Halloween is just around the corner! It’s time you come up with ideas to make your house so spooky it beats the spookiness of the Addam’s family home. But every year, to come up with new and exciting ideas to spice up your house is tiresome. “What new ideas and decorations could there be on the internet or market?” you think to yourself.
No worries, we have some easy ways to spice up your home this Halloween and scare your guests to death.
Smart Lights for an Unearthly Ambiance
Lighting is the most important aspect of preparation, it can dazzle up your house entirely on its own. There can be way too many ideas on the table when it comes to playing with lights, but the thought of receiving an exorbitant electricity bill after Halloween is bound to scare the bejesus out of you. Also, spending extra money on color changing lights may seem a tad unnecessary.
So, why not use smart lights? They are simply awesome. You could do so many things with them for instance, create a disco theme. For this undertaking, you will need Philips Hue Light-bulbs, a high speed windstream internet, and your smartphone with the Hue Disco app. In fact, this app will also furnish a bunch of options for you to set up the mood with lighting.
If Philips color-changing light bulbs seem too hard on your budget, you always have other marvelous options like Lifx mini, Sengled, and Eufy. Though you can only do limited things with those. Whereas with smart lights, you have the advantage of controlling them yourself through your smart assistants like Alexa or Siri. And that facilitates you at performing your hocus-pocus. After all, the horror begins when the lights are suddenly switched off.
Your Own Scary Cardboard Cutouts
There is nothing more eerie than a shadow of a strange creature in the darkness or in the window. These crazy cardboard cutouts will give everyone some heebie-jeebies. Just get cardboard, draw your favorite shape, and cut it out. Though to make a sturdy standee, you would require thick cardboard, which can be a little troublesome with scissors, so better employ a utility knife for a neat and clean cut. Now paint them the color you like and put them up on your window or in your yard, accompanied by some fog and sinister lighting.
Bloody Halloween is a Complete Halloween
A little bit of fake blood to make the night creepier is a must. Nothing is creepier than bloody footsteps leading you towards the washroom, or your toilet smeared with a handprint. You can even protect your pristine furniture from spilled drinks and food by covering it with an old sheet and splattering it with fake blood.
You can either make fake blood at home or get bloody stickers from the market. Now, there are plenty of recipes to make fake blood at home. But our favorite one is a mix of one-third cup of liquid laundry detergent, two-third cup of chocolate syrup, and 4 to 6 drops of red food coloring.
Entrance Your Guests with Your Home Entrance
Your entrance is the first thing your guests will see, so warn your guests about the perils of your home with some really cool decorations. You can have that ghost from The Grudge sit at the corner of your entrance; a gigantic spider hanging atop, ready to pounce; a skeleton standing on guard, with some fog, giving off mysterious vibes; some gravestones with witty names; and/or a quirky warning message hanging at the entrance, hinting at what to expect inside.
The highlight of the Night: Packing Tape Ghost
Want to create something hair-raising? Here is the ghost that will do the job, with its translucent body your guests are going to do a double-take. You just need packing tape, scissors, and a human model to help create the shape. You can get a dummy or a dress form mannequin to aid your project, but that may not be as easily acquired as a human model. Get a volunteer model and cover them with packing tape from neck to foot, when enough tape is wrapped, cut the tape vertically from the middle, be careful with those scissors. Now tape it back together. You can use trash bags or plastic sheet to create a dress for your ghost, otherwise, a female ghost will be deeply offended.
As for the head, you will need a form head to make a head shape. We don’t want to strangle our volunteers before Halloween.
Have a blast this Halloween and let your creative side run free. Do tell us what new ideas you came up with this Halloween to ‘spookify’ your home!
Baldwin Jackson is a vivacious writer and digital marketing consultant, involved in taking businesses a notch higher. Since I am a part of the digital marketing industry for over 6 years, I know exactly how to use creativity and analytical abilities to assist a variety of online businesses. Also, I can proudly say that I have helped different brands improve their online visibility and create great lucrative opportunities for them. Well, in my spare time when I’m not working which is not often, you will find me engrossed in playing online games– thanks to my stable and steady Spectrum Internet for giving me a lag-free gaming experience!