When my siblings and I were younger, junior high/ high school, we got a real big kick out of scaring the neighborhood children on Halloween. I feel bad about that now… we had little Princesses and Ninja Turtles screaming and in tears! Sad, yes, but it was oh so fun for us back then!
We would decorate our lawn with all sorts of masks scarecrow creatures. Then we would wear costumes that looked just like them! It was a real haunted house – the kids never knew which was a real person or not! Being a corner home, we also had a great opportunity to board up windows to make out house look abandoned. We had homemade tombstones and would cover everything in spider webs and use black lights.
I know I am an adult now, but I just can’t help but think of those days. I want my kids to have that same scary Halloween experience! I found this great sort of weeping willow tree online that lights up at night. I think a couple of these would look perfect on a cloudy or foggy Halloween night!
Because the lighted trees are a bit on the pricey side, I am also considering these wire trees. These would still create a spooky effect, but they are only about 10″ tall…more for indoor decor, I suppose. But I can’t imagine they are too difficult to make ourselves. My husband has a friend who is some sort of electrician or something – he constantly has a selection of old wires in his truck. I bet I could bundle them up and make a larger one myself?
I can’t wait until my kids get older and can participate in handing out candy and decorating. I love to be the scary house on the street!