Now we are into October and Autumn has arrived, the kids are getting excited about Halloween, Bonfire Night and dare we say it, Christmas.
Halloween has become more and more popular in this country as it usually falls in the half term holiday making it a perfect time to have a get together with family and friends. So why not go all out this year and really celebrate Halloween in style and throw a party for all you family and friends of all ages in your own creepy haunted house.
To create a prefect Halloween creepy haunted house you will need to think about lighting, sound effects, creepy decorations, costumes and suitable party food and drink
Dressing up – ask all the invited guests to dress up and ask a few of the adults to help you lay on a few scary surprises during the party. Depending on the age group it could be jumping out from behind the hedge as they arrive or spraying them with a water pistol. Other spooky things could happen during the party like ghostly figures appearing at windows etc.
Eerie sound tracks – have a few eerie sound effects that can be played as guests enter the house.
Lighting – swap normal light bulbs for red ones, use spotlights in the garden to create an eerie glow and if you can get hold of dry ice, a little fog will enhance the atmosphere. In the back garden have hidden floodlights with a small figure in front to cast a big shadow.
Decorations – the sky is the limit here, tombstones made from polystyrene, corpses made from sacking to look like a human, lots of cobwebs and spiders, plastic mice and rats, pumpkin lanterns using LED tea lights, and ghostly shapes hidden around the house.
Food and drink – keep the theme going by having red drinks, pumpkin soup, cobweb decorations on cakes, slimy jelly with worms, dead man finger sandwiches, dead finger sausage rolls.
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