Our friends from Great Wolf Lodge have a couple DIY tips for Halloween that you can implement at your party or for trick or treating tonight. Creating a theme experience is fun for everyone and easy to do with a few items around the house.
Although on a much larger scale, Great Wolf Lodge transformed all 14 of their locations into Howl-O-Ween with fun October based festivities this year.
Lindsay Rauls, the director of kids experience at Great Wolf Ledge knows what kids like. It is easy to make holidays like Halloween fun by re-purposing items to create fun and festive spaces.
For instance, for Halloween, you can take an old candelabra and paint it with all-purpose black spray paint like Rust-Oleum Universal paint & primer in one to make it a spooky black or gray. Hang it on the front porch, foyer, or other place your guest will be. Maybe strings some cotton spider webs for affect. You could also use old silk plants, paint black and use as an accent piece for your Witches Lair theme.
Kids love spaces that are decorated on all sides. Consider hanging things from the ceiling to create dimension. Use Witches hats as decor by stringing them with fishing line. Consider making a garland of bats or spiders using festive paper or black felt. Create visual interest in an area that will be populated like the foyer, food table, or create a special place for photos with additional props.
Make plans this year with your family at Great Wolf Lodge is Snowland!
Great Wolf Lodge will host a month-long winter celebration called Snowland in December. Enjoy festive activities, visits with Santa and Mrs. Clause, indoor snow showers, a Polar Wolf Walk and more. You can even make special reservations for your family to dine inside the resort’s life-size gingerbread house. Talk about a theme experience to remember!
Other activities are Santa’s Letter Depot, North Pole University with holiday themed projects and the Great Clock Tower Holiday Show and Story Time.