I have a bunch of Halloween stuff in my room that I keep out all year long. If I saw someone doing that with Christmas stuff, I’d think they were completely nuts.
I’m not sure if that makes me a hypocrite or a Halloween savant.
Upon that night, when fairies light
On Cassilis Downans dance,
Or over the lays, in splendid blaze,
On sprightly horses prance;
Or for Colean the route is taken,
Beneath the moon’s pale beams;
There, up the cove, to stray and rove,
Among the rocks and streams
To sport that night.
Among the bonny winding banks,
Where the river Doon runs clear,
Where Bruce once ruled the martial ranks,
And shook his Carrick spear,
Some merry, friendly, country-folks,
Together did convene,
To burn their nuts, and pile their shocks of wheat,
And have their Halloween
Full of fun that night.
Benjamin chose to make a Grave Racer Hearse for this year’s Pinewood Derby Race. Even though he came in “dead” last, we still had a lot of fun building it and racing it.
Our Halloween Haunt for 2014 had to be the bare minimum since we were selling our old house and building a new one. I set up the Singing Pumpkins as if they were having a concert.
“In Concert Tonight Only! Pumpkin PATCH and the Boo Brothers.”
The playlist of songs were This Is Halloween, Blue Moon, Ghostbusters, Grim Grinning Ghosts, Thriller, and Yo Ho, Yo Ho (A Pirates Life For Me). The entire “concert” was over 20 minutes long.
Here is a video of our 2013 haunt.
I made my wife’s Ford Flex look like a hearse with cardboard cut-out landau bars wrapped in HVAC tape. I made a cardboard casket out of a neighbor’s baby crib box to put in the back of the “hearse.” I used an inexpensive MP3 player and speakers with a voice yelling, “I’m not dead yet. Let me out!” The ghoul driver was an animated prop I made at a previous Rocky Mountain Haunters Gathering with two deer motors moving the head up and down and side to side.
The Singing Pumpkins were a huge hit. You can purchase your own animations at TheSingingPumpkin.com.