It’s that time of the year again when ghouls, zombies, and witches rule the land. If you’re thinking of a new way to celebrate it instead of the usual trick-or-treating in malls or in your offices, why don’t you create your own Halloween manor? Here are a few suggestions on treating your family and guests to an exciting and fun night of fright.
If you’re looking from some horror fun from the tube, why don’t you give it a twist? Instead of having the usual horror movie marathon night, try watching the special Halloween episodes of classic shows or series. This way, you can have a variety of short thrills and shrieks minus the lengthy fillers you would get from one long movie.
For another kind of cheap thrill, try creating a maze in your living room using fake spider webs or several rolls of toilet paper. Kids or kids at heart will enjoy dodging these strips to go from one location to another. If you have extra money that you can shell out, try using those yellow “caution” tapes that you can purchase in a hardware store for that “crime scene” effect.
If you’re looking for an easy way to decorate your living room, just throw white sheets over all your furniture for an instant Halloween-ready space.
It’s time to get your cauldrons out! Eating Halloween treats can be just as fun as making them. You can cook, create, bake, and decorate your own dreadfully delicious treats with a bit of imagination. It’s better if you create treats with a theme or maybe inspired by a horror character. Just don’t be afraid (pun intended) to be creative and resourceful.
(Care for some boonanas and pumpkin oranges?)
(Freeze water-shaped ice using plastic gloves for your blood juice.)
If you’ll be having guests over for dinner, make your meal more exciting by inviting some “friends” to join you, such as skeleton, ghoul, and witch props.
Then have them take a look at your “feast” and let them guess what the food actually are before letting them dig in.
(Arrange your food in a way that depicts scary scenes or images)
(Mummy ribs up for grabs!)
To add more pizazz to your Halloween dining room, add a collection of background music that will definitely make your guests’ skin crawl. Or you can just play fun spooky songs like the Ghostbusters theme and Michael Jackson’s Thriller.
Turn your bedroom into an eerie storytelling cove by turning all the lights off and shutting the windows tight. Light just a few candles to create a spooky atmosphere. Collect hair-raising stories online and read them out loud. Make the stories even scarier by using different voices or asking someone to secretly create sound effects in the background. If there are others who know a few tales, let them share with the group. You can also listen to audio books meant for Halloween available online that will truly give a fun fright.
(Candles give an eerie atmosphere)
There are lots of things you can do for some Halloween fun in your garage. Create or buy scary displays and you can turn your garage into a mini museum or even your own cemetery.
If that is not up your alley, perhaps you can use your garage as a dance floor. With your guests in costume, pump up your speakers with Halloween tunes as they groove under a disco ball.
(Glow-in-the-dark decors give a funky, scary vibe)
If you have kids around, use the space as an activity area. Set up easy-to-do Halloween games such as the examples below.
(Play bowling, halloween memory cup game, ring toss and other carnival games)
May you have a spooktacular Halloween house filled with fun shrieks and laughter!
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