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Title: On the shelves - Halloween stuff starting to appear
Post by: handfulofrubies82 on July 31, 2011, 12:15:04 PM
Who else is excited that stores are starting to put out their Halloween merch? Have you been out looking? Have you taken anything home with you? I don't know how many of you like Bath &Body Works, but they always have cute seasonal scents, and I particularly like their mini anti-bacterials. Last year they had candy corn that smelled delicious. This year they have some more neat ones. The tootsie pop one smells just like it. They also have some cute candle holders and a really neat sour apple soap dispenser. The soap is candy apple green, and it has a skeleton in the middle. When you pump the handle, the bottle lights up and flashes like lightning.
Michael's and AC Moore have a select few things out, like ribbons, dollar crafts. Michael's has some of their themed merch out on one row. I went by Homegoods yesterday, but they had nothing. A lady I asked said harvest merch would be coming in first and then Halloween closer to the season..grrr.  I still want a store like this:  http://pumpkinrot.blogspot.com/2011/07/2011-bountiful-acres-halloween.html 
So, if you're out and about and see some interesting merch, put it up here. Anyone already have a theme you're going for this year?


Title: Re: On the shelves - Halloween stuff starting to appear
Post by: Cousin Levi Slaughter on July 31, 2011, 02:10:13 PM
YEP, I love that everyone is starting to gear up.


Title: Re: On the shelves - Halloween stuff starting to appear
Post by: Badger on July 31, 2011, 06:40:38 PM
The local Party City was starting to stock their shelves with Halloween makeup and costumes the other day.  they told me that the price was going to go up as it got closer so stock up now.  I was able to grab a few tubes of makeup and spirit gum for cheap though...


Title: Re: On the shelves - Halloween stuff starting to appear
Post by: Slappy on August 01, 2011, 02:22:11 PM
Good information.  I haven't had a chance to get out and about much recently, so that will definitely be on my agenda for tomorrow.  I just can't wait for it to start to cool off...


Title: Re: On the shelves - Halloween stuff starting to appear
Post by: packbacker on August 02, 2011, 08:12:38 PM
All I know is that spirit is starting to go nuts on facebook with their advertising.  There is a SWEET Captain Spaulding animatronic that I cannot afford but will most likely buy this year.  Damn you Spirit Halloween store!


Title: Re: On the shelves - Halloween stuff starting to appear
Post by: Blame Elvis on August 06, 2011, 08:30:18 AM
Woot woot! I can't wait!


Title: Re: On the shelves - Halloween stuff starting to appear
Post by: Radiant_Red on August 08, 2011, 12:20:40 AM
I haven't been to party city in a few weeks, but I remember when I worked there it went up early. That was the whole reason I liked working there. I loved being around all the halloween merch. I can't wait for the halloween stores like spirit to pop up in our area.


Title: Re: On the shelves - Halloween stuff starting to appear
Post by: handfulofrubies82 on August 18, 2011, 07:16:42 PM
Went to Homegoods today (in Winston) and they've got some Halloween stuff out now and they're putting out more every day. We picked up a Square Framed Halloween sign for the front door, that has three dancing witches on the front, says Happy Halloween and its made with a strand of lights inside that light up behind the design. They have a lot of cool light-up decorative options this year.  They have some really neat black, wired trees that stand about 3ft tall to put decorations on that I liked. I haven't seen any masquerade masks yet, which I really wanted, but they may still get something like that in.


Title: Re: On the shelves - Halloween stuff starting to appear
Post by: nctrembley0613 on August 18, 2011, 10:02:36 PM
I actually hit Party City up last Sunday, and scored a buggy of stuff on clearance...namely the executioner axe and the hood...plus some vampire earings for a potential costume I'm playing around with...lots of other stuff to add to our decoration collection.  All of what I bought was 60 to 80 percent off, blew me away.


Title: Re: On the shelves - Halloween stuff starting to appear
Post by: jhc36 on August 19, 2011, 07:01:33 AM
when do the spirit stores start invading empty spaces?? 


Title: Re: On the shelves - Halloween stuff starting to appear
Post by: Slappy on August 19, 2011, 08:00:29 AM
Spirit Halloween will usually start popping up in mid to late September.  I've always said they need to open earlier, but what can you do?  I might have to go shopping this weekend...


Title: Re: On the shelves - Halloween stuff starting to appear
Post by: packbacker on August 19, 2011, 10:37:25 AM
I want to say the W-S SPirit store opened last year on labor day weekend where previously it had been mid-month. 


Title: Re: On the shelves - Halloween stuff starting to appear
Post by: packbacker on August 30, 2011, 06:31:30 PM
I haven't personally seen it but I was told that the halloween store at Hanes Mall is already open.  Somewhere near Sears?


Title: Re: On the shelves - Halloween stuff starting to appear
Post by: packbacker on September 06, 2011, 06:29:08 PM
For the record, Spirit Halloween store in Winston-Salem is open.  Found it tonight...and escaped with only spending $35.  I think it being farther from my house (last year was literally 3-5 minutes) I'll hopefully visit/spend less....but I'm not gonna count on it.

It's off of University this year for those in the area.


Title: Re: On the shelves - Halloween stuff starting to appear
Post by: handfulofrubies82 on September 06, 2011, 07:04:22 PM
Casey and I went to spirit today. I loved the Scream setup they had going. Someone was smart when they incorporated the phone into the prop. I love the cardboard house as well. I don't think I would ever do an industrial scene in my yard, but it looked really cool the way they had it setup with the zombies.


Title: Re: On the shelves - Halloween stuff starting to appear
Post by: Slappy on September 06, 2011, 08:34:04 PM
Spirit definitely has some cool props.  The Scream one especially.  Halloween and More in the mall leaves a lot to be desired.  Party City has a lot of neat decorations and make-up.  They don't have as many high-end masks as they used to, though.


Title: Re: On the shelves - Halloween stuff starting to appear
Post by: packbacker on September 12, 2011, 12:27:29 PM
FWIW,  K-mart has their "Totally Ghoul" section up (at least in Clemmons).  Browsed at lunch and spent more money than I should.  Besides costumes/props/candy they had some great $5 20 movie DVD packs.  The credit card is already pissed at me and it isn't even October....


Title: Re: On the shelves - Halloween stuff starting to appear
Post by: Cousin Levi Slaughter on September 12, 2011, 09:10:09 PM
Spirit definitely has some cool props.  The Scream one especially.  Halloween and More in the mall leaves a lot to be desired.  Party City has a lot of neat decorations and make-up.  They don't have as many high-end masks as they used to, though.

Yea I noticed the same thing this year at Party city this year, Slappy.  Sunday was the first time I walked into Sprit this year.... $112.00  gone but I HAD to HAVE a few more finishing touches, Funny how that works huh?
Slaughter


Title: Re: On the shelves - Halloween stuff starting to appear
Post by: jhc36 on September 15, 2011, 07:07:18 AM
i've been to three spirit stores around charlotte so far...and I dont know about you guys...but they all seemed to be missing their expensive masks.  I've already got my costume for our yard haunt this year...but I just thought that was a little strange. 


Title: Re: On the shelves - Halloween stuff starting to appear
Post by: Slappy on September 15, 2011, 07:11:14 AM
Everyone seems to be missing their good masks this year.  I know Spirit Halloween, Halloween and More and Party City all had a few, but nothing much yet.  Less than a dozen or so.  Maybe they'll get more out as Halloween gets closer. 

I did notice that Target and Wal-Mart are finally getting their Halloween stuff out.  And JoAnn Fabrics actually has some really neat Halloween stuff, too, just FYI.


Title: Re: On the shelves - Halloween stuff starting to appear
Post by: packbacker on September 15, 2011, 08:49:36 AM
I've found that Spirit has a lot of stuff online only this year.  I'm getting a full Captain Spaulding costume that is not available in stores (if anyone wants to gimme $300 I'll pick up the animatronic as well.....).

So check the website for masks.

Jo-Ann fabrics, huh?  I must say that would have never, ever crossed my Halloween radar.


Title: Re: On the shelves - Halloween stuff starting to appear
Post by: Slappy on September 15, 2011, 10:59:00 AM
Well, ~honey~ was looking for some fabric for her costume for Hacker House (they have some very interesting Halloween themed fabrics there, even some for decorating), and they have some decoration, more for inside than outside.  And they had some very interesting candies, too.  Like Pumpkin Patch Pop-Rocks and Vulture Eggs (like Cadbury Eggs).


Title: Re: On the shelves - Halloween stuff starting to appear
Post by: Cousin Levi Slaughter on September 16, 2011, 05:02:38 PM
Well, ~honey~ was looking for some fabric for her costume


.....................RIGHT.


Title: Re: On the shelves - Halloween stuff starting to appear
Post by: Slappy on September 16, 2011, 07:14:12 PM
Please, I'm already pretty enough!   :P


Title: Re: On the shelves - Halloween stuff starting to appear
Post by: ngbomb2872 on September 17, 2011, 12:44:52 PM
   Thanks Packbacker for the heads up.  I will be making a trip to k-mart later.


Title: Re: On the shelves - Halloween stuff starting to appear
Post by: Terrorizer on September 19, 2011, 05:14:10 PM
Has anyone checked out Target? They have some really nice "sophisticated" housing decor that is Halloween themed...


Title: Re: On the shelves - Halloween stuff starting to appear
Post by: packbacker on September 19, 2011, 11:04:41 PM
Target is on my to do list for tomorrow.  I hit Wal-mart earlier.....I only use them for some fantastic purple lights.


Title: Re: On the shelves - Halloween stuff starting to appear
Post by: Slappy on September 20, 2011, 07:25:13 AM
Target always has some neat home decorations, mostly for inside.  Very quasi-retro.


Title: Re: On the shelves - Halloween stuff starting to appear
Post by: jhc36 on September 20, 2011, 01:02:56 PM
picked up the skull lantern at target yesterday...the one that plays the Halloween theme.  not bad for $12.


Title: Re: On the shelves - Halloween stuff starting to appear
Post by: packbacker on September 21, 2011, 11:52:47 AM
Bought the exact same one, jhc!


Title: Re: On the shelves - Halloween stuff starting to appear
Post by: Radiant_Red on September 24, 2011, 12:07:25 PM
We're at Michaels right now and they have a lot of Halloween out right now. We are going by party  city today also. I just love looking at everything.


Title: Re: On the shelves - Halloween stuff starting to appear
Post by: packbacker on October 09, 2011, 05:42:08 PM
Heads up-  tomorrow only you can print at 25% off the **entire purchase** coupon on facebook if you "like" Spirit Halloween.  The coupon is good for tomorrow ONLY.  Know where I'm going after work......