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Create a Haunted Garage with Halloween Decorations

Posted by Wendy Moyle on October 2, 2009

Haunted-House-StandeeIf you’re having a Halloween party or just really looking to give the trick-or-treaters a thrill, creating a haunted garage is a great way to add some extra fright and fun to your Halloween! We have an awesome Haunted Garage Kit that includes tons of great ways to transform your garage into a haunted setting.

The Haunted Garage Kit includes Cobblestone Flat Paper (50′ roll), Black Poly Vinyl (100′ roll), Black Gossamer (50′ roll), Black and Blue Tissue Grass (1 dozen each), Skull tombstones (set of 3), Bloody Bandage (3′ roll), Moon and Bat Cutouts (pkg of 4), Bloody Weapon Garland (7 1/2′ long), Gruesome Ground Breakers (Set of 2) and Cobwebs (set of 6).

Use the cobblestone flat paper to cover the floors, creating a dungeon look. Cover the walls with black poly vinyl and black gossamer to hide bikes, lawn mowers, and the like and to enhance the feeling that your garage is a haunted house or dungeon. Use the black and blue tissue grass to add some texture to floors or tables. The Skull Tombstones make great scene setters and photo settings for a focal point to your haunted garage. Add some Gruesome Ground Breakers to them for a scarier look. Create a border around the room with the Bloody Bandage roll. Suspend the Moon and Bat Cutouts from the ceiling with fishing line or attach them to the walls. Finish the scene off with the Bloody Weapon Garland and cobwebs strewn throughout.

Create an even spookier atmosphere by adding a fog machine to your haunted garage decorations.

Add some haunted house décor to the outside of your house too with our Haunted House Standee (shown above). It stands 10’ tall and 9’8” wide and has a spooky haunted house image, making it a fantastic entrance piece or photo setting for your haunted house party or Halloween decorations.

Finish your decorating off with aPersonalized House of Horror Banner. The banner coordinates with our Haunted House Standee and features your custom wording. Each of our banners is printed on heavy-duty, weather-resistant vinyl with sturdy metal grommets for hanging. Plus, you can choose from a variety of sizes to best fit your decorating needs.

Check out all of our Halloween Party Supplies for tons more ideas and great Halloween decorations!


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Host a Haunted House Party

Posted by Wendy Moyle on July 25, 2007

Haunted House DecorationsOld scary movies are full of haunted houses and even haunted house parties (see House on Haunted Hill). Create your own haunted house party this Halloween! With these Halloween decorations and some creativity, you’ll have your guests screaming with the fun! Haunted houses are also great fundraisers. Charge a small admission price to cover costs and earn a small profit on each ticket for your team or organization.

Start creating your haunted house outside with haunted house caution tape. Block off areas with it to create an ominous feeling or use it to outline the walkway to the entrance. Set up a skull crypt door set on the door for a really freaky look or use a Dracula door knocker for a frightening entrance. Put someone in charge of a classic special effect at the entrance. Have someone hide behind the door in the darkness. When guest knock, they’ll open the door, remaining hidden so it looks like the door opened by itself. You can also use Halloween door curtains in other doorways to section off the haunted house into other creepy rooms.

Use a personalized haunted house banner to announce your haunted house event or welcome guests to the party. These vinyl banners are printed on heavy-duty, weather-resistant material and come in seven sizes to suit your needs. Now that’s something to scream about!

Make a big impression with a Haunted House Decorations Kit. Set up the haunted house silhouette and the hanging bats for an eerie look to kick off your haunted house fun. Decorate the rest of your party space with creepy accents like a freestanding mummy, wrapped in creepy cloths.

Friday the 13th Mirror GrabberOur scene setters are perfect for covering your walls. Put up graveyard raiders, tombstone terror, or scary scene setters to add frightening accents to each room. You can even put a grim reaper ceiling grabber above your guests’ heads to add an extra dimension of fright. If you have mirrors or glass around a room, try a Friday the 13th mirror grabber for a chilling effect.

Add more, subtle touches to your decorating with accents like a (plastic) severed leg for placing in frightening locations for guests to accidentally find. Fake black cats will look great in corners or on shelves. Set up a collapsible coffin in a basement room, warning guests about the vampires or zombies. Zombie standees are a great touch. Around the coffin, use a tombstone decorating kit or bag-o-bones to add an extra element of realism to the scene. Our mini 3-D bats are great for hanging in a dark room along with a night-glow skeleton.

Add special effects to your decorations too. Hang cobwebs all over, especially in places where guests will run into them. Fill the haunted house with fog from a fog machine, to create an eerie mist that will add to the terror. A lighted spider web with a moving spider will really freak out arachnophobes or startle other guests. Set the bloody butcher heart, which actually moves with a heart beat, on the kitchen counter next to a plastic meat cleaver or other utensil. Have a Creep Show CD playing for scary background noises.

Zombie SilhouettesLighting effects are another great way to add a spooky impact to your haunted house. Use a black light to give the room an eerie glow or a spinning skull strobe light to create uncertainty and weird movement in another space. Some flashing bat lights and spider web lights are great for stringing along banisters and other surfaces. The fiery décor, including table torches and fiery pots are great for creating a dungeon.

There are all sorts of creative things you can do to make your haunted house scary and fun. Come up with your own ideas to frighten guests, or use these classics. Have volunteers dress in black or in scary Halloween costumes to jump out at guests to startle them. Just make sure they don’t touch the guests! Time special effects or have someone (dressed in black so they’ll be hard to see) in charge of setting them off as guests enter the room. If you have a strobe light, try setting it off after guests are already in the dark room. It will make them jump nearly out of their skin! Have a fun and creepy game. Put food or objects in bowls behind a curtain, have guests feel in and guess what they are. Then, tell them that they have their hand in something gross such as worms (cooked noodles), brains (pasta salad), eye balls (peeled grapes), fingers (baby carrots), etc.

Hosting a haunted house party or fundraising event can be as much fun to plan as it will be for your guests to attend!

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Spook the Kids with a Haunted Porch

Posted by Wendy Moyle on June 18, 2007

Haunted PorchMake your house the talk of the neighborhood this Halloween by transforming your front porch into a haunted house. Halloween decorations are the perfect way to create a graveyard on your front lawn, spook the kids when they come for candy, or host a fantastic Halloween party. Just beware, you may not get as many trick or treaters!

Start creating your haunted porch with the basics. Cob webs are essential and affordable. Use them to create a creepy backdrop or accent to your other decorations. Stretch them over your railings or border the door with them. You can even put them in your trees to maximize the eeriness.

Place haunted yard signs or lighted rocks with warning messages to caution visitors and trick or treaters that they are in for a scare.

Set the scene starting with your yard to thoroughly scare your neighborhood. Place a crime scene decoration in your driveway and create a cemetery in your yard using personalized tombstones. Add an extra scare with an animated grave, which will scare visitors as they arrive. Border the area with a cemetery fence or haunted house caution tape.

Lighted RocksFor a complete spooky look, try the Haunted Cemetery Decorating Kit!

Move on to the porch to continue the haunted fun. Place a coffin on your porch to extend the cemetery. Really make things spooky on your porch by adding a fog machine to envelop all your decorations in an eerie haze! Place a crypt keeper standee or a glow-in-the-dark skeleton in a dark corner to startle guests. Drape a rusted chain over your railings for a menacing effect.

Add some special effects with lighted bones windchimes for a spooky glow or an animated Grim Reaper to frighten visitors and wish them “Happy Halloween.” An animated door curtain will add a spooky effect when you answer the door. The curtains part and the skulls at the top light up! Leave some candy out for the kids in a wandering eyes candy dish. When they reach for the candy, the eyes will move around to watch them.

For a finishing touch try dressing up in a scary costume and sitting on your porch. As kids come up to trick or treat, sit perfectly still. Hold the bowl of candy in your lap and only move when the kids reach for the candy. You could also have a scary music CD playing or make spooky noises yourself.

The possibilities for a haunted porch are endless. We’d love to hear about your Halloween decorating ideas!

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