Written by Catalina Constantin (2022 DMU Alumni)
Trick or treat! Halloween is just around the corner! Are you ready for a day filled with parties, costumes, spooky decorations, and sweets? I definitely am! If you’re looking for things to do or ideas on how to decorate your student home, we got you! Let’s embrace the mystery, magic, and superstitions on this day together.
Until Monday, October 31, if you would enjoy participating in the celebration, there are a lot of Leicester events you can check out. The Cattows Farm claims to have UK’s biggest pumpkin picking experience, Whatton House presents Witchfinder with two experiences, and the best Scream Park in the UK as voted by ScarCon is filled with scary activities and six haunted houses.
If you are searching for more party-oriented activities, check out the Halloween Festival, the Stranger Things inspired silent disco, The Big Freshers Nightmare, or the Cirque Du Soul rave. Don’t forget to check out the cinema’s around you, the screening of Nosferatu is taking place at Leicester’s Guildhall.
Talk with your flatmates. Who knows? Maybe you’ll decorate your student accommodation together. Even better, you could have your own themed party at home! You could come up with an affordable budget and get crafty! Don’t forget, you can always store the decorations for next year to avoid having to pay for them again.
Would you like to decorate your place but you are unsure of how to do it without overstepping the guidelines in your tenancy agreement? The good news is this can be avoided. Make sure to skim through the agreement before you start! If you’re not confident about something, just contact your accommodation provider to ask about it.
There are a lot of things to consider, such as black and orange balloons, skulls, fake spiders, and fake spider webs. Mummify things around your student home! Blue tack is your friend if you want to apply anything on the walls or windows like door wreaths and creepy messages. If you would prefer to get involved in the making of your decorations, look up DIY projects such as paper-chain ghosts.
We can’t talk about Halloween without mentioning pumpkins and candles. Carved pumpkins, pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice latte, there are so many great ways to use them! Candles could easily give off the spooky vibes we’re looking for but if we are not allowed to use them, alternatives such as battery-operated candles or some fairy lights should be considered.
This is a wonderful time to spend with those you care about. Be creative and decorate.
Happy Halloween! 🎃
If you would like to get in touch for any advice on to decorate your student home without causing any damage or risking deductions from your deposit, you can call us on 0116 467 0315, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or pop into our lettings office on the DMU campus.