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Sacramento shows its Halloween spirit

Skeletal bones emerge from this yard on 22nd Street in Sacramento’s Midtown neighborhood.
Skeletal bones emerge from this yard on 22nd Street in Sacramento’s Midtown neighborhood.

It’s that time of year again — and it’s not just because the Giants are in the World Series.

Sacramento neighborhoods are decorated in orange and black (and ghoulish green and blood red) as folks get into the spirit of celebrating Halloween.

Surveys show nearly three-quarters of American households will celebrate Halloween this year. As a nation, we’ll spend more than $11.3 billion, a total driven in part by Halloween falling on a Friday. That prompts more adult Halloween parties.

According to the survey by International Council of Shopping Centers, the average American family will spend about $125 on costumes, decorations and candy.

Sacramento is no exception. But as residents demonstrate, often the most effective decorations are low budget, but high imagination.

For example, blogger Katrina Sullivan (“Chic Little House”) came up with a not-too-creepy party idea, ideal for families (like hers) with little kids.

Check out more ideas shared via social media:

Call The Bee’s Debbie Arrington, (916) 321-1075. Follow her on Twitter @debarrington.

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