Halloween Decorating… Like Christmas But With Bodies in the Yard

It’s that time of year again and E is up to his eyeballs in Halloween spirit.  We got a late start and he’s making up for lost time with a new level of Type A decorating behavior.  I’m already burnt out and we haven’t even opened some of the many bins of ghoulish treasures. I’m not sure I can survive this kid.  He asked for an electrician to come to the house tomorrow!

He’s a lot of work, that E.  (pics follow)

Here are a few pictures of the first decorations of the season.  There are 5 or 6 bins still to go, so I’ll post more pics as we progress through them.  The camera stinks, but you get the idea…

Velcome to Our Humble Home

So, here’s what we have to work with, our canvas if you will…  Notice the evergreen by our front window?  Well, it has to go, so it’s going to be our Christmas tree this year.  Poor thing.

Why are those empty pots still on our front porch after three years?!

We have the best realtor in the world, Terry Pazo of ReMax.  She brings us a pumpkin every Halloween.  The little one of the three is the one we got from her this year, and I think E wants it to be his firstborn son.  Earlier today he said, “See that little pumpkin?  It’s mine.  ALL MINE!!”  He’s either going to teach it to read or stab it with a bloody sword.  Time will tell.

Every house needs garland for Halloween!

The silver balls are actually black IRL, but my camera is a sad joke.  Every house needs garland for Halloween.  Haven’t you heard?  Halloween is the new Christmas, except with rats and random body parts littering the front yard.

What was that? You don't have shrunken heads hanging from your landscaping?

Ahh…  The shrunken heads collection.  A lot of them are damaged or missing from last year, but I’m sure we’ll rectify that any day now.  We like to keep the Chinese economy afloat with our hobbies.

Skull in the bushes...

Is it weird that we have so many skulls dotting our landscape?  Not to mention the…


And the…

More Rats!

We have maybe 15 rats around our yard.  A house can never have too many rats, right?


Another rat, though this one is kind of crazy looking.  It won’t stand up either, so it’s usually just keeled over like a drunk in the yard.

Bloody Bones in the Branches

Why, what do you have in your trees?

Planned Graveyard Space

Apparently our entire front yard will soon be a graveyard.  E said so.  Last year it was contained in a smaller space,  but he has bigger plans this year.

Meet Jeff!

The first indoor decoration this year was this special guy E calls “Dead Chains”.  Nice.  He’s so cute.  Cocoon Man is now hanging from he chandelier, and the fireplace mantel is blinged out, but not in time for pictures.  I’ll catch them next time.

Stay tuned for the next installment!  You could probably just go to Target if you don’t want to wait.  Our house is just an adaptation of the Halloween aisles at Target and Halloween City.

Do you have any great ideas to share with E for Halloween?  He’s always looking for new ideas for crafts, festive food, or decorating.  🙂


  1. Kato said,

    October 13, 2011 at 8:38 am

    Ooooo, I wanna trick or treat at your house. May you have many terrified children on you lawn!

  2. October 13, 2011 at 9:12 am

    This is just the stuff he could skim off the top of the bins. He’s waiting for me to clean the house and rake the yard before we put the rest of the stuff out. He’s obsessed!

    Right now he’s organizing and deciding themes for each of the rooms.

    Come on by! We’d love to have you Trick or Treat here!

  3. Deb Porter said,

    October 13, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Build you a coffin, then your pastor can use it for Easter, and be really happy.

    • October 14, 2011 at 2:39 am

      But then we’d have to build another one next year if something happened to it! No, we prefer to hoard our Halloween stuff, even when some good can come of it.

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