When do you start decorating ?

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When do you start decorating ?

Post by kirala05 » Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:08 am

So when does "deck the halls with skulls and ghosties?" I usually start around the last week of September for the inside and a few days later for the outside.
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Re: When do you start decorating ?

Post by OctoberChill » Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:30 am

I usually start in early August with the heavy decorating. But I have some Halloween stuff up year round.

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Post by witchy » Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:21 pm

Hello, I start around August for the inside of the house & Sept for the outside, it takes me forever to get it all out, but I truly love doing it. Happy Hauntings!! Witchy
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Post by OctoberChill » Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:45 pm

Well it's the end of July and I've got most of my stuff up already. I guess being on these forums motivated me more this year. So I beat my previous record of early August :)

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Post by cwolfe83 » Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:41 pm

I'm planning to put mine up early/mid September. I only do the inside because we live out in nowheresville so nobody gets to see the outside anyway. I plan on doing every room of the house this year. Last year I only did the living room and kitchen.

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Post by Andybev01 » Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:23 pm

I have had 2 paper mache candy containers and a small Autumn floral urn out since early June but don't want to get too into it or it would ruin my Fall.

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Post by Alan Wake » Sat Aug 02, 2008 8:47 pm

I usually get around to decorating around the 15th of September. Sometimes a bit later than that. You get kind of motivated when your local drug store puts up their Halloween decorations for sale in the middle of August. :P
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Post by OctoberChill » Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:44 am

117 wrote:I usually get around to decorating around the 15th of September. Sometimes a bit later than that. You get kind of motivated when your local drug store puts up their Halloween decorations for sale in the middle of August. :P
That's what gets me. As soon as I see the Halloween merch out I want to start decorating, and since two stores I know of put out stuff in July that's when I start. It's an uncontrollable obsession :?

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Post by Rising Dead Man » Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:25 pm

Just reading this post made me think about decorating right now. I think I will put one or two things up (OUTSIDE!) . My parents might think I'm out of my head though. I know you guys decorate inside this early. But even you might think I'm crazy.
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Post by Alan Wake » Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:43 pm

Rising Dead Man wrote:Just reading this post made me think about decorating right now. I think I will put one or two things up (OUTSIDE!) . My parents might think out out of my head though. I know you guys decorate inside this early. But even you might think I'm crazy.
You're not crazy, someone in my neighborhood left some of their decorations up all year. :?
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Post by DB2323 » Sun Aug 10, 2008 9:47 pm

I think that, at least for the outdoors, one should not begin decorating at least until September 21st, the fall equinox, or risk upsetting the neighbors. I myself don't like to put up decorations until October 1st and add throughout the month. I think it is more fun to build decorations on a daily basis, constantly giving my neighbors and myself a new surprise every day. I've noticed that some of the children in my neighborhood will make it a point to stop in front of my house everyday to try and discover what grisly item I have added most recently.
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Post by Rising Dead Man » Sun Aug 10, 2008 9:58 pm

Rising Dead Man wrote:Just reading this post made me think about decorating right now. I think I will put one or two things up (OUTSIDE!) . My parents might think I'm out of my head though. I know you guys decorate inside this early. But even you might think I'm crazy.
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Post by yandere » Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:40 pm

sometime in september for us
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Re: When do you start decorating ?

Post by JerseyGhoul » Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:25 am

I wait until after Labor Day to start decorating inside - DH shakes his head when he sees the Halloween stuff coming in from the garage. October 1st is when I start working on the outside.

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Re: When do you start decorating ?

Post by Andybev01 » Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:37 pm

The Rite-Aid drug store near home had te Fall aisle loaded this weekend, and everything was 1/2 price!!!

Needless to say I walked out with 4 bags of goodies, but only put out a couple of things. Don't wanna burn out...
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