Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Haunted House

Since I was away from my blog most of last year, I did not get to share Halloween with you guys!  The first week of October Aubrey and I went to one of the top Haunted Attractions in the USA - The 13th Gate in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Our hotel was right in front of the Haunted House so we went to their newest attraction - Necropolis 13 the very next night!!!  ---and let me tell you -- they REALLY were scary!  On the way home, we had brunch at a "real live" haunted house.  The whole haunted weekend inspired us to decorate our home for Halloween!

We started the day we got home and built, crafted, and tinkered until October 30th!  We had a blast building our haunted yard and stayed up many nights until 2am working on our masterpiece! We spent many nights standing out in the middle of the street in front of our house thinking of ways to make it even better!

Here are a few photos:

Our niece, McKenzie, helped us just about every afternoon as soon as she got her homework done!

We used lots of our vintage finds and plastic body parts from Dollar Tree

We made "bleeding candles" by painting red candles white!

Our first bit of decor were the crazy people in our living room windows!

We lit the fire by using orange Christmas tree lights! We spray painted the tips of the sticks black to make them appear charred!

This was the "candy table" - this photo was taken before work on Halloween morning -- way before the candy was added.

The made scientist lab on our porch was complete with a real Jacob's Ladder and bubbling sound effects!

A smoke machine in the cauldron (plastic flower pot we painted black!) completed the look of a real fire!

Boarding up the windows made our house really look abandoned.

I was dressed as Little Red Riding Hood and had a Big Bad Wolf stop by to Trick or Treat!

   These are just a few of the photos --- there was a haunted living room with a chair that Aubrey rigged up to rock by itself, a chicken wire ghost that hung on the side of the yard, lots and lots of tombstones, sound effects and mood lighting!  I will be sure to share the rest of the photos soon!

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