16 Jul A Proper Halloween Theme Is All about the Ambiance
Finding Halloween party supplies and decorations is easy enough, but sorting out themes to spook or entertain your trespassers requires creativity and effort. There’s a thin line between spooky and morbid, so you have to ensure your theme is appropriate to the crowd you want to attract.
You can opt for a Halloween deluxe light up pumpkin lantern, brooms, and fake cobwebs to attract the little munchkins. You can also go overboard and recreate a scene straight out of a Halloween movie with a zombie ground breaker hand. If you want to maximize the foot traffic to your doorstep, then you should balance the elements to accommodate all ages. Decking out your home for the Halloween takes a lot of effort, but the results should pay off.
Prioritize the ambiance over the props. If you’re going to turn your home into a haunted house, then it has to be cloaked in suspense. You’ll find plenty of Halloween party supplies and decorations online and in standalone stores, so you shouldn’t have any problem with the details. If you’re going to take your creepy décor seriously, then you should develop your inspiration by reading Edgar Allan Poe short stories or watching Alfred Hitchcock movies. Play off on their themes and your décor will be anything but corny. Surely, you can never go wrong with a black animated crow with lights, movement, and sound or a black scary hissing cat with lights and sound.
Proper lighting sets the stage for the spooky elements, so you should rent strobe and black lights and set these up on corners or by the windowsills. You’ll get by with the meager props if you only want to lure the naïve to your doorstep, so long as you keep your house dark and foreboding with lighting techniques. Recreating a haunted house for walk-in tourists is costlier and more involved, so you should stick to the essentials (ambiance and façade) if you only want to survive through the night such as a spooky skull yard sign – stay out or a Halloween tombstone – animated, light, sound and movement.
There’s nothing wrong in choosing the cheesy route if you get a kick out of handing candy to kids. You have to admit that setting up décor from last Halloween feels more like a chore, though. You have to let your creative juices flow and adopt a different theme every year. Invest in scaled or life-sized replicas of ghouls, zombies, and other scary beings like a light up swinging dead – reaper or Chopper the barking skeleton guard dog and set these up on your front yard.
Consider offbeat themes when you’re looking for Halloween party supplies and decorations. Tales of your house’s Halloween décor will spread by word of mouth among circles of trick-or-treaters throughout the night. You’ve pulled off a proper theme if you scrape off fewer egg pelts from your front door the morning after.
Setting up proper Halloween décor requires effort and creativity. You can either choose the cheesy or scary route; it all depends on the ambiance. Deck your home with props that complement the appropriate ambiance.
Canvass online suppliers if you’re looking for Halloween decorations. Online prop shops like Party Supplies Online offer an assortment of costumes, decorations, and sundries; pick a theme and place your prop orders online.