Trick or Treat: A Hot Tub Halloween
With Halloween creeping up on us, many people are busy choosing a costume, decorating their homes, and planning theme parties. For any hot tub owners out there looking to throw a fun, festive gathering to celebrate the spookiest time of the year, we’ve got a few tips that will turn an average Halloween party into pure magic!
Give The Water a Haunting Glow
If your hot tub is equipped with mood lighting, a great way to add a ghostly touch is by switching the lights to match your theme. Try switching the lights to red so that it has a blood-like appearance. You can take this idea a step further by adding plastic bones and fake body parts around the outside of the spa. Another fun idea is to change the lights to green so that the water resembles a radioactive, toxic spill. To further the illusion, you can purchase or DIY a sign that says, “Toxic Spill Ahead” or “Warning: Radioactive.” The possibilities are endless!
Don’t Forget the Treats
Once you’re finished setting up your decorations, it’s time to start thinking about refreshments. A few great choices to include are deviled eggs, cupcakes decorated with bats and ghosts, blood-red fruit punch, candy apples, stuffed orange peppers carved to look like jack-o’-lanterns, candy corn, and the list goes on. When it comes to choosing food and drink to serve your guests, remember this: Halloween has no rules. It’s all about having old-fashioned, spooky fun with your friends, so this is your time to go all out.
Scary Stories While You Soak
Once everyone is comfortably settled into the hot tub, it’s time to get the party started! Invite everyone to tell the scariest stories they know and this will set the stage for a hauntingly fun night. Make sure to prepare a few stories ahead of time just in case your guests aren’t able to think of any twisted tales on the fly. If you’re searching for inspiration, check out this article from Reader’s Digest: 13 Best Ghost Stories for Your Next Sleepover. These stories are short and guaranteed to spend chills down your spine.
Screen Your Favorite Horror Movie
Is a Halloween party complete without a scary movie? Definitely not. Bring out a TV or projector onto your deck and switch on your favorite horror movie. Whether you choose “The Shining,” “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” or “The Exorcist,” you can’t go wrong! Just make sure that when you’re setting up, electrical plugs don’t come within a few feet of your hot tub. While the night is about having a good time, your safety is still top priority.
Make This An All Hallows’ Eve to Remember
From everyone here at Bachmann Pools & Spas, we hope that you enjoyed these tips and have a fantastic Halloween! If you don’t already own a hot tub but you’re interested in changing that, make sure to contact to today. We have a personal spa to meet the unique needs of every household!