So many fantastic ideas! We're hosting a dark carnival/freak show themed party this Halloween with the Arlington Flow Arts Collective. We practice and teach hula hooping, juggling, baton and staff, flags, and other flow arts locally, so I'm going to invite everyone to bring their glow-y flow toys.
Instead of the classic circus colors, the color scheme is going to be black and white, orange, purple, and maybe some green. I have one pop up tent and one canopy to transform, a few generic Halloween decorations that I can use, and some styrofoam heads and things that can be turned into creepy jack-o-lanterns. We have a good size back yard that I want to morph into the carnival, and if our neighbors in the main house will allow it, I'd love to add a clown or jack-o-lantern walk through on their front porch. I plan to print out vintage and antique photos of sideshow freaks, geeks, and other performers, and DIY some signs and banners.
Here are some inspiration photos from my Pinterest board (chelsealikeengland
Since I think this is the longest running thread on Carnevil ideas, I thought I would add this here, that Gemmy has 2 "neon" LED signs that will be in the stores this year FUN HOUSE and FREAK SHOW (Target, Amazon, BuyCostume, etc.). Run 55-60.00. Same concept as Grandinroad's HOCUS POCUS sign last year and the Grandinroad and other stores' PALM READER signs selling this year.
We did a puzzle/escape room for our last two halloween parties. The first one was a Lovecraft/horror theme and went quite nicely. The second was a scifi/mad science theme, and while the puzzles worked well, I felt like it was missing the Halloween element.
If I do one again this year...
I have to thank you all! - I have scoured this site for months (years?) absorbing ideas, inspiration, how to's-and how to nots!
I thought I would share some of the props & decor that was built for a Harry Potter Howarts dance at an event that I volunteer at.
Thank you all so much for your...
This year i will be doing the Haunted mansion in my work cube as the theme. I go over the top every year so this will be fun
Follow along to see what i create and the photos of it all done when we get to oct 1 hehe
ok so i will start posting some of the stuff i have made and bought to pull off...