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Halloween 2020 – Will It Be a Trick or a Treat?

This year has been scary enough – do we even need Halloween? The answer is YES, more than ever! We need our holidays to help bring us unity during these trying times. Holidays help us feel like we are part of a bigger story. Taking part in holiday traditions helps us reflect on family and help us build community with those around us. Halloween incorporates all of those things along with a healthy dose of spooky fun.

So, on the checklist for Halloween 2020 should be all of the following activities: trick-or-treating (social distancing observed with small groups), costume parties (at least with your immediate family, and we’re already used to wearing masks, right?), and of course Halloween decorating – inside and out!

Decorating the home for Halloween is one of the people’s favorite pastimes. Some prefer to go with a heartwarming look, complete with pumpkins, scarecrows, and autumn decor, while others like to create a spookier abode with ghosts, goblins, and things that go bump in the night. No matter your personal preference one thing is certain: decorating is essential to Halloween.

When you put up Halloween decorations on the inside of your home, you provide an opportunity for the entire family to appreciate the season together. This will be especially beneficial for 2020 when many are staying inside more often than in previous years. And whether your family members help with the decorating or not, they will certainly reap the harvest of their “haunted house” all throughout the Halloween season. And if you do happen to have a few guests over, it will be a big hit for them as well. (No visitors during the pandemic? Fear not. Online virtual parties will still let you show your home off)!

For the outside of the home, it’s even more important to make a statement this year, for Halloween 2020. From a simple glowing pumpkin on the front porch to an elaborate haunted scene on the front lawn, complete with pulsing lights, spooky sounds, and animatronics, your participation in this holiday of frightful fun lets everyone in the neighborhood share a common tradition and come together in a unique way.

As to when you should start decorating for Halloween… Is there a better time than now? For those who experience a weather shift, the first time you feel autumn in the air, it’s a good indicator that Halloween season has arrived – let the decorating begin! That cool, crisp air immediately conjures all the feelings we associate with the Halloween season, along with visions of glowing jack-o-lanterns, mulled apple cider, hayrides, and loads and loads of candy. Is it any wonder that some of us want the season to last as long as possible? Best of all, the longer we can celebrate our favorite seasons, the longer we have to enjoy the fun, family, friends, and togetherness that these seasons bring. In summation, if you have not already begun work on your Halloween home, we hope you soon find the inspiration to begin. The frightful fun of Halloween is looming large and coming behind it is a parade of witches, ghosts, princesses, and superheroes looking for their treats. We trust you will be ready. After all, no one wants their home to be caught not wearing its “costume.” Happy Halloween to you all!

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Top 5 Decorating Ideas for Your Halloween Home

Every year, usually when the first tinge of autumn whips through the air in mid-September, it happens again. You are slipping into your first sweatshirt of the season when you suddenly realize there are pumpkins everywhere. Even in the drinks at your local coffee shop. Piles of gourds stacked up in markets. Stalks of corn and bundles of hay seem to have sprouted up overnight. Then it hits you… Ahh, Halloween is creeping up.

Whenever this happens, the first thing many people think about is getting their home Halloween-ready. This could mean completely turning your abode into a haunted house inside and out, complete with frightful scenes of ghosts and ghouls, a thoroughly creepy soundtrack and scary lighting meant to spook you out of your skin. For others, this could mean creating a more fun Halloween fantasy land for your home, featuring favorite film characters or harvest scenes with glowing jack-o-lanterns and scarecrows.

Whether you choose to have a spooky house or a funhouse for Halloween, there are always ways to enhance your decorating efforts. That’s where we come in. We’ve put together our Top 5 decorating ideas for your Halloween home. Some are frightful, some are delightful, but all of them are sure to “trick out” your home with some of our favorite treats.

1. Heads of Horror Sculpture Collection

They are the boogeymen that inhabit the darkest corners of our nightmares. This collection of ghoul, goblin and monster sculptures are handcrafted masterpieces of the macabre. Painted by hand to capture every grisly detail, each one is captured within an illuminated glass dome crowned with a sculptural skull. Just imagine the hair-raising scares these sinister sculptures will illicit from your Halloween guests.

2. Haunted Fog Machine Sculpture

Do you dare enter a decaying graveyard on a dark and stormy night? This handcrafted fog machine brings the eerie essence of that scene to life in your home, complete with handcrafted gnarly trees, creepy spiders and eroding gravestones. Best of all, the graveyard pond emits a ghostly fog, illuminated with alternating red, blue and orange lights. What a cool special effect for your Halloween home.

3. It’s the Great Pumpkin Sculpture

Welcome the Great Pumpkin into your home! This hand-cast sculpture conjures the spirit of everyone’s favorite Halloween special: “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”. It features a rotating base with a parade of the beloved PEANUTS characters dressed for trick-or-treating. And who is featured inside the glitter-filled glass globe? Why, it’s Linus and Sally! Their famous theme song provides the soundtrack as well. It’s sure to make quite a conversation piece wherever you display it.

4. Disney Halloween Harvest Village Collection

Mickey Mouse and his friends are ready for you to join them at their Happy Haunting Grounds. This enchanting Disney village collection brings frightful fun to your home with favorite character figurines dressed for a harvest party, including “Count Mick-ula,” “Goof-enstein” and “Mad Donald Doc.” Plus, each of the buildings glow on the inside with eerie illumination. If you love Disney, this is a must for your Halloween home.

5. The Nightmare Before Christmas Sculpture Collection

There’s a new nightmare sprouting up and it could only happen in Halloween Town. This first-of-its-kind collection showcases Disney and Tim Burton’s animated classic’s most iconic characters immortalized on trendy little ceramic pots “blooming” with lifelike artificial succulents. And the best thing about these scary good succulents is they will NEVER DIE! They are sure to add a fun and fiendish touch to your Halloween.

We hope we have inspired you with a few top picks from our captivating Halloween decor lineup – a little devilish, a little delightful, and a whole lot of pure Halloween joy. Remember, before you know it, a whole parade of little trick-or-treaters will be making their way through your neighborhood looking to increase their bounty of goodies. Will your home be a trick or a treat? The choice is yours. Happy Halloween to you all!

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How to Create Hair-Raising Halloween Fun: A You’ve Been Booed Neighborhood Gifting Game

A slight chill is in the air. Pumpkins are creatively perched on porches all over town. And though remaining socially distant, the neighborhood candy collectors will soon be dressed to thrill, safely hitting the streets on their sweet mission to fill their sacks all the way to the tippy top. From princess to pirate, minion to mermaid, as kids young and old eagerly anticipate the big night, the question of the season remains, “What are you going to be for…

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