4 Ways to Use Your Garage This Halloween
Are you looking for fun and frightening things to do this Halloween? Keep the thrills close to home with a garage Halloween party! Here are 4 Halloween garage ideas for entertaining your friends, family and trick-or-treaters.
Haunted houses, corn mazes and scary movies are advertised everywhere this time of year. The kids are begging to go here and there, but you know that these things all add up. And you still have their costumes to think about!
How can you keep your family and your wallet happy? DIY Halloween entertainment!
Halloween Garage Ideas
Halloween is the perfect time to take advantage of your garage space. Known for being dark and maybe even a little eerie, garages thrive on Halloween spirit. Think of all those scary movies you’ve seen where the spooks happen in the garage, (that horrific garage door incident in the first Scream movie, anyone?).
Whether you want to entertain your friends or create some holiday hype for your kids, let these Halloween garage ideas spark your imagination.
Scary Movie Night
One of my favorite Halloween memories is the year my friend hosted Scary Movie October in his garage. He lived out in the country and used a projector to play the movies on the wall of his garage. We all had chairs and blankets and got spooked every time we heard a car drive by out there.
It was awesome.
Because how often do you watch movies in the garage? Basements typically get all the attention as being the dark, spooky place to watch scary movies. But if your kids are into scary movies, they’ll love the thrill of changing up the environment.
Gather a small group of friends or your family, make some popcorn and take your blankets out to the garage. We dare you!
If you really want to impress your kids, transform your garage into a haunted house. Make it spooky with extra effects, like fog machines, black lights and candles. Use your garage workspace to make some DIY haunted house decor, like this creepy glowing masking tape hand.
Cover up any workbenches or tables with black tarp and sheets to make your garage as dark and spooky as possible. Hang monster and zombie decorations from the ceiling. Check out our DIY Haunted House Pinterest board for more Halloween garage ideas.
Instead of handing out a Snickers or two at the door, turn your garage into a free-for-all candy buffet! With a garage full of candy, you’ll be the most popular house on the block.
Go all out and set up tables by category of candy. Give kids a small bag when they come in that they can fill with whatever they like.
For the adults, the garage is the perfect place to throw a costume party. You don’t have to worry about people making a mess in your house, and the garage adds to the spooky spirit of Halloween. Like with the haunted house idea, just throw black drapes or tarp over anything that doesn’t look Halloween-ish and have fun with DIY decorations.
Don’t have a costume? We have some ideas for that, too!
The Best Floors for a Halloween Garage Party
Whether you’re plastering fake blood everywhere for a haunted house or tracking in trick-or-treaters, you’re going to need a garage floor that can handle the job. We’re talking floors that are durable, easy to clean and stain resistant so you can go all out without worrying about making a mess.
Also, your garage floor can play a part in the scene. Dark floors add to your spooky theme, so be sure to take appearance into account.
Here are 4 floors for a mess-free, spooky Halloween garage:
Vented Grid-Loc Tiles
With vents for easy drainage, these tiles add practicality and style to your garage floor. Made of durable, impact-resistant plastic, Vented Grid-Loc Tiles are slip resistant and make for easy cleanup after a Halloween fright fest.
Harley or Halloween? You can have both with black and orange garage tiles! Our Octane Tiles hold well under extreme temperature changes, making them a great floor for the whole year.
Coin Flex Nitro Rolls
The easiest way to get pitch black flooring, all in one roll. Coin Flex Nitro Rolls are made of premium-grade, ultra-durable vinyl. This strong, slip-resistant material ensures that you won’t fall when you’re running away from the creepy guy with a chainsaw at the end of your haunted house, (chainsaw use NOT recommended!)
Coin Grid-Loc Tiles
Designed for the harshest environments, these tiles can handle the wear and tear of a garage…and a garage haunted house. What adds to the spooky feel during Halloween season will have your garage looking sleek all year long.
Ready to spookify your garage this Halloween? Order free samples of our garage flooring today!