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Let’s Scare Tactics: Making Halloween a SCREAM!
By Karen Mendez Smith

February 1, 2003

You’ve got the ultimate costume, the appropriately eerie decorations, the gruesomely sweet treats, the spine-tingling music...but if you are dying to create some over-the-edge Halloween excitement, look to any of these innovative new products to “reap” in the desired effect!

Electric air-driven bubble-making machine.

Ambiant, Inc. has the answer to making your event out-of-this-world with their electric air-driven bubble-making machines. Try Special Effects (in midnight black, naturally), Model 482, $39.95, to whip up thousands of continuous party-popping bubbles that will add a chilling aura to any space.

Freak Out
Don’t be afraid to add a little extra terror to your Halloween scene. To really make a really monstrous impression, pick up a few of Dynamic Design InternationalsFreaky Flyers, which come in a variety of ghastly styles, like Chupacabra or the Reaper. The goblins are more than decorative, they are life-sized hanging busts with full-length robes set to zoom across the room -- sure to give even the hardiest Halloween veteran the chills.

Get Lit
Want to light up the night? Add a DMX Green Lazer Skan with 24 2D patterns and an additional 24 3-D functions from Chauvet Lighting, to your party to really mix things up. Watch as laser sky effects and beat-activated programs with 90 degree span and 180 degree tilt get all the ghouls, gals and long-gone geezers up on the dance floor. Also, consider foggers, hazers, strobes and mirror balls from Chauvet Lighting to enhance even the most sophisticated spook-house soiree.

Hot F/X
Create a hot spot with Enigmatic Technology’s wearable 36” HotBeads. They provide 30 hours of battery-powered mini-strobe light effects to make any Halloween outfit a screamer. Try the classic Black and Orange ($14.95), the Pumpkin ($9.00) or Skull ($9.95) models for a touch of Halloween (or Mardi Gras) class. They are a great safety feature for the kids (ages 4+), too!

Writer's Bio:
Karen Mendez Smith has been involved in children's media for over twenty years as a literary agent, writer, and creator of animated television and film. Co-founder of Satori Organics and M/Path Press, she is a parent to eight children and five incredible grandchildren (and counting).


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