Get Excited: 100 Days to Halloween Giveaway!

It’s that day again!

One of many best moments of the year where we cross the threshold from a 3-digit countdown to a 2-digit countdown!

Get excited.

So, to mark the occasion, I’m spending the day watching a few Halloween favorites. Right now, I’m 40 minutes into Halloweentown and I’m already panicking over my lack of definitive plans for Halloween.

I’m very much considering seeing a psychic to give me the scoop as I’m terrible at decisions and this is the most important day of the year we’re talking about.

As we begin the official countdown, let’s discuss your favorite Halloween activities!

What are you most looking forward to as we get closer to the haunting holiday? What’s your favorite candy? What’re you dressing up as?? So many questions so little time!Β 

Share your answers in the comments below! I’ll randomly select one person to receive a Halloween themed mystery prize. Could be treats… could be tricks… πŸ™‚ Β Sadly this is this is open to U.S. residents only– I’m so sorry! But don’tΒ letΒ that deter you from sharing your excitement with us. πŸ™‚

Until next time!

-Sarah

 

 

Everyday is Halloween Here

I haven’t updated since Halloween I don’t think!

For that I’m sorry. πŸ˜”

But! On the upside! I’m here now! πŸ€— so I’m here, you’re here- it’s a party! πŸŽ‰πŸ•

The last few weeks have been kinda crazy but I’m here to tell you that I will definitely be bavk to all the blog by goodness starting now! β˜ΊοΈπŸ’œπŸŽƒ

And yes, Halloween and horror will still come first at Vespertine House!

So my Halloween was fun! Our trick r treaters loved the decor and creepy candy guillotine ☺️ we didn’t have nearly as many as we had planned for, so we had a ton of candy left haha! 

The party was a blast! My guests loved the nacho bar and treats! We also had a great time playing Trick R Treat bingo!πŸ€—πŸ’œ I gave out lots of tricks and treats which was fun. Everyone had a blast! 

Since Halloween ended I slipped into PHDD (post Halloween depression disorder) and was sad about November coming so quick! Since then I’ve been busy with lots of stuff including starting a new job. ☺️

As for me, things are good and I’m still doing SFX stuff! I’m just trying to come up with ideas right now. ☺️ my gashed finge has since healed up to a nasty pair of scars! πŸ€—πŸ’œ unfortunately, there’s a slight chance I’ve accumulated some nerve damage as the pain I was hoping would heal with the wound has remained and may remain for a good long while. Fortunately, it only really hurts when I bend it fully. Which is kinda hard not to do for lots of stuff lol. ☺️ but it’s not that bad and I’m fine! In other news, my knee has recovered 100%! πŸ™ƒπŸ’œπŸŽ‰

So, now we’re current on all things me! ☺️

Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time on Periscope because it’s just too much fun! I’ll be posting updates here about when I decide to go live with makeup tutorials and movie broadcasts too! So, if you have the app I hope you’ll join me! πŸ’œβ˜ΊοΈ because it’ll be fun to chat and do fun things together! β˜ΊοΈπŸ’œ 

Periscope: @Sarahseado or find me on Twitter at the same handle and look for my scope tweets! 

I also have a bunch of stuff to giveaway! Three Halloween party favor bags to be exact! πŸ€—πŸ’œπŸŽ‰ I’ll think up a cool contest to run this week. 

Til then! Tell me what have you been up to and how was your halloweeny?! Love you.πŸ’œπŸŽƒ

πŸ’œπŸŽƒπŸ’œ

-Sarah

Happy Halloween! I love you all!

Hey guys!

I know I’ve been absent and it’s because I’ve just been so busy and things have been kinda crazy! β˜ΊοΈπŸŽƒ

Today’s the day and I’m somewhat sad because tomorrow it’ll all be over.πŸ˜” so let’s take the time to appreciate the fun that is Halloween! Enjoy yourself, because that’s what Halloween is all about!

VIDEO: A Halloween message from meπŸ’œ

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-Sarah

Halloween Haunting 101: The Devil’s in the Details

I have been so busy this past week! I finally finished decorating our back porch for the party on the 30th! Huzzah! β˜ΊοΈπŸŽ‰
VIDEO: The Final Product!

I worked on it through the weekend but stopped everything when I dropped my iPad face first on the tile out there, completely shattering it. πŸ˜” I had to rush it over to Ubreakifix to have them replace the screen.

It was one of many bad luck things that have been happening lately. 😦

Fortunately! I feel better, iPad is safe here in my arms, and I’ve finished all the major tasks of this haunting season! πŸ˜€πŸŽ‰πŸ’œ

Today I went ahead and made up the party favor bags for the party and Halloween! β˜ΊοΈπŸ’œ it’s honestly my favorite part of all this because it’s usually the last major thing I do, and it’s somewhat leisurely for me. πŸ’œπŸŽƒπŸ’œ

  
I also filled the candy bags for our little trick or treaters who will be arriving soon enough! πŸ˜†πŸŽƒπŸ’œπŸ‘»

I started with a ton of candy…

  
And filled these adorable vintage looking bags my dad bought for $.50 at Goodwill earlier this month! I swiped a few for myselfβ˜ΊοΈπŸŽƒ

  
Eventually, I finished filling 37 of those and another 80 cute ziplock treat bags! πŸŽƒπŸŽ‰πŸ‘» it was a lot but it was fun! πŸ’œπŸ’œ we’re expecting lots of visitors this year as Halloween falls on a Saturday. So much excite for that. πŸŽƒπŸ’œ

My final order of business is buying food and setting up the scavenger hunt. I had discussed doing a really elaborate hunt, but I really don’t know if I’ll have the time to do too much. πŸ˜” I might still make it big but not nearly as elaborate to save myself the stress. 

I will definitely let you all know as those details develop. β˜ΊοΈπŸŽƒπŸ’œ

In other news, I may have some left over party favors and of course, I want to give them away! πŸ˜†

Send me your best Halloween photo! It can be of you in your costume or doing some Sweet Spooks of your own, your decorations, weather, etc. anything that defines Halloween for you. πŸ’œπŸŽƒπŸ’œ I’ll pick two winners to get one of my surprise party favor bags! Also, I’ll feature everyone’s photos in a special blog post here at Vespertine House! β˜ΊοΈπŸŽƒ This contest will end on November 2nd, giving you all enough time to pick your best photo as we bid farewell to the greatest month of the year. πŸ’œπŸŽƒπŸ’œ Email your entry along with a few words about your photo, your name, and blog link to Sarah at rocksmanagement dot com! 

So, tell me how are you enjoying October so far?! Done anything special like pumpkin picking or parties as of late? Tell me your plans. I love hearing from you guys! πŸ’œ

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-Sarah

Halloween Haunting 101: Outdoor Displays

We decorated the outside of our house this past weekend and man oh man was it brutal! 

Florida heat and sunshine is just unrelenting! πŸ˜“

I blistered my foot and scorched my skin so bad πŸ˜” I also had a touch of heat stroke halfway through the day. Such madness! 

In the end, after two days, we finished and I think the final product is well worth it all! ☺️

  
There were a few major issues, for one, Gemmy really needs to consider some sort of long term warranty for inflatables. Our large animated organ inflatable is losing air because the heat down here has worn down the fabric. πŸ˜” makes me sad because it’s beautiful and now it’s only inflating the organ and platforms, but our dancers are just falling limp after a short while. πŸ’”

On the upside, my Dad insisted on rigging it up to at least stand under our porch. β˜ΊοΈπŸ’œ

  
Overall, our biggest wow factor are the stand up props and gravestones I made! πŸŽ‰πŸ˜€πŸŽƒπŸ’œ lighting has also added major awesome points to our display! I spent the money and bought a Fire and Ice LED Spotlight in Toxic Green from Spirit Halloween, and I have to say it may be one of my favorite new things this year!  Great swirling green light with flecks of orange, wide range, and stays cool to the touch! Gorgeous little thing! πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸŽƒ

  
So, itchy sunburn and chaos aside, I really love our display this year! And our neighbors lost it when we decorated! They love it! Their daughter sits in the front yard in the evening waiting for us to turn on our lights! πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ So sweet! πŸŽƒβ˜ΊοΈ

VIDEO: Walk through my yard with me! 

So, what do you think? Did you decorate yet? I’d love to see! β˜ΊοΈπŸ’œ

πŸ’œπŸŽƒπŸ’œ

-Sarah

Happy October Eve!

It’s finally upon us! πŸ˜€πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Tomorrow is the first day of October and thus Halloween isn’t too far behind!!! 

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So, I figured I’d give you a few things to get in the spirit of the month here.

First of all!

I spent a good while compiling a list of thirty one Halloween themed films. Not all that easy when it got down to the wire… And I didn’t want to cop out and list every single Halloween film. ☺️

We’re above that here.πŸŽƒ

  
Now, I have actually seen all of these films WITH THE EXCEPTION of All Hallow’s Eve. But, I liked the synopsis and I’m going to give it the old college try if you will. ☺️

Truth be told, I’m not in love with all of these films (coughHouseOf1000Corpsescough) πŸ˜’, but I recognize that they’re pretty popular and I won’t deny this list of popular titles. ☺️

It’s a good mix of horror and family friendly so dive in and enjoy! πŸ’œπŸŽƒ

Secondly!

I made a purchase last week. And I regret nothing. 

  
Bella Morta Jewelry is an awesome indie biz that specializes in custom and wonderful horror jewelry! They had a big sale and I snagged this Sam (Trick ‘r Treat) necklace and adorable “psycho” choker for just a couple buck$!! 

The selfies will come soon enough! πŸ˜€πŸ˜πŸ’œ

I highly recommend checking out her store and doing some Halloween gift shopping! πŸŽƒ

Third!

I’m glowing over the positive feedback from my last SFX makeup! πŸ’œβ˜ΊοΈπŸ’œ  you guys are the best and I can’t thank you enough for all the sharing and kind remarks! πŸ’œβ˜ΊοΈπŸ‘πŸ»

With that in mind, I plan on doing another makeup this weekend involving puzzle pieces.😏πŸ”ͺπŸ‘πŸ»

So that’s all I got right now! Tell me: what are you looking forward to most this month? Which of the movies on my list are your faves? πŸ’œ

πŸ’œπŸŽƒπŸ’œ

-Sarah

Halloween Haunting 101: Prop Building for BeginnersΒ 

I’ve been swamped (as mentioned in my last post), currently I’m sitting here watching Night Gallery, covered in paint and black dye. πŸ˜”

Tired.😴

The last few weeks have been spent working on my first attempts at prop building! πŸŽƒπŸŽ‰

I was really dead set on finally getting around to trying my hand at making my own spooky decor as I’ve always wanted to, and experience in prop building could prove useful in the future if I finally decide to pursue my dream of owning my own Haunted Attraction. β˜ΊοΈπŸ˜ŒπŸ’œ

Fun Fact: My lifelong dream/goal is to open my own Haunted Theme park. There’d be haunted houses, cute Halloween villages, kiosks selling candy apples and pumpkin flavored everything, sfx artists doing face mangling, bars, and nightly shows, and parades! Think Disneyland but scary/horror/Halloween all year long!πŸ’œπŸŽƒπŸ’œ

I feel as though this first attempt has been fairly successful! 

I carved out these stones in insulation foam and painted them with Rit Black Dye and light touches of grey spray paint. ☺️

   
    
 Overall, they weren’t too difficult, just time consuming. I also learned a lot about the properties of Rit Dye πŸ˜‚ but, in the end I think it was worth it! 😌

I had remnants so I tried my hand at a tabletop Guillotine for our little visitors Halloween night! πŸ˜‚πŸŽƒπŸ’œ

  
I also decided to try making a few static standup props. 

  

These were harder as I had trouble stuffing and securing the clothes to the PVC frames. I feel like they would have been way better if I had longer fabric to work with and some Monster Mud to cover them. πŸ˜” in the end, working with what I had and bought on the cheap seemed to still be effective! β˜ΊοΈπŸ‘πŸ»

   
   
So! What’d you think? Which of these is your favorite? Tips? Ideas for this stuff? I’d love to hear! πŸ’œ

πŸ’œπŸŽƒπŸ’œ

-Sarah