The Waters has long been known for its Halloween events, whether it’s creating our own pumpkin patches, hosting witches rides, or having awesome fall festivals. You really never know what we’re going to come up with each year.
While the pandemic prevents us from having our typical large events to celebrate the Halloween season, there’s one area where our residents can continue to go all out, and that’s with decorating! Our residents decorate for Halloween like most people decorate for Christmas, and we love every bit of it.
Our beautiful homes and surrounding lawns provide the perfect backdrop to create any kind of Halloween scene, from cute to creepy. The decorations you’ll find at The Waters have made us somewhat famous in our area, and on Halloween night, it’s sort of like a scene from Hocus Pocus around here.
Where most neighborhoods have lost trick-or-treaters, The Waters has hundreds! It’s a true old fashioned trick-or-treat event. We love that we can feel confident in the safety of our trick-or-treaters as well, because our wide sidewalks and walkable community make it possible for kids to walk door to door while having plenty of space to spread out and stay in view of parents.
Another thing The Waters is known for is our love for golf carts, and once again, they get a lot of use on Halloween night by allowing residents to hit more houses between sections of the neighborhood. This also allows parents to participate in the fun by offering their golf cart driving services.
Halloween Decorating Tips From The Waters
You’ll find a little bit of everything at The Waters when it comes to Halloween decorations, and everybody has their own approach. Here are a few of our favorite ideas and tips to incorporate into your own festive porch or yard.
- Get scary with skeletons. Full size skeletons — of humans and even pets — have become very popular, and you can find them at many different stores. They are best utilized and creepiest when used to set up a scene. Skeletons sitting in rocking chairs on the porch, a skeleton person taking a skeleton dog for a walk, skeletons riding bikes, or a skeleton waving to trick-or-treaters as they walk by are great examples.
- DIY Halloween wreaths. Spooky front doors are a must for those trick-or-treaters who will come up to knock. Find ideas using black butterflies, black cats, bats, and more here.
- What can you do with windows? Our homes at The Waters have lots of beautiful windows to let in natural light, but they also provide a great decorating opportunity. Add eyes, wreathes, spiderwebs, and more.
- Spooky yard or porch scene. It doesn’t get much better than turning your front lawn into a spooky scene that resembles a cemetery, haunted forest, or haunted house with tombstones, witches feet sticking out of the ground, ghosts, skulls, and much more. Many front porches at The Waters are large and provide the perfect place for creating scary scenes as well.
- Non-spooky details. Not everyone wants their house to be scary! Consider adding orange, purple, or even black annual plants to pots and landscaped areas, and you can never go wrong with pumpkins, gourds, hay bales, and cornstalks for less creepy decorations. SweekCreek Farm Market in Pike Road is the perfect place to find everything you need!
Happy decorating, and happy Halloween!