BOO...Halloween is right around the corner! Whether you’re planning on giving out candy to little ghouls or throwing a killer at-home party, you’ll need to start preparing for the night of frights. Gear up for a spooktacular season with these 6 wickedly easy Halloween tips.
- Let Halloween Chaos R.I.P.
Instead of cluttering your yard with every orange and black thing you dragged up from the basement, carefully think about your evening visitors and a theme first. If your goal is to pass out as many candy bars as possible, adorn your lawn with kid-friendly decorations like jack-o-lanterns and scarecrows. However, if you’re aiming to impress your adult friends, smash those pumpkins and focus your efforts into creating a ghastly graveyard or a haunted asylum. For inspiration, check out these 64 Best DIY Halloween Outdoor Decorations for 2017.
- Eliminate Any Tricks
Halloween is full of witches and ghosts, but nothing is quite as frightening as finding yourself liable for an injury that occurred on your property. Avoid the scary side of a lawsuit and make sure your walkways are well lit and cleared of any tripping hazards. Fix or remove any potential dangers, or at the very least, mark hazards with florescent paint or find a way to block off these areas. Click here for even more safety tips to ensure your family has a fun and safe Halloween.
- Bring Your Decorations to the Other Side
The spookiness doesn’t need to stop at the front door! An easy, budget-friendly way to add Halloween flair to your home is by swapping out your everyday home décor items, like pillows, candle holders and lamps, for more festive accents. Take a peek at this Cozy Fall Living Room look for ideas on how to make your home absolutely boo-tiful.
- Wake the Dead
You and your guests can only listen to Monster Mash on loop so many times in one night. In addition to the classics, mix in eerie instrumental soundtracks and add indie and pop songs that include keywords like “ghost,” or “haunted” in the title for a wickedly good playlist. Amplify your frightful tunes with a powerful speaker or stylish turntable.
- Give them Something Good to Eat
Halloween is great opportunity to get creative in the kitchen and wreak delicious havoc among your guests. Whip up a batch of creepy finger foods and spooky orange and red drinks for a frightful evening. Visit our Halloween Pinterest Board for tons of snack, food and drink recipes!
- Keep Your Four-Legged Goblins Safe Strangers in costumes will be constantly arriving at your door, which may be scary or intimidating for your pets. This also presents a great opportunity to dart through the door when you’re least expecting it. Avoid these situations by keeping your pets confined to a room with a fresh bowl of water, a few toys and a cozy pet bed to keep your furry friends comfortable. Make sure to check out these additional Halloween Safety Tips from the American Veterinary Medical Association for even more ways to keep your pet safe this season.