I wish I had the talent, vision and patience of people like the Frog Queen. There’s a part of me that would love to design and build my own Halloween decorations.
Okay, so what Chris creates is more than mere decorations. It’s a freaking entire whole creepy graveyard that draws visitors to gaze in spooky delight upon her yard haunting prowess.
I’d love to revel in the glory of such an accomplishment. Alas, I’m just too freaking lazy.
However, this year I wanted to do something. My cheap decorations that I’ve forced to last a few Halloweens longer than they were meant to have finally given up the ghost. It was time to restock with some new things.
I’ve been searching and searching for something to get excited about. It can’t be too scary because not only are there a lot of little ones in our neighborhood whose parents would not appreciate me contributing to their children’s nightmares, my husband doesn’t like the creepy stuff either.
Fine. I’ll behave.
I’ve decided I can still be sort of macabre but at least have a sense of humor about it.
I bought a Crime Scene Kit. It comes with the tape, chalk, and even little evidence markers.
I haven’t quite decided what I’m going to do yet. Initially, I envisioned creating a crime scene at the foot of our stairs. Make people walk through it. That would be awkward.
But then I saw some Haunted Real Estate Signs.
The Re-Possessed one caught my eye for a couple of reason. First, with the economy like it is, how timely is that? Funny stuff!
However, the pumpkin on the sign also caught my eye. I started thinking of the puking pumpkin a neighbor made a few years back.
So now I’m re-thinking my crime scene scene. I could still do a chalk outline at the foot of our stairs, but the body would be that of a pumpkin. Then I’ll put a puking pumpkin on one of the steps and draw eyes on it as if he’s looking down. If I want to be really gruesome, I can smash a pumpkin and have pumpkin guts all over too. Or just whack one up and have it’s pieces lying about.
Or, I can maybe even do a CSI thing and get a bunch of pumpkins and make them look like they’re working a crime scene.
No matter what I end up doing, this year I’m not doing the ordinary Halloween decorations. I’m going to have some fun with it!