An easy way to get the spooky vibe and have a heap of fun with the kids, decorate the house in cobwebs, spiders, zombies, pumpkins and bats. These items are really cheap and available in low-cost department stores and even some supermarkets. Stretch spiderwebs across dining tables, chairs and doorways. Place a strategic fake spider in the powder room to scare your guests! This Halloween scene created by @our.mountain.life is both spooky and stylish. (Pictured with the Provincial Oak Table and Cross Back Chairs)
The Jack O’Lantern legend goes back hundreds of years, hailing from Ireland. There once was a miserable man called Stingy Jack who died and was rejected by both heaven and hell. As such, he began wandering the earth with nowhere to go, forever in the dark Netherworld. Traditionally, on Halloween the Irish would hollow out a pumpkin and place a light inside to ward off evil spirits and keep Stingy Jack away. You can make your own jack-o’-lanterns with the kids and fit them with tea lights. Of course, the slicing part is best left to an adult or older kids, but there’s still plenty the little ones can do.
An awesome crafting idea that can be achieved with old scraps of fabric and rogue buttons from the sewing box, this spooky task will keep the kiddies occupied all afternoon, while also teaching them some precious sewing skills. Set a theme, such as The Corpse Bride or Freddy Krueger. Or let their imaginations run wild!
After the little kids have gone to bed, you can take the bigger ones outside to curl up under the moon and tell some good old-fashioned creepy campfire stories, like ‘The Vanishing Hitchhiker’, ‘The Bloody Hook’ or ‘Doggy Lick’. Who doesn’t love a good ghost story to get the heart pumping? Here’s one to get you started:
One night, a babysitter came to watch two children for the night. The parents had requested that, after she puts the kids to bed, she watches TV upstairs in their bedroom, as the kids had been having nightmares lately.
She put the kids to bed and then settled in the parents’ room to watch TV. But in the corner of the room there was a large, creepy clown statue. She tried to ignore it, but it was just too creepy. Finally, she phoned the father to ask if she could watch TV downstairs instead.
“Okay, but why?” he asks.
She tells him that the clown statue is just creeping her out.
There’s a pause. “Get the children and leave the house,” the dad said. “We don’t have a clown statue!”