August 29, 2013
Ghoulish figures and the stuff of folklore creep out from under the stairs this time of year as the air gets crisp and cool, and there is something of a rustic, earthy atmosphere as the landscape quiets in preparation for its sleep. It is said that the first Jack O’ Lanterns were not actually carved from pumpkins, but turnips!
You never know what will lurk in the shadows when you step outside your door on Halloween, but you can be prepared to blend into the night and have some fun with our ample selection of Halloween items. Create a macabre graveyard scene with our Haunted Forest Decorating Theme, which includes an Eerie Embrace Tree Branch Arch Kit, Ghostly Gate Kit, Mysterious Haunted House Silhouette Kit, Ghoulish Guardians of the Gate Kit, and the Creepy Cobblestone Pathway Halloween Moon Kit!
For the main event: trick-or-treating, pair the kids’ costume with the Pumpkin Bucket to keep the candy together. If you’re staying put for the evening and you want to welcome trick-or-treaters, you can set out some great props to set the tone. Our Large Cauldrons are perfect for storing candy by the door when you’re handing it out. Also, they set a great tone for lobbies when clients or residents enter the building, and they want to satisfy their sweet tooth. Check out our webbed netting with our Instant Spider Web to spread some eerie cheer, which comes with a spider included in each package.
In Shakespeare’s play Macbeth, there are plenty of creepy scenes worthy of a Halloween feeling, but there is one where the three witches that come out of the woodwork and chant their famous song:
“Double, double toil and trouble
Fire burn and cauldron bubble
Cool it with a baboon’s blood,
Then the charm is firm and good.”
It’s said that the witches know that Macbeth is coming, and they declare these chilling words: “Something wicked this way comes!” As the sunlight gets shorter each day, there will be one thing for certain: you have the power to create the mood of the Halloween season. Stop in for a spell and see how you can!