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I’m in the mood for a little fun, care to join me 🤭? I honestly feel like a kid at times when I’m decorating for holidays, and Halloween is no exception. After all, that’s when decorating usually begins, when we are young, right? In fact, our son is also a huge Halloween fan, so I asked him to help me set up this fun “Halloween Bonfire Skeleton Display” in front of our house. To be honest, our neighborhood is a little on the gloomy side, so I’m hoping this will give our neighbors a little laugh. We all need one, ya know?!
Introducing my new bachelor friends Sal, Vinny, and Mike (his friends call him Mikey)…
We have this huge forest “pit” in the front of our house where we had the majority of trees cleared out (read about that here: Michigan Tree Thinning), so you can actually see our house now. This area is rarely used, but I knew it would make the perfect backdrop for these friendly skeleton partying bachelors.
It only took me and Vic a few hours to pull this together using skeletons from Home Depot. First, I looked on line for life sizes skeletons, but they were quite pricey. Home Depot sells them in the fall for $29.99 each. I know that isn’t exactly affordable, but I figured I am making an investment in my new found pals, and these are quite large at 5 ft. tall.
MEET THE SKELETONS
That reminds me…these bachelors each have a story, and I think you’ll appreciate them much more once you know them a little better. I will explain more about the details on how we set this up, but first let’s meet the bachelors sitting on our front lawn.
Sal (short for Salvator)👆🏻is a retired police officer who also loves to wear camouflage. He still drives a motorcycle, and prefers older women. He’s quite charming, and the life of the party. He loves to travel, spend quiet evenings at home watching Hallmark movies, and he can make a mean burger. He’s searching for his soul mate.
Vinny (short for Vinny) 👆🏻is a retired baker who likes to dress up in cowboy outfits. His baking specialty was and still is Italian cannolis! He currently enjoys being single and living with his 5 rescue cats, but if you love cannolis like him, and you are a single lady, he may be interested in going out for a hotdog some time. He also prefers women who read and are subscribers to redheadcandecorate.com (what a guy!).
Lastly, Mikey! Only his friends call him Mikey, but he says if you’re a friend of the redhead, then you’re a friend of his. His passion is DIY decorating and he loves to mix colors while drinking ginger ale. He’s actually dating someone right now, but he prefers not to talk about it because she is Sal’s ex, and he doesn’t know yet. Uh oh…I think we better get back to the blog now 😆.
Phew! We got ourselves out of that one just in time! Here’s how to make your own “Halloween Bonfire Skeleton Display”…
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3- 5′ SKELETONS (THESE ARE FROM HOME DEPOT AND COME WITH LIGHT UP EYES), 3 OUTDOOR CHAIRS, OUTFITS-HAVE FUN WITH THAT PART (HATS, COAT, HANDKERCHIEF, PROPS (POP CAN, STICKS, MARSHMELLOWS), WIRE, WOOD LOGS, SOLAR FAIRY LIGHTS
HOW TO ASSEMBLE HALLOWEEN BONFIRE SKELETON DISPLAY:
DRESS YOUR SKELETONS WITH WHATEVER YOU DESIRE-HATS ARE EASIEST
SIT SKELETONS UP ON CHAIRS & ADJUST POSITIONS HOW YOU WISH THEM TO SIT AND WIRE ON SECURELY SO THEY WILL STAY PUT IN THE WIND
ADD PROPS LIKE POP CANS LAST AND BE SURE TO WIRE THEM DOWN
MAKE A “BONFIRE” BY FORMING A CIRCLE & ADDING WOOD & SOLAR LIGHTS SET ON BLINKING MODE
CHECK ON YOUR SKELETONS DAILY
Oh, by the way, Sal, Vinny, and Mikey wanted me to let you know that I was the one that forgot the marshmallows 🙄. They didn’t want you to think they were not on their Halloween game.
Stay tuned…our Halloween Christmas Tree is up next, and I am already decorating for Christmas. I have another fresh pine wreath giveaway coming up, too!Fall Posted by