Saturday, October 15, 2011

Halloween Spirit is Alive and Thriving in Sioux Falls!

Just the other afternoon while on my way to pick my granddaughter up from school I saw this ship and had to stop and check it out.
Turns out it is part of the home owners Halloween decorations. As I approached more decorations caught my eye.
There were two gentleman working on installing even more decorations in the front yard. The owner of the home (whom I will call Mr. Halloween) offered to take me on a tour, saying they weren't done with the front yard but had finished the indoors. How could I pass up such an interesting tour.
 We headed for the front porch . . .
Through the front door, where I was met by the butler . . .
Mr. Halloween invited me in to get a better look at the other entryway occupants . . .
After a short preview of the antics of the entryway occupants, Mr. Halloween explained to me that they decorate the entire house and open it for trick-or-treating. 
Next we entered the livingroom . . .
 It was so hard to decide 'Witch' way to look. It was a Halloween extravaganza!
Even the bedrooms and basement were all decked out for a fun and spooky time . . .

Going from one room to the next I was met by so many different creatures and spooky characters  offering treats and surprises . . .
No room was left untouched, not even the bathroom . . .
From front to back and top to bottom Mr. Halloween led me through a wonderland of Halloween spirit  and then out to the back porch. . .

Just when I thought for sure the tour must be over he led me around to the garage to meet his wife. I do believe my eyes popped out and my mouth dropped open. I was being shown the heart and soul of their operation, the work bench where many of their creatures come to be . . .
Mrs. Halloween was putting the finishing touches on a pirate skeleton and told me about how opening their home for trick-or-treating has become a major tradition for their family.  Mrs. Halloween pointed out various objects in the garage and told me where they were to be placed this year. Some items she said would not be used, but they still had the front and side yards to finish. I thanked them for the tour and promised to stop by again to see it when all of the decorations were in place, hopefully this coming week.

2 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

we have one family in our area that does their yard in a Halloween extravaganza - complete with motor operated giant gargoyle. but i doubt they open their home like this couple does! wow!

homeschoolceo said...

My kids would love that! They've been trying to convince me to do that to our house ;)