Looking for some advice on how to decorate your garden for halloween? David Coton has some great ideas to help you create a horror themed garden to scare your neighbours and any trick & treaters who come to your door.
The 31st of October is the spookiest day of the year. There is no doubt, for this is Halloween, when the ghosts of the dead mingle with the living. A time when the physical and supernatural worlds are closest and magical things can happen.
It is a very pagan festival dating back to when the old Celtic year ended, winter was arriving, the ending and beginning of an eternal cycle. It was also the time when they believed that the souls of those who had died during the year travelled into the other world.
To spread fear amongst your Halloween party, you might think about a few home and garden decorations and ornaments to put your guests on edge.
After welcoming friends with a pumpkin, a Florentine Dragon Gothic Iron Doorbell will help set the scene with gothic style stone garden benches and planters. Gargoyles perched high above and an unsettling wall sculpture, based on age old tales of tree people and forests coming to life, might add to the ambience while your guests sip uneasily on their Bloody Marys.
If young children are invited, they can be entranced by fairies, nymphs, pixies and trolls. Superbly crafted statuettes of cherubs, angels, wizards and unicorns will also provide a light relief for youngsters and those grown ups of a nervous disposition.
For adults it’s entirely possible that their stiff upper lip will become somewhat wobbly when confronted with a finely detailed zombie rising from the swamp that was your flower bed, meticulously detailed and very scary. The Macabre Ornament is a recent addition to our range of stone ornaments, you have to agree that he's a not the prettiest grim reaper.
For the party poopers who have sought refuge inside your house, surprise them with the monstrous bulging eyed Zombie at the Door whose bloody head and hands will appear to have smashed through the lounge wall. To add a mysterious atmosphere, use Witches Mist for a magical spooky effect.
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