October 25, 2012

Things that go bump in the night...

Although my attention focuses mostly on the indoors, we also have many fabulous outdoor Halloween creatures greeting our party guests. 

These ghosts are  made from wooden stakes, white Christmas lights, plastic light covers (loads of duck tape) and white bed sheets. 

Dracula stands guard of the front door along with a few lighted blow molds.


A large pumpkin is nestled in our maiden grass.

Frankenstein stands at the other end of our front porch keeping an eye on the walkway. Both Dracula and Frankenstein were made by Chris from old clothes, masks, lumber and insulation.  Each year, they are tucked away in our attic after Halloween.

Helga (the witch) is in the center of the porch away from the elements.  She was on clearance at Costco several years ago.

A garland of lanterns, tulle and mini lights fill the ceiling of the porch.

Skeletons dance around our maple tree.


Various creatures and tombstones are buried in our front yard.




A larger-than-life spider fills the left side of the yard.  He's made from a card table, black landscape fabric, strings of lights and baby food jars.

We're quite the sight in our neighborhood!  So, is our electric bill!  I'll be playing hostess and photographer  during the party.  
Sending you all Halloween hugs!!


 

15 comments:

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Looks awesome and spooky. Your guests must just be giddy when they walk up to your house and see such a spooky scene. Have a great time!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Seriously! This party is just out of control!!!
Everytime I click on your post I think "What more can she possibly have done"??? LOL
Erica :)

A Little Creation said...

WOW!! You win the award for the best decorated house!!
Chris =]

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

KIM!!! OMG!!

I love it!! The ghosts, the the spider, everything!

Fantastic!!

hugs,
Debbie

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like a spooky good time! Have fun, I'm sure everyone else will:@)

vivian said...

Have a wonderful time tonight Kim! I bet you and chris are wonderful host and hostesses. Your yard looks totally amazing. wish I lived near to bring Torry pie to see it!
I'll be thinking of you today and tonight. I know everything will be just perfect!
happy halloween party day!
xoxo

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Have a great party, all of your details are so well executed, the scarecrow pumpkin blowmold is adorable, and I love Josie & Emma's pumpkins, the font is perfect!

RetroSandie said...

Everything looks fantastic, Kim! You really DO have the best outside decorations. The spooky characters are amazing. It's such a fun holiday and fun for the kids!!!
Hugs,
Sandie

Lynne said...

Enjoy your time tonight . . . I can't wait to see photos of your 100+ guests . . .

You are the Queen of Halloween and Mr. Musings is the King!

Nellie said...

Party day is here! Sending you Halloween hugs! Nellie

ImagiMeri said...

Baby food jars???? You'll have to show more detail on that spider girlfriend.

I hope all goes well and that a great time will be had by all. We're going to a haunted house on Saturday night....I just hope I don't trip and fall with my bad knees. I've never gone to one because of that fear of tripping, but my husband assures me that he'll take care of me. Now my worst fear is that I'll be taking care of him and our youngest, as they both scare so easily. ;o)

Can't wait to see the party pics!
Love ya'
Meri

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Everything looks wonderful! Wow, chris did a great job on those figures, and the spider!! Hope you have a great time tonight!!

Halloween Hugs,
Deb

Cheryl G. said...

Wow!
Looks like so much fun!
What a treat!

Courtney said...

Love all the outdoor decor. I was thinking of you last night as you were hosting your party. Hope you had a wonderful turnout and perfect weather.

Pam said...

It looks fantastic and you know I love the blowmolds!