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    I have been working on decorations for outside. We have a bunch of kids in the apartment building I live in and they love it when I decorate for Halloween, thanksgiving and Christmas. I will post pictures when I'm done but I want to know if anyone else does this too. If you have pic's post them for us to see, please.

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    Nope. We don't decorate, hand out candy or anything. Our church has a party (non costume) where the kids play games and get tons of candy.

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    Halloween is one of my favorite holidays.. I mean it was the highlight of my year! I have a 10x10 storage that houses my decorations- well more than half of the storage is Halloween stuff.. Years & years & years of accumulation.. Yes I am a nut, but what is soooo disappointing is that I have all these decorations and we currently live way out in the country so if I do decorate not one but our four legged wildlife will see it.. We do not have any traffic of any sort in my direction.. :cry:

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    My DD started to decorate for me when her DD and her moved in with us. We have gravestones and flashing lights and all kinds of things up. She also carves a gazzillion pumpkins for decorating at the school and our house. The best is she also cleans it all up when she's done.

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    I only do ghosts, gobblins and spider webs. Nothing demonic.

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    Most people think Im nuts by the way I decorate! I even have orange, yellow & back Fiesta dishes I get out for this time of year! I have a collection of houses I put up, with village scenes, like most do for Christmas, and a halloween tree! Dh said he will try to see if he can help me post pics when we are done!

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    I never really got into Halloween decorations, but I used to LOVE to make costumes. My kids are too old now and I miss it.

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    we did when we lived on a well traveled road but only mums pumpkins, scarecrows, bats etc. Now on this private dirt road maybe a pumpkin and some mums for our own plesure. No trick or treat age kids around here.

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    I have a suggestion for giving out candy. In our area when my kids were little, a bunch of us mothers got together and when we gave out candy on begger's night, it was in a zip loc bag, taped shut with clear tape, with our mailing return address sticker inside. This way mothers of the children could look through the candy and know that certain candies were safe to give the kids.

    This was in the days when a bunch of nuts were putting razor blades, needles in some candies and Ex-Lax in chocolate candies.

    This made us a lot easier about allowing our kids to enjoy this rare time of all the candy they wanted to eat. Otherwise, I rarely allowed such things.

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    I do not decorate for Holloween because in the city so many use this night for mischief and hurting animals like black cats.I do hand out candy and make my DGD a holloween outfit. I prefer to call it a celebration of Fall. When my kids were little it wasn't this way and I did put pumkins and decorations on our door.

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    Don't do Halloween, but have a large assortment of pumpkins that I will put out today and keep up til Christmas decorations. I have more fun decorating for Fall than Christmas probably because I love the colors!

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    I don't decorate. I used to and I have a ton of stuff to do it with -- just inside stuff.

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    No. Sometimes I decorate for fall....scarecrow, mums, pumpkins...sometimes I don't. I have done no decorating this fall and probably will not. I will decorate for Xmas on Thanksgiving evening...and, this year, I will not decorate as much as in the past. Too much work...dh does not care one way or the other, if we decorate and the kids are all off in school. We do not have grandkids, yet.

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    Halloween is right up there with Christmas for decorating for me! Today I am finally getting out my autumn decs - Halloween will be close behind.

    Outside I put a collection of pumpkins and mums, one jack'o'lantern for Halloween. Inside I have some jack'o'lanterns, some happy witches, and a couple of scare crows - nothing too scary. That's in addition to the leaves and berries, gourds, etc. Love fall!

    Told a friend of mine that since it's the eve of All Saints Day, and all of my saints are happy, that I only have happy souls around on Halloween - no zombies, no monsters.

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    When we lived in town, we would get upward of 500 trick or treaters in our neighborhood. I would go all out with decorations and treats for the kids. But since moving to our walnut orchard out of town, the only trick or treaters we get are our 2 grandson's who live next door. So the decorations are much simpler......but I still enjoy the holiday.

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    No, I don't believe in Halloween.

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    No I just decorate for Fall. Pumpkins, Indian Corn & gourds. This year I can't due to broken foot. That is fine too. The Church & Schools close by, have a Festival & Fall Carnival for the kids on Halloween, so I am not even going to pass out Candy this year. Bought a ton of it last year & we had 3 Trick or Treaters. :-o DH & I do not need the sugar! :roll: When our kids were small I still just did Fall decorations instead of Halloween.

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    This was the first time in 21 years that I did NOT decorate my classroom at school. I have lots of Halloween quilts and crafts that I've made over the years. Nothing scary, just whimsical. The students would love to check everything out and I would get lots fun watching them.
    My last day of work is Oct 7. I am retiring. I've been at the same school for 22 years. I'm the Computer Media Specialist and all students in the school come through my room each week. . :thumbup:

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    Not in my neighborhood. Pumpkins get stolen and smashed, decorations taken and destroyed (or found at the local flea market). Last year someone shot at the scarecrow on my next door neighbor's front porch. We give out candy and then I'll take my pumpkins back inside. I hate to sound "old" (but I guess I am) but I remember when Halloween was so much fun!!

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    Don't do Halloween either. Never have with the kids. When we were involved in a Church that had a Harvest Festival we would attend. After they were teens the helped run the one at our church. They now do a "Trunk or Treat" DH will work at that and I sit in the back of the house and sew.

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    I love Halloween. I keep it going all year 'round - my office at work is full of Halloween type decorations, my favorite being an alien skull that I put a different hat on every month.

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    Use to decorate to the hilt when the boys were still here, but don't any more. Halloween is my favorite holiday, though. I love the kids and their excitement, and their adorable costumes. We use to have about 125 trt'ers but now we only get about 30. Alot of them are children(use to be) that grew up with my boys, and they bring their kids to trt up here. So neat to see the little ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    I have been working on decorations for outside. We have a bunch of kids in the apartment building I live in and they love it when I decorate for Halloween, thanksgiving and Christmas. I will post pictures when I'm done but I want to know if anyone else does this too. If you have pic's post them for us to see, please.
    Yes I do but just inside! Have not started to decorate yet!! Can't seem to leave this board or my sewing long enough! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    If we weren't moving by then, I would decorate to the hilt this year. No little ones, my DGC live to far away, but I still love to decorate.
    Next year, I will decorate all out, we will live on the edge of the new town we are moving too. All I can do right now it put up my halloween window clings. And I am making sure the christmas lights an outdoor stuff is easy to get to so I can really decorate this year. Last year in the Turtle Mountains the snow came on the first day of Dec. and didn't stop till the end of April, so didn't get them up.

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    I have a blast with Halloween.I put up ghosts, spiders in trees, we carve pumpkins, spider webs hanging on trees and on my door and to top it all off ...I dress up as a witch and give out the candy and play spooky music thru my front window. BOO !! I like to decorate for Halloween more than X-Mas. I live in a gated comm. in FL now so I'm not as bad as I was up in New England. It's so much fun.

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