A summerhouse isn’t just a beautiful addition to the garden when the sun is out and the days are long. As October comes to an end and the dark evenings set in, we take a look at ways in which you can decorate your summerhouse to provide a spooky atmosphere for a Halloween party.

Whether you are spending time with family or friends this Halloween, throwing a party is an ideal way to bring everyone together to make the most of the occasion.

Turning your summerhouse into a creepy cabin for the evening is great for surprising your guests with a truly eerie setting

Here are some fun ideas as to what you could do:

  • Create signs from your home to the summerhouse with scary phrases like ‘Follow the signs if you dare’ ‘Don’t look behind you’ ‘This way to the creepy cabin’.
  • Fill pumpkins with fairy lights and place them around the summerhouse to create an ominous orange glow.
  • Use the summerhouse for pumpkin carving and see who comes up with the best design.
  • Pull apart cotton wool and hang it from the ceiling to imitate spider’s webs.
  • Hang a spooky mask outside the summerhouse window to make it look like there’s a ghoulish figure staring into the party.
  • Create a fearsome feast using cauldrons filled with comforting stews to keep your guests cosy.
  • Play Halloween hits during the party to create a real thriller.
We hope this inspires you to involve your summerhouse and garden in the Halloween fun!