A Guide to Prepare Your Home for A Spooky Halloween 

 Spooky Halloween 

With Halloween approaching, you might want to get prepared ahead and give your home a nice and spooky look. Whether you host a Halloween party or just want to make your home look scary for the visitors, it’s a great time to use the following tips and prepare for the spookiest season of the year! 

If you’re anything like those who love creepy and horror stuff, then this is the perfect time to get ready as soon as possible for the big night. This includes planning to get dressed in fancy horror costumes and turn your home into a funeral party. But be sure to use suitable spooky decors for everyone to enjoy. 

All Americans and Brits go out for Halloween, as it does not come as a surprise that these countries take the top spots for celebrating October 31st, with quite similar party themes. And we can see that celebrations are getting fancier and bigger each year. So, don’t let yourself behind when the trick-or-treat visitors come to your door. Be sure to show them the real devil inside! 

Bring outdoor fairy lights

As obvious as it might seem, this is the most common décor for a home during Halloween. Fairy lights will look great outside your home, especially if you have trees and bushes in front. Wrap them around and don’t forget to get some candies as well, in all sorts of forms, all wrapped up as mysterious as possible. After all, when it comes to Halloween parties, everything relies on the details. Outdoor fairy lights are available at great prices, and they come in various lengths. Combine orange lights with any other decorations. 

Also, don’t forget about balloons and masks, these can really set the mood in front of the door. It’s a great way to let the visitors know that you’re expecting them. Add some torch lights with a skeleton heads, you can actually DIY them. All you need to do is cut the little holes at the top and bottom of each skeleton head, and add some glue to make sure that they’re nicely secure. You can also use some paint to make them look more upset. These will look like a Voodoo doll, perfectly made for Halloween! Use some chains to make a little bit of a fence.  

Carved pumpkins

This is perhaps the most iconic piece of décor for Halloween! You got to love carving pumpkins for October 31st. Gather your family and friends around and start designing pumpkins. Involve your children into this, they’ll love painting on carved pumpkins. And it’s also beneficial for their creativity! when cutting the top hole of the pumpkin, make sure you cut at a 45-degree angle. This will prevent the pumpkin from falling. If the classic design for the pumpkins is too overrated for you, then get more inspired and search the internet for designs for all skill levels. It’s a fun and exciting activity, and a little bit challenging, to be honest. 

Regardless of what design you go for, make sure you take other alternatives rather than choosing to light up candles. You can choose glowing sticks, battery flameless candles, fairy lights, LED lights, torches, etc. These are available on the internet. Still, if you decide to choose normal candles to light up your pumpkins, make sure you’re fully aware of the danger that comes with placing them on the stairs of your home. 

Choose the right music for this Halloween 

Aside from choosing your costume party, you must also consider playing some spooky music to your Halloween playlist. Finally, the spookiest time of the year is here, and you want to make it the greatest in your zone! You might have already prepared the Halloween party snacks, games, but to set the real vibe, you must prepare a spooky playlist, as well. Luckily for you, there’s plenty of Halloween music online, ranging from retro movie soundtracks to the spookiest song hits, so you can prepare the creepiest party in your neighborhood. 

Whether you choose music about ghosts, wolves, or witches, the following songs will keep everyone busting out moves all night long. Take notes of the options below:

  • Anthem – Michael Ables
  • The Phantom of the Opera – Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Burry a Friend – Billy Eilish 
  • Stranger Things – Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein 
  • Creep – Radiohead 
  • Hells Bells – AC/DC
  • I Put a Spell on You – Bette Midler 
  • Thriller – Michael Jackson 
  • This is Halloween – The Citizens of Halloween 
  • Somebody’s Watching Me – Rockwell 
  • The Addams Family – Vic Mizzy 
  • Zombie – The Cranberries 
  • Psycho Killer – Talking Heads 
  • Sympathy for the Devil – The Rolling Stones in Mono
  • Ghost Town – Ghost Town 
  • Ballad of Dwight Fry – Love it to Death 

These songs will stay in your head long into November. They’re perfect songs for changing the mood a bit, which will have your guests bopping along. 

Security systems 

You didn’t think about that, didn’t you? It might seem obvious for you to leave your door open for your guests, but please consider the burglars that might take Halloween as the perfect opportunity to break into people’s homes and steal their goods. So, please be sure to double-check your security system, as you may not want to welcome vandalism into your home. Keep all the lights on, as well. this will create a safer place for you and your guests, but also, you will be able to spotlight anyone who’s not welcomed. 

Although most people love decorating for Christmas, there are others who go insane when decorating the house for Halloween. This year, get creative with your family and plan a spooky scene for your home and garden. If you needed something to get creative, make sure you use the above monstrously Halloween ideas. 

Don’t forget to décor the yard, as well! Use the bushes to your advantage! You can create ghosts, zombies, and decorate trash bags as dead bodies. This time of the year is perhaps the most favorite by everyone, so turn your house into the life of the Halloween party with these smart tips.