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Halloween Decorations for Small Spaces

Posted by Wendy Moyle on October 29, 2007

Plastic Window ScenesIf you have a dorm room, classroom or other small space to decorate, ShindigZ has tons of great tips for you to get creative with.

Start your decorating off with creating a spooky door. There are vinyl door banners you can personalize with your own custom wording. They’re great for a festive welcome and can be used year after year. String a strand of ghost lights or a spooky light set around the door frame for a bright accent.

Garland is a great way to liven up small spaces. Use string ‘em bats or ghost tissue garland across your ceiling, shelves, or other surfaces. As an alternative to traditional garland use a plastic chain link for a great dungeon look. Mini 3-D bats make really cool decorations scattered around your ceiling.

Add a lighted accent with Halloween paper lanterns or mini lighted pumpkins.

You can transform an entire room with our room setters and scene setters. They easily attach to walls with double sided tape and can be reused. The Tomb Stone Terror Scene is great for creating a creepy graveyard setting use the Grave Yard Raiders Scene with it for an extra-scary look. Decorate like your favorite slasher movies with our Friday the 13th Room Roll and wall decorations. These will be especially popular in a college dorm! For a less-frightening look, appropriate for a school classroom, try a Halloween Decorating Kit. It includes tons of cutouts, garland and tissue ornaments perfect for setting a festive fall scene.

Finally, decorate your windows with tons of Halloween static cling mirror decals. They work on windows, mirrors, or other hard surfaces. You can cover entire windows with plastic window scenes. They’re perfect for adding a finishing touch that decorates your small space (even your car!) from both inside and out!

Don’t forget Adrian the Ghost to welcome your guests!


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How To Boo Your Neighbor

Posted by Wendy Moyle on October 16, 2007

Just because the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler, doesn’t mean you have to remain inside couped up away from friends and neighbors.  Get outside and enjoy the moonlight with this fun and friendly Halloween activity that stays clear of the tricks and makes the treats oh so sweet!

As Halloween approaches, maybe the week or so before the 31st, make up 3 or 4 goodie Bags with fun Halloween favors inside.   Use a fun mix of candy, toys, and wearables so that the whole family will have something to enjoy.  Here are some ideas to help fill your bags full:

  • Multicolored Pumpkin Light
  • Alien Test Tube Slime
  • Boo Straws
  • Spider Yo-Yo Ball
  • Glow Items
  • Head Boppers
  • Flashing Halloween Rings

Make a small sign to put on your neighbor’s door that says, “We’ve Been Boo’d”.  Maybe have your kids draw a picture of a ghost on the sign for added fun and color.

Next, print off the following poem and stick a copy in each goodie bag to explain the surprise and to make sure the fun gets spreads to all!

Since this is the time for goblins and bats,
For Halloween spirits, for ghosts and cats,
For weird happenings and witches’ brew,
These are the things that I wish for you…May the only spirit you chance to meet
Be the spirit of love and friends warm and sweet.
May the only goblin that comes your way
Be this Neighborhood Phantom you must give away.”Tis much better to give than to receive” goes the old verse
And something this easy won’t empty your purse.
It’s your turn to pass along a treat and a BOO
Because now the Neighorhood Phantom is little old YOU!So by this time tomorrow, pick three friends sweet,
And give to them each a Halloween treat.
You have only one day – so you’ll need to hurry –
Leave a treat on the doorstep, ring the bell and then scurry!

Signed,      The Phantom

So fill up your goodie bag, fill a few Balloons with Helium, and tie them to the handles for a boo-rific surprise!  After dark, maybe right before bedtime, dress your kids in all black and sneak out for some crazy, quiet, sneaky fun!  Here’s how it works:  Creep up to your friend’s door and attach the ghost sign to the front door, leave the goodie bag with the poem at the step, ring the doorbell and RUN LIKE CRAZY!  Do this to 3 or 4 neighbors in one evening.  The idea is for everyone in the neighborhood to get “boo’d” and besides, it’s always a festive mystery to find out who did the “booing” and where it started.

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Halloween Costumes Get Political

Posted by Wendy Moyle on October 11, 2007

As people are purchasing costumes for Halloween 2007, ShindigZ asked visitors to their website which 2008 Presidential candidate would make the scariest costume. The site receives over 25,000 visitors each day and thousands of people responded to the question in a poll posted on the home page of the website over the past four weeks.

Hillary Clinton (53.2%) was voted the scariest costume, leading Al Gore (10.3%) by over 40 percentage points. Next was Rudy Guiliani with 9.4% of customers voting him the scariest. Rounding out the ballot were Barack Obama (7.2%), Fred Thompson (6.7%), John Edwards (6.1%), and John McCain (4%). Mitt Romney was voted the least scary Halloween costume of the major presidential candidates with just 3.1%.

Overall, the Democrats (76.8%) were found scarier than the Republicans (23.2%). With Hillary Clinton’s scary majority removed, however, the two parties are about equal with the Democrats taking 23.6% of votes and the Republicans 23.2%.

In a related poll, ShindigZ asked customers what George Bush should dress up as for Halloween. In the poll, 41.2% of customers thought President Bush should dress up in a Sharpay Costume, the antagonist of Disney’s High School Musical. 25.4% thought he should dress as the “scariest” candidate, in a Hillary Clinton mask. 14% voted for Spiderman while 11.9% thought the president should embrace his roots and dress as Walker, Texas Ranger. Another 5.2% voted for the president to dress up as his father, George H.W. Bush and finally 2.2% thought he should dress as Donald Rumsfeld.

President Bush, and all Americans, can find some of those costumes and many others at online.

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Personalize Halloween Decor with Custom Vinyl Banners

Posted by Wendy Moyle on October 9, 2007

Personalized Family Halloween BannerPersonalized banners are a great way to add an extra special touch to your Halloween decorations. Hang banners at the entrance of your party, outside your door for a Halloween greeting, or even on the door!  Our banners are printed on heavy-duty, weather-resistant vinyl with or without sturdy metal grommets for hanging. You can use them year after year! Plus, they’re available in seven different sizes for your convenience.

The Personalized Halloween Family Banner is perfect for optimum customization. You can add each member of your family and their name for a great decoration for the whole crew—even your pets!

A Halloween Door Banner is perfect for dressing up your front door for Trick-or-Treaters or welcome students to a classroom party. Personalize it with your own wording! For a scary decoration, try an Enter at Your Own Risk Door Banner.

For a festive look that will last all Fall, try a Pumpkin Personalized Banner. The bright jack-o-lanterns with your custom wording is great for a festive look that isn’t specific to October 31st.

Get ready for a spooky party with a Skull Icon or Personalized Tombstone Banner. You can personalize the wording on these creepy banners with your own welcome or scary message. Guests will love it!

Create a backdrop for your whole event with a Halloween mural. A Haunted House Mural is printed on sturdy mural paper in two sections. Measuring 10 feet high by 15 feet wide it’s perfect for transforming your entire party space.

Check out more murals and personalized banners!

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