We are sure that by now most of you have the costumes, the face-paint and the sweets ready for the trick-or-treaters – but what about the decorations? The team here at ACE have put together a few easy-to-make Halloween decorations that will make your house the spookiest on the street. Remember that when you have a bottle of ACE in your cupboard, there is nothing scary about a stain!
One way of making your house look a little spookier is by having some creepy silhouettes in the door or window. Whether it’s a skull and crossbones, a spider or some bats; these templates are scarily easy to make and all you need is some card or paper (in a colour of your choice), scissors and something to stick them up with! Check out this site for a step-by-step and some inspiration…
If you want to keep your kids busy for an afternoon with some arts-and-crafts, or you need an activity for your Halloween party, then why not make some Monster Rocks? This inexpensive and creative activity requires some paint, coloured markers, googly eyes and a selection of rocks; so will take no time to prepare. If you want to save time at the party, paint the rocks first in a selection of colours so the children can get straight into creating the face of their own little monsters with the markers!
Another classic way of decorating your house is using garlands and bunting. This simple ghost bunting will take no time to make – you could get your little ones involved in designing the faces and make it a fun activity for everyone to enjoy.
When your guests go to take a sip of their drink, the last thing they’ll expect is an eight-legged friend floating around… but because it’s Halloween we think you can get away with this spider-themed practical joke! All you will need to make these spooky drink decorations is an ice cube tray, plastic spiders and obviously some water. Once they are frozen, add them to your guest’s drinks to give them a scary surprise.
If you fancy making your sweet treats extra spooky, or you need a party favour for the end of the night; these tissue paper pumpkins are perfect. Have a look at the step-by-step guide on how to make these cute confectionery containers.
What are your kids dressing up as for Halloween? Let us know at @ACECLEANUK on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Also, don’t forget to pick up a bottle of ACE in Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose (and lots of other retailers!) when you’re buying in the sweets for the scariest day of the year!