4 terrifying ideas to decorate your garage door for Halloween
With Halloween just around the corner, there is so much to do to get ready for this spookiest of nights. Getting the costumes for your little monsters, goblins and princesses. Carving the pumpkins. Buying the goodies to hand out to trick-or-treaters. And, of course, decorating the house. When it comes to decorating, many people often ignore the garage door. Yet, your garage door is the perfect canvas to get creative. Here are four terrifying ideas for decorating your garage door for Halloween.
Scary decals or scenes for your garage door
You do not need a big budget to get the Halloween look you want. With just a bit of creativity, your house can easily make a spooky statement. A large decal or garage door cover can create the perfect haunted scene or scary atmosphere. You can also purchase a large sheet and paint your own scene. We especially love the glow-in-the-dark decals for that extra spooky effect. Furthermore, you can complement the scene with some scary music or decorative lights. And, don’t forget to get the kids involved. They often have the best ideas!
Use your garage door as a projection screen for scary movies
Watching scary movies on Halloween is a tradition for so many of us. So why not take movie night outdoors this year? Simply hang a large white sheet across the garage door and project your favourite Halloween classics onto it. For example, you can show horror classics like Halloween, Carrie, The Exorcist, Scream, or your favourite gory movie. However, keep in mind that more age appropriate viewing may be in order. Stick to kid-friendly movies, especially at the beginning of the evening when the younger trick-or-treaters are out. Some examples include The Adams Family, Casper, It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, Beetlejuice or The Nightmare Before Christmas just to name a few. In addition, install a few chairs around the driveway and invite people over to take part in all the fun. And remember to have a few blankets handy as it tends to get chilly.
Create a spooky scene in front of your garage door
Another great way to get into the Halloween spirit is to create a scary scene in your driveway. For example, you can have trick-or-treaters walk through a haunted cemetery or a bloody crime scene. Fake blood, chalk outlines, crime scene tape and a black light provide the perfect eerie ambiance. Discount, hardware and art supply stores are the ideal place to find what you need for your creations. Use your imagination and above all, have fun!
Provide chills and thrills with a haunted garage
Kids and grown-ups alike love a good haunted house! But why not move the chills and thrills to the garage? Throw open the garage door and invite trick-or-treaters in for a spooky experience! Once again, play scary music or sound effects, use strobe lights and slime, and dress up in scary costumes and make-up. There are so many great ways to provide a spooky yet fun experience for your little neighbours.
Before you dress your garage door up for the scariest of evenings, make sure your door is safe and in proper working order. For any maintenance or repair issues, or if you are in the market for a new garage door, contact Exitech today. Their experts will be happy to offer advice or provide a free quote.