Give Community Members A Scare With A Homemade Haunted House

Provide your community with some thrills and chills this Halloween by creating a haunted house in an old barn that is part of your property. The following ideas will help you set up an attraction that will be sure to knock the socks off of people of all ages who attend.

Blindfolded Waiting Area With Eerie Sounds

Set up a couple long benches along the front of the barn for interested participants to sit on while they are waiting. Have an assistant provide each person with a blindfold and ask them to put them on while they are waiting for their turn to go into the haunted house. Play some creepy music or various sounds reminiscent of Halloween. While each person is anticipating the tour through the scary structure, they may feel their senses heighten as they listen to the dismal recordings while in the dark.

Hay Bales With Hidden Creatures

Fill your barn with hay bales and place them strategically so that they form a pathway for people to navigate through. Have the people who are helping you host the event dress up as haunted creatures and instruct them to hide behind various hay bales. Install strobe lighting inside of the barn so that when people enter they will become confused and won’t be able to easily walk through the path that you have created.

The creatures can jump out at random intervals in order to scare each person attempting to tour the premises. To add to the scare factor, some of the creatures can scream or hold props, such as replicas of knives or chainsaws.

Touch Table And Tasting Center

Before each person receives a Halloween treat for making it through the haunted house, request that they participate in a touch and taste activity. Arrange a couple long tables along one of the walls that is nearby the exit. Create interesting concoctions that do not have an appealing appearance, such as mashed potatoes that have red food coloring added to them or a layer of peeled grapes that are resting on top of raspberry jelly. Offer each person a plastic spoon and instruct them to touch specific items and taste others before leaving the building.

Although all of the items will be harmless, participants may feel squeamish if you tell them that what they are touching and tasting are a monster’s flesh and eyeballs. Before anyone participates in the event, however, make sure that they do not have any allergies and do not force anyone to take part in the event if they are not willing.

For more information about having a haunted house, talk to a professional .