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I’m a pretty big holiday guy in my subdivision, try to go all out while having a leash on my spending…. thanks wife! Anyone else big in decorating for the holidays or fun celebrations? I also do the fireworks in our subdivision for the 4th. Last year I ended up with a budget of $1500. Not bad for maybe a tenth of homes chipping in. 
 

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2 hours ago, JaybobHoosier said:

I’m a pretty big holiday guy in my subdivision, try to go all out while having a leash on my spending…. thanks wife! Anyone else big in decorating for the holidays or fun celebrations? I also do the fireworks in our subdivision for the 4th. Last year I ended up with a budget of $1500. Not bad for maybe a tenth of homes chipping in. 
 

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All in on the fireworks.......  I have 2 other buddies that go in with me and let's just say our budget blown up in a half hour is ridiculous but an absolute blast..

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26 minutes ago, JW75 said:

All in on the fireworks.......  I have 2 other buddies that go in with me and let's just say our budget blown up in a half hour is ridiculous but an absolute blast..

I know, right?! I try to keep the firework show to 30-45 minutes to not go too long. Last thing I want is a crabby neighbor complaining it’s too late. Try to not go past 10pm. Haven’t had any complaints up to this point. 
 

Funny how all this money in fireworks is blown up within 30-45 minutes lol. 

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30 minutes ago, JaybobHoosier said:

I know, right?! I try to keep the firework show to 30-45 minutes to not go too long. Last thing I want is a crabby neighbor complaining it’s too late. Try to not go past 10pm. Haven’t had any complaints up to this point. 
 

Funny how all this money in fireworks is blown up within 30-45 minutes lol. 

Yes we keep our show 30 minutes max with the grand finale all fused together for a solid 2 minutes. Our goal is a wall of fire and the loudest we can go spread out over about 100' .  We usually have 40 cakes, 500g and 200g mixed in with some mortars, all gone in 2 minutes.. hahahahah that's just the finale. 🤣

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There’s actually multiple people in my subdivision that do more-than-decent fireworks.   

Roughly an hour of that on all sides. 
 

Edit: my house does sit on the crest of a hill, and I’m standing on my deck filming. Probably one of the better views in the neighborhood.

As far as holiday decorations, I’m about average exterior wise but my (soon to be ex) wife has 8 full size Christmas trees, Along with the required ornaments, etc. 

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22 minutes ago, JW75 said:

Yes we keep our show 30 minutes max with the grand finale all fused together for a solid 2 minutes. Our goal is a wall of fire and the loudest we can go spread out over about 100' .  We usually have 40 cakes, 500g and 200g mixed in with some mortars, all gone in 2 minutes.. hahahahah that's just the finale. 🤣

Enough artillery to receive a commendation from General Westmoreland....and he's been dead for 17 years and is buried 1000+ miles away. 

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On 4/22/2022 at 2:58 PM, Zlinedavid said:

There’s actually multiple people in my subdivision that do more-than-decent fireworks. 

 

Roughly an hour of that on all sides. 
 

Edit: my house does sit on the crest of a hill, and I’m standing on my deck filming. Probably one of the better views in the neighborhood.

As far as holiday decorations, I’m about average exterior wise but my (soon to be ex) wife has 8 full size Christmas trees, Along with the required ornaments, etc. 

Just finished purchasing the subdivision fireworks. Hope to get more donations in or I’m on the hook for a lot lol. Grand total is about $2,000. 
 

One thing I’m looking to add this year is a fun parachute firework where all the neighborhood kids go chasing them. My issue is I have found one that shoots 250, which is too much, but the other problem is the 2nd biggest is only 17 parachutes. 
 

My church is hosting a subdivision bbq for free, and then a few of us are putting on a fun parade where adults/kids can decorate golf carts, bikes, scooters, strollers, etc. 

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