Every year, we can never make it through the last week of October without having conversations with friends and family about whether Halloween should be celebrated American style. Read on to hear our best ideas for pool decorations for Halloween.
The problem is that, even though it’s not traditional in this country, it’s one of the most enjoyable festivals around. The kids would certainly agree. In Spain we have the famous Samain, a pagan celebration of Celtic origins that has had a huge influence on the world-famous Halloween festival.
This year, even though dollar stores and gift shops are filling their windows with scythes and pumpkins as normal, Halloween is going to be very different to what we’re used to. This year, we’re going to celebrate Halloween at home. And not just because of the recently reimposed state of emergency banning nighttime leisure activities, but also because of the specific restrictions in each province that limit gatherings to 10 or 6 people or to only people from the same household.
That’s why you should check the restrictions in place in your province to find out how many people you can invite before organizing your Halloween party. Remember to make sure there is enough space for people to stay a safe distance apart and sufficient ventilation to keep the venue safe. Always wear a mask unless you are eating or drinking. In these circumstances, a pool could be the perfect addition to your Halloween party by encouraging people to spend time outside, where there is more space and less risk of catching COVID-19.
Here are some of the most popular ideas for pool decorations for Halloween:
Dry ice is what you need if you want to turn your pool into a cauldron of spooky smoke.
But remember, absolutely never swim in the pool while it contains dry ice unless you want to feel the flames of hell all over your body.
If you’re serving strong drinks and you know you won’t be able to keep your guests out of the pool, you can fill it with soapsuds instead. It’s not quite the same, but good underwater lighting it will help create an atmosphere.
Remember that your pool will need a good dose of chlorine after the party.
Light is your garden’s favorite outfit. If you have multicolor LEDs installed in your pool, just choose blood red, snot green, or whatever color brings out your inner witch.
If you still haven’t fitted your pool with LED lights, what are you waiting for?
You can get floating lamps so you don’t even have to get out your toolkit. They can turn your pool into an Ibizan club or the pit of Hell, which is what we want here.
Another option is to dye the water in the pool and let your filtration system get rid of it over the course of a few days. If you do, be careful to choose a non-toxic dye that won’t stain your liner.
You can find those little bracelets that glow for a few hours in any party store.
Perfect for putting inside pumpkins or any spooky prop you can imagine. Like air-filled plastic gloves that look like the hands of the damned entering the world of the living through your pool.
Your guests will love it if you paint the stones in your garden path with glow-in-the-dark paint, or you can buy specially designed glow-in-the-dark stones.
The problem is that, depending on how long the acrylic paint lasts, the ghoulish green will probably still be there to disrupt your Christmas decoration plans next month.
The pool will probably be just for decoration at most parties, so to add the finishing touch to pool decorations for Halloween, cover it with fake cobwebs and place some kind of vermin trapped in the middle.
Bushes and plants are also good places to hang these kinds of decoration, which can be easily removed once the party is over.
An alternative to covering your pool in cobwebs is to put a special guest in the water, like this skeleton and his pool ring, who’s sure to get on well with your shyer guests.
These are just some of our ideas of pool decorations for Halloween to give your party a spooky feel. When it comes to food, the possibilities are endless. We particularly like this watermelon carved to look like a brain, which we’re definitely going to have on our Halloween menu.
What about you? Are you going to use pool decorations for Halloween? Show us photos of your pool on our Facebook page!