Get Your Garden Ready for a “Spooktacular” Halloween
It’s the spooky season, and there’s no better way to have a fa-boo-lous time than with too many jack-o-lanterns and killer decorations. Transforming your garden into a monster pit or a gory graveyard is the perfect way to celebrate Halloween, but a question you may have at the back of your mind is whether your artificial grass can handle all the ghoulishness that comes with hosting such a memorable party.
The simple answer is yes! Artificial grass provides a durable and attractive surface that’s easy to clean up and ideal for Halloween games, ensuring you have a fang-tastic time!
Not sure what to get up to this Halloween? Here are a few fun and spooky games and decoration ideas to try out while enjoying your synthetic turf:
Bob for Apples
Apple bobbing is a fun and easy game for the whole family. It’s considered a traditional Autumn game and is often played around Halloween. The objective is to remove as many apples from a large tub of water as quickly as you can, using a timer to keep track. You can play this game with two people, but it’s best enjoyed with a large group. You’ll need plenty of apples, a large tub for the water, a timer, and towels because you’re guaranteed to get a little soaked. Thankfully, your artificial grass will have no problem lapping up the excess water as it offers a permeable surface with excellent drainage.
When you think of Halloween, the first thing that comes to mind is Jack-o-Lanterns. Add a Jack-o-Lantern or five around your garden or home by carving out those spooky eyes and mouth with a knife. You can add a flame inside the Jack-o-Lantern, but be mindful about placing the flame too close to your artificial grass. While turf contains non-toxic elements and is flame retardant, it can melt if it comes into contact with anything too hot. Alternatively, you can ditch the candles and opt for LED candles instead.
Halloween Relay Race
Get into the competitive and Halloween spirit by setting up and participating in a Halloween Relay Race. This is a great way to put your durable artificial grass to good use as you set up an obstacle course or relay race by incorporating spooky elements such as a “spiderweb crawl,” hop over the “witches broomstick” and “mummy wrap” where participants wrap themselves in toilet paper to transform into a mummy. The kids will love it, and you’re bound to have a few good laughs along the way.
Get Extra Spooky!
‘Tis the season to be scary! While decorating your front door with a festive wreath may seem like a very Christmas thing to do, you can apply this same concept to autumn with a beautiful autumn wreath. If you’re looking to take things up a notch and make sure it looks extra creepy, add a few spiderwebs, a menacing sign, a scary doormat that sets the mood for guests or a bloody handprint. Don’t forget about your garden! Create a chilling scene by burying fake body parts in your flowerbeds or adding a skull or two, but make sure you don’t forget the fake gravestone!
Add a Spooky Trail
Add a wicked element of fun to your garden with a spooky trail! Choose Halloween props to complement your overall theme, adding to the scary atmosphere with tombstones, ghosts, creepy dolls or whatever your heart desires. Now, here’s where it gets fun! Hide delicious treats and prizes around the trail, and dress in your best Halloween attire. This can be a great activity to enjoy with family and friends, especially the kids. Make sure to look in every hiding spot and be careful of any witches or monsters!
Your Canvas For a Spooktacular Halloween
While autumn provides a cosy time to spend with your family and enjoy Halloween, debris from falling leaves and muddy footprints trekked in from outside during your gathering can put a damper on your celebrations. Thankfully, artificial grass is designed to eliminate muddy shoe prints and grass stains on costumes, as it remains clean and free from soil, mud, or debris, no matter the season. This is particularly helpful for Halloween games and parties.
Additionally, synthetic turf provides a versatile canvas for creative Halloween decorations. You can easily stake props, install displays, and create themed areas without damaging the grass or soil. While the Easigrass™ range of grass products is easy to clean and maintain yourself, our Easi-Maintenance package is a great way to get your artificial grass lush and vibrant before a gathering or after your Halloween party.
Speak to us today and let’s help transform your garden into a fa-boo-lous space!