If you’re going to host a Halloween party, the exterior of your house will set the tone. Add some outdoor spooks to get your guests in the Halloween spirit before they step inside.
EYES IN TREES:
I saw these on Pinterest, but I didn’t see how they were rigged nor how they were made. Colleen suggested we use giant beach balls and paint them white. I took black paint and made giant pupils.
While these were so much fun to make, they were a pain in the butt to put up.
Packing tape, surprisingly, was the best tape to use. It stuck to the balls better than duct tape. I harnessed the balls with extra boat rope. I climbed about halfway up the tree (pictured) to realize the balls didn’t have any good branches to hang on. I ran a bunch of rope through branches and around the trunk to ensure they would not get knocked out by the wind.
At one point, I could pull each rope and operate the eyes so they looked like they were looking around.
Colleen installed branches by the front door covered in cobwebs and crows. She also built a cemetery adjacent to the sidewalk leading up the front door and put up bats on the side of the house.