Halloween is our favorite holiday to decorate for. I love doing Christmas, Hubby hates it...but we both agree on Halloween! I wish we had taken a video of the house once it got dark instead of pictures in the daylight because you can't see all of our strobe lights , lighted decor, fog machine and the spooky noises from our ghost and witch.
We heard lots of screams from little kids as they came up the sidewalk onto the porch. Then we would hear things like "awesome" or "this is the best house ever". That makes all of the planning worth it! My favorites this year are the witch on the door that's eyes lit up, the whole thing started shaking and she would start talking and cackling. Also, I loved the glitter encrusted skeleton that hung from the tree with a hidden strobe hitting it.
Hubby's favorite things this year- the cauldron that he turned into a fog machine hider so it looked like a witches brew. He was also please with the animated ghost that came down and hit kids in the head when they got up the steps to knock on the door. Epic fail of the season- the black light bulbs that I got for the outside lights. They got so hot that we were scared that it would be a fire hazard so we had to wrap the exterior lights in fake cob webs to muffle the light. Hubby says that next year he wants to add a haunted house in the garage...we'll see!
I will be armed with a wish list tomorrow morning for day after sales. The 2 must haves for next year- more strobe lights and some creepy spiders.