This time of year is one of the most exciting times. Instead, it's festivals, visiting the pumpkin patch, trick-or-treating, Halloween parties, or just spending time at home with loved ones. 2020 may have other plans for us it seems, but that doesn't mean you have to stop having fall fun this year!
Many people are concerned over if Halloween night will be canceled due to the coronavirus, and are unsure what they will do with the kiddos. I can guarantee you there is still a chance that some children will go out this year hunting for free candy.
Aside from taking the standard social distancing precautions, like wearing a mask and using hand sanitizer, you don't have to be present to give out candy to celebrate Halloween with the community.
Throughout this article, you will find tips on how to get the spookiest house in the neighborhood. From setting up your Halloween decorations, safety precautions to keep out vandals, and leisure activities to make the inside of your home just as scary and creepy as the outside.
After following these six ways to prepare your home, trick-or-treaters are sure to enjoy your home this Halloween.
To achieve the perfect haunted house, look for any debris, paper, and or trash in the front and back yard. Yard work can also help with unwanted pests like raccoons. Raking leaves is a sure way to avoid any fire hazards when setting up outside decorations.
Check the front door for any fly away leaves too. The kids will love to help rake the leaves into a pile (and jump in them afterward). This timeless activity will get them rushing out the door to enjoy an activity as a family and light up the mood while the yard is getting into pish posh shape.
In no time at all, you will be ready to bring out your spooktacular decorations for your home.
Outside decorating is an excellent way to past the time and get into the spooky season. Suppose you plan on entertaining a group of trick-or-treaters or just leaving a bowl of candy. In that case, it's a good idea to keep the porch lights on and well lit, so the trick or treaters know you are giving out the goods.
To do this, add lights of purple, orange, white, or any Halloweenish colors to your porch walkway. Adding a row of lit jack-o-lanterns instead is another idea, or you can put glowsticks to make them extra creepy. For the front door, make or buy a Halloween wealth welcoming visitors to the door. Also, don't forget to add Halloween decorations to the back of the house as well.
At the end of your yard, use fake headstones, and make a graveyard. Bringing out the Halloween decorations is no small feat, it's possible you may need someone available to help. Search for the best spot in your yard so that passers-by can see the decorations. The decorations that pop out and scare people, like the jumping spiders, you may want to hide, but can hit the sensor to get the best scares.
If you're going to go all out this year, see Spirit Halloween for the best Halloween decorations. Spirit Halloween has a ton of scary animatronics to frighten your neighborhood. From towering killer clowns to mutant zombie baby dolls, Spirit has you covered.
With including all of these features to your home, it's safe to add an extra measure of security. A Ring Camera, or any other motion detector system, will detect any bumps in the night and protect your property.
Don't forget to turn off the porch if you decide not to give out candy this year, or hang a sign on your front door.
This type of indicator will be a sure and easy way to not deal with people knocking on your front door all night.
Before decorating the inside, you would need to clean and organize the interior of your home first. Clear a path to the door to answer any possible trick or treaters waiting on candy.
For instance, the pesky coat hanger is always in the way when you answer the door for visitors. A clear path will give you the peace of mind of not having to deal with something getting in the way every time you answer the front door.
If you have pets, make sure there is a quiet, safe place to go if your pets do not like loud or chaotic environments. Secure your anxious pets in a bedroom or hallway that closes off while you give trick or treaters their candy.
Then you may want to pack up anything like figurines or things that might be breakable when you're decorating. In doing so, it will ensure you do not knock anything unto the floor, causing accidents.
If there are any cords or wires on the floor, duck tape them down to avoid a tripping hazard. After all of these precautions are taken care of, you can start decorating the inside of your home!
If you have been on the search to find out how you can change your entire living room and dining sets in less than an hour, MiracleSofa offers just that.
Make your home's inside more frightening by covering your current sofa and dining chairs with festive colors to get the spooky vibes. If choosing black dining chairs, you can add two black candles with clear or crystal candle holders, and an old white lace tablecloth.
Small details like these indicate the abandonedness of a haunted house. Hang spider webs from the ceiling for extra creepiness, and attach spiders onto the webs. Also, use strings or wires to attach glittering candy corns, witch hats, or more lights to go around the room.
If you pick the light green variation, you can make it seem like slime covers the walls with construction paper and dim witch lights. Also, you can attach plastic insects into the ceiling or in the bathroom to terrify visitors. There's a white bath mat from Amazon; and once it gets wet, it leaves a blood pattern(i.e.footprints) when you get out of the shower to step on the mat.
Our purple dining chair cover would best suit witchy vibes, like Hocus Pocus, with this set you could throw a black lace blanket over the sofa, light some candles, and a book of spells on the coffee table to achieve the ultimate spooky level. You could also incorporate some of the kids' crafty creations into your home decor.
Craft decorations are a way to add a touch of personality and uniqueness into your home for any holiday. Crafts don't have to be overly complicated or either, and most are relatively straightforward.
Worried about making a mess? You won't even have to think about it with MiracleSofa, but we'll get to that after we cover some fun craft ideas.
Fun with Construction Paper
Using construction paper, the kids can paint or cut shapes to create ghastly ghosts, horrendous monsters, and terrifying witches. The construction paper is also suitable for making garlands. Poster-board will be great to create your family's banner to go either on your front door or hang on the ceiling.
A Spooky Halloween Glitter Globe
For your mantle, a chilling snowglobe might do the trick. Take a pint-sized mason jar and turn it upside down to super-glue a Halloween themed toy to the bottom of the jar and let dry. Fill the jar almost to the top (to leave room for the toy/figurine) with water. To give a snowy effect, add black, orange, purple, and white/silver glitter to the water.
Screw the lid tightly, or super glue, to the jar and shake! Watch the glitter swirl around the jar creating a whole other scary world and put on top of the mantle or somewhere you'll enjoy it. Also, remember to write or paint their name on the bottom of the jar.
Worry-free Painted Pumnpkins & Jack-O'-Lanterns
Painting pumpkins is another simple craft that any child can participate in. Using a small pumpkin, paint it with any colors and design they want and help display it. Pinterest has many other DIY craft ideas to enjoy with the little goblins that are loads of fun.
Carving pumpkins is another great, albeit messy way to celebrate the holiday season.However, messy projects like this are not an issue with MiracleSofa.
You don't have to worry that your crafty kids will accidentally spill pumpkin juice or seeds out of their jack-o'-lantern. Choose an easy to clean Sofa Cover from our Guardian collection and rest easy knowing your furniture is protected and your Halloween a bit less scary.
And of course it wouldn't be Halloween without some spooky thrills...
After a long day organizing and decorating the house, light two or more of your favorite fall scented candles and turn on your favorite scary Halloween movie.
Freeform has the 31 Days of Halloween, and this year's lineup is better than ever! From Hocus Pocus to the Nightmare Before Christmas, there is something for the whole family to watch together.
Netflix and Hulu also offer some terrifying thrillers that are still family-friendly. Addams Family (2019), Spookley the Square Pumpkin, and Goosebumps are just the tip of the iceberg with these platforms.
Peacock and Tubi are free options that offer Beetlejuice, Mostly Ghostly, and old school Halloween movies from the 1930s.
Spending time together this season is an easy, worry-free way to enjoy all the fun fall brings without ever having to leave the comfort of your home. So, lock the door and cozy up with some popcorn for some quality family moments this Halloween.
Halloween is the most creeptastic time of year and is a lot of fun. Consider the tips above to maintain a safe and fantastic Halloween for your house and neighborhood. From carving pumpkins, putting up Halloween decorations, simple and easy to do crafts, giving out candy, and embracing the Halloween spirit throughout your lights up your home, there are all kinds of ways to celebrate.
You're going to be impressed with how much fun you're having without leaving your house. So, please share any of these ideas with family, friends, or even coworkers so they too can know where to get a wonderfully decorated house for Halloween night!
Have a happy Halloween!