I have amassed what constitutes a considerable collection of items I refer to as “good pieces of Halloween”. This group of items has overrun bookcases, rooms,closet and garage space as well as garage space in friends garages. These items represent over thirty years of collecting and I will be showcasing some of my favorites here.
Hey! This blog is only hours old and I’m already adding new items to read. Haunters Lot is an ode to fellow Haunters everywhere (you know who you are), but especially to that little kid down the block furiously checking out Oriental Trading Company online store for this years themed decor, and driving his mom to distraction.
One of the more fun aspects of this time of the year is the appearance of pumpkin flavored everything on the market. Here, there and everywhere one can find examples of the orange winter squash in breakfast, lunch and dinner foods on grocery shelves and retail establishments. Numerous candies, snacks and beverages too. Oooh so little time. Here are some examples and favorites:
Disney’s dastardly villains are ready to unleash some Limited Time Magic at Disney Parks on September 13 — Friday the 13th..
Both Disneyland Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort will stay open until the 13th Hour (1 a.m.). To celebrate the momentous evening, notorious Disney villains like Maleficent, Capt. Hook, Hades will host a wicked dance party, plus lots more spooky fun.
The hub of the villains’ festivities will be staged “dead” center of Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Hades’ Hangout – the hottest club north of the Underworld.
The “Lord of the dead,” Hades, will host spine-tingling fun while his henchmen, dancers, interactive DJ and hot house band keep the nighttime activities on fire. Hades’ 13 devilish Disney brutes will be waiting in Villain Encounters surrounding Hades’ Hangout for greetings and autographs with guests.
To celebrate the imminent arrival of the midnight witching hour “Villainy in the Sky” will set the sky ablaze with spectacular fireworks, and keep the party going until the 13th hour.
It’s all happening for a limited time only from 8 p.m. – 1 a.m. on Friday, September 13, 2013 as part of Limited Time Magic at Disney Parks. Limited Time Magic features 52 weeks of magical experiences — big and small — ranging from park-wide events to special culinary treats to special moments of surprise and delight.
On this spooktacular evening, villains will take over Disneyland as well. Town Square is transformed for the party where guests may see villains like Captain Hook, the Queen of Hearts, Judge Frollo and Lady Tremaine. Cobwebs and vines, Halloween-themed projections, lighting effects and an eerie fog set the tone for the evening. Witches and warlocks will get the dance party started, spinning a mix of upbeat Halloween tunes and Disney-friendly Top 40 hits.
Later in the evening, the twisted celebration spills over to New Orleans Square Train Station with lurking Disney villains ready for the Unleash the Villains Dance Party featuring a lit-up dance floor and raised platforms, spooky décor and lighting effects. A mischievous station master DJ conducts this party — announcing the arrival of a different ghoulish Disney villain at the 13th minute after every hour. Villains will be on the prowl after dusk for photo ops and character greetings, plus a few special surprises.
For more information guests can visit www.limitedtimemagic.com.
Did I mention its my birthday?
Crate and Barrel has their Halloween merchandise up on their website. This is a skeleton corkscrew in a Dia de Los Muertos style. I think it’s a great little piece of Halloween for the bar. Can’t wait to pick this up!
Welcome to Into the Cauldron: A Halloween Miscellany of Malevolent Mirth. Forgive the florid title – my taste runs to the “err on the side of excess” sensibility. I also thought that birthing this on Friday the 13th, 2013 a fitting debut date. Not the least that it’s my birthday too! This is the first of 13 posts for this blogs debut. Welcome.
This blog will go live on Friday, September 13th upon the the thirteenth minute. Check back for the first thirteen posts and welcome!