Do you have your Halloween decorations up yet?

@Shar19 (8236)
United States
September 30, 2009 11:14am CST
Well a bunch of our neighbors already have their Halloween decorations up. So naturally my kids are bugging me to put ours up. We have all of our decorations up in the attic which is a pain to get up into. I told my kids that we'll put them up once daddy gets the big tote bin down from the attic. Now I just have to convince my husband into doing it. Do you have your Halloween decorations up yet?
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@jterrock (277)
• United States
1 Oct 09
Yes! We do have some decorations up for Halloween already! My favorite time of year is Halloween though. So, every year I decorate for it. I love all the movies they have on tv the whole month of October! It is so much fun to decortate the yard with ghostly things. There are still some more I do want to buy before the 31st, but we always have fun doing it!
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@Canellita (12058)
• United States
30 Oct 09
I don't decorate for Halloween. I am amazed at the length that some people go to who do decorate. They put all sorts of things on the lawn and the house and it is amazing.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
30 Oct 09
It always amazes me too. Some people are really into it. We don't put that much up. I just decorate the inside a little bit.
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
30 Oct 09
I don't decorate for any holiday; I am just not into that I guess.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
30 Sep 09
have most up that goping to put up just lack my 2 big scarecrows that need pounding into the ground!
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
4 Oct 09
Sounds like you go all out.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
4 Oct 09
not really I could do more lol
@dragon54u (31657)
• United States
30 Sep 09
I always wait till just a couple of days before Halloween. It ruins the holiday for me if people begin rushing it and putting up decorations now is definitely rushing it for me. I love putting up my Halloween decorations! Some of the people on my street really go all out, with outdoor light displays and everything!
• United States
30 Sep 09
That has to be neat with the light displays most people do thos lil blow up things & spiderwebs & a ghost or two around here.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
4 Oct 09
I'm like that with Christmas. If I decorate too soon then I feel like I'm ready to take the Christmas tree down early.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
30 Sep 09
I am really sorry about putting up any kind of decoraions anymore. I admire everyone else's & seems like people aound here decorate alot more from halloween than thet use to. When my sons were home we always carved a pumpkin etc. & i sure do it for my grandkids. i'll talk to my grandson & if he wants us to of course i will, lol.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
4 Oct 09
Some people are really into getting a lot of decorations up as soon as they can. I just do a little bit.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
4 Oct 09
I think it's nice u do how much u do any would be better than none, like i do.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
1 Oct 09
This is the first year that we've lived in our own house when Halloween has rolled around, so to be really honest, we don't even have any Halloween decorations to put up. Besides that, our two-year-old is so incredibly afraid of all of the Halloween decorations that are at the store that I am afraid to even try to buy some to decorate with because I'm afraid that he would scream every time he saw one. It was embarassing at Target when we went down the Halloween aisle and he kept screaming like someone was trying to kill him.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
4 Oct 09
You could always buy some friendly looking pumpkin decorations.
@walijo2008 (4647)
• United States
30 Sep 09
No, my husband won't let me put Halloween decorations up in our house, he says he doesn't celebrate Halloween, I've always liked it, we used to have a Halloween party all the time growing up but now we don't do anything. The only thing I can put are Fall decorations so that's what I do, stuff like pumpkins, and fall colored flowers and candles, things like that, this is my favorite time of year. I hope you get your husband to get the tote down for the kids.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
4 Oct 09
Some people just don't like Halloween for some reason. Probably goes back to their childhood days.
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
30 Sep 09
I highly doubt that we will do any more than set out a few pumpkins this year. Last year, we tried to decorate, we made grave stones, ghosts, and even a coffin to put in our front yard. Then, by our steps, we made a scarecrow and put straw, corn husks and pumkins around him. I even had a witch flying above our door on a broom stick. All this work lasted one day. The wind got so bad that every time we tried to fix the decorations, and keep in mind, most of them were suck in the ground or tied to the ground and still blowed over, they were down again within a few hours. So, because the wind is beginning to be just as bad as it was last year and all of our decorations were ruined last year, we will skip it this year and just put out some pumpkins.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
4 Oct 09
That's ashame. That sounds like it would have been pretty cool looking. Pumpkins are just as nice though.
• United States
30 Sep 09
Nope no decorations up. I'm afriad my kids have issues with leaving stuff alone. I've even tried window clings and they just peel them off, bend them ect and then they are just junk! **frustraiting** so if they can't behave with those I'm not putting anything up. And there are not very many kids on the block & our fav neighbor doesn't believe in Halloween soooo...
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
4 Oct 09
My kids seem to do the same thing. They feel the need to touch everything.
@Humbug25 (12551)
30 Sep 09
Hi there Shar19 Well Halloween isn't so big here the UK as it is in the US so no one has their Halloween decorations up or if they have I haven't noticed haha. There are lots of Halloween costumes and stuff in the shops though. I picked up these really cute little torches (flash lights) that were only 50p (80c) there were ghosts, skeletons and witches, they are very small and I am going to keep them by for the kids Christmas stockings shhhh
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
4 Oct 09
I think our stores have had the costumes out for a couple of months now. It's crazy. We haves some flashlights like that too. The kids love them.
• United States
30 Sep 09
oh dear lord no!!!! thank goodness... we go very mild with decorations, but then my son is in school now and I definitely will put up what he brings home that he has done. My neighbors across the street will have theres up this weekend since it is the first weekend of Oct... and my neighbor next to me will have hers up with in the next wk or two... my concern is the scary houses that will freak out my son as he is 6....he has liked them in the past but everything changes from year to year!! good luck getting yours up soon!! the neighbor hoods are about to get ghoulish!! Happy mylotting.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
4 Oct 09
I don't like to put too much up either. Yeah, my kids get a little freaked out too with some houses.
• United States
30 Sep 09
ours are pretty much up year round. my family's a bit ghoulish LOL i do like the skull candle holders my brother bought though. the eyes light up from the candles:)
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
4 Oct 09
Sounds nice and spooky.
• United States
23 Oct 09
no I don't put any up. I did when we first bought our house but we have no trick or treaters & the stuff we had didn't situate very well outside.
• United States
15 Oct 09
We do now, we're in an apartment so we've got stuff on the walls and some stuff on the glass patio door.
@yparson (582)
• United States
2 Oct 09
I don't do alot of decorating for Halloween but I do enjoy putting out candy dishes and a centerpiece for the table. I also provide treat on Halloween for the kids.
@happy6162 (3011)
• United States
1 Oct 09
No, I do not have my Halloween decorations up yet. I only have a few that I put in the window and usually put them up just a couple of days before Halloween. I have not seen to many house decorated here yet.
@artistry (4154)
• United States
1 Oct 09
...Hi Shar19, My residence does not lend itself to decorations, as I live in an apartment. But I do notice that some people keep their Christmas lights up year round, so I guess they won't be putting up Halloween decorations, too confusing :o). When I worked in a small real estate office, I would decorate the front window with orange and black streamers, pumpkins, plastic ones which held candy, not real ones, and skeletons. It was fun and the people in the office liked it, the children would stop in when trick or treating, to take some of the candy. I think it is such fun for the kids, as long as there are adults supervising what they receive and eat, it's a bizarre world. Take care.
@fan_philo (231)
• India
1 Oct 09
At present i dont have any halloween decorations at all.
• Philippines
1 Oct 09
Sadly, Halloween is not that much of a big deal at homes here in the Philippines. However you will find lots of Halloween decorations in public places like shopping malls or parks. There are also some places that hold trick or treats which is always fun to look forward to. Generally though, Filipinos prepare more for the All Soul's Day rather than celebrating Halloween.
@AmbiePam (50688)
• United States
1 Oct 09
I don't have very many Halloween decorations, but I'm about to put them out. I really like the holidays, and a big reason is the fun I have decorating. I don't have any kids, but my dog gets a kick out of the skeleton mask that cackles when someone walks by. That's probably the most "Halloween" decoration I have.