Sunday, January 25, 2009

2009 Theme

2009's Halloween Theme is to be the Wizard of Oz. If the economy picks up we have a layout planned as well as props and characters for Halloween 2009. We won't make a decision on this one until June or July. Although it's a lot of work and money I am very hopeful that we will have the resources and time to pull this one off. Dad has volunteered to be a character this year and since he hasn't been involved in the past I really want to give him the chance. :)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Fairy Tales Halloween 2008

I've decided to update this blog to include 2008's Halloween Theme. We had a great time. We built a cinderella coach out in the driveway for photo ops. The first themed room was from Snow White with the Evil Queen and the Magic Mirror. Second Room was Little Red Riding Hood we had red and the wolf dressed up as Grandma in Grandma's bedroom. Third room was a forest with a gingerbread house from Hansel & Gretel and the last room was the forest from Alice in Wonderland with Alice and the Hookah Caterpillar in residence. We had several other fairy tale characters wandering such as The Queen of Hearts, Merlin, Headless Horseman, Mary Poppins, etc.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

finished caterpillar

finished caterpillar
Originally uploaded by bonsid
Mike's costume is finished and ready for Halloween.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Fairy Tales

This year we are going to be using a Fairy Tale theme. There will be a lot of interactivity and surprises for our Trick or Treaters and possibly a canned food drive. If you'd like to participate in the build over the summer, or as an actor on Halloween night, you might wish to visit

our social network for the event and for anyone who likes Halloween. :) We will be running most of our updates at ning.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Now that we are done with Halloween and just clean up remains I thought I would post links to additional photos and video from our Harry Potter Halloween.
This link is to our photos at flickr:

This link is to a sometimes dark video walk through posted on YouTube:

Thursday, November 1, 2007

The Crazineness Ends, For Now At Least

We had an extremely busy few days completing our outside preparations for Halloween. The feature on the local CBS channel 9&10 News went really well. Kailee and Corey (the reporter and cameraman) were great, very friendly and very professional. The result was a lot more people attending, at times we had people lined up down our driveway and down the block to the school. Exhausting but fun. With the exception of a few angst ridden teenagers, we had a pretty happy crowd. We owe big thanks to Amanda, Eva, Wendy, Ken, Danielle, Mike, Sam, Travis, and Christine for playing characters and doing such a great job. And of course to Amanda for all her hard work on this project!!!
Danielle helped frequently too. Pics are final of the train, and characters as they finished getting into costume. Also young Mr. Potter gets sorted by Professor McGonagall and Professor Snape prepares to hand out potions.