Ways to get spooked or just have fun with friends this season
We're nearly halfway through October, which means we are right in the midst of fall. Fall is an exciting season, with the piles of colorful leaves, the cool but not too cool weather and, of course, Halloween. Often fall seems to go by too fast, so to try to capture its spirit before it's too late, here are some fun activities for you and your friends.
Haunted houses are a great way to get in a spooky mood around Halloween. Once when I was younger, all of the kids on my street got together to help build a haunted house, and it created lots of great memories. Some people like to be very elaborate, but with a little time and teamwork, anyone's basement or garage can become a haunted house. Start off by planning the layout and designing what kinds of things will be in your haunted house. Next, work on building the atmosphere. This can be done through lighting, music and sound effects. Maybe the sounds effects of creaking doors or thunder could help create the desired mood. Fog machines are another great way to increase the scary factor. Finally, think about what the guests and volunteers are going to do. An example of an activity is making guests bob for apples carved to look like skulls. To make your haunted house even better, have your friends volunteer to jump out at guests or tap them on the shoulder. A volunteer could even stand with a group of guests and follow them around until they realize she is there. As long as you remember to be creative, your haunted house will be a success.
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