Halloween 2003 was our first year to create
a small cemetery scene in our front yard. Inspired by someone
else's yard haunt the year before, our cemetery ended up with some
home-made tombstones & crosses, effect lighting, fog machine and a
few store-bought props all surrounded by a small decorative fence
from a garden center (primarily to keep children out).
Overall, the display was small, but quite effective and we
received many compliments. The most popular prop was our "fog
spitting jack-o-lantern". With the fog machine hardware
hidden in the shadows, many people were surprised when
fog erupted with a loud hiss from a normal looking jack-o-lantern.
Our humble cemetery. We put the purple "slime lights" on the cemetery fence so children could see where it was in the dark and not trip over it.