The celebration of Halloween is now seen very much as a family tradition and a great excuse to get dressed up in spooky clothing and crazy makeup. For families and their children, October 31st is an important a date as a birthday or Christmas.

Last year Britain’s spent a staggering £310m on Halloween, according to a study carried out by Mintel.

Halloween is actually a brilliant time to promote your business and attract visitors as you capture the imaginations of both adults and their weirdly curious children. Utilising the outdoor space of your commercial property is the perfect way to entice clientele in to visit you. Especially if you have seasonal themes running. Remember we live in an age where social media is king and everyone is always keeping a close lookout for a suitable location to take a cheeky selfie or a memorable family snap.

So we have decided to put together some ideas on how to give your outdoor space the wow factor for Halloween this year.

Lighting

Taking advantage of the darker evenings means you can enjoy mood lighting outdoors. Wonderful displays of dazzling colour can light up the smallest of spaces.

The Solar Centre, has an amazing range of outdoor lighting options that all sustainably run from solar power.

We particularly like these gorgeous, Elan Solar Copper Ball Lanterns. Not only do their colour schemes work perfectly for creating a Halloween atmosphere, but they will also see you through the autumn months. Attached to your property or draped around trees, these lanterns will give you a wonderful nighttime glow through the darkest of months.

Inflatables

Not just limited to summer time, inflatable novelty decorations are also bang on-trend for Halloween this year.  Inflatable Org UK has an extensive range of inflatables in a host of shapes and sizes from bats to monsters.

Top of our list has to be these incredible 1.2 Metre Inflatable Pumpkins with Black Boo Cape. These standing decorations are a great size to fill your outdoor space up and come complete with a 1.8m cable. Who could resist being greeted by this brightly coloured, cloaked figure?

Decorations
Decorating your outdoor space is a quick win to transform it into a sight of delight for your customers. Decorations that need no assembly and can be fixed up quickly are always very popular with commercial properties that have limited time.

No Halloween gathering would be complete without creepy cobwebs, a timeless classic, associated with scary spiders that never fail to fluster people.

Party Delights have some superb, Giant Rope CobWebs. At 1.5m wide, this robust rope accessory will hang effortlessly over trees and brickwork. What’s more, as they are manufactured from rope, they will be durable enough to last a few years.

Themed Menus
Once you have customers interested in your decorations, why not put on a service offering of themed food to grab their imagination and taste buds.
Delicious menus that are slightly enhanced with a Halloween pitch are always popular with family visitors.

BBC Goodfood has a mouth-watering menu of ideas for you to try, from ‘maggoty apples’ to ‘sausage mummy dippers.’

Why not advertise your Halloween inspired menu on one of our full exterior grade Chalk Boards. With a robust design and heavy duty hinges, these exquisitely crafted accessories will last for years. Our brightly coloured swatches of Liquid Chalks are the perfect accompaniment. Featuring a fine point for easy writing makes them a winning combination for clearly displaying your menu options.