Halloween is one of the most popular holidays of the year for children and adults alike. The original roots of the holiday are religious as it precedes All Hallow’s Day or All Saint’s Day–a celebration to honor the dead, including martyrs, saints and other deceased faithful believers. Most Halloween celebrations in America today aren’t religious and typically include trick-or-treating, costume parties, carving pumpkins, bobbing for apples, playing pranks, watching scary movies, and visiting haunted attractions. Many different influences have changed Halloween from a religious ceremony into what most people think of today. If you’re hoping to go all out this year by decorating your roof for the big occasion, don’t neglect the chimney! At Atlanta Chimney Doctor, we have some great ideas to jazz up your chimney for this festive occasion.
One simple and inexpensive way to spruce up your chimney to wow the partygoers and trick-or-treaters is to decorate with various objects climbing up the chimney. For example, you can make or buy giant spiders and position them like they are crawling up the chimney. Add some extra drama with cobwebs strewn about the chimney and roof like the spider has claimed the territory. You could use monsters, ghosts, or zombies crawling up the roof like an invasion! Skeletons can also be incredibly fun to position in different ways crawling up the roof. Be creative and the sky is the limit.
Coming In or Out
You might also consider having decorations coming in or out of the chimney. For instance, you could hook bats up to wires and attach them to the chimney so it looks like they are flying out. You could also put witch’s feet or monster feet coming out the top like they’re climbing down into your house. Before you place decorations down the chimney, you might want a proper chimney cleaning in Atlanta to keep you and your decorations from getting sooty. Whatever you choose to do, you’re sure to love celebrating Halloween with a festive chimney!