just think of the horrifying creations you can come up with.

Halloween Candy Bowls - Halloween Decorations

Halloween has always been gruesome with decorations to frighten as well as impressing your guests with your innovated ideas.  So put on your thinking hat and try to come up with Halloween decoration ideas that will “knock the socks” off your guests.

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Decorate Your Yard & Flower Beds for Halloween


Now that Halloween is upon us, why not put those flower beds (you know the ones you thought had been laid to rest for the winter) to good use? It’s time to dress up your front yard up for the Fall. Here are some tips to make your home look wonderful, even when the weather may not be.

Leaves of Many Colors – Fallen foliage are a perfect fertilizer to help keep your yard and flower beds in perfect growing condition for the spring when it’s time to start planting flowers and such again. They also make a great base for your Halloween decorations.

Who says flowers are only for the spring and summer months? Here is a partial list of flowers that will make it through the autumn months. These flowers are hardier than their spring and summer counter parts and will last a lot longer too.

Chrysanthemums
Joe Pye Weed
Chelone (also known as Turtleheads)

Even veggies have their place in your Halloween yard décor. Now is the perfect time to pick up gourds, squash and pumpkins from a neighboring farm or store. Not only are they decorative, but you can eat the squash, carve the pumpkins or make pie too! For those who live in the country and like to attract wildlife, deer enjoy pumpkins after the season as well.

Seasonal decorations to adorn your yard are fairly easy to come by this time of year. Check your local dollar store to pick up everything from bird feeders to scarecrows and more. Here are a few other ideas for sprucing up the outside of your home this Halloween.

Bird feeders adorned with black crows
Scarecrows for your garden and flower beds – You can purchase these or make your own. Get the whole family involved and spend some quality family fun time together.
Pumpkin arrangements – Using hay bales, create your own pumpkin and scarecrow scene or village.
Using fallen limbs and sticks from the trees create stick Halloween characters. Always popular at Halloween are Frankenstein and his bride along with ghosts hanging from the bare tree branches.
Rake all those leaves that have fallen from the trees in September and early October up. Put them in black or orange garbage bags to prop up throughout your yard and beds. You can purchase ones with jack-o-lantern faces already on them or use the black ones to create make-shift tombstones painted with white markings like RIP, Here Lies…, etc.
Grab a shovel and a dark colored blanket. Create a few mounds of dirt around your flower beds or yard and cover them with the blanket. Then place the shovel in the ground at the top of the mound to resemble a freshly dug grave.
Get a big cardboard box. Using grey and black paint, decorate it to look like a coffin. You can even lay down in it on Halloween night sitting up whenever trick-or-treaters enter the yard to give them a bit of a fright.
If you’ve got speakers or a radio available, purchase a CD at the dollar store with spooky music that you can play in the background to really help set the mood for visitors.

It’s Fall. It’s Halloween! Have a yard that will be the envy of the neighborhood this year. You don’t need a fortune to make it happen when you use these ideas along with a little creativity of your own.

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