With the Fall in full swing, there are only a few more days to plan a fabulous Halloween party.
Most people have hosted at least one festive event in their homes and it can be lots of work
Why not move it outside and use your backyard as the perfect party place this Halloween?
There is more space, and fewer preparations to worry about.
Plus, the ambient light out there is perfect for some spooky fun:
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Boots are essential if you’re wandering about in the garden at this time of year.
They’re also better for the lawn, so make sure to remind everyone to wear them for your party.
Alternatively, hire a matting supplier to cover your ground for the event.
If you think it’s going to rain, then you might need a few disposable waterproof coverings just like they have at the festivals.
Gazebo or marquee
Hiring a tent or marquee is ideal for an outdoor event at this time of year.
It provides just enough shelter for the snacks and drinks, as well as your guests if it rains.
Small parties will do well with a gazebo.
Of course, you could set one up in the style of a haunted house and have a lot of fun with it!
Bring extra decorations and some Halloween lights to set the mood
Don’t forget – safety is essential.
If you’re using ropes to tether the tent, you need to tape off that area.
When you set up your garden, you might need to prepare it first.
Why not tackle all your winter prep now?
Things like drainage are essential to check.
To help dry out a few spots in your yard, add air holes with a gardening fork before the event
Creating leaf jumping in piles is a great way to entertain the kids and its free.
De Use the blower to build it back up again!
Finally, trim back the shrubs and trees to make some extra space.
Turn off the security setting on your garden lights for the night.
This should allow you to illuminate the area on a constant setting.
Add a lighting effect filter like a yellow filter or a spooky template to cast a scary shadow.
Use Halloween lights to create an ambiance of low light.
Finally, why not provide some disposable flashlights so everyone can find their way to the scariest part of your garden!
Gardens are perfect for decorating.
Put some weatherproof portable speakers around and play your favorite spooky tunes.
Your yard is also the perfect place for lots of carved pumpkins.
How about a fun pumpkin painting contest?
Monitor lit candles, but you might feel happier with them outside than in the house.
Would you host a Halloween party in your yard?