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Give your neighbors the creeps this Halloween with spooky décor


Last updated 10/19/2017 at Noon

Often dressed as their favorite cartoon characters, super-heroes or even as cute witches and ghosts, the littlest trick or treaters are looking for fun and candy, not ghouls and goblins designed to give them nightmares.

When our children were little, we went with family-friendly Halloween décor in our yard and throughout our home. As they aged, they begged for a change in our Halloween routine. They wanted to be the spookiest house on the block, so we delivered. From fog machines and spooky music to a “haunted” graveyard and “haunted” maze we constructed in the garage and driveway, ours was the house that the teens in our neighborhood lined up for.

There was a lot of trial and error the first couple of years, but we eventually delivered the fright on Halloween night.

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