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Halloween a Real Treat at Moyle House

Posted by Wendy Moyle on November 5, 2009

As could be expected, Halloween is a big event in the Moyle household. And with the spooky day falling on a Saturday this year, we knew it was going to be something special.

We always start by renting out one of the local trolleys and we invite over 30 families to be a part of the Halloween extravaganza. As you can see from the pictures, everyone dresses up—some of my favorites this year—the Kolars as spaghetti and meatballs, Sue Hoagburg as octo-mom (note the eight plastic babies strapped to her body) and Sharon Disher as a biker girl—showed just how creative our group is.

Wendy and I decided to go as our unfinished house and we scrounged building materials, paint rags, blueprints, and various construction junk to decorate our bodies. Frankly, the building process is so scary, I am not sure a costume can adequately convey the overwhelming fear of the whole nightmare. But I digress.

We also had an amazing turnout from the teenagers. At first, we thought our teens would not participate and that they were too cool to still be a part of our now ninth year of trolley treating. Fortunately, we had over 20 teens be a part of the event. Leaving our home and somehow stuffing all of us into the trolley was a minor miracle. We all use our glow necklaces and everyone is required to wear one on the trolley—

  • a. for safety to be seen at night and
  • b. so we know where the kids in our group are as they assault houses in the neighborhood.
Happy Halloween Candy Bar from the Moyles

Happy Halloween Candy Bar from the Moyles

This year, we not only handed out the traditional candy, but we gave out our new custom candy bars complete with Halloween wishes from the Moyles. Needless to say, they were all gone by the time we returned. It is always so fun to see the younger kids all dressed up in the shindigz costumes they picked out way back in august when we first publish our offerings for the year. They are so excited about this fun and candy riddled holiday.

After trolleying about for over two hours, it’s back home for a pot luck dinner of epic proportions while the kids sort candy, play sting pong, guitar hero and basketball in the driveway. Everyone gets to enjoy our “haunted bathroom” complete with spiderwebs, skeletons and the dreaded glow in the dark toilet seat. It was all pretty funny till someone slipped off in the dark.  🙂

Spider Candy Bar from the Moyles

Spider Candy Bar from the Moyles

We had our giant hanging creature over 12 feet high in the hallway and lots of Halloween décor all about the house including the custom tombstones I did for the kids. I am not sure any of them found my copywriting punny or entertaining, but I enjoyed it at least. The party went well past midnight as we enjoyed the company of great friends and their kids. We look forward to next year already.

Happy haunting!!!!

Shep

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Create a Haunted Garage with Halloween Decorations

Posted by Wendy Moyle on October 2, 2009

Haunted-House-StandeeIf you’re having a Halloween party or just really looking to give the trick-or-treaters a thrill, creating a haunted garage is a great way to add some extra fright and fun to your Halloween! We have an awesome Haunted Garage Kit that includes tons of great ways to transform your garage into a haunted setting.

The Haunted Garage Kit includes Cobblestone Flat Paper (50′ roll), Black Poly Vinyl (100′ roll), Black Gossamer (50′ roll), Black and Blue Tissue Grass (1 dozen each), Skull tombstones (set of 3), Bloody Bandage (3′ roll), Moon and Bat Cutouts (pkg of 4), Bloody Weapon Garland (7 1/2′ long), Gruesome Ground Breakers (Set of 2) and Cobwebs (set of 6).

Use the cobblestone flat paper to cover the floors, creating a dungeon look. Cover the walls with black poly vinyl and black gossamer to hide bikes, lawn mowers, and the like and to enhance the feeling that your garage is a haunted house or dungeon. Use the black and blue tissue grass to add some texture to floors or tables. The Skull Tombstones make great scene setters and photo settings for a focal point to your haunted garage. Add some Gruesome Ground Breakers to them for a scarier look. Create a border around the room with the Bloody Bandage roll. Suspend the Moon and Bat Cutouts from the ceiling with fishing line or attach them to the walls. Finish the scene off with the Bloody Weapon Garland and cobwebs strewn throughout.

Create an even spookier atmosphere by adding a fog machine to your haunted garage decorations.

Add some haunted house décor to the outside of your house too with our Haunted House Standee (shown above). It stands 10’ tall and 9’8” wide and has a spooky haunted house image, making it a fantastic entrance piece or photo setting for your haunted house party or Halloween decorations.

Finish your decorating off with aPersonalized House of Horror Banner. The banner coordinates with our Haunted House Standee and features your custom wording. Each of our banners is printed on heavy-duty, weather-resistant vinyl with sturdy metal grommets for hanging. Plus, you can choose from a variety of sizes to best fit your decorating needs.

Check out all of our Halloween Party Supplies for tons more ideas and great Halloween decorations!

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Awesome Teen Halloween Costumes for 2009

Posted by Wendy Moyle on September 28, 2009

Mail-Zombie-CostumeDressing up for Halloween parties is a lot of fun for teens and older kids and ShindigZ has a great selection of Halloween costumes for teen girls and guys to dress up this Halloween whether they’re aiming for a cool or creepy look.

Guys will love our Mail Zombie Costume. Each Mail Zombie Costume includes a mail carrier’s uniform, a zombie mask, a hat, and a mailbag. The creepy costume is sure to scare on Halloween!

Another great zombie costume is the Rot N’ Rocker Punk Creep Costume. This cool zombie costume will make teen guys look like an undead rock star and includes a long sleeve printed shirt with a faux vest and half cap mask.

For a funny, personalized costume, try our Cell Phone Sandwich Board Costume. You can choose your own text message to be printed right on the sandwich board. It’s a fun, easy to wear costume available in gray or pink.

For teen girls, our Born Bad Costume is a trendy devil costume sure to be a hit at the costume party. The Born Bad Costume includes a cute tank minidress, a headpiece and a tail. Pair it with a plastic pitchfork for optimal effect!

Our Strangeling Skulls and Stars Costume is another cool option for teen girls. The dress includes a dress with attached crinoline skirt, wings, leggings, belt, and choker with charm to help you look like an edgy fairy. It’s a unique look perfect for Halloween!

We have tons of other options, so check out all of our Teen Halloween Costumes and Halloween Party Supplies for more ideas!

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Top Adult and Teen Halloween Costumes for 2009

Posted by Wendy Moyle on September 23, 2009

Kandy-Corn-Witch-CostumeDressing up for Halloween isn’t just for kids. Teens and adults can enjoy costume parties, office Halloween parties, or even trick-or-treating with the young crowd with these fun Halloween costumes!

Halloween Costumes for Women:

We have a variety of costumes for women ranging from glamorous to funny to sexy. Whether you’re dressing up for a adult Halloween party or are taking the kids trick-or-treating, we have just the costume for you.

Our Kandy Corn Witch is a fun alternative to the classic witch costume, featuring an orange, black, and yellow minidress, hat, and stockings for a festive outfit. Pair it with one of our witch’s brooms to finish off the look!

For a costume that will really make you stand out from the crowd, try our Spin and Win Roulette Costume. The costume includes a dress with a corset back, a hat, and bloomers. The skirt of the dress has a cool roulette wheel look to it that will make you look sensational this Halloween!

If you’re into movies, try our Treasure Hunter Costume. This sexy costume looks like Indiana Jones and features a stretch bengaline dress, faux leather boned waist corset, hat, bag and whip.

Junk-in-the-Trunk-CostumeHalloween Costumes for Men:

We also have several different styles of men’s costumes! For the guy with a silly sense of humor, try our Junk in the Trunk Costume which includes a black and white print dress and a trunk belt which you can fill with junk food. It’s bound to be the most outrageous costume at any party!

For an adult party, try our Hugh’s Robe Costume which includes a red velvet jacket with front pockets, a red belted tie at the waist, black satin collar and cuffs, a black satin embroidered Playboy logo on the back, and a pipe accessory.

Our body bag costume is great for an eerie look. It includes a cotton body bag which you can zip up to your chin. Paint your face a whitish gray for a really spooky effect!

Check out all of our Halloween Costumes and Halloween Party Supplies for more ideas on how to have a fun Halloween this year!

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