While Halloween may not be for another few months, it’s not too early to start planning for your perfectly petrifying porch this year. Whether you’re throwing a spook-tacular Halloween party or you’re just wanting to have the eeriest entryway in your neighborhood, this time of the year can really allow you to unleash your most chillingly creepy creative side. No matter your budget, these three ideas can help you have the most terrifying terrace on your block.
Let the Spiders Take Over
Arachnophobia – the fear of spiders -- is one of the most common phobias in the world, and for good reason. Spiders are fast, skittery, and can pack a lethal punch in their venom. Of course, that’s exactly why you’re going to decorate your front porch with spider regalia, right? For maximum fright, drape some white webbing from the ceiling and dot it with realistic plastic spiders. You can also tuck a massive inflatable black widow spider in the corner of your porch for maximum fright. If you want to really terrify your guests, dangle the mummified remains of a spider’s snack from the roof. Even the bravest souls will be recoiling in fright at your poisonous décor.
Summon a Witches’ Convention
It isn’t Halloween without a few warty green noses and pointy hats, which is why a reception for witches is the perfect setup for your front porch. Arrange some brooms in a corner nook (with a sign that states “Witches Parking Only!” next to it) so your fellow witches and warlocks know where to set their ride when they arrive. Make sure you don’t forget your cauldron so you can practice your spells between greeting your guests. And, of course, you’ll want to be sure to dress the part so everyone knows what’s bubble-bubble-toil-and-troubling in your coven.
Get Haunted by Ghosts
Unearthly specters and unholy haunts are definitely a Halloween institution, and the holiday just isn’t the same without a few strategically placed ghosts lingering your front porch. Get your “Boo!” on by hanging some billowing ghosts from the ceiling (and make them swirl and dance by placing a oscillating fan behind them), and make sure you set the ambiance with some ghostly lights, too. Instead of destroying your bedsheets, set the tone with some thoroughly disturbing ghost costumes.
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