Creating Your Own Haunted House Using Dry Ice
It’s the best feeling of the fall season: the neighborhood crisp cool air and the smell of baking and candy wafting from house to house. It is Halloween evening. Your children ran home from the bus after school and are jumping into their costumes, promising they will say “thank you” after each receives candy. You have the same routine every year, filling a tray with bulk candy and sitting in the doorway to hand it out while your wife takes the kids around. But this year, you feel like it’s time to do something different. You want to be the talk of the neighborhood tomorrow- so why not set up a haunted house? Make those kids work for their candy! Just kidding; but they will love it.
Step One: Clear out the garage and buy dry ice.
Move the cars out, put the bikes in the basement, and hide the sports equipment. Go to our Halloween page to get your dry ice. We carry dry ice pellets perfect for side effects in your haunted house. Dry ice does not keep for long; so make sure to order extra to have enough for the big night. You can store it in the container it is delivered in or an insulated cooler. Do not put it in a freezer or refrigerator.
Step Two: Set up your haunted house.
Start with the outside of your house. Place fake gravestones in the lawn and an “Enter at your own risk” sign above the entrance to the haunted house. If you have plants, trees, or shrubbery, place fake cobwebs around them.
Then, begin to decorate the garage. Cover the walls with black plastic trash bags. You can hang them from the ceiling to create fake walls so the children can walk through each section. Confinement to an open space evokes a sense of fear. Black lights or flickering lights will also help set the tone. Go to Party City or a similar store that offers a plethora of decorations. Skeletons, light-up pumpkins, and chairs that swing on their own are a plus. Get a fake cauldron and fill it up with green or red colored juice. You can find gruesome recipes on Pinterest. Place a fog machine towards the entrance of the haunted house. Set up a table and place the dry ice in the cauldron with the juice. On another table, carve a pumpkin and place dry ice and water where a candle would normally be so it looks as if the fog is seeping out of the face.
Step Three: Launch the scare tactics.
When using your dry ice for the haunted house, dress up as a ghoul and sit in the room so that the children are not alone with the dry ice- it can be harmful if swallowed and can damage skin if touched directly. You can just stand up and scare them away from the eerie scene. The scariest feeling is to think something (or someone) isn’t real and see them start moving. Happy haunting!
Dry Ice Corp: A Dry Ice Supplier in Maryland
Dry Ice Corp is the largest regional supplier of dry ice products and customized delivery services in the Northeastern United States, from Virginia all the way up to Maine. And because our dry ice is supplied by manufacturing plants located right here in the Northeast, we can guarantee freshness. Other suppliers, meanwhile, get their dry ice from manufacturing plants as much as 1,000 miles away, which has a direct impact on product freshness. Ready to get your dry ice for a haunted house? Click here!
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