Sunday, August 5, 2012

Yankee Candle Halloween Preview Party

Yankee Candle had it's Halloween Preview Party Saturday for the release of it's 2012 Boney Bunch, assorted Halloween candle "do-dads" and the Fall line of scented candles. My son talked to the manager the night before who told him to be there early before they opened because there would be a line at the door. He was targeting some Boney Bunch pieces he and his girlfriend wanted. Although I doubted there would be a line at the Yankee Candle, we got up early, and the family drove over together armed with a catalog the manager provided him and some  $10 off coupons. We arrived ten minutes before they opened and their WAS a line! It was like a miniature Black Friday pre-Christmas moment at the Yankee Candle Store.. but for Halloween!

I know some of my blogging friends had a negative experience at their particular Yankee Candle and it was far from a "Party", but for us it was sort of fun and we all bought our overpriced candle stuff and even watched some of it sell out fast in the time we were there. Unfortunately there were no foggers, spooky music or Halloween costumes (although the employees had these orange coily things in their hair). We got our "free give-away" tickets at the door but weren't about to stand around for an hour for the drawing, I mean if you've ever been inside a Yankee Candle store then you know the  overwhelming different scents subject you to hallucinations after about 20 minutes.

Belinda and I bought a couple tart burners and a Boney Bunch candy dish for home and one for her work. We had the "Kitchen Spice" tarts which are really good and bought "Apple Pumpkin" and "Harvest Welcome".

Is this guy cool or what? The eyes light up switching from red to blue and I think it looks like he is flipping me the bird...literally!    





6 comments:

  1. I will be there (willingly, at the mall!) tonight after work. I was so afraid they'd be sold out of the hearse that I ordered it and another small piece online and used the $20 off coupon. I hope they still have the cat & dog since they're sold out online already!

    That skelly with the bird is great!

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  2. Walking Dog sold out while we were there. they had so few I don,t think it was even on display but I heard a woman got the last one behind e counter. Don't forget your ten dollar coupon for the store! Good Luck Lisa!

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  3. Lucky! I love the skelly candle melt piece. Very cool!

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    1. Thx Heidi! looking forward to seeing that Reaper finsihed. Belinda and I agree the wings are awesome!

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  4. Love that skeleton flipping the bird!

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    1. Thx! He's not overly creepy but maybe a bit rebellious with his hand signs!

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