Turn your home into a Halloween House of Horrors

So you’re planning a Halloween party for your kids: You’ve got the food, you’ve got the costumes but what about the decorations? Don’t worry; we’ve got plenty of ideas for you to turn your home into the spookiest on the street!

With all of the fun and excitement that surrounds kids and Halloween, you’d be surprised at just how easy and inexpensive it can be to add that Halloween theme to your home and come up with some fantastically spooky effects around the house.

When you do invite your guests around, the first thing that they are going to see is your front door, so let’s make a good impression straight away with this Dripping Blood Door Decoration. It might seem a bit unwelcoming at first and your guests might expect a cry of “Heeere’s Jonny!”, but we think it will set the tone for your party perfectly.

And on the approach to your front door, so set the mood with these Halloween Candle Lanterns.

These packs of ten non-flammable and bio-degradable candle lanterns stand 26cm (10in) tall and, when lit, can be used to illuminate a path or garden and create an amazing effect!

Once your guests are inside, welcome them by hanging some great decorations from the ceiling, like these Halloween Cemetery Terror Hanging Swirls or Halloween Bat String Decoration.

With those dangling from the ceiling, add some colour to the walls with these Halloween Scary Fun Cutouts, which set the tone without being too frightening for your young guests, and complete the effect with this brilliant 72″ Inflatable Skeleton.

When you’ve got a house full of children, full of sugar and sweets, you’re also going to want to find some form of entertainment for them and whilst Halloween ghost stories can be fun, not many people are good at telling them. That’s where Hollywood comes in to save the day!

We love Tim Burtons Corpse Bride on DVD, which is a fantastic animation film, cleverly made, that is suitable for all ages. If that doesn’t grab you, then try Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated Vol.1. We’re not sure, but we’re guessing that the janitor did it.

25th October 2011
Written by Very_Lauren