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Freaky Halloween Ideas

Halloween is that time of the year when you strive to scare people. It has become customary. Scaring and being scared has become part of pure Halloween fun. Every year, you would notice that people are getting more and more creative in putting up unique Halloween ideas. Interestingly, some people are able to create freaky decors and unique looking foods without actually altering the way things are done. Do you want to scare the nerve out of your visitors this coming Halloween? You do not have to spend too much for it. Here are some practical and effective fun ideas.

Use scissors to cut out different jack-o’ lantern masks out of paper plates. Cut the eyes and the mouths. You could use staples to properly attach rubber band or strings that would keep the mask on. You could also use scissors to create pumpkin pictures if you do not like masks. It is just amazing what you could do using your creativity and materials like glitters, construction paper, yarn, fabric, and glue. You could even turn the time of creating such items into real children and adult fun.

Cut several old clothes and even newspapers into strips. Use these to stuff several other clothing so that you could creatively create a scarecrow. It could be that easy. You could hold all the materials together using a belt, safety pins, or threads. Opt to use a balloon with yarn as a head. A stuffed pillow case could also do. Put up a spooky face then add a hat to make a Halloween creature.

Children would never grow tired of baking and eventually decorating cupcakes and cookies for the Halloween. Strive to allow them to use food coloring, cookie cutters, icing, licorice, macaroni, and patterns to create ghoulish faces. This could be a good time to harness your own as well as children’s imagination. The time you could spend with your kids in doing so would even make all the more worth it. Have fun and enjoy all the Halloween stuff and treats you would create together.

How about turning food into instant Halloween décor? Doing so could be a fun and unique Halloween idea. Use food coloring to spice up and embody your imagination. Transform any vanilla pudding into a green slime using artificial food coloring of course. You could also do so to apply creativity when dealing with Jell-O. There are other food ideas. Attach several almond slivers to some carrot sticks. Insert the items into green slime and you could have a ghoulishly delicious and delectable finger stew.

Here is another Halloween idea. Wrap dough sheets all around several pieces of hotdogs to create mummy treats that every child would surely have fun to eat. You could make your mummy treats a lot spookier if you would use further imagination. Use ketchup or even mustard to draw mummy eyes as well as mouth on the mummies. You could also put in several other edible decors to make your hotdog mummy more appealing.

Fun Activities during Halloween

Halloween is a season of fun these days. It is the occasion when children, teens, and adults wear spooky costumes for more fun. Through the years, there have been numerous fun and exciting activities that have been directly associated with Halloween. Perhaps, people now look forward to Halloween because of such fun activities. Every year, you surely do not run out of ideas to be part of such tasks. Here are several of those activities and events that have become part of the annual Halloween tradition, not just in the Western World but also worldwide.

Trick or treat has become a customary celebration associated with Halloween. It has become a fun activity more especially for children. Such kids dress in their spookiest and weirdest costumes and come to every house in the neighborhood to ask for treats from homeowners. Those treats usually come in the form of candies and other sweet goodies. Sometimes, they collect coins.

The question asked is ‘Trick or treat?’ thus the name for the activity. Trick refers to threat to perform a form of mischief to the homeowner or his property specifically if no treat is provided. In several areas in Scotland and Ireland, kids come guising. In this action, every child performs a talent show to earn treats. That show could be a song number or a dance performance.

Halloween parties are also customary and usual. Organizing and putting up one could be easy. Yes, it may sound and seem tedious at first, but as you go along, you would find yourself truly enjoying it. Begin the activity by planning the party. The first step should be conceptualizing. Aside from making the party a costume inspired one, why not think of many other creative twists to challenge all guests and make the activity more fun and livelier? Perhaps, you could ask families to come in full family costumes. You could also dwell away from the usual spooky costumes. Why not prefer popular superhero attires? Children and adults would surely love it.

Wearing of costumes is a must every Halloween. In the old beliefs, masks and ghoulish costumes were worn to help ward off bad and harmful spirits. It could be logical. It was believed that during Halloween, spirits roam around. They would think a person is one of them if he wears a monster or ghost costume. Thus, they would not do harm. These days, this custom has become part of the fun Halloween tradition. As mentioned, costumes are not limited to spooky creatures and monsters. They now include super hero costumes. Some people just impersonate famous movie characters or Hollywood icons.

Halloween is also the time for other activities. Have you ever noticed why scary movies are shown in time for the Halloween? Think of Jason and Friday the 13th movie series. Many other horror flicks from Asia are given Hollywood twists. Movie producers aim to scare.

Interestingly, people pay for tickets and come to movie houses to scare the nerve out of them. It must be the freaky Halloween spirit.

Fun and Spooky Ideas for Halloween Decorations

Aside from Christmas, it is such an adventure to go about your Halloween decorations. You goal is the same for both occasions – you want to create something that will be enjoyed by those who will see these. If you have become used with the idea, this is something that you will certainly be looking forward at doing every year. This can be a fun activity that can be done by the whole family. To make sure that everything will come into place, it will help if you have a plan or photos of the kinds of decors that you would want to place at your own homes.

To help you about this project, here are some elements that you may want to include on your overall décor.

1. If you are going to have some party or any fun gathering at this occasion, you may want to use a crystal ball as centerpiece for the party table. This may provide added creepiness. You can also get someone act as fortune teller and say some horror stories or add humor to the party.

2. If it is mood that you want, the perfect props for this are ghoulish glow candles. You don't have to buy expensive kinds if you have to time to create your own. Look at your everyday craft supplies that can help you transform an ordinary candle to cast a spooky glow.

3. At your windows, you may want to make it appear as if you have uninvited guests. You can place glowing eyes or creepy shadows and provide some light at the area to create the creepy appeal that you are aiming for. You can also team this up with musical score by getting audio clips that recreate scary sounds of the images you have placed at the windows.

4. For the delight of those who would visit you for trick or treats, you can place sparkly charms at the door. These will greet the kids with such glitz that they will surely adore.

5. Another good piece that you can place at the center of the table during Halloween is wizard's hat. You can go beyond the usual by decorating the piece with scary marks like cat scratches, blood and other things that will give the onlookers real fright when they see it.

6. It is easier to decorate the garden, especially if you have branches of trees and other plants where you can place spooky elements. You can create a Halloween tree where you can place other scary stuffs that you were not able to use indoors.

7. There are different versions of Jack-O'-Lanterns that you can avail at affordable prices. You can place these at various parts of the house to add on its overall appeal. On Halloween night, you can use the glow coming from the lanterns and turn off all other lights at your home.

These Halloween decorations can help you transform a modern home into something that will scare people at this time of the year when most of them are more than willing to be scared.