Some pictures from my garage walk-thru this season.
A friend of mine has been asking me for years why I don’t use my garage and build a little haunt for Halloween. I recall her making some comments once about how perfect the garage and lower portion of the backyard and walk would be for a haunt. I always just said ‘meh’… until now. This year, with my much improved health, I was ready to tackle some decorating for Halloween. Chosen location – the garage!
Why on earth had I never done the garage haunt thing? It’s so much easier!! .. and drier! (It poured this year) Ideally I would have liked to have set it all up the week prior to Halloween, but our schedules and the latest and greatest nasty flu bug made that impossible. We also had a couple Halloween parties to attend on the Saturdays leading to Halloween. Thus, no decorating until 2 days before the big day. It felt like FrightFest BC’s Halloween in August all over again with that tight of a schedule!
All in all, things went well. Like anyone who does this sort of thing, as I was constructing the haunt I was making mental notes of things I could and should do next year. Envisioning utilizing the garage’s back door and the lower patio and the walkway around the side of the house. The cheap fog machines that I have been using for almost 10 years both coughed up their last puffs of smoke before the night even got underway, but they were already living on borrowed time and I look forward to replacing them both with one heftier model machine.
It’s all still set up and I will take my time and get some pictures before I tear it all down to be stored away til next year. I guess I can add that to the benefits of the garage set up. No mad rush on October 31st to get decent pictures. I started to snap some shots last night and with my camera battery almost dead, decided I could wait and take more today.. or tomorrow…
Yesterday while searching around on Etsy I came across these wonderful and unique candles created by Daniel from the Etsy shop TheOneRider. Daniel is fairly new to Etsy, and these candles are his first offering. They are made of beeswax with self trimming cotton wicks. Wouldn’t they be a great addition to the mantle or table come Halloween? … though, they are so cool I would display them year round I think!