This is where we left off with Halloween a couple weeks ago so we could get back to housework.. but the time is nearing and we had big plans!
<-- This little scarecrow was cute and all, but not even the 2 year old across the street was scared of him..
..so clearly something had to be done!
I found this hanging guy who looked just right for a scarecrow. Add in an old pair of Dan's pants and a bale of hay and newspapers, and viola - a scary scarecrow!
(small, stating-the-obvious side note.. hot glue, is hot! not nearly as fun to peel of fingers as elmer's glue)
Here he is all in position.
Behind him on the spider web is our floating magic mirror of doom. He's hard to get a picture of, but is very cool and creepy. He talks to our guests, which takes everyone by surprise and is surprisingly scary.
He lures you in and distracts you while..
He's mounted to a pneumatic contraption Dan built for Halloween a few years back.
It's no surprise to anyone anymore how much we get into Halloween, so when we heard there was a house haunting contest in Alameda we had to enter! The woman who started it grew up in Alameda and wants to see the island get back into the spirit of the holiday she remembers from when she was a kid. That's a concept we can totally get behind! There are a few parts of town that really do things up, but now that's where all the kids go, so the spooky spirit has died down on other parts of the island - we only had about 20 trick-or-treaters last year, while a couple other streets were swarming with kids!
So we're thrilled to be supporting that cause, and it turns out we won 2nd place! Look at the awesome gift basket and trophy!!