Fall is in the air and for millions of people that means one thing — Halloween is here!!! Some start preparing or even decorating as early as August but once the end of September has come and gone, many others start feeling that spirit of the season.
No matter if it’s looking forward to scary movies, decorating the home, visiting haunted houses, or the ever-popular trick-or-treat ritual, having spooky fun is what Halloween is all about. With that in mind, we wanted to share a few tips that you may want to use this year.
While Halloween is all about spooktacular fun, you have to ensure that you do everything you can to keep children safe. Sure, that black hooded cloak and mask may look awesome but wearing completely dark costumes at night makes it harder for vehicles to see them.
That doesn’t mean you have to resort to colorful birthday party outfits or make them dress like a clown, you just have to ensure that they can be seen at all times. If nothing else, have them carry a flashlight to turn on any time they cross the street. You can also have your children walk with glow sticks to help drivers and other people see them at night.
Set the Tone for Fun
Whether you’re headed to a party for the grown-ups, having one at home, or helping the kids plunder as much candy as possible, “garnish” it all with fun, quirky things. This will not only be enjoyable to look at, but it can also help elevate your mood and get you ready for fun. There are lots of Halloween decorations to choose from, so find a theme or concept you like and stick with it when setting up your decor.
For costumes, there are some really cute couples’ Halloween costumes these days and with the right pairing, it’s almost impossible not to have fun. Not to mention being the hit of the party. If you have a family, you can find costumes that will have something for everyone.
But of course, you shouldn’t stop at your costume. There are a few more things you can do to help entice that Halloween spirit.
Even if you don’t go all-out and make it look like a contender for a decorating contest, with a few small tweaks, your home will have a fun atmosphere that’s almost certain to set the proper mood.
For inside the home, start with some black premium gel melts strategically placed throughout it and dim the lights where possible. For an added layer of fun, use a small fog machine and play jump scare videos throughout the house to give it a creepier vibe.
You’ll likely have plenty of candy to hand out to trick-or-treaters but things like delicious Halloween cookies and confetti cakes are perfect for the family and party guests.
Next… have a little fun with the exterior of the home and at least use a few decorations. You can place a couple of Styrofoam tombstones in the yard, and swap out the garden lights for those spooky fluorescent bulbs that can help you embrace Halloween. Top it off with some inflatable Nightmare Before Christmas characters and start the entire holiday season off with a bit of fun.
So… everyone is all decked out in costumes, the house is decorated, and there are Halloween treats to be had. However, you’re overlooking one thing that can both set the tone for fun and make you stand out for the holiday.
Your vehicle! This year, consider giving your car a costume and show the world your Halloween spirit. They’re magnetic, customizable, affordable, and just too darn cute.
As you can see, with a few small changes around the house and some careful costume planning, you’re guaranteed to have spooky fun this fall. Keep safety in mind, set the mood, and get ready to enjoy the spirit of the holiday.