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.

To create as much available space as possible for your Halloween event and to keep all your precious items safe, rent a safe and secure storage unit from Spaces and Places. We offer safe, flexible and affordable self-storage units which are simple to rent and just as easy to give notice. There are no long term contracts, and there are plenty of ways to pay.

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Once a year, on October 31st, the majority of people around the world celebrate the unique and superstitious holiday; Halloween.

Halloween is a holiday where you can dress up, carve pumpkins, let children trick-or-treat and throw elaborate parties for friends and family! As exciting as Halloween is, it is also a time where you can spend hours decorating your home and creating your own costume which can become expensive and time consuming.

In order to not put your hard work to waste, read our top tips on how to protect all your Halloween items.


If you are throwing a Halloween party for the first time, you may be shocked at how expensive decorations and supplies are. If you want to throw a party that everybody will remember, you may buy fog machines, scary monsters that can pop out and terrify your guests, or turn your garden into a cemetery with coffins and gravestones for the ultimate effect.

All these items can put a dint in your wallet, which is why you should look to preserve and protect all your hard work by storing your decorations in a self storage facility. Halloween is one night a year, which means for the remaining days your decorations will by laying around your house until October 31st arrives again. In order to protect your investment and not have to buy items again, you have to make sure you are storing them in a safe and secure facility, which is why security is important.


You may be tempted to store your items at home, however this will take up valuable space and your decorations may become damaged and lost within all the clutter. All Spaces and Places facilities offer round the clock CCTV surveillance and each unit is fit with a ‘lock box’ in order to prevent tampering with your padlock. Learn more about the security features we offer here.

Spaces and Places not only offer safe and secure storage units throughout the North West of England, we also pride ourselves on offering great customer service. If you have questions about storing valuable holiday decorations, please get in touch.