Halloween is an event that a lot of people take the time to prepare. Some of them take weeks or months because they like to splurge on decors and make their houses look like real haunted villages. If you’re one of them, here are some ideas you can use:
Preparing for Spooky Nights
The first thing you should check is if your door is okay for decorating. Some, which are supported by aluminium door jamb, are sturdy and can withstand designs for Halloween, while others might need a bit more support or a layer to protect its surface.
Your entrance should look scary. Put skeletons and pumpkins to greet trick-or-treaters, or you can place other scary confetti in front. You can add lanterns on your walkway so guests will know which way to go. These can also serve as a guide so they won’t fall as they walk to your front door.
Try to mix and match. Use dim lighting for a complete Halloween effect that will scare guests. Use controllable lights to make switching on and off easier. These also allow you to take charge of the lights in every room, especially if there are guests over. Motion sensor lights can also be used. These will turn on when there’s someone near and would turn off if they aren’t within the vicinity.
If your household is keen on celebrating Halloween, then you’ll be having lots of guests. This means many people will be present, even inside the house. The only problem, though, is if you have a lot of delicate ornaments — like vases or antiques. If you don’t want them to be damaged, hide them for the meantime.
Of course, when you’re waiting for trick-or-treaters, you should have plenty of candy on hand. Buy lots and lots of it so you don’t run out and squash children’s Halloween adventures. You can save a lot if you buy from a wholesale store.
On the Night Itself
Be sure to wear your Halloween costume, too. If you’re serious about this, then go all the way and wear something scary. No one wants to see you in normal clothes because Halloween is a spooky and not ‘normal’ occasion.
Give the kids (and even the adults) the biggest scare of their lives. It’s Halloween after all. Use props that will make them jump out of their shoes. Use sound effects as well to scare your guests even more. Some of the shady characters you can put in and out of your haunted house are ghosts, an old witch, a black cat, and other scary beings.
If you’re having a party indoors, prepare dishes that scream Halloween. You can try spooky cheese on crackers, spider hotdogs, witch dips, vampire dentures, etc. Your guests will love how you’ve thought about this occasion.
Halloween is a celebration not only for children, but for adults as well. You don’t have to spend a lot if you’re on a budget. You can DIY the decors to turn your home into a haunted house. Just don’t forget the candies because children love that.