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Halloween Houses 2021 - Would you like to host a house?

Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:13 pm
by allegrita
Happy October, Moonlightaholics! :trickortreat: Would you be interested in hosting a Halloween Trick-or-Treat house this year? :pumpkin: :dracula:

For the past several years, several of our members have joined our traditional MLA Halloween Trick-or-Treat fun by creating virtual "Houses" on our "Halloween Street." Our members visit each house on the street, collecting various treats. We're hoping to get volunteers for this year's Halloween Street, since trick-or-treating is such a fun tradition here at MLA. (And no matter what, I will be doing a house!) :witch:

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Here's how you host a Trick-or-Treat house. :ghosty: :scarycat: :pumpkin:

1. First, decide what your treats will be. They can be pictures of candy or Halloween-themed desserts, pictures of handsome vampires, cool Halloween graphics, poems, drabbles, snarks... let your imaginations run wild. We do ask that you keep your "treats" fun and light-hearted, and within the bounds of good taste, but aside from that, you're free to create any sort of virtual "treats" you like! :lollipop2: :strawberry:

2. Next, "build your house" by finding a suitably spooky (or cute) "haunted house" picture, and then create a new topic in the Halloween 2020 forum (which will be created soon). Post the picture and a little "Welcome" message explaining what your visitors can expect as the first message, and title it (your MLA board name)'s House--for example, Allegrita's House. (If you'd like assistance with creating your "house" topic or creating a haunted house picture, please feel free to ask me for help.) :stir:

3. Finally, during the designated trick-or-treating time (usually the few days leading up to and following Halloween), whenever you're on the board, just check your "house" to see if anyone has "knocked on your door" by posting a reply on the thread. If they have, then give them their treat by "quoting" their reply and posting their treat in your response. :trickortreat: :hallpumpkin:

It's customary (and fun), but not required, to put your treats behind spoiler tags, like this:
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That's it! Pretty simple, huh?! :frog:

If you have any questions, or if you'd like to host an MLA trick-or-treat house, please post a response on this thread.

We're looking forward to celebrating another Vamptastic Halloween with all of you! :lollipop: :jester: :evillaugh:

Your MLA Admin/Mod Team

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Re: Halloween Houses 2021 - Would you like to host a house?

Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:35 pm
by Moonlightsonata
Sorry I am not technically skilled enough to do this. However, I am confused and wondering where what used to be the section showing active posts is? Help please.

Re: Halloween Houses 2021 - Would you like to host a house?

Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:20 pm
by Lilly
Moonlightsonata wrote: Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:35 pm Sorry I am not technically skilled enough to do this. However, I am confused and wondering where what used to be the section showing active posts is? Help please.
In the upper left corner there are 3 small horizontal lines. If you click there, you will get a drop down menu and "Active Topics" is one of the choices. :thumbs:

Re: Halloween Houses 2021 - Would you like to host a house?

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:41 pm
by choccyterri
:hug: Hello lovely MLA family!!

:bat: Just flapping in to reserve a spot on Halloween street!! :bat:

Who knows who I'll bring with me this year! :mob: Hopefully there wont be terrible screams and bloodshed, but with Mick and Josef to protect us everything will be just fine! :cheer:

Much love to everyone. :heart:

Re: Halloween Houses 2021 - Would you like to host a house?

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:43 pm
by Lilly
Yay! So good to see you,Terri! :hug: :heart:

Re: Halloween Houses 2021 - Would you like to host a house?

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:47 pm
by choccyterri
Lilly wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:43 pm Yay! So good to see you,Terri! :hug: :heart:

:hug: Wouldn't miss it for the world Lilly!! Many hugs to you!! :heart:

Re: Halloween Houses 2021 - Would you like to host a house?

Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:23 pm
by cassysj
I am willing to host a house but I finally got my training for early voting so if I'm working Oct 23rd-Oct 31st it may be late in the day but I will have my treats :heart:

Re: Halloween Houses 2021 - Would you like to host a house?

Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:33 pm
by Lilly
cassysj wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:23 pm I am willing to host a house but I finally got my training for early voting so if I'm working Oct 23rd-Oct 31st it may be late in the day but I will have my treats :heart:
That's wonderful, Carol! And no worries about timing. I'm going to be away the whole week before Halloween and will not be getting back home to my computer until very, very late on 10/30. I'm still planning to do a house -- and hopefully, my "guests" won't mind the antici......



...pation! :laugh:

Re: Halloween Houses 2021 - Would you like to host a house?

Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2021 12:50 am
by allegrita
The more houses on our street, the merrier, in my opinion. :hearts: :groupwave: :dracula: Thanks for volunteering, Carol! So far, we've got 4 houses. :highfive:

Re: Halloween Houses 2021 - Would you like to host a house?

Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2021 9:52 pm
by MickLifeCrisis
I should have time to do a Halloween house this year! I'll have to shake up some of my previous puzzles. You know, make them 250 pieces...

Bwahahaha! Had ya goin' there, didn't I?? :brow: :dracula:

Re: Halloween Houses 2021 - Would you like to host a house?

Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2021 9:58 pm
by allegrita
Hahaha! You are in the scary spirit, aren't you, MLC?? :giggle: I'm so glad we're going to have a nice-sized neighborhood on our Halloween Street! :ghug:

Anybody else feel like handing out treats (or tricks) :winky: this year? :hallpumpkin: :witch: :scarycat: :frog: