Countdown to Halloween Day 30 - The Finished "Haunt" and Family Yard

The "Home and Family" show's set front yard decor is done. You may remember I posted about the plan for it a few weeks back (click here). Although most of the prop projects had been completed throughout the month, the finished display was literally set up and dressed in just a few hours one night last week. Not only with my amazing prop crew, but I also talked some equally amazing Halloween haunter friends to come by and help - Derek of Van Oaks Cemetery, Lydia and Andy Rella of Mourning Rose Manor, and Jasper of Mr. Chicken Props. Thank you all.

And as I've mentioned in past posts, I no longer have my own home to decorate, so the day job has kept the haunt flame alive for me.

Here's the initial design sketch.

For the video of the finished yard reveal on the show click HERE ( I had it embedded once but discovered it would automatically play. Got rid of, thought that might be annoying for all visiting the blog).

Pics of the finished yard.


  1. Excellent work Dave... we know the genius behind the props there.

    And such notable helpers too including the venerable Mr Chicken!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    InIrons aka "Mansion at Midnight" (

  2. Nice work, sir. They also gave you some kudos on the show, which was great to see. Much deserved.

  3. A pleasure to be a part of it! Looks great, too. Really glad to see they gave you a shoutout there.

  4. Thanks so much for letting us be a part of it! Looking forward to next year.