Are you looking for something different to add pizzazz to your Halloween?  Then, take your scare factor to the next level with this Gemmy Specter Projector!  The Specter Projector comes with sound & six different slides!  (all six slides are shown)  Just plug it in, add your selected slide (insert it upside down into the projector) and turn up the volume on the back of the projector – now watch your image ripple on your wall or ceiling.  The sound is built in to the projector. 

Inside the Box:
Projector & six different slides

Technical Specifications:
Input power 120V, 60HZ, 400W
Fuse 125V/3A
Length of AC Cord 5′

You can pick up your projector at Themes N Things!
www.themesnthings.com


Halloween is definitely on the minds of all Halloween enthusiasts.  With only 74 days left until Halloween, you all know that if you don’t get your props now, they will be gone!  Most vendors inventories are quickly depleting, and they will not be restocking, so that makes it harder to find that one of a kind prop to enhance your own home haunts. 

This is one of many of our items we have in stock.  It’s a 6′ Nightmare Screaming Latex Ghoul.  It is not a full-bodied prop, but it will do the trick when trying to scare the pants off someone!  This life sized Ghoul’s eyes light up red and is decorated in black tattered material with hood.

Prop does not move, but if you add a “Spinning Motor” (sold separately) you can make this prop spin!

Halloween is not all about the candy and it’s just not for kids anymore, as we know more adults now more than ever are getting into the Witching Hour and having a blast! 

Stop by our website at www.themesnthings.com and see if we have something to enhance your scare factor! 

Happy Hauntings!

 


Mother Nature may not always be good to us around the Witching Hour, high winds usually creep up on us, rain falls, and ruins the hours of preparation to decorate your yard for Halloween.  You are not alone, as we have been dealing with these weather conditions for the past few years and finally have decided to do something about it. 

Yes, just like you, we have purchased numerous styrofoam tombstones over the years to decorate our yard for Halloween, only to notice that with each year and with each storm & high winds that come, our styrofoam tombstone have taken a beating.  The always too short stakes that usually come with these styrofoam tombstones are never long enough to hold the tombstones in the ground when a strong wind arises, so you find yourself chasing your tombs down the street.  And, because the winds rock your tombstones back & forth before it actually flies away, the winds are actually breaking the styrofoam away around the stakes.  Yes, you think you have found the solution to fix this by just removing the stake and pushing it into the bottom of the tombstone in another place, but that is just a temporary fix, as the wind will come again, rock your tombstone back & forth, and you’re back to broken styrofoam again.  Now you are left with awesome looking tombstones, with bottoms all broken & torn, and no good place to insert the stakes.  Now what?

We have thought long and hard on this problem and how to correct it, and finally have come up with a solution!  We want to help you!  We have designed three styles of wood tombstones that we are now selling on eBay.  We have spent numerous hours, days, and weeks cutting & sanding these tombstones, getting them ready for you – ready for you to paint the way you want, just in time for Halloween.  Not everyone has the tools, time, or patience to start a project like this, so that is why we are here to help – we love Halloween, and we want to make your Halloween decorating easy.  Each tombstone comes with a wood base, wood screws to attach the base to tombstone, and 7″ metal spikes to hold your tombstone in the ground.

Here is how you can order one or more for yourself:
Visit us on our eBay store and pick out a tombstone for yourself!
TOMBSTONE #1 – View Listing
TOMBSTONE #2 – View Listing
TOMBSTONE #3 – View Listing

Now, you will never have to wory about chasing your styrofoam tombstone down the street again!  Take a peek and see if you can find something to fit your needs for Halloween! 

TIPS FOR DECORATING & PAINTING YOUR TOMBSTONES
Krylon has many spray paints that can assist you in making your tombstones go from unfinished wood to looking great, from “Make it Stone” spray paint to “Glowz” spray paint that actually glows in the dark!  Glowz actually charges with light!  You can, like we are going to do, also take one of these tombstones and put it in your yard by your mailbox and just simply add your “house numbers” to the tombstone with wood glue and then spray the numbers with Krylon Glowz so your street address will glow at night!  (Most craft stores carry wood letters & numbers)

Happy Haunting!


Creating a Halloween graveyard is easy & a lot of fun to do.  These are photographs of the props and lighting that we used in our own “Home Haunt”.  You obviously need some tombstones (or it could not be called a graveyard, right?), then you can add some “ground breakers”.  Ground breakers are usually spooky corpses with only half a body so they look like they are crawling out of the ground.  You can also add some “static props” which are, for example, skeletons or skeleton hands, legs and a head that you can stick into the ground, as these props don’t move.  Other good graveyard props are animated ones, which sometimes need batteries to make an arm move.  Even some tombstones have animated reapers that rise from behind the tombstone and those type of props also operate with batteries. 

Proper lighting is important in a graveyard as it can illuminate your props and make them come alive!  By using different colored flood lights, you can create some eerie effects.  Try using colors like red, blue, purple, yellow, orange, and of course, black lights are also good to use as they make anything in your graveyard that is white, glow very nicely. 

When you attempt to setup your graveyard with lights, be prepared to use many many extension cords, preferably the darker colored cords so they blend with your lawn.  And, since you are going to have lots of cords running across your lawn, make sure you use some power strips by your house to plug in all those cords.   

After you setup all of your tombstones, ground breakers, and some static props, there is still another great effect that you can add – – – FOG!  By using a fog machine in your home haunt, it will immediately add spookieness to the witching hour.  If you already use a fog machine and wonder why your fog floats away so quickly into the night, you aren’t using the secret ingredient, which is ice or dry ice.  By running your fog hose through a simple styrofoam cooler filled with either ice or dry ice, it will keep your fog low to the ground. 

Creating a graveyard that is spectacular does take some time to setup, but the results are incredible.  Lighting sets the mood, but when you tie everything together, you can achieve an awesome home haunt that will amaze your trick-or-treaters & neighbors too! 

Check out what we did last year for our home haunt and all of the items we used to create something spectacular.  Click here to view our 2010 Halloween blog post to see for yourself – What it takes to haunt your home

Good luck & have fun! 


With Halloween only 110 days away, we are gearing up to help you with your home haunt!  If you are getting tired of having your current styrofoam tombstones fall down due to the strong winds around the witching hour, or how the styrofoam rips and tears apart from the stake in the bottom, we have decided to assist with our own creations of wood tombstones. 

Most people don’t have the tools needed to cut out their own wood tombstones, nor do they have the time or patience to do so, and we would like to help you out.  We  will be creating some new designs that we’ll share with you when they are done, but for now, we have two different styles for you to choose from.  Don’t worry, we do all the work!  Click here for this tombstone style to purchase.

What you will receive are tombstones cut from pressed wood and sanded when you receive them.  They are approximately 33″ in height and 1/2″ thick, and we will try to adhere to these dimensions, but with every tombstone we cut, there might be a slight difference, but only a slight difference!  You’ll get the tombstone and a base with stakes for the ground – no more will your tombstones fall down when the wind kicks up! 

Our second style of tombstone is a great skinny tomb just perfect for any location.  Click here for this tombstone style to purchase.  

Krylon offers some great spray paint that you can use to paint your own tombstone when it arrives.  “Make it Stone” and “Glowz” are two perfect choices for your tombstones!  The Glowz spray paint actually creates a finish that glows in the dark and recharges when exposed to light – just perfect for any wood letters you may add onto your tombstone, and the Make it Stone spray paint finishes your tombstone with a unique stone like finish. 

Our last tombstone is the same as the first one shown, but you will receive 6″ RIP wood letters that we’ll attach to the tombstone when you order.  Just a little embellishment makes this tombstone stand out!   Click here for this tombstone style to purchase. 

If you have any questions, let us know – we’re here to help you enhance your scare factor this Halloween! 

Have some fun this Halloween! 
The Team @ Themes N Things


One thing for sure is, that holidays are always overwhelming.  The sprucing up of the house for holidays guests, family get togethers, and the decorating.  You always want your house to look its best, but sometimes you may think that you have to be extravagant in your decorations, and you don’t.  Adding something as simple as a porch light cover will welcome your guests and start your holiday cheer flowing. 

You don’t always have to think “big” to impress your guests, even the simpliest decoration will do.  Just by adding a few items to your table, mantel, or front door will do the trick.  Sometimes, less is more! 

Halloween is only 130 days away, and you might be thinking that is enough time to shop – not exactly!  The Witching Season is even bigger than Christmas and the Halloween items are flying off all websites as we speak, only for you to find that what you’re looking for is now “out of stock”.  Shop early, start now, to pick up your Halloween items before they are gone.  And, when the Halloween items start reaching the retail stores near you, just remember that what they put out on the shelves…. is ALL they have.  They do not restock as they only get a limited supply of each item.  Once it’s gone, it’s gone, so when you are out and about and find that one truly gruesome item that turns your head, purchase it immediately.  If you leave the store, go home and “think about it”, it will normally not be there when you go back.  Just some good advice from someone who has experienced it! 

As always, we are here to help and love bringing you some of the most creative seasonal items to enhance your holidays.  Stop by our website to see if you can find yourself something unique!  www.themesnthings.com


Do you find yourself struggling with trying to make either a website button or a blog button?  We know that it can be compliated if you don’t know how to use HTML code, so we are going to make it easy for you!  We will work with you and create you a button that links to your website or blog.  Most buttons are usually 125 x 125 in size, but we can make one to your specifications.  You can choose between either a simple button with a solid background, or send us (via email) your own photograph to use, or even use your company logo.  It’s your choice! 

A button helps draw attention to a sale on your website, new product arrivals, or can gain you more traffic to your blog.  Use them wisely and let us create a button for you today!   To purchase our service for a button creation, click here.


Today only at www.themesnthings.com we are offering a Lunchtime Special of 5% off your minimum order of $50.  Take advantage of this special lunchtime special and pick up your Halloween Prop today and save! 

Themes N Things have been supplying you with  unique seasonal items for over 11 years and we will continue to find you the best of the best decorations for all your holidays.  Take a look today to see if you can find something to fit your own decorating needs. 

Roy – Founder & President
Themes N Things
www.themesnthings.com


Ever find yourself looking for something unique to give as a gift?  Or, trying to find something for someone “who has everything”?  We are proud to announce that we are now offering Personalized Photo Pendants to fit all of your gift giving needs!  We’ll take two of your favorite photographs and make you a unique gift that can be personalized with a name (as long as it will fit), a special date, or your favorite sentiment.  We can also change your photographs to either B&W or Sepia  for that special antique look.  Pendants are 2″ x 1″ and are made of silver metal & glass.  Each pendant comes with a loop so you can use on your own necklace. (necklace is not included)  All you need to do is email us a few of your favorite photographs (the more you send, the better, and we can pick the best 2) and we will create for you a 2-sided pendant that you can cherish forever. 

Pendants are a great gift idea for Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Weddings, for the Pet Lover, Graduations, Baby Showers, and any other special occasion you need to memoralize!  What a great way to brighten someones day! 

Email us at support@themesnthings.com for more information or to place an order today visit our website at www.themesnthings.com for your own photo pendant!


Dear Halloween Home Haunters,

We are so excited to bring you some great new props for 2011!  With Halloween only 184 days away, the time to start shopping is now because the more time you wait, the more chances you have of not getting the props you truly want for your own home haunt, and we all know how time can slip by us so quickly. 

Take a peek at our new items, some are not available as yet, but are on the way!  Visit us today at www.themesnthings.com and we can help you haunt your home this year!