Well now that it’s all over, (Halloween that is) I hope you all stayed safe and sound. Ordinarily I’d have wished you a Happy Halloween but I knew this year was going to be different. Very different. For many it meant no trick or treating. For others it was as extreme as no decorating this year. Some of you might have just stayed in your room, sucked your thumb and cried. Well, I’m here to say that it really wasn’t that bad at all. Okay before you throw stones my way I know that for kids it was the pits. But hey, mom and dad should have thrown you a party or a candy hunt or told you ghost stories or… ok. There is really no substitute for candy on Halloween night.
This year it was all about the yard haunts! Lots of people in my neighborhood really went to an extreme in setting up awesome displays for Halloween. Keep reading so I can share with you the newest additions to my yard haunt The Ghoulie Graveyard and how it looked this Halloween.
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Halloween is quickly approaching. If you’re like me right about now you’re scrambling to come up with some plans for the weekend. This year is particularly challenging due to the (YOU KNOW WHAT). Fortunately that hasn’t stopped people from decorating and creating awesome Halloween yard displays in their front yards. I’ve been having fun looking for the best decorated houses in my own neighborhood. If you’re local to Southern California and want to see some of the best yard haunt displays on the west coast be sure to visit the SoCal Haunt List. This website lists addresses, dates and times you can visit to see some really incredible displays. Even my humble little yard haunt “The Ghoulie Graveyard” is listed on this site! Keep reading to see some pics of the yard haunts I’ve visited so far.
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Many years ago, I can’t remember just when, I attended the first ever Los Angeles Haunted Hayride. It was small but had the workings of a really cool Halloween event. This year I finally went back and my how it has grown! Not only do they have the usual hayride through the old LA zoo, but there are now Knott’s Scary Farm type mazes for guests to enjoy. That’s not all! I’ll break down the experience for you in case you didn’t get to make it this year! Continue reading →
In Southern California even in the middle of summer, you can find halloween inspiration. This year’s Midsummer Scream 2019 certainly did not disappoint. Ghouls, macabre artwork, haunted walkthroughs, and horror celebrities seemed to occupy every inch of the Long Beach Convention Center. Take a peak at a few of the scenes I captured from this year’s Midsummer Scream 2019! Continue reading →
Well it’s finally here! The 2019 fall season has begun. I’m super excited to get back into reading all the great halloween blogs out there. Aren’t you? Of course you are, that’s why you’re reading this one! I’ll be honest. It’s very easy to loose your Halloween mojo during the rest of the year. I sorta didn’t want summer to end after enjoying the beach, the great outdoors, visiting lakes and national parks, etc. My feelings changed though after the first cloudy weekend where it was finally cold enough to break out a cozy sweater. Also something about the NFL season starting always gets me in the mood for watching a good game on Sunday while sampling a new pumpkin or Oktoberfest flavored beer. I’ve fully embraced fall now and am looking forward to all the Halloween shenanigans to come. In this post I’ll share my 2019 Halloween bucket list of activities. Continue reading →