Why not turn our porch into the bow of a ship?
With pirates scaling the gunwales
(Click on the pictures for a super-size view)
The prow and masthead is 2" pink foam, carved and painted.
The rest of the bow is brown canvas grommeted and tied to the porch.
The head is a foam wig stand, painted by
Looks pretty good at night
The inside of the porch was decorated as the captains
quarters, complete with background sounds of rocking ship/creaking timbers
The pirate on the chair is Theresa, waiting for the quietly for those who
want to be frightened
The kids spent a fair amount of time deciding if she's "real" or not.
I didn't record the screams....
Treasure!! The pirate in the middle is
our neighbor, set to scare the unsuspecting.
As the night goes on, cars line up down the
The city halfway cut down a dead tree. We turned
it into a crows nest..
A boombox in the
crowsnest played a sound loop of pirates from Disney's POTC ride