Ok for the longest time I had no real idea what the heck the difference was between a cemetery and a graveyard. Although I used the words interchangeably, the word graveyard seemed so much more interesting to me. It sounds old and decrepit and spookier. So when I decided to name my yard haunt I decided to go with graveyard instead of cemetery. The Ghoulie Graveyard has such a nice ring to it. But then later I learned from fellow Halloween DIYer’s that there is a difference between the two words. A cemetery contains graves, tombs, or urns just like a graveyard but is not a churchyard. A graveyard is a similar area that is often associated with a church. I’m definitely not changing my haunts name, but I’ve decided that to make it technically correct next year I’m going to build a little haunted church so technically it can be officially called a graveyard. Maybe I can add some flickering lights inside so it appears abandoned but haunted. Glad I put that controversy to rest (in peace). Sorry bad joke.
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.Continue reading
As the sun begins to set tonight and the crowds of kids and parents plot their trick or treat routes I thought I’d share with you some pics of last year’s yard haunt at The Ghoulie Graveyard! This is my front yard all dressed up for Halloween. I really love transforming it into a spectacle for the neighborhood to enjoy. Check it out!Continue reading
Hey fellow ghouls! This year I decided to create a Halloween advent calendar just for fun. I wanted something to help remind me of all the cool things to do during my favorite month. I’m calling it The October Calendar. You can click on each day and a surprise will be inside. You might find ideas for activities, food and treats or spooky Halloween quotes. Let me know what you think of it.
Here’s the link: The October Calendar
Hello all you ghoulies out there! Happy Halloween 2015! Well the big day is finally here! Last night on All Hallows Eve, Eve we carved massive pumpkins and set up the decorations for our yard display. It was our dry run test to see how things would look when the trick or treaters arrive on Halloween night. Get a load of that Chernobog pumpkin my brother carved. Pretty awesome, huh? That was just one of about 4 or 5 pumpkins we carved this year. Keep reading and you’ll see a sneak peak of our yard display and the spooky eyes in the bushes effect. We have a lot planned for Halloween including a daytime costume carnival and evening of trick or treating and yard haunt fun. It will be the first time I use my self built laser vortex effect. I’ll be posting all of that good stuff soon. Until then, have yourselves a magical Halloween night everyone! Continue reading