My son and I attended our local "Yankee Candle Halloween Preview Party" this past Saturday, noting like last year, it really isn't a Halloween preview "party", but the employees did have on Halloween aprons and one wore a mask and there was a bowl of free candy. Oh and there was a lady in a cow outfit from Chik Filet giving away coupons or samples or something. I guess that counts as a costume. No Creepy music or cobwebs or anything. I mean really, how can it be a Halloween "party" without cobwebs?!
We were of the thirty or so people waiting at the door and once inside were quickly pushed aside by "SALE!" experienced ladies who were more decisive then us. Manners have no place at a sale, our mistake. I decided that if my wife can't attend again next year I'm taking a long pointed spear to give me a slight edge. There was one guy that quickly grabbed up what he wanted and was one of the first to the sales register... must have had specific orders and training from his wife or girlfriend I figure.
The haul for the day was Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein Boney Bunch candle stick holders with required blood dripping candle sticks, a Boney Bunch dog, a metal haunted house tea light holder, and some Witches Brew and Apple Pumpkin scented tarts. Most everything sold out very quick and I noticed as of today a significant number of pieces are sold out online as well.