Transforming Your Front Porch To Frighten Trick-Or-Treaters
Halloween can be just as fun for adults as it is for kids. You might not get to trick-or-treat like you used to, but you can still fill an important role in the Halloween world by turning your front porch into a haunting spot to frighten all the trick-or-treaters who dare step on your property and ring your doorbell. Instead of locking the door and turning off your antique hurricane lamps, dive into the holiday by transforming your front porch to frighten trick-or-treaters in your neighborhood.
Covered In Cobwebs
Covering your porch in cobwebs is spooky and crazy practical. It's an easy way to give your porch a classic Halloween look, pairs well with just about any design and can be used in bulk to cover your entire scene to fill spots you haven't blanketed in other decor. It's pretty easy to make the cobwebs yourself if you're looking for a Halloween DIY project. Giant cotton balls can be spread out and draped over objects, and a simple hot glue gun technique can add silky, stringy details.
Deadly Dim Lighting
It's not all about what you buy. Sometimes setting the spookiest scene possible comes down to simple techniques like using the proper lighting. Turning off all the lights in your home could be a sign that your house isn't participating in Halloween, so if you want to get your scene as dark as possible, dim the lights on your porch as much as you can, get some theatrical filters to alter the look of porch lights or just add some Halloween accent light in creepy colors like blood red.
Spooky Sound Effects
For the most part, your Halloween decorations will be seen by approaching trick-or-treaters, so hiding some of your best details until they're inching up to your door is a must. In the same way accent lighting helps set the mood, a little background music could turn a quiet Halloween spot into the scariest scene on the block. Find a few of your favorite Halloween instrumentals from horror movies for your playlist and turn the music down low so it can only be heard on the porch.
Climbing And Crawling
Cobwebs and creative accent lighting are a good start to your trick-or-treat porch transformation, but to really get their skin crawling, life size creatures like climbing zombies and crawling insects are exactly what you need. String up the living dead on the porch columns and hang creatures from the gutters, spread the zombie theme out into your front lawn by adding some graveyard elements or guard your door with a creepy Halloween witch or a pair of blood-covered skeletons.
The Animated Undead
Once you've got them up on your porch, the battle is won. Your home is quiet. The playlist is on, the lights are haunting and the cobwebs are everywhere. They're huddling in a pack. One finger reaches for the doorbell, the movement triggering your ace in the hole. An animated Halloween figure is the perfect finishing touch for your frightening front porch. Whether your porch sends trick-or-treaters screaming into the streets or startles them into nervous laughter, it's a success.
You don't have to go over the top to create a frightening Halloween display. Classic supplies, light tricks and a few featured Halloween witch decorations can make your porch the scariest spot in the neighborhood. Get supplies to decorate your porch for Halloween at The Lakeside Collection.