We have exciting news!  With Halloween only 184 days away, we wanted to tell you that we have available now for purchase, a rare discontinued Halloween Prop, the Willow Witch

5′ LIFE-SIZE WILLOW WITCH HALLOWEEN PROP
NOTE:  This item is a rare discontinued item that you won’t be able to find anywhere else!

Willow Witch Halloween Prop stands over 5′ tall and features a beautiful long flowing dress with drop sleeves.  Witch holds an apple and a long staff and arms are poseable.  Plastic and polyester construction with east to assemble armature.

Willow Witch comes with the following:  Witch character, deluxe costume, witch hat, staff, apple, base & easy to follow instructions.

This Halloween prop comes in an over-sized box and is packed securely in a styrofoam form.

With Halloween sneaking up on us quickly, it is wise to shop now and pick up your Halloween props & decorations early because the avid Halloween shopper knows that they need to do this in order to get the items they want.  If you wait until it gets closer to Halloween, your items will be gone.  Our advice to everyone, if you see something you like, purchase it immediately because the next time you check on it, it will be gone. 

Happy Haunting & Shopping!
www.themesnthings.com


We dream about Halloween all the time, really we do, and there’s actually only 260 days left until it’s here!  We are always looking for new & unique items to bring to you to enhance your Halloween decorating and enlarge your prop collection. 

We are proud to announce our new Cement Skulls for Halloween that you can use in your own “Home Haunt” or hang them on your walls in your home.  No matter where you decide to place them, these skulls will definitely become a conversation piece! 

Skull is darker in color while it's drying - Once dried it will be a light gray

Skull weighs in at a little over 3 pounds 11 ounces and is approximately 7 1/2″ x 5″ x 2 1/2″ and comes with a hook attached to the back.  Each skull that is made will be slightly different from the photo shown due to how the cement dries & sets, but these slight differences actually make the skulls more realistic looking.  When you place your order for one of these skulls, we will go to work and start your mold right away, but it takes about a week for the skulls to completely dry & set before they can be shipped.  And, for an example, you can even add some “eyes” to your skull, but they are not included in your order, as this is just an example of what you can do to your skull for a more eerie look.

SAMPLE: Skull with Eyes

We are here to enhance your scare factor for Halloween, so keep checking back on our website to see what we’re up to!  www.themesnthings.com


Ahhh, the holidays will be shortly be upon us and one of the most enjoyable parts of the holidays is the holiday baking!  The gobs and piles of homemade chewy cookies that you can’t wait to sink your teeth into!  Ah, happiness.  I am not sure if it’s my age talking, but Christmas is not about how many gifts you get, but rather its about family.  Spending time with your family during the holidays is such a precious thing that I always treasure.  Talking, sharing stories, and just being together is priceless.  For me, I don’t have much, so I tend to find myself making handmade gifts for the family.  Each year, I try to come up with something unique and special for each person and I love watching their faces as they open my handmade gift.  Ah, success…they smiled! Phew!   I would love to create one holiday, some really neat handmade necklaces with loving stamped messages in them, as this would be something that the recipients would treasure for sure!  Life is all about the little things that make you happy, not about how many things you get as those are all material things.  Enjoying the ones that surround you in your life, and giving them love unconditionally is what makes life all worth it.  Some people just don’t get it.  They spend their days worrying – about everything, and where does that get them?  Nowhere, except heartache.  Enjoy each and every day as if it was your last, enjoy life and the one you are with this holiday – why spend another minute complaining, arguing, or worrying as all this makes you is bitter.  So go make yourself and your loved one happy – give them a hug and tell them that you love them (and mean it) and let them know that you appreciate all that they have done for you throughout the year.  Remember, the little things mean a lot, but when you are a grouch all the time, it changes the people you are around.  Be nice & loving and love will be returned in the same manner.  If your head is in the clouds and you are constantly worrying about “everything”, then you are not paying any attention to the ones you love, the people that should matter the most to you.  Think about it.  Do you want to be a grouch or do you want to be loved?  It’s all up to you!

Holiday entertaining is a joyful time, so enjoy each and every minute of it – love the one you are with and happiness will abound!  Check out some of our holiday entertaining essentials at www.themesnthings.com


There’s only 51 days left now to Halloween, and the panic time starts to set in.  We definitely recommend that you start shopping for your decorations and Halloween props now before all the good stuff is gone.  All of the stores, from craft stores to KMart, are now starting to stock their shelves with all sorts of items to enhance your Halloween, but their quantities are limited.  Did you know that what you see on their shelves is it?  They don’t have stock in the back to fill the shelves back up, so once an item you are watching is sold out, it’s gone.  That is why we are encouraging you to start your Halloween shopping now so you can actually purchase what you want.  Don’t say we didn’t warn you! 

Anyhow, we’re stocking our inventory of some great items too, and we have some gruesome fog machine accessory props that we wanted to share with you. 

First, we have the BRIMSTONE DEMON, who like all the rest, actually moves from side to side while they pour out the fog from your own fog machine!  Pretty cool, eh?  Standing 2 feet tall, the Brimstone Demon looks to be rising from the pits of the netherworld – and then sprays the whole area with fog! Brimstone Demon has a hard plastic frame under his poly-fabric shirt & shroud with an attached 110 volt motor that turns his hand-painted plastic head with gaping mouth from side-to-side, and also comes with two creepy hand-painted plastic hands to complete the look. The 3ft long connector and hose attachment will fit onto most standard 400w, 700w and 1000w fog machines (Fog machines and juice sold separately. Connector hose is not compatible with Low Lying fog machines). Just stuff the sleeves of the shirt with crumpled newspaper, hook up the hose to your fog machine and let the creepiness begin! 

Next, we have the GASEOUS ZOMBIE that will scare the pants off your trick-or-treaters for sure!  And, if you add a black light in front of him, his clothing will glow for a great eerie effect!  Standing 2ft tall, the Gaseous Zombie looks like he is pulling himself out of the ground – and then sprays the whole area with fog! Hard plastic frame is under his poly-fabric shirt and shroud with an attached 110 volt motor that turns his hand-painted plastic head with gaping mouth from side-to-side, and also comes with two creepy hand-painted plastic hands to complete the look. The 3ft long connector and hose attachment will fit on most standard 400w, 700w, and 1000w fog machines. (Fog machine not included. Connector is not compatible with Ground or Low Lying Fog Machines). Just stuff the sleeves of the shirt yourself with crumpled newspaper, hook up the hose to your fog machine and let the creepiness begin!

And we don’t want to leave out the WRETCHED REAPER as he is sure to enhance your scare factor in your graveyard!  Prepare to meet your doom! Standing 2 feet tall, the Wretched Reaper has a hard plastic frame under his poly-fabric shirt and shroud with an attached 110 volt motor that turns his hand-painted plastic head with stringy synthetic hair from side-to-side, and also comes with two creepy hand-painted plastic hands to complete the look. The 3ft long connector and hose attachment will fit most standard 400w, 700w, and 1000w fog machines. (Fog machines and juice sold separately. Connector is not compatible with Low Lying Fog Machines). Just stuff the sleeves of the shirt with crumpled newspaper, hook up the hose to your fog machine, and let the creepiness begin!

Don’t turn your back on this animated SPEWING CORPSE as you never know when he will shoot off his mouth with fog!  Standing 2′ tall (24″), the Spewing Corpse looks like he is pulling himself out of the ground – and then sprays the whole area with fog!  Spewing Corpse has a hard plastic frame under his poly-fabric shroud with an attached 110 Volt motor that turns his hand-painted plastic head with gaping mouth from side-to-side, and also comes with two creepy hand-painted plastic hands to complete the look.  The 3′ long connector and hose attachment will fit onto standard fog machines.  Just stuff the sleeves of the shirt with crumpled newspaper, hook up the hose to your own fog machine and let the creepiness begin!  NOTE:  Fog Machine not included.

Although this girl is not a fogger accessory, you don’t want to turn your back on her either or she’ll bite off your finger!  She’s one of our favorites, the ANIMATED GROUNDBREAKER ZOMBIE and she’s out for blood!  This animated groundbreaker zombie is definitely Out For Blood!  Holding a bloody hand, and with a chewed off finger in her mouth, her head turns side to side and her eyes light up.  Fabulous for many haunted house or graveyard scenes.  Height is 27″.  Requires 3 AA batteries (not included).

Don’t know where to start?  Well, this DVD can help you out with some ideas!  Best of all, you can use items that you already have just lying around the house.  DVD – X-TREME HAUNTED HOUSE MAKE OVER – HOW TO VIDEO  From the special visual effects expert who created effects for “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and Showtime’s “Outer Limits”

An easy “How To” video to haunt your home.  From how to lighting, to make your own fake blood, to making your scene glow with a black light and much more! 

Learn from the best!
Our experts have done visual effects, costumes, and set decorations for television shows and movies, but you do not need to be an expert.  Unlike some Halloween How-To programs, all of these projects are easy to understand and execute, yet the results will make everyone green with envy!  You will learn how to do thrilling effects and decorations for the home.  Many of the “scares” use items found around your own home. 

A haunted How-To program that shows you simple ways to create Hollywood and Transylvania quality decorations, gags, tricks, treats, and effects for your home. 

Learn How to:
*Create realistic lightning
*Make a hand-grabber candy bowl
*Make fog hover near the ground
*Use black lights to set the place a glow
*Create dummies and illuminated props
*Make your own fake blood
*Use fans, leaf blowers, gloves, old clothes and other common items to create effects

Halloween is just not for kids anymore, so why not join the rest of us and do something different this year and create an eerie graveyard of your own?  It’s easy to do, not to mention a lot of fun too!  Check out the rest of our Halloween props & accessories at www.themesnthings.com  We are sure to have something to fit your needs this year!


Take your Halloween decorating to the next scare factor level with an Animatronic Prop! 

5′ Animatronic Crawling Girl Prop
Is she crawling to get you or get away from something even worse? This lifesize animated Crawling Girl is most likely out to get you, as she twitches, moans and groans through a mouth stitched shut for all time, crawling ever closer and ever more creepily, dragging her lifeless body along the ground.

Crawling Girl is a full five feet in height, dressed in tattered black and gray garb that suggest an escape from prison, the grave or worse.

Her pale complexion is accented with red blood; she crawls, mutters and moans in a futile effort to escape or capture – you decide!  Motion sensor, sound sensor and pushbutton on/off.  AC Adaptor included.

SCARE THE PANTS OFF YOUR TRICK-OR-TREATERS WITH JASON!

6′ LIFESIZE JASON VOORHEES ANIMATRONIC PROP

This hockey-masked, knife-wielding impaler of teenagers, has become as much a part of Halloween as pumpkins and ghosts. Invest in a classic – a Halloween decoration that will really scare the neighbors, a giant (over six feet tall) animatronic Jason! He moves his machete menacingly and looks great on a porch, outside or as a haunted house decoration. Really spook folks when you put him just inside the front door.  Motion activated!  This is a life-size Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th prop!  (NOTE: This is the ORIGINAL Jason Voorhees Animatronic Prop.  Most of the props for Jason that are in stores now are not the original prop, they are a re-make of him)
 
Detailed accessories & hockey mask comes off to reveal his face 
Includes instruction sheet
Plays sounds – “Kill, Kill, Kill”
Collapses for easy storage
AC adapter included

5′ LIFE SIZED ANIMATED WITCH WITH MISTING CAULDRON
Dimensions:  70.86″ x 35″ x 21″
AC Adapter Included

This life sized animated witch will add some mystery to your Halloween decor!  With detailed clothes and accessories, she springs to life, speaking and swaying back and forth while stirring her witch’s brew.  Her cauldron acts as mister to add just the right touch of Halloween magic around her!

Eyes light up and move, Hips sway from side to side, The cauldron actually mists!  Great for parties or trick-or-treaters.  Collapses down for easy storage
Sound and motion activated.
 
Speaks spooky Halloween phrases:
“Eye of newt, toe of bat, nose of frog, tail of cat. Boil, boil, boil, boil!”
“Double double, cauldron bubble. Come in here and you’re in trouble!”
“Ah, just in time…for dinner”
“Hm, what a delicious looking person”
“Yes, that’s right.  Closer, closer”

You can find these animatronic props & more at www.themesnthings.com!  Shop now before the prop you have been watching is gone!


Thank God it’s Friday, eh?  We wanted to share with you something to inspire your mind with some great seasonal decorating tips from Themes N Things.  We all need a little inpiration sometimes, so we put together this 4-Page PDF of some of our favorite & simple decorating tips for the holidays from Halloween to Christmas.  Enjoy! 

Click TIPS AND TRICKS FOR ALL SEASONS 2 for PDF.  We love bringing you new products and creative ideas for all your Seasons!  We hope that you will think of us when it comes time to haunt your home or deck the halls, we’ve got you covered! 

Thank You!
Themes N Things


I would not point at this Zombie because you might lose a finger!  Now available, this Animated Groundbreaker Zombie has come to rule your graveyard! 

GROUNDBREAKER ZOMBIE OUT FOR BLOOD
This animated groundbreaker zombie is definitely Out For Blood!  Holding a bloody hand, and with a chewed off finger in her mouth, her head turns side to side and her eyes light up.  Fabulous for many haunted house or graveyard scenes.  Height is 27″.  Requires 3 AA batteries (not included).

You can find this Zombie and other great Halloween props at www.themesnthings.com – We’re your one-stop shop for all your seasonal needs!


For all you Halloween enthusiasts out there, we are proud to announce that we have a HUGE Halloween Shipment coming in next week. 

This is just a sneak peek at what’s coming….

SPEWING ANIMATED CORPSE FOG MACHINE ACCESSORY PROP

Standing 2′ tall (24″), the Spewing Corpse looks like he is pulling himself out of the ground – and then sprays the whole area with fog!  Spewing Corpse has a hard plastic frame under his poly-fabric shroud with an attached 110 Volt motor that turns his hand-painted plastic head with gaping mouth from side-to-side, and also comes with two creepy hand-painted plastic hands to complete the look.  The 3′ long connector and hose attachment will fit onto standard fog machines.  Just stuff the sleeves of the shirt with crumpled newspaper, hook up the hose to your own fog machine and let the creepiness begin!  NOTE:  Fog Machine not included.


WRETCHED ANIMATED REAPER FOG MACHINE ACCESSORY PROP
Prepare to meet your doom! Standing 2 feet tall, the Wretched Reaper has a hard plastic frame under his poly-fabric shirt and shroud with an attached 110 volt motor that turns his hand-painted plastic head with stringy synthetic hair from side-to-side, and also comes with two creepy hand-painted plastic hands to complete the look. The 3ft long connector and hose attachment will fit most standard 400w, 700w, and 1000w fog machines. (Fog machines and juice sold separately. Connector is not compatible with Low Lying Fog Machines). Just stuff the sleeves of the shirt with crumpled newspaper, hook up the hose to your fog machine, and let the creepiness begin!  (Fog machine not included)

DEMENTED ANIMATED FOG MACHINE ACCESSORY PROP
Standing 2 feet tall, the Brimstone Demon looks to be rising from the pits of the netherworld – and then sprays the whole area with fog! Brimstone Demon has a hard plastic frame under his poly-fabric shirt & shroud with an attached 110 volt motor that turns his hand-painted plastic head with gaping mouth from side-to-side, and also comes with two creepy hand-painted plastic hands to complete the look. The 3ft long connector and hose attachment will fit onto most standard 400w, 700w and 1000w fog machines (Fog machines and juice sold separately. Connector hose is not compatible with Low Lying fog machines). Just stuff the sleeves of the shirt with crumpled newspaper, hook up the hose to your fog machine and let the creepiness begin!  (Fog machine not included)


PROFESSIONAL COBWEB MAKER
This machine has been designed and created for use by professionals in stage, TV, and Screen productions where special effects are required.  We are not responsible for misuse of this product.  This product needs a drill to apply the cobwebs.  (drill not included)

Includes the following:
Fan Unit
Cobweb Fluid
Cobweb Solvent

Directions on Use:  Secure fan unit in drill chuck. (Tighten securely)  Leave drill unplugged until cobwebber is ready to use.  Place fan unit in upright position, unscrew wing nut and remove cover.  Fill can one half full with fluid.  Replace cover, then the wing nut.  Plug in the drill and use with a sweeping motion to make webs.  With a little practice you will be able to control the direction and volume of webs and create effects just as you have seen in many major Hollywood Motion Pictures.  Drill must be set in reverse to send webs out from the fan blade!

Notice:  The webs may be difficult to remove from painted surfaces and synthetic materials.  You may experiment with various surfaces for removal of dried webs.  Also the liquid will mar aluminum, causing it to dull.  This is the reason to avoid contact with aluminum.

Caution:  Keep away from fan blade when in use.  Do not aim in the direction of people or animals!

Photo shows fluids in tin cans – product will arrive in plastic bottles.  The photo used is a manufacturers stock photo.

All of these items will be available next week, along with many more Halloween props & accessories!  You can find them at www.themesnthings.com – We’re Your One-Stop Shop for all Your Seasonal Needs!


So you are working on setting up your graveyard, you’ve got tombstones, you picked out your flood lights, some props, now it’s time to add some ghosts to your graveyard! 

We wanted to show you our 6′ LED Slender Ghost that we ran across last year and snagged this guy really quick, because the vendor only had a few on hand.  This slender ghost goes together quite easily even though it is in a few pieces and it stakes into the ground well too.  We were worried that he would sway back and forth from the strong winds we had last Halloween, but the stakes held him in the ground securely.  The ghost plugs into a standard AC outlet too.  But the best feature of the ghost is how “bright” the LED lights glow.  Your trick-or-treaters will be able to see him glowing from the sidewalk for sure!  

Don’t want to use the ghost outside, you don’t have to!  Since the bottom diameter of the ghost is quite wide, you can just put him together and stand him up in your house for an awesome Halloween decoration! 

We have a few extra of these ghosts in stock just in case you want one for yourself, but we’re not giving up our ghosts!  Check out this awesome Halloween prop at www.themesnthings.com and pick one up for yourself! 

 


Are you ready for Fall?  Most of us aren’t, because we know what follows, that bad four-letter word called SNOW!  Brrrr!  We can’t avoid it, it’s coming, but we can still enjoy our Fall and all the fun decorating that you can do. 

Here is a fun outdoor decorating idea that you can create to light up your front porch, or use next to your fire pit on those cold Fall nights.  Start saving some metal cans from coffee or beans to create these adorable metal Jack-O-Lantern Luminaries! 

Here’s what you will need to start your project:

MATERIALS:
Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Primer – Gray (#51318)
Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint – Black (#51601)
Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint – Pumpkin Orange (#52411)
Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint – Tuscan Sunset (#53535)
Krylon Fluorescent Paint – Yellow-Orange (#3102)
Krylon Crystal Clear Acrylic – Clear (#1303)
Assorted clean metal cans (models made using 1–2 lb. coffee cans)
Awl and wooden mallet
One ½” flat brush
Votive candle (one per pumpkin)
19 gauge steel wire, darkened anneated (approx. 1½–2½ ft. per pumpkin)
*Please Note: Inside of can has rough edges. Do not let children play with these.

GENERAL SUPPLIES:
Sponges (slightly dampen before use)
Paper plate
Drop cloth
Marker
Pencil
Pliers

INSTRUCTIONS:
Fill can to ¾” from top with water. Freeze.
 
Use a permanent marker to draw pumpkin face on can. Carefully punch holes along marked line, 1/8″– ¼” apart, using awl and mallet. Punch two holes for handle at top. NOTE:  The ice inside the can helps to hold it’s shape while you punch holes.

Thaw ice and remove from can. Wipe dry.

Spray inside and outside of can with Gray Primer. Let dry.

Spray inside of can with Gloss Black. Let dry.

Spray outside of can with desired orange base color. Let dry.

Spray a puddle of Fluorescent paint on paper plate. Sponge paint randomly over outside of can. Let dry.

Spray a puddle of Tuscan Sunset paint on paper plate. Sponge onto cheek area at corners of mouth. Let dry.

Spray a puddle of Gloss Black paint on paper plate. Use brush to apply paint to eyes, nose, and mouth. Let dry.

Spray two coats of Crystal Clear, allowing to dry between coats.

Cut a length of wire 6–8″ longer than desired size. Create loops by coiling wire around pencil. Attach wire through handle holes. Wrap ends to secure; trim off excess wire.

Place candle inside can and light. Let these adorable metal Jack-O-Lantern Luminaries welcome your guests!