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I'm currently coming up with plans for my Halloween party this year. I'm learning from my mistakes and trying to fix the things that went wrong last year. One of the big things that went wrong was running out of both drinks and ice early on. This year I want to be sure to have plenty of both, but I've ran into a problem:

How can I make a big, blue, ice cooler look spooky?

I'm open to any and all suggestions, because I can't think of anything other than a treasure chest, which I think is stupid :rolleyes: haha.
 

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Paint it black?
No, I don't want to paint the cooler or alter it in any way. I should have mentioned that in my original post. I'm mostly looking for suggestions on how I could decorate it to make it fit the party, rather than being a big eyesore.

Thanks for the suggestion, though!
 

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you could always use some kind of halloween looking fabric to cover it, make it like a skirt that's removeable. Or use black garbage bag and use decor
 

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You could get some foam core board (or stiff cardboard) and make like a 3-sided covering or get fancy and make it into a crypt. or you could attach foam tombstones to it or camoflage it behind some tombstones. Do you have a certain theme or decorations you're trying to work around?
 

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You could get some foam core board (or stiff cardboard) and make like a 3-sided covering or get fancy and make it into a crypt. or you could attach foam tombstones to it or camoflage it behind some tombstones. Do you have a certain theme or decorations you're trying to work around?
Oo, I like the idea of using foam board as a base for decorating it! The tombstones are also a good idea.

I don't have a theme, just a general spooky atmosphere. I haven't worked my way up to themes yet :)
 

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Cover it with green fur fabric, put some ping-pong ball eyes and a nose on the top, make the inside lid look like the roof of a mouth. Make fabric arms that are attached to the side of the cooler with the hands attached to the lid - when the lid is opened it looks like the arms are helping. And there's your Monster Cooler.

Or, use black fur fabric, add 6 more ping-pong ball eyes, and make it a Spider Cooler.

You could paint it with craft paint, it's washable and won't leave a stain. I can totally see it decked out as a coffin with a skeleton hand peeking out of the edge.

Attach various rubber snakes, spider, bugs, and such to it.

Put a biohazard sign on the top.

Put a "Emergency Organ Transport" sign on it, plus a few medical items.
 

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Cover it with green fur fabric, put some ping-pong ball eyes and a nose on the top, make the inside lid look like the roof of a mouth. Make fabric arms that are attached to the side of the cooler with the hands attached to the lid - when the lid is opened it looks like the arms are helping. And there's your Monster Cooler.

Or, use black fur fabric, add 6 more ping-pong ball eyes, and make it a Spider Cooler.

You could paint it with craft paint, it's washable and won't leave a stain. I can totally see it decked out as a coffin with a skeleton hand peeking out of the edge.

Attach various rubber snakes, spider, bugs, and such to it.

Put a biohazard sign on the top.

Put a "Emergency Organ Transport" sign on it, plus a few medical items.
I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very creative!
 

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Forgot to mention, Get some battery operated flashing LED's, preferably red or orange. Put it in a plastic food storage container (the ones used for left overs) and put it in the bottom of the cooler. It will flash and reflect off all the ice.
 

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Hot glue_______ to the cooler
shredded cheese cloth
faux spiders & webbing

to name a few.

The possibilities are endless.
 

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Warrant already gave my response, i was also thinking of making it into a big hairy creature.
 

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How simple is "Emergency Organ Transport" ?!? I love it Warrant! Throw some faux body parts in there too. So simple! That will definitely be a staple of my parties to come! :)
 

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Forgot to mention, Get some battery operated flashing LED's, preferably red or orange. Put it in a plastic food storage container (the ones used for left overs) and put it in the bottom of the cooler. It will flash and reflect off all the ice.

Well aren't you creative?? Love all your ideas!
 

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Forgot to mention, Get some battery operated flashing LED's, preferably red or orange. Put it in a plastic food storage container (the ones used for left overs) and put it in the bottom of the cooler. It will flash and reflect off all the ice.
That is an awesome idea! I love that, as well as the organ transplant. I think this may be what I go for! Thank you so much for your input.
 
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