When falls rolls around, people tend to have limited options for fun activities. That gives fall-themed activities and traditions a foot up when trying to cut through the clutter. This means chili cook-offs, pumping carving, and this post’s fundraiser idea: Haunted Houses. Now, we’re not suggesting you go out and find a spirit to haunt your location. Although, if you do have one there are ways to turn that in a promotional boon. No, we’re suggesting you hold a “haunted house” amusement attraction. Fright-loving community members will come out to be scared by actors in costume and macabre scenes. Here’s how:

 

Find a location

 

First and foremost, you need to find a spot to hold your event. Some possibilities include warehouses, other buildings with large open spaces, or the best, a community part or woodland area. Make your arrangements to either rent your space or get permits from the proper authorities. Once you have your space locked up, make sure you are covered by some sort of liability insurance. 

 

Find Volunteers

 

The next mission to either hire actors or get volunteers to commit to helping out. There are a lot of positions to man: actors, set dressers, and of course logistics people like tickets sales and other event staff. When you get your volunteers lined up, order affordable custom t-shirts from WhoopTee to show your thanks and give them a memento of the event. 

 

Use Your Imagination! 

 

You’re not going to be able to keep up with the big time commercial haunted houses and their massive budgets. Where you can compete, however, is with imagination. think of how you can use suspense and anticipation to scare your customers. Think Jaws: you barely see the shark and it’s one of the scariest monsters of all time. Anticipation makes the audience project their own fears and do the work for you. Use your imagination to make your own mark on the haunted house scene.


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