5 Crazy Halloween Home Construction Projects
Halloween is a major holiday in the United States. Some people go over the top with their costumes and really get into the ‘spirit’ of things. But even more exciting, fun, and spooky than great costumes are the crazy things people do to their homes on Halloween! To help you get into the Halloween spirit, we’ve compiled 5 of our favorite Halloween home construction projects that are sure to thrill!
Giant spiders and cats
Spiders and black cats are staples of Halloween décor. But when they are on a massive scale, they become truly frightening! Grab some bales of cobwebs from the store, find an inflatable cat or oversized spider decoration and place them on your home. The roof is a particularly creepy spot, but make sure you exercise proper caution before adding your spiders to it!
An army of the dead
Spirits are restless on Halloween, but when you see someone’s Halloween home construction project release an army of ghouls and ghosts from their front yard, it’s time to run! You can buy or make your own grave markers and inscribe strange (or humorous) epitaphs and sayings on them. Grab some plastic skulls, Halloween masks, and bones, and place them around the yard in varying degrees of ‘unrest’. When night rolls around, the effect is quite chilling.
Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere
We love carving pumpkins and displaying them on the porch, but things get a little eerie when there are dozens of Jack O’lanterns spread over the lawn! This is a great opportunity to exercise your carving skills. However, if the effect you want requires a lot of time, you can always paint or buy the pumpkins too. You can also make this a community effort, and enlist friends and neighbors to each donate a carved pumpkin to your scary pumpkin patch.
The classic haunted house
There’s a haunted house in almost every Halloween tale. When they spring up in your town however, it’s rather spooky! The creative use of sheets, cobwebs, colored lights, scary signs, and other materials can transform your home’s exterior in a flash. There’s no limit to the ways you can dress up your home, so just make sure you plan ahead – these projects can take time!
Just plain strange
Sometimes the spookiest part about Halloween is the weirdness it brings out in people. If you can’t decide on a Halloween home construction theme, then just go with whatever scares you most!
Where to go to see the best Halloween construction projects
Not ready to transform your home into a haunted mansion, graveyard or nest of spiders? Not to worry, you can check out plenty of ghastly haunts all over New Jersey! Here is a list of some of the best Halloween homes, courtesy of NJFamily.com.
Bordentown: Frank Rios and Pat Patrizio lead the charge on Thompson St. each Halloween, making sure the entire block goes completely over-the-top with spooky decor!
Bridgewater: Every year, the Adam’s family pulls out their collection of 13 skeletons and decorates their Rt. 202/206 N. home in a different seasonal theme.
Lambertville: This town knows a thing or two about getting in the Halloween spirit! Just ask the filmmakers of Halloweenville, a documentary inspired by Lambertville’s spooky seasonal transformation. Check out North Union St. and Buttonwood St. for some of the most creative decorations.
Madison: There is a well-decorated house on Ridgedale Ave. between Park Ave. and Madison High School, plus the Dead & Breakfast Inn at 100 Ridgedale Ave.
Mantua: Trick-or-treaters, beware! If you come to 203 W. Salem Ave. for some sweet treats, you’ve got to walk through this home’s frightening “graveyard” first.
Maplewood: 19 Clinton Ave., between Wyoming and Ridgewood, has an amazing pirate display that includes both a boat and an alligator. Argh!
Ridgewood: 124 Sheridan Terrace is open every dry day between October 2-31. This maze is completely free, and creepy crawlies come out a night.
Roselle: Halloween on Bender Ave. gets better and better every year thanks to one home’s super scary Halloween display that’s gained much popularity over the years!
Sayreville: Head to Stella St. for the annual Beetlejuice-themed show, which plays every 30 minutes. For a sneak peek, check out this video.
Succasunna: The homeowners of this Alcott Way home have been treating visitors to a Halloween spectacular for the past 28 years. Expect to be amazed by an out-of-this-world Pirates of the Caribbean-themed display
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