Create A Spooky Summerhouse This Halloween…

Beautiful costumes, candy and great company makes Halloween one of the best celebrations on the social calendar! And what better place to host a Halloween party than your garden summerhouse. With a few simple decorations, you can turn your nice inviting summerhouse into a house of absolute horror. Halloween is the perfect time to embrace a darker side and throw an unforgettable gathering. Invite your friends over to see if they can brave the ‘haunted house’.

 

 

Lure guests into your Halloween party with an eerie entryway.

By adding outdoor candles to the garden and  lining up carved pumpkins, you can create a creepy path from your home to your ghostly garden building. Bury a few spooky decorations in your planters and set out pumpkin decorations and gourds. Small touches go a long way to create a fun experience for guests as they arrive to your Halloween party.

 

 

Set up a spooky scene inside too…

Turn off overhead lights and use lamps instead to set a mysterious mood. Light candles to illuminate the party space or string lights hung around the ceiling trim. Add fake cobwebs to your summerhouse windows to create that extra creepy touch. Don’t forget to cue up a Halloween playlist.

You can create the spookiest Halloween Party in town with a spine chilling cast of para-normal misfits including ghosts, ghouls, zombies, vampires and many other sinister characters. 

 

 

Serve a bewitching buffet…

Small bites and finger foods save you time and energy in prep work, and a buffet allows guests to snack all night long. Plan a Halloween food menu with recipes that are seasonal and simple to pull off. Mini pumpkins filled with dips, turn mozzarella balls into eyeballs with stuffed olives, or wrap prosciutto around bread sticks. Colour lady finger cookies green to turn them into witch fingers instead. Extra-spooky ingredients such as dry ice in a cauldron will create a centre piece and make your buffet stand out.  Serve spooky cocktails like Blood Orange and Blackberry Rum Punch or The Grave Digger Cocktails with playful extras like liquorice sticks or grape eyeballs.

 

 We hope this inspires you to involve your summerhouse and garden in your Halloween fun!