It’s that time of the year when kids walk up to your doorway to give you two options: give them a treat or they will treat you. Trick-or-treating is a yearly event that every child looks forward to because they get the chance to be who they want to be. Whether they choose to be an angel, a horrific monster, an awkward alien, or their favorite superhero, it is important to make your walkway and front entryway as exciting as their costumes.
Start with a Stunning Walkway and Front Entryway
Halloween is a night of scares but your yard should not scare people away. If your concrete is looking drab and damaged, install a decorative concrete overlay or coating to give it a new look that will last for several Halloweens more. Popular options include:
- Stamped concrete
- Stained, concrete
- Spray knockdown texture
Add Scary But Fun Decor
Join the festivities by decorating your front yard with scary, eerie, but still fun decorations. You don’t have to spend a fortune on Halloween decor. You just have to pick the right ones that will make your walkway and entryway stand out. Since pumpkins are abundant this time of the year, carve some spooky faces on it and put it by the door on the steps leading to your doorway.
Create Lighting Effects
Outdoor lighting can make your decor look scarier. If you already have lighting fixtures installed, change the bulbs to red or orange ones for extra effects. The lights will also make the walkway brighter and safer for the children to walk on, especially during trick-or-treat night. Put some lights inside carved pumpkins as well to make them glow at night. Ask a local electrician to help you set all the lights safely.
Consider the Cleanup Afterwards
You can go as elaborate as you want but consider the fact that you will be cleaning those all up when Halloween has passed. Choose decorations that are easy to set-up and easy to remove and store. If you think it could damage the outdoor concrete surfaces, find an alternative.
Dressing up the walkway and front entryway is fun and easy to do. It just takes a little elbow grease and some creativity. When you are all done, not only did you make your home fun to go to for trick-or-treating, you also make every child’s experience memorable and meaningful.