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Halloween FX

Halloween Decorating Tips



On this page, you will find ideas and links to transform your ordinary, everyday abode into a Haunted House.

First, let's start with outside. Depending on the size of your yard - or your porch, you can decorate a dozen different ways. Scary? Cute? Silly? Classic monsters? It's up to you to decide what type of emotions you are trying to evoke.
 
*  Change all outdoor lighting to Green, Blue and Purple Lightbulbs. Orange for the porchlight(s).
 
* Place bales of hay, corn stalks, and pumpkins on your porch or in your front yard. Add a few dead tree branches along with spider-webbing and a few rubber spiders. You can also use plastic or rubber snakes, mice and lizards....creepy!!
 
* Inside, you can decorate the walls and windows with paper lifesize monsters, bats, skeletons and ghosts, which you can find at any Party City or retail store.
 
** Spider-webbing can be used in corners, around door and window frames inside as well. In my humble opinion, TARGET has the best selection of Halloween lights, anywhere.


* You could also set up stereo speakers (or a small, portable stereo ) in the bushes or in the windows facing your front yard or porch - pick up some scary music at your local music store or even at Target, Wal*Mart, CVS or Walgreen's. (yes - they carry Halloween CD's) and play the music nightly for about a week leading up to Halloween Night.
 
* String up Green, Orange and Purple miniature-lights on your bannisters, around windows (inside and out), in your shrubs, bushes and small trees. 
 
** You can also find Pumpkins, Cats, Eyeballs, Ghosts and Flickering Skeleton lights as well, which can be found at nearly any retail outlet store.
 
* If the pathway or sidewalk is too dark leading up to your house, simply place a string of miniature orange lights along the pathway, making it alot easier to see.
 
* For a really spooky look, hang green glowsticks from a front-yard tree using black thread or fishing line.

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If you happen to be mechanically inclined, you could build some spooky props, such as The Flying Crank Ghost, The Leaping Loafer, Payback Pumpkin and Trash-can Trauma. All are great mechanical special effects that will really draw the crowds to your Haunted House, which can be found on the Spooky Links page.


Boo!!

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