HERE, I almost forgot that they've got their own line of seasonal Halloween merchandise... 'til I happened to walk past a store.
There I was with my nose pressed against the glass staring at a window cling advertising their "Hokey Pokey Skeleton" (see the 1st pic).
A goofy skeleton sitting on a pumpkin, with a spider on his head... it had me. Then I saw those four little words I love so much... "Glows in the dark." Sold.
Or at least it WOULD have been sold had it not been a Sunday morning before the store opened.
It's divine intervention though, because had I seen what Mr. Hokey Pokey can do, I may have fainted dead away. Check out the video on the Hallmark site HERE to see for yourself ("Watch Demo.")
I am going to admit something here: I'm not into the super cute things. Not my thing.
But dammit if I didn't watch that video and start giggling as it was so dumb that it had looped back into being cool. The skeleton does the hokey pokey WITH HIS HEAD. Wow. You're not going to see THAT on cable.
On to the invitation section--- I was partial to this one called "Spooky Silhouette."
I just like the powerful orange and black. It really pops and looks classic yet spooky.
Oh, hey... I guess that's why they call it that.
Hocus Pocus Treat Presenter." It looks like an old book (think more Harry Potter and less Evil Dead) but when you open it it plays a little raspy witch voice "Reach in... if you dare. Bwahahahahahahaha."
I think the reason I like it so much is the fact that it's not what I expected. There's no rubber hand to grab you... there's no thunder clap and scream after the "Bwahahahaha" part. It's subtle.
And I just like spooky old books.
Seriously: Buffy, Harry, Ash... doesn't matter. Give me a spooky old book and I'm hooked.
There's a t-shirt I should make. "Hooked on Spooky Books." (A t-shirt... no one would buy...)
But what to do with it? Solved.
This is one of those things that you would just fill with candy and leave somewhere inconspicuous at your Halloween party. I've said before that one of things you should strive for at your Halloween bash is putting little things for guests to discover on their own. Never point them out. Let curiosity be their guide.
And if it never gets discovered, well then you've got an old book full of candy for yourself the day after. Bwahahahahaha, indeed.
What is the purpose of the Fridge Ghost?
Is it supposed to act as a paranormal alarm system, deterring me from late night snacks?
Is it supposed to entertain me whenever I go to the fridge?
I don't keep the fridge open that long. I'll probably only get half the song in the time it takes me to grab an egg and close the door.
The last line of the song doesn't even rhyme!
The Fridge Ghost perplexes me.
Check out the rest of Hallmark Halloween wares HERE.