Circuses frequently had side-show exhibits. Those exhibits sometimes included displays of strange animals, both living and dead. Creating a similar exhibit works well as a DIY project. Real animals should only be used if it’s safe for both the animal and guests. In those cases, adding a costume to a pet dog or cat can add to the display. Prop animals can be constructed using purchased stuffed or other replica animals as a starting point. Create hybrid animals by using parts from two different props. Create monster animals by adding zombie makeup, or large fangs. Imagination and supplies are the only limitations.
Hospitality rooms are generally used as meet-and-greet areas for businesses. They are also used by people hosting a variety of events. Normally, hospitality rooms are filled with snack food and drinks for attendees to nibble and sip while mingling. Give guests another topic of conversation by offering them different snack options each time you restock the hospitality room.
Keep food jars for scrapbook storage. Old bottles of Alfredo or pasta sauce can be washed out and used to hold small items such as brads and buttons. Empty unused spice bottles or a spice rack and replace the contents with embossing powders and glitter. Punch holes on the sides of sticker or chipboard packets and add to an unused three-ring binder.
For this activity, you’ll need a large space such as an empty ballroom if you’re at a hotel. Tell everyone to stand in one of the four corners of the room and ask them to mingle among themselves. Start the game by calling out people by characteristics or interesting facts. For instance, you could say, “everyone who no longer lives in the state, find another corner,” or “If you were on the track team, find a new corner!” Those people must move to another corner and introduce or reaquaint themselves with their classmates. Continue calling out different characteristics or facts several times until everyone has moved corners. This non-competitive activity helps classmates relax and reminisce.
Bed bugs are nocturnal parasites that hide in the cracks and seams of furniture and mattresses. At night, they emerge to feed on victims. The risk of bed bugs is highest in places (hotels and hospitals, for example) where there’s a high turnover in the number of people who sleep there. Symptoms of bed bug bites can take as long as nine days to appear; however, the more a person is bitten, the quicker symptoms will appear. Bed bug bites are sometimes mistaken for mosquito or flea bites. However, there are a few signs you can look for to distinguish bed bug bites from those of other insects.
Many props for a haunted trail be made cheaply from craft supplies or ordinary objects. Choose props to compliment your overall theme, adding to the scary atmosphere. Too many props can overwhelm the visitors and might actually lessen the overall scary vibe. Usually the best arrangement is to have one prop to distract attention and another to scare. For example, you might have a glowing cauldron near the path, which will draw the eyes of visitors as they approach, so they don’t see a rubber spider hanging over the trail until they crash into it.
Place the cup of oil into the hot water basin (do not empty the cup, just place it in the basin to heat the cup). Place the cup with the sodium hydroxide mixture into the cold water basin—again, do not empty the cup, just place it into the water bath.