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mysteryowl

(7,346 posts)
Sat Sep 30, 2023, 05:30 PM Sep 2023

Do (or will) you have Halloween decorations?

Do you decorate for Halloween?

Inside or outside or both?



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None - not into it
15 (58%)
Scary
1 (4%)
Funny/fun
9 (35%)
Creepy
1 (4%)
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Do (or will) you have Halloween decorations? (Original Post) mysteryowl Sep 2023 OP
Very little. we can do it Sep 2023 #1
Some pumpkins and a straw bale. Silent Type Sep 2023 #2
I have several quilts and table runners to put out. Some pumpkins for outside. Srkdqltr Sep 2023 #3
Almost, but more of fall decor, which is awesome. mysteryowl Sep 2023 #7
We're too old. We don't leave our outdoor lights on at Halloween. CTyankee Sep 2023 #4
We do a witches theme mysteryowl Sep 2023 #5
No Halloween, I do set out Fall decorations: leaves, tiny pumpkins, orange and yellow flowers, etc. chia Sep 2023 #6
Have you seen my avatar? Of course I decorate for Samhain/All Hallows Eve! niyad Sep 2023 #8
ha mysteryowl Sep 2023 #9
Of course it is not satanic, that is an xian invention. Samhain is the Pagan niyad Sep 2023 #11
better watch out for that xian neighbor Conjuay Sep 2023 #12
This one is more performative than anything else, gets all upset if one says niyad Sep 2023 #13
I was raised in a pretty devout Catholic home Elessar Zappa Sep 2023 #17
It must be. I was also brought up catholic, and I always went trick-or-treating, niyad Sep 2023 #18
I think so. Dulcinea Sep 2023 #21
I put no, but Lunabell Sep 2023 #10
No, blueknight73 Sep 2023 #14
Yes! Dulcinea Sep 2023 #15
I usually spend Halloween evening at a pagan friend's house. We garb niyad Sep 2023 #20
Inside scary mostly. Elessar Zappa Sep 2023 #16
I haven't given trick or treats I guess in around 12 yrs but I still put something in my apt door. . electric_blue68 Sep 2023 #19
Yes! I love Halloween! Niagara Oct 2023 #22
Photo's of previous Halloween outdoor decor. Niagara Oct 2023 #23
My wife grows pumpkins just for decorating. Emile Oct 2023 #24
My neighborhood has very few children who go trick or treating FakeNoose Oct 2023 #25
It depends. If there are trick-or-treaters, there will be skeletons. Hermit-The-Prog Oct 2023 #26

Srkdqltr

(6,185 posts)
3. I have several quilts and table runners to put out. Some pumpkins for outside.
Sat Sep 30, 2023, 05:40 PM
Sep 2023

I bought 2 candle looking things for the table.

CTyankee

(63,856 posts)
4. We're too old. We don't leave our outdoor lights on at Halloween.
Sat Sep 30, 2023, 05:42 PM
Sep 2023

I used to love giving out treats to the little ones but we're just too old to deal with it. So we go dark and I'm sad about it. But it's just too much effort now.

niyad

(112,796 posts)
8. Have you seen my avatar? Of course I decorate for Samhain/All Hallows Eve!
Sat Sep 30, 2023, 06:12 PM
Sep 2023

I even have cute little orange and black tabletop trees.


And, just to annoy a particularly self-righteous xian neighbor who is offended by this "satanic" holy day, one of those inflatable vampires to hang from a tree.

niyad

(112,796 posts)
11. Of course it is not satanic, that is an xian invention. Samhain is the Pagan
Sat Sep 30, 2023, 06:22 PM
Sep 2023

new year, but that does not matter to the fear mongers.

Conjuay

(1,342 posts)
12. better watch out for that xian neighbor
Sat Sep 30, 2023, 06:35 PM
Sep 2023

these clowns are starting to think they are in the fourteenth century- I’m. starting to believe they are.

niyad

(112,796 posts)
13. This one is more performative than anything else, gets all upset if one says
Sat Sep 30, 2023, 06:42 PM
Sep 2023

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"damn" or "hell" in front of her, but certainly is free with the "f" word when she is pissed.

Elessar Zappa

(13,825 posts)
17. I was raised in a pretty devout Catholic home
Sat Sep 30, 2023, 11:00 PM
Sep 2023

and I don’t remember ever hearing that we couldn’t celebrate Halloween. Is it a fundie-evangelical thing?

niyad

(112,796 posts)
18. It must be. I was also brought up catholic, and I always went trick-or-treating,
Sat Sep 30, 2023, 11:13 PM
Sep 2023

we always passed out candy. I don't remember hearing anything from the priest, excep for a discussion about Nov 1.. . All Souls Day. . .hmmmm

Dulcinea

(6,567 posts)
21. I think so.
Sat Sep 30, 2023, 11:30 PM
Sep 2023

I was also raised Catholic. I never heard about Halloween being satanic until I moved to the Deep South. Of course, hardcore fundies don't think Catholics are Christians, so there's that.

Lunabell

(6,012 posts)
10. I put no, but
Sat Sep 30, 2023, 06:17 PM
Sep 2023

I'm "into it," just no trick or treaters in my neighborhood. I love Halloween, but we turn off the lights because we get 1 or 2 all night long. And we have a lot of dogs that would scare the kiddos and not in a fun way, lol.

blueknight73

(295 posts)
14. No,
Sat Sep 30, 2023, 07:45 PM
Sep 2023

I live on a dead end country road with only 6 other houses and haven;t had a trick or treater for years

Dulcinea

(6,567 posts)
15. Yes!
Sat Sep 30, 2023, 10:28 PM
Sep 2023

Halloween is my husband's favorite holiday. I think we have more Halloween decorations than Christmas ones. Our yard features ghosts, tombstones, & a huge spider. Our next door neighbors have a huge Sta-Puft Marshmallow Man in their yard, so we get a lot of trick-or-treaters too. I usually just put on a hockey jersey to hand out candy. I even like handing out candy to the neighborhood ghosts & goblins. It's all about fun!

niyad

(112,796 posts)
20. I usually spend Halloween evening at a pagan friend's house. We garb
Sat Sep 30, 2023, 11:27 PM
Sep 2023

appropriately, and take turns passing out treats while the other one cackles, etc. The porch is strung with orange lights, and skeletons guard the door. I think we have more fun than the kids. The refreshments are much better.

Elessar Zappa

(13,825 posts)
16. Inside scary mostly.
Sat Sep 30, 2023, 10:58 PM
Sep 2023

I do leave the jack-o-lantern outside. Now that I’m thinking about perhaps I’ll put a skeleton or ghost or something outside too.

electric_blue68

(14,781 posts)
19. I haven't given trick or treats I guess in around 12 yrs but I still put something in my apt door. .
Sat Sep 30, 2023, 11:19 PM
Sep 2023

last year a simple ghost.

This year I'm thinking I'll cut out a black paper silouette of a haunted house with a few cut out windows w little ghosts in them. Maybe glue a yellow full moon near the top and draw a few bat silhouettes in that. 👍

Maybe 15+ years ago I did a bigger more elaborate one with a foam core base.

If I decide to go easier I did a bit more elaborate ghost re silhouette and coloring.

Niagara

(7,520 posts)
22. Yes! I love Halloween!
Sun Oct 1, 2023, 05:14 AM
Oct 2023

I'll try to post some photo's of my current and pervious outdoor decor later on today.





Right now, it's like 5:11AM on a Sunday and my SO is literally talking to me about his job experiences this week while I'm trying to enjoy my weekend and not wanting to think or talk about work.

Niagara

(7,520 posts)
23. Photo's of previous Halloween outdoor decor.
Sun Oct 1, 2023, 08:06 AM
Oct 2023

These tombstones were made from leftover acrylic sheets that I got for free. I ended up throwing them away after Halloween since these were too top heavy. I need styrofoam sheets to make my own tombstones. I do have store bought tombstones, it's just not the same as ones that I can create.








Sometimes I use a tomato cage and place one of my kids old Halloween costumes on top of the tomato cage. I'll make a paper mache head and after dried, I'll place the Halloween mask from the costume on the head.




The Cat's Meow pumpkin that I carved one year.



Many years ago I took glass jars, removed the food labels and cleaned them up. I painted (free handed) the ghost, pumpkin and spooky tree with acrylic paint. I place battery operated tea candles inside the jars. I use these every year.

FakeNoose

(32,474 posts)
25. My neighborhood has very few children who go trick or treating
Sun Oct 1, 2023, 12:00 PM
Oct 2023

Last year I only got a handful of kids, and I ended up eating most of the candy myself.
We'll see what happens this year. It hardly seems worth the trouble.

Hermit-The-Prog

(33,213 posts)
26. It depends. If there are trick-or-treaters, there will be skeletons.
Tue Oct 3, 2023, 03:13 AM
Oct 2023

You can't have skeletons if no one brings them to you.

Sometimes vinyl siding salesmen come around, but that's usually in the summer and no one is impressed by skeletons in the yard then. Leftovers are just tossed into the woods for the critters to divide amongst themselves.

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