Halloween Idea #1
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Halloween Idea #2
What could be better
than a coffin for
your main Halloween decoration? Whether you are hosting a Halloween party, haunting your house,
building a graveyard in your front yard or simply to add something extra
creepy to your front porch to scare for you're visitors, adding a coffin or casket as a Halloween decoration is like icing on the
cake, spooky icing that is. Visit the
Coffins web site for lots of Halloween coffin ideas.
is handmade from rough wood to give it an old look. It measures almost six-feet long and looks
great with a skeleton, corpse, vampire or other
Halloween prop laying inside it. Order early because they are made to order
and they do take a while to get them finished. The coffin to the right
For those on a budget,
Rubie's Costume Company makes a low-cost, six foot tall cardboard coffin
that sells for only thirty dollars. We reinforced our's on the inside
with some strips of good old duct tape to amke it more sturdy. Just
remember, this is an inexpensive Halloween prop, you get what you pay
for. Check you local Halloween shop, department store or online for
Halloween Idea #3
first step to creating an impressive Halloween graveyard is to use
as many tombstones as you can and are practical for the
space you have set aside for your display. Try to buy better quality
tombstones of different styles if you can, they look much more realistic
than less expensive ones and will last longer since they
can take more abuse.
Use dirt to make burial mounds where your tombstones
will be. If you have a supply of dirt, you can build up
three to six inch high mounds in front of some of the
remember, you'll need to remove all that
extra dirt after Halloween. As a final touch, you can scatter leaves, twigs and
branches around the area to give it an untended look.
For lots of tips and ideas for
using gravestones visit the
You can find many different
brands of tombstones both on line and off during the Halloween season,
use your favorite search engine and take a look! High end tombstones can
be bought at the
Halloween Idea #4
If you are having
a party for kids or adults,
Halloween games can be a great way to keep the party moving
smoothly. Anything from bobbing for apples to much more complicated
games that everyone will love can be found today! Try
for printable games such as Halloween crossword puzzles and word finds
along with ideas for lots of other Halloween games.
for apples is an old tradition that has been up-dated lately because of
health concerns. Instead of using a tub of water that everyone is going
to get saliva in, take each apple by the stem and tie a thread around it
then hang it from the ceiling with a thumb tack. Kids use the same
principle, try to bite down and hold an apple in there mouth. If they do, the apple is taken down. This way, each child can try for a fresh
apple, no germs are spread and everyone is happy. Everyone that gets
an apple, gets a prize to go along with their healthy snack!
Halloween Idea #5
Black lights add
quite a stunning effect to any suitable Halloween decor! Using black lights,
strobe lights and other light effects can really have an impact on the way
your Halloween party, haunt or decorations look. Halloween
Online has several articles dedicated to using
lot of online stores, mass retail
stores and Halloween party stores carry many sizes of black light units, plus a full range of fog
machines, bubble machines and snow machines as well as other Halloween party supplies,
and props. Check your local newspaper or just look around town for
Halloween stores to pop up in September. Stores like Spirit and others set up for Halloween sales through September and October.
Halloween Idea #6
Halloween comes only once a year, you will want pick the perfect
for yourself and/or family members,
and its worth spending a little more to really stand out in a crowd. Try
to buy your Halloween costumes
as early as possible. This gives you the chance to
see if they fit and look the way you envisioned them. It also allows you plenty of time to find the right accessories
and make-up for your costumes.
In general, most online costume
stores have a larger selection of Halloween costumes than
brick-and-mortar stores. Shopping online allows you to purchase well
in advance of Halloween, avoiding the last-minute crowds and empty
shelves, all without leaving the comfort of your home. Only order from reputable
stores that actually stock the costumes they offer. They are a full featured Halloween
costume store that has a large selection, great prices and wonderful
Halloween Idea #7
Looking for a quick and easy way to surround your
Halloween Graveyard with a spooky looking old fence. Then "Cemetery
Fence Halloween Prop" is just the ticket.
Each set includes two separate fence sections,
individually measuring about
eighteen inches wide by thirty inches high for a total of
thirty-six inches in length by thirty inches in height.
Individual sections snap together easily allowing you to
fence just about any shape and size you want. Each set retails for
around $20.00. Check your local Halloween store for
You can even
use these props to build a small graveyard setting for
house or apartment or for your
Halloween Office Party.
Halloween Idea #8
Add the effect of lightning to
your haunted house, yard haunt or Halloween party with the Lightning Machine from Haunted
Creations. This unit realistically simulates the effects
of both thunder and lightning! Read a review about this Halloween
special effects unit in the lighting section at
Don't confuse this device with
cheap, unrealistic knock-offs. This Lightning Machine
was originally designed for
haunted attractions where the most bang for the buck was wanted. Since the flash of light from
real lightning is seen before we hear the thunder, the method of simulating it must be
capable of synchronizing the sound of the thunder and the flash of light generated by a
strobe unit. Order early because they never seem to make enough of these
and always run out before Halloween. It's a popular seller.
Halloween Idea #9
Add some spider web to your
Halloween decorations. Stretchable
spider web is a great way to add an extra level of scariness
to your home for Halloween.
There are all
sorts of places that you can add spider webs, such as between porch
posts, over your windows, in corners, on furniture, over
doorways, between tree
limbs, on Halloween decorations.
This stuff can be difficult to work with. Most people don't stretch the web
material out far enough, leaving thick strands and clumps
that look unrealistic. The best way is to stretch it out a
lot to make
very thin veils of
spider web. Remember, a little goes a long ways.
Read this great article on how to use
Spider Web at Halloween Online.
You can also hang long strands of
clear or white
thread on your porch to simulate spider webs as people walk through them.
Halloween Idea #10
A vampires pale skin
and darkened eyes, a witches sexy eye makeup or a zombies rotting flesh
all have one thing in common, makeup. Unless you wear a Halloween mask,
just about any Halloween costume persona can be enhanced with
We always experiment long
before Halloween night with the makeup style we intend to use so that
all goes well on the big night. Make sure that any makeup you buy is
water soluble so that is
easy to clean off with just
soap and water.
The "Super Makeup Kit"
which comes with a twelve color makeup palette, three tubes of cream
makeup, one tube of fake blood, glitter gel makeup, fake skin, a makeup
sponge, stipple sponge and two sponge/brush applicators.