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!
Hi Julie! You and Vic did one hell of a job “enticing” these 3 fellas to come back to your place!
Ginger ale and marshmallows, genius Red, but use caution, these “types” have been known to let things go right through them!
Anway, It looks like they are having a great time kicking back and telling stories about their cats, girlfriends and new cannoli fillings.
Omg, this post was worth writing just to hear read your funny comment. You are good goul!!!!! 😅
Cant believe you did all this plus packing for NY trip, love to all, Dad in NY. PS GREAT JOB.
You are one talented lady! Wish I lived near you! Fun stuff! Keep doing it!
Love, Love the Bonfire! Thank you!
Hilarious and heartwarming! Thank you for the effort!
Not meant to be funny, but is: 3 skeletons in a row in the shopping cart. They look like prisoners. :<)
They pretty much are my decorating prisoners for sure! Ha ha! Poor guys have no idea what they have gotten themselves into!!
Never under one roof so much talent ever gathered. love to all, Dad in NY/
Can I meet Sal? My kind of man. Your decorations are (as always) great! Thank you.
I do not live on the road but if I did I would love to do this. A hoot!
Your guys are so great.
Love this! You are a truly talented lady! Funny too!!!!
Redhead can decorate – no doubt about it! Love your skeleton display! I’m sure kids and adults, alike, will laugh and toot when they pass your house! You and hubs are great!
Thank you, Barbara!
So. I want to be a girlfriend. I read the Red Head. Think he will like me?
Very cute. I do love the skeletons. I have seen so many on Pinterest I gave them their own board.
You like Vinny, girl?
Too Spooky Cute!
I love this!!! You really outdone yourself this time. Such a very creative idea!!!!
So funny! What a scream. My Larry bought 2 of these gents. One is outside and the other one is sitting on my sofa. I had to read your blog to learn that their eyes glow in the dark. Larry loves Halloween. Love your tableau.
Spooky!! Wish I could put on a display like this, but living in a gated community with a Strata and rules, it’s impossible. Maybe I will have a halloween party sometime indoors and get some skeletons. I will definitley do a “bonfire” in my back yard. You are the top of the heap again!
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For some reason, I am not getting your post. Julie, your outdoor Halloween decoration looked amazing. Not that this is a shocker or anything like that, because you always ‘Knock it out the ballpark’ with your fabulous ideas. sorry I missed it.
Ivory I will check to make sure you are subscribed!
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