It’s the time of the year to go a-haunting and treat-or-tricking again! Granted, with stay-at-home measures and tighter regulations on social gatherings, Halloween may be a little different for the world this year. With the lack of bustling crowds and costume-hunting shenanigans aside, there’s still no stopping us from channelling our pent-up energy on sprucing up our homes with festive fun. Talk about the perfect excuse to invest in home decor.
We know nothing screams Halloween more than bright-orange jack-o’-lanterns lining up the street or the various characters of horror sneaking up to our front doors. Whether it’s a mild or wild celebration, the month of October is never exactly complete without spooky and oddball displays that add to the atmosphere. With that, here are some ideas for you to take inspiration from and build upon with your creativity.
Outdoor and indoor decors
Spooky pumpkin carvings, creepy scarecrows, posable skeletons, giant spiders, realistic replicas of tombstones — some of the most timeless Halloween trappings that you can add to your outdoor and or indoor space. Halloween statuaries or mascots are a straightforward cynosure of all eyes.
If statuaries are too bulky and space-consuming for you, you may opt for Airloonz, also known as a life-size mega balloon. Coupled with themed letter balloons, a gigantic Airloonz will surely make a provocative Halloween statement for any household. Add more ominous elements, such as faux cobwebs, mobile bats, or accent spiders to complete the big picture.
Nothing sets the atmosphere better than the ghostly refulgence of ambient lighting — generally orange lights and warm glow that draw on the classic Halloween canvas. Aside from jack-o’-lanterns, popular lighting options include pumpkin string lights, fairy lights, glow-in-the-dark accents or thematic candles to provide that eerily cosy flicker. But of course, one can always choose to add a modern and unique touch to it. Pumpkin disco balls, strobe lights, projector lights and many other special effects provide a colourful, fun and unique atmosphere just as well.
That said, ambient lighting is a natural, unspoken must-have no matter how you decide to spruce up your space — especially as the creeps and spooks begin to set in only when darkness arrives.
Walls are the most extensive surfaces of your home. As such, zeroing in on your walls is the way to go for maximal preparations with minimal effort. Get crafty with paper cutouts, luminous wall stickers and glow-in-the-dark decals. Make sure to complement everything with some Halloween-themed party tassels and bunting. You can also enhance layers of creepiness by adding wall accents such as stretchy spider webs and eerie black-painted branches. The limitless wall decor options laid out before you will turn your walls into the perfect canvas for your creative juices.
Balloons and inflatables
Nothing screams festive louder and prouder than balloons. Exceptionally suited for Halloween fun, balloons add animation, cheeriness and life to your gatherings, even when your guests are costumed like the living dead. From one-of-a-kind hand-painted balloons to creative balloon bouquets and towering life-size Airloonz balloons, your choices are practically endless.
With all the essentials down pat, you are now ready to serve up some thrills and chills. Even with a small celebration or an at-home gathering, there’s no stopping you from bringing to life a fun Halloween aesthetic. A little bit of resourcefulness and creativity is all you need for a spooktacular holiday in the comfort of your own space.
If you want to spook your party up a notch, check out Funlah’s fantastic range of Halloween balloons and accessories. Make your yard come to life with the spooky inflatable Airloonz and balloon bouquets, and explore our cartoon balloon packages that the children will surely love. Don’t miss out on your chance to give the young ‘uns a frightfully fun time and to transform your home into the creepiest house on the block!