Create a Ghostly Walkway: If your party is in the evening, you can make a spooky walkway on an outside path. Take old plastic milk jugs (like the 2L ones from the supermarket) and cut a hole in the bottom of each jug. The hole will need to be big enough to fit a battery operated tea light. On the opposite side from the handle, using a black marker, draw a face on each jug. Then turn on the tea light, place the jug over it, and voila! You’ll have an eerily lit path for your guests to walk by. Just make sure you don’t use a lit candle, because the flame won’t be friendly to the plastic!
Have ‘Eyes in the bushes’: Cut out eyes in toilet paper rolls, making sure to do different shapes in order to get different effects. Then place a glow-stick inside of them and hide them in your bushes – it’ll look like there are creatures hiding and waiting to pounce!
Hanging Ghosts: Make Ghosts hang from your ceiling by blowing up a white balloon and draping it with cheesecloth (or a similar very light, gauzy white fabric). Tie the cheesecloth un- der the balloon with a rubber band, and then draw eyes and a mouth on the face (the balloon section). Then hang it from the ceiling, to create the illusion of ghosts flying through the air (you could even hang one from a ceiling-fan with it on the lowest setting, for an extra spooky effect).
Make Sign Posts: Using old bits of wood (or even heavy cardboard) paint spooky place names on them such as ‘Goblintown’, ‘Skull Alley’, and ‘Dragon’s Den’ and place them in various places throughout your house and backyard.
Make Spooky Silhouettes: Cut out shapes such as bats and cats out of black cardboard and stick them inside of your windows so the ominous shapes can be seen from outside.
Make a Witches Potions Station by placing jars full of snacks and lollies and labelling them with grotesque phrases such as “troll teeth”, “mummified toenails”, “bat whiskers”,
“lizard gizzards”, “tooth of wolf “, “eye of newt”. This can also double as a lolly-bag bay.
Don’t forget to put your ‘Healthy Bones for Halloween’ sign on your front door or mailbox.
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