It’s officially spooky season! If you haven’t already, it’s time to figure out how you’re going to celebrate Halloween other than trick or treating. You could go to a haunted house or haunted corn maze like everyone else. Or, you could have your very own haunted house in your backyard. How do you do this, you ask? Well, you make a haunted house in a shed, of course.
Decide on Your Spooky Level
The best part of making a haunted house in a shed is that you get to decide how spooky it is. So before you even start picking out decorations or making plans, you need to decide how spooky you want it to be. Do you have little kids or just kids that get spooked easily? You can make your haunted house a little less spooky than the ones you’d normally visit. Or do you have a group of teenagers or young adults coming through? Make it the spookiest haunted house you’ve ever thought of. The choice is yours.
Design a Maze
The tricky part of making a haunted house in a shed is figuring out where they’re going to go. Typically, haunted houses have more than one room visitors walk through, hence the term “house.” But you don’t have that luxury with a shed.
Instead, you should design a maze for your visitors to go through. Again, this could be simple for the little ones or complicated with dead ends for older ones. The key is to make sure you have room for your spooks to hide. If they can’t hide, it’s kind of hard to haunt the visitors.
Deck It Out
The most exciting part of making a haunted house in a shed is the decorating! Sure, it’ll be exciting when everyone goes through it. But, you’re putting a lot of work into it, and you should get to enjoy the work, too.
You don’t have to get super fancy with the decorations. In fact, you may want to decorate the outside more than the inside to build up the suspense. Keep the inside kind of dark (again, depending on the age of the visitors). Add some black lights, a hanging skeleton here and there, some bloody handprints, and you’ve got it! Oh, and don’t forget the falling spiders. You always have to have falling spiders.
Other than that, the key to the inside of the shed is making sure the costumes are scary and the spooks are ready for their task. Looking at decorations won’t be a priority when you’re being chased by a clown.
Do It Again!
Once you’re done making a haunted house in a shed this year, pack all the decorations up and save them for next year. Once the year has gone by, you can use it all again.
Or, if you don’t have a shed this year, get ready right away! The Pool People can help you pick the perfect shed to create your backyard haunted house. You’ll love all the other things your shed offers, too. Stop in one of our convenient locations today.