Turn Your Home Into A Real Haunted House This Halloween

Posted on: 29 August 2016

For those who love a good scare, ghost story, and a great party combined, Halloween can be their favorite time of year. If you are planning on inviting some friends and family for a fun themed party, why not do something a little different and turn your home into a 'real' haunted house? Here are some ideas you can use to make your next Halloween party great.

Ghost Hunting Apps

You are inviting your friends to ghost hunt in your home, so they will need a way to track those spirits. There are several free apps available for both iOS and Android phones and tablets. Your guests can download these apps to hunt the spirits haunting your home. You could also ask friends and family to share your tablets or laptops to use ghost hunting tracker apps that your guests can indulge in throughout the party.

Dry Ice

Commercial haunted houses use dry ice to create a spooky atmosphere with a thick smoke-like mist. You can use this same technique in your haunted house. There are many party stores that rent dry ice machines, and you can place timers on them to fog a room when guests enter to create the appearance of a spirit presence. If you plan to have a dance floor at your party, you could also mist this area for an eerie effect.

Flickering Lights

If you are looking for a spooky feel to a room, then use a special adapter fitted into a lightbulb to create that flickering lights effect. You can purchase an adapter and a fluorescent party bulb–lights that are typically colored green, blue, or even a dim white at many hardware or party stores. This is a bit of a project, but not difficult to do. In order to make sure this effect works the way you want it to, find and follow one of the several videos and instructions available online.

Adjust the Temperature

Do you want your guests to believe a ghost is about to appear in front of them? Then have a fan hidden in a closet or under furniture blowing low enough and away from curtains to avoid detection to give that cold feeling in a room. If you have one of those fans that operate using a remote control, then follow along with your guests or have a trusted friend to turn the fan on and off during the party. Your guests will think they are about to see a ghost.