Tuesday, October 14, 2008

It's Halloween time!

This year we will be hosting our 2nd annual Haunted House. Boy, it sure is a lot of work doing these but it is FUN!!! All the brain storming and just trying to get people to help is a task in itself. And let's not mention the cost! Everything is so flippen expensive so we try to utilize things we have or spread out the shopping of items. Jeez! The good thing is, the dark hides a lot!!!!!

Last year being our first year for it, we were a little apprehensive when the night began as only a few kids showed up. Thinking all our hard work went to waste but as the night progressed, the kids started to flow in. We had a bunch of teenagers that kept going in to get a few more doses of "scare". Kids were screaming and laughing. We even had one kid taking pictures. OK, now I took pictures and the pictures never give the full effect. It actually kind of ruins it to be honest. It was so much fun though! We even had a sense of accomplishment..LOL!

Since it's out of our garage, this year we've kind of tried to make it a little bigger by adding some additional turns and what not. We're not finished of course, but we do have some ideas and hopefully it will all come together real nicely....or spooky!!!!

So this year, we assume people are going to be anticipating another Haunted House. It's basically all word of mouth really. We didn't want to send out any type of flyer. Well, I did but Paul didn't. Hopefully those people will have told other people so we'll get a better crowd this year. I guess we'll just have to buy more candy!

haunted house Pictures, Images and Photos


The Adventures of France & Deirdre said...

Sounds like alot of fun for you guys! I want to see pictures later. We are going to Carl's house in Elk Grove this year for Halloween. So, I guess we will both be bloggin' the events! Love ya!

Denise said...

Awwwwwww I am sad because we use to do one all the time and I kinda doubt we will do it again this year! :( And you are right...pictures just DO NOT do it justice!

Maybe I can talk Erik into doing it - but like you said - it's A LOT of work and flippen expensive! We would have to start now!!!

Linda said...

My friend, the boys and I will be there to help in the fun! Let me know if you want to use any of our decorations, might save you a couple of bucks. :o)