Halloween can be a bit of laugh, especially for kids – or if you are still a big kid at heart. Your polytunnel could play a key role in your Halloween festivities, so why not go the whole hog and make your polytunnel a party hangout this October? Whether you will just have a few friends round, want to entertain the kids, or simply scare the pants off someone, here are a few ideas to help your Halloween go spookily well.
Pumpkins, squashes and gourds that you have grown in your polytunnel are all, of course, perfect for hollowing out and using as lanterns. Why not choose to hang those lanterns with fairy lights in them in your polytunnel? This could make your polytunnel the perfect, atmospheric place to enjoy a few drinks with friends this Halloween.
For a classy soiree, why not eschew the traditional Halloween tat and instead enjoy an evening with an autumnal theme. Cook a delicious seasonal meal using produce from your polytunnel and decorate with produce and with colourful leaves from your garden or local surroundings.
If you have kids, why not consider allowing them and their friends access to your polytunnel for some fun this Halloween. If you hang 'cobwebs' and other spooky things from the crop bars in your polytunnel, you could turn it into a 'haunted polytunnel' with things to make them jump – just make sure there is nothing they could damage too badly – crops and careering kids do not go too well together!
Fun frights are definitely not for everyone, but if you want to scare your partner or a friend this Halloween, how about creating a scary scarecrow and placing it in your polytunnel to give them a fright when they go out to check on things... Perhaps you were given a scare and need to get your own back on someone? This could be your chance.
Halloween is not everyone's cup of tea. If you would rather not bother with it all, a polytunnel can also give you a place to retreat to when all the plastic spiders and pumpkin bunting get a bit too much. No matter what you want to do this Halloween, a polytunnel could be part of your plans – even if it is just where you get your food from for the evening meal.