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New Halloween Decorations for Halloween 2008

Posted by Wendy Moyle on August 18, 2008

Have the trendiest Halloween decorations on the block with these new Halloween decorations for 2008!

The Webcaster Gun is fantastic for casting a spooky web over all your Halloween décor. The gun is easy to use and creates professional results. Plus, it’s available in a variety of colors.

Welcome guests to your home or party with custom yard signs. New designs for this Halloween include a Mummy yard sign, Cemetery Lawn Signs, and a Haunted Halloween Yard Sign. We’ll print your own personalized wording on the durable corex yard signs. They stick in your yard with metal H-stakes. A 50” Directional Post is a fun decoration for sprucing up your yard or block. The sign is labeled with locations including Haunted House, Halloween Party and Spooky Graveyard.

A Silver Skull Fence is 36” tall and comes in two pieces perfect for decorating your walkway or creating a spooky gravesite. Add some (plastic) Severed Fingers along the side of the path or put them all together for a hand emerging from the ground. Spooky!

There are also plenty of decorations for accenting your walls and windows this Halloween. The Bloody For Sale Sign Assortment includes three cardboard signs that bring back the gore of a slasher film.  Use an Enter at Your Own Risk Tattered Cloth to create an eerie door decoration or accent a spooky banister. The 13” x 72” tattered banner features the scary message in blood red writing.  Pair it with a Shredded Fabric Curtain for a matching effect.  The Bloody Weapon Garland is 7 ½’ of frightful weapons. Hang it around the edges of your room for a gruesome decoration. For the outside of your house, Boarded Halloween Window Covers are a fantastic option. The window cover is made of PVC, gauze and rope and warns guests as they arrive at your haunted house.

A Pumpkin Wall Graphic is a nice decoration for a lighter mood. The reusable graphic will brighten up your walls plus it’s easy to position and hang.

We also have kits for decorating the outside of your house. For a traditional Halloween look, try the Halloween Outdoor Decorating Kit. It includes a 20’ l Fringed Banner, 30’ Bunting, a 5’ 5” Door Decoration, two 5’ 5” Window Decorations, and eight 12” Ghosts.

For a doorway that will really frighten trick-or-treaters, try the Spooky Halloween Door Cover & 3D Wall Torch. The torches look real and the plastic door cover further sets the scene.

Another option is the Stone Castle Door Surround which adds a giant gargoyle over the top of your door. The door surround can be adjusted to fit many sized doors.

Add some fright to the night with a Halloween Street Light and a Scary Tree. The plastic lamp is 6’ tall and features a candle bulb. The scary tree is made out of cardboard and spooky gossamer material. It stands 10’ high for an impressive decoration.
Scene setters and room rolls are a great way to create an awesome setting for your entire party.  The Chop Shop Decorating Kit creates the frightening scene of a murderous butcher shop. Accent the scene with the Chop Shop Vac Form Sign at the entrance.

Another option is the Instant Dungeon Scene Setter. The scene setter and its variety of accents is perfect for transforming your Halloween party space for scary appeal. Accent the theme with a Rusty Ball & Chain Spike Collar  and a Stock & Chain, which guests can take turns using to really get in the Halloween party mood.

Finally, add some big scares to your décor  with scary ghosts and goblins. The Hanging Hell Spawn Demon is a really frightful accent to your entrance. Hang a Large Latex Demon Bat in a dark corner to startle guests. Big Mouth Skulls have LED eyes that light up with a motion sensor and make chilling focal points for your décor.

Check out all our Halloween decorations and tell us your ideas!

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Think Ahead for Halloween 2008

Posted by Wendy Moyle on January 11, 2008

Halloween-Trophy-AwardIt’s spooky how fast Halloween will be here again and planning your Halloween decorations is so fun you can never start too early. Make the most of Halloween 2008 by stocking up on the best of Halloween 2007.

Spooky scenes are always a hit on Halloween, you can create a creepy cemetery indoors or out with Personalized Traditional Tombstones, a Fabric Coffin, Bride and Groom Skeletons and a Hearse Standee. The tombstones and Hearse Standee can be customized with your own wording or name. Add an scare to the setting by including a Creep Show CD full of eerie sounds and music.

No matter what decorating scheme you’re planning for a Fog Machine and Fog Fluid make excellent special effects. Plus, fake Cobwebs are easy to decorate with, inexpensive and have a huge impact.

Welcome guests to your Halloween party or wish the neighborhood a “Happy Halloween” with a personalized vinyl banner printed with your own wording. Each banner is printed on heavy-duty, weather-resistant vinyl with sturdy metal grommets for hanging them indoors or out.

Activities are often the best part of a kid’s Halloween party. Kids will love the challenge of a Monster Lab Beanbag Toss or taking pictures with a Mummy Photo-Op Standee. For smaller kids or for fun after the party’s over, hand out Halloween Activity Sets which include an activity book, crayons and a stamper.

For party apparel and treats, Halloween funtoos, Halloween Head Boppers in bat, black cat, witch or jack-o-lantern styles, Pumpkin Baking Cups and a Cupcake Tree are favorites. Present guest with the party apparel items at the door then guide them to the treat table. There’s tons more party apparel and decorations for Halloween, check out our other tips!

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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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