After spending last Sunday afternoon removing most traces of Halloween from the front yard, heads and hands and tombstones and candles were all brought inside to be sorted and carefully packed away. At this point, I requested some assistance from my family.
They very kindly threw everything onto a large tangled pile in the basement. And there it remained. Until I finally sorted through it and carefully packed it away.
Needless to say, they weren't invited to share tea and chocolate.