How to Build a Haunted Trail for Halloween
Haunted Trails to Halloween Frights and Thrills
Are you ready for some Halloween fun?
If you're having a Halloween party, or if you have a lot of outside space and a group of friends who like to create cool things, to have fun and who - maybe - would like to scare a few folks - all in the name of fun and Halloween spirit - then you should all get together and create a Halloween haunted trail!
A trail can be simple or elaborate. It can have a specific theme or be an eclectic mix of experiences. It's all up to you. What's your vision? What do you think would be cool to do? What kind of trail would you like to visit? Chances are, your friends will like your idea...they are your friends for a reason, after all!
What are you waiting for? Lets get started!
Halloween Haunted Trail Suitability
Before you set off to have a Halloween haunted trail, it's important that you establish the age group of those who will be visiting your trail. Is it going to be adults only or will it be a mixture of adults and children? This will determine the suitability of items for the trail depending on the age group who'll be attending.
Not only do you have to think about age groups, but you also need to think about budget requirements and what you can realistically afford. Do you want a basic, fun in the moment, Halloween haunted trail or something really special that, will stand out and that people will remember long after the fright is over? It just all depends on how much you're willing to set aside for your trail.
Kids and adults alike love this time of year throughout most of the world because it's a great time to get involved in something which is both colorful and spooky. Halloween has never lost any momentum throughout the years.
Haunted Trail Ideas For Halloween
In order to maximize your haunted trail, you'll need to establish what routes you're planning to use and to determine if the path is safe for passage. If not, you can begin - early - the process of clearing it, if that's necessary. Only once you've determined that your route is free of potential tripping hazards and other dangers can you begin to place Halloween props and décor.
There are many great ways to make your Halloween haunted trail memorable. Effective decorative items can include corpse heads, zombie outfits and relevant makeup, ghostly outfits and fake tombstones which can be decorated in special luminous paint to have that special scary nighttime glow.
Your trail can have a set theme or it can be an eclectic collection of frights. For example, see the video below for an all pirate-themed haunted trail. Zombie trails are still very popular. And, of course, the ongoing craze over all things vampire and shapeshifter will have many interested in coming to your vampire-themed trail!
Using your imagination can go a long way in determining how creative you want to be and what props are suitable for your haunted trail to make your Halloween one to truly savor.
How do you like your haunting?
Sooo, we've established that you're really into Halloween and that you like things a little scary...now for the big question...
Haunted House or Haunted Trail?
The Perfect Halloween
If you want the perfect haunted trail for your Halloween fun then, you have to form a proper plan of action that includes a suitable theme with interesting items for children and adults if you will have a mix of both visiting your attraction.
Kids Halloween Themes For Your Trail
There are quite a few suitable costumes and themes for kids including pumpkins, lanterns, spider webs, basic Dracula and Frankenstein outfits and ghost costumes. You really have to take care that costumes are not too over the top if you're going to have very young visitors or it could end up being too frightening for some children.
Adult Halloween Themes For Your Trail
You can do pretty much anything you can imagine with your trail when your group only consists of adults. You can go with stationary only displays that run the gamut from tame but interesting to full on blood and gore. You can use heavily costumed live actors that "interact" with the "victims" happening along the trail whether it's to jump out unexpectedly from a dark area (be mindful of the safety of the actors) or who interact from within a "set" that's varied or part of one overall trail theme.
To Build or Not To Build...
Are You Building a Haunted Trail This Halloween?
Please tell us about trails you've built, those you plan to build or just those you've walked that you lived to tell about...