Monday, June 20, 2022

Halloween Reveal

Hello friends!
 Six weeks from now I will be getting
our gift shop ready for the Halloween season.

I am so excited this year!
Started planning my theme out 
hard and heavy after Christmas last year.

When I was a teen my parents took
us to Disneyworld.
Gramma B went with us too!
My fondest memory of the park
was the haunted mansion.
I loved it!
Plus at the end of the ride,
we had a hitchhiker.
A ghost appeared in between
 my gramma and I in the car. 
We both were laughing so hard.
It was so much fun!

Now I could NEVER re-create
Disney's haunted mansion,
but what I do plan on doing is creating
my version of a haunted hotel.

Meet Spooks.
One of the ghostly temporary resident
of my upcoming haunted hotel.

Bob already made the concierge
 counter from wood.
An animated butler will be behind it.
My haunted hotel room will be full
 of ghosts and skeletons.

I will also have a Dead End Buffet.

I plan on creating a sign that reads~
All you can eat today.
Rest in peace by morning.
Prepared by Chef Cy-O-Nide

Since everything in my haunted hotel
 is dead, I just had to make these dead flowers.
Created from black suiting material
and wooly worms for leaves.
I found these tan wired stems at the local craft store.
That's where the idea came for these flowers.

For my buffet I have created lots
and lots of cookies.
Here is one I call "Bones".

Every haunted hotel has to have some cobwebs,
don't you think.
Now this one has yet to be blocked and starched,
so its a bit wonky.

But once finished,
will be a perfect candle mat for Halloween.

The colors this year will be purple and red.
I cannot WAIT to get the room decorated.
The countdown begins for me.
It will take me a week, so am taking vacation days.

The front of the store will have harvest and witches,
so a little bit for everyone.

Haunted Hotel Blessings To All!


  1. Wow, time flys faster in the business/crafty world. Am looking forward to the photos once it is ready.

  2. Goodness, you had me at the ghost appearance between you and your grandma. I don't dabble in the spirit world unless they are the good spirits... Your Halloween preparations sounds like a lot of work. Halloween will be here before you can say "Boo"
    Hugs, Julia.

  3. Can't wait to see it. Your Halloween decor is usually so much fun. My favorites involve skeletons lol

  4. Janice, what fun!! I wish I lived close by to visit. You will have to send lots of pics. Summer begins tomorrow and I am already thinking about fall too..Happy Monday..xxoJudy

  5. I would never be able to plan so far ahead. Kuddos to you ;-)

  6. I loved everything about this post and every one of your spooktacular creations. (Could it be because it's Halloween???) But I think my favorites are the black flowers.... ~Robin~

  7. Spooky! My fav time of year is Fall and I love to see the kiddos dressed up! You’re so creative

  8. Very nice and creative!
    I love the Dead End Buffet. lol

  9. Wow! I love the items and you know I love Halloween! Your items will sell ASAP and even though today is the first day of summer and I don't like to wish my life to go quicker, I will always be ready for Fall and I must say.."Halloween is DEAD AHEAD"!!

  10. Hmm, now I'm thinking of Fall, it's my favorite time of year. Your theme sounds so fun! You and Bob will have a ball decorating and creating things for it. Jan in MA


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