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Halloween party at Olympus Las Colinas

HOW TO CREATE THE ULTIMATE HAUNTED HOUSE THIS HALLOWEEN

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This Halloween season, why not scare the neighbors with something a little more on-brand than the winter holiday decorations from two years ago you still haven’t taken down. Those can probably go straight in the trash, actually. Then follow this helpful guide to turning your place into a spoooooky haunted house! Yay!

Stone Them When They’re Walking to the Door

With tombstones, silly! Creepy (or funny) fake tombstones with epitaphs like “Dustin Ash.” Get it? Amazon has a bunch. Set them up in the hall outside your apartment or right inside the door.

Paint it Black

Well, don’t literally paint anything black that you don’t want to be black for a long time. But make it dark in your place! Pin black sheets or some thin black fabric up on the walls, cover your furniture with darkness, and for crying out loud, black out those windows.

Ghost Your Friends

Dig up the bones of a cursed soul who is trapped between the mortal world and the next. Or just make your own, fake ghosts! Start by cutting some felt pieces into the shapes of eyes and a mouth, and then glue them to a foam ball. Stretch a couple of pieces of cheese cloth over the top and then rat up the edges using some scissors and your dirty paws. Use some wire to give it ghostly arms and to make a hook for hanging. Make a whole mess of these creepy ghosts and decorate every inch of your apartment! Spoooooky! Here’s a tutorial for some armless ones.

Don’t Forget the Creepy Crawlies

Dump rubber spiders and millipedes all over the place. Be sure to get plenty on any seating, countertops, and even in the fridge. This is another area where you can count on your friends at Amazon.

Don’t Forget the Bathroom!

Invest in a creepy, blood-spattered Walking Dead shower curtain, and consider going the extra mile with Bates Motel-branded bathrobes and bath towels!

The Soundtrack of Our Deaths

Pick the perfect spooky soundtrack to accompany your creepy apartment. Thanks to streaming services and the internet, you can simply open up YouTube and instantly have something like “8 Hours of Halloween Sounds, Spooky Sounds of Halloween, Horror Scary Creepy Effects for Kids children parties.” And it’s free. Really sets the mood for wedding showers and bachelor parties, too.

For more tips on making your apartment a little less friendly – and more Halloween festive – visit the Olympus Las Colinas blog.

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