I’m a huge lighting guy and this combination is amazing! I may be borrowing a couple of your ideas when I do my own new numbers if you don’t mind? I’ll post it here when I’m done if that happens soon enough tlfor me to remember
During trick or treating in the garage we have two Ikea sonos clones (podcasts/music in the woodshop) with the garage cracked open about a 1ft and it was playing old school scary sounds. When motion was detected at the pathway, it would make the lights in front rooms & in the garage flash like a lightning strike (Lighting effect (LiFX bulbs) and a random spooky laugh track will play. The house numbers would pulse like a heartbeat. Then my wife would open the door and slide candy down a 8ft 4" dia. pipe. Was pretty fun.
The goal with the lighting in the front of the house was a stealth install that can stay out there year round. And have all the holidays & birthdays scheduled up. And let Home assistant do its thing. No setup or take down. Just code. From my warm shop.