New Halloween 2021 Trend: DIY Drive-Through Haunted Houses

New Halloween 2021 Trend: DIY Drive-Through Haunted Houses

Drive-Through Haunted Houses

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 Due to the worldwide crisis, Halloween will not be the same in 2021. However, with a little creativity, it can be just as creepy. Yescomusa has discovered the growing trend of drive-through haunted houses! Popular in Los Angeles and New York, these spooky sites are popping up in driveways, parking lots, empty streets, and cul-de-sacs all over, as safe alternatives to trick or treating. You don’t have to be an event planner or have a lot of money to plan your safe Halloween Haunted House Adventure! 

Where to Get Started 

Get inspired by professional immersive experiences such as Los Angeles’ “Stranger Things Drive-into Experience.” Your DIY drive-through scene does not have to be as fancy as this professional production, but take note and consider following a particular theme. 

When planning your drive-through haunted house, first consider how much space you have. Empty parking lots and cul-de-sacs work great for drive-through haunted houses! The more space, the better. 

Pick a Tent 

A high-quality tent is an essential part of your Haunted House. Not only do you want a tent that is large enough to fit any type of car and has strong enough panels to hold your Halloween décor. Your tent will be the shell of your Haunted House, but you don’t have to spend too much time building it. Choose party tents that are easy to assemble with a strong framework.

Don’t be afraid to ask your neighbors to get involved! Set up your tents back to back and have the neighborhood kids judge whose horror tent is the best. Here are some tips on creating the perfect creepy atmosphere in your tent! 

Set the Mood

There is nothing that sets a spookier mood like a fog machine! A thick smoke creeping out of your tent will excite the audience and create the perfect hair-raising atmosphere. Adding a fog machine to your décor fits almost any Halloween theme and décor. 

Add Digital Effects

Using a projector to create animated Halloween effects is an amazing way to display multiple stories and loops with minimal cleanup or preparation. Setting up your projector inside of your Halloween Drive Through Party Tent is easy. Expect a clear and bright picture due to the darkness inside of the tent. Depending on the quality of your Halloween projection, you may need a projection screen, however, many projections can be used directly onto the tent. 

Sound-Activated, Light-up, Moving Halloween Props 

Regardless of your theme, your décor should pop! Use animated Halloween props such as sound-activated, light-up ghouls or crawling zombies! Place poseable skeletons in compromising positions to create an interesting storyline in your Haunted House. 

Physical Distance Scaring

Add a surprise element to your Haunted tent by sneaking in a secret guest for a personalized spook! Among your décor, be sure to include a human being in a terrifying costume who is perfectly trained to give that individual scare! Throw water balloons, silly string, or foam body parts at unsuspecting house guests! 

Eerie Sound Effects

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Whether you’re playing Halloween music or spooky midnight horror sounds, creepy noises are a necessity to any Haunted House. Use a strong set of speakers to amplify the sound in your tent and encourage the spooky mood! 

Get Creative and Celebrate Halloween 2021 

We all know that this Halloween is going to be different this year, but let us make it one to remember! Either plan a scavenger hunt, create a drive-through Haunted House, or just celebrate with a small group at home. Whatever you do, Yescom just wishes you a safe holiday. Start decorating your home now! Check out our spooky Halloween collection and get inspired by our merchandise!

Halloween Costumes 2021

2021 has brought us many unforgettable memories that can all be immortalized and parodied this Halloween! There were many viral moments that happened this year beginning with the surprising and shocking Gorilla Glue Girl incident to Netflix’s spooky series Squid Games. Whether you choose to dress up like a celebrity or choose to pair your costume with your partner for a hilarious duo, a heat press machine can help you create a custom costume exactly the way you want it. Create fun and safe DIY kids costumes or creative adult costumes

Halloween Deep Fried Snacks | Fried Cheese Eyeballs 

There is nothing more tasty than delicious and tasty fried foods! Halloween gives us the opportunity to be creative with our food! It’s time to try these delicious fried cheese eyeballs! The simple and easy recipe is as follows:


  • 1 8- ounce package cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 green onions whites only minced
  • 3-4 tablespoons Chohula or Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
  • 10-15 small black olives
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 3 cups canola oil



Step 1. Mix cream cheese, mozzarella, and the white of green onions in a large bowl. Use an ice cream scooper to scoop out the cheese mixture.  Stick an olive in the middle of the cheese, hole side up. Fill the hole with hot sauce then cover with a spoonful of the cheese mixture. Mold into a ball and drizzle with more hot sauce. Repeat until mixture is complete.  

Step 2. Heat Old in deep fryer to 350 degrees 

Step 3: Collect 3 shallow bowls. Fill one bowl with flour, one with whisked eggs, and the last with panko bread crumbs. Dip a cheese ball in the flour, the the egg, then the panko. Repeat until all cheese balls are breaded. 

Step 4. Fry each cheese ball for 2 minutes at a time or until golden brown. Drain on a paper towel and serve with marinara sauce. 


In addition to delicious deep fried dishes, try these healthy Halloween snacks! Get a creative design for a Halloween vegetable platter as a crispy and fresh appetizer! 


2021 Halloween Decoration Tips

Decorating for Halloween is one of our favorite traditions of the holiday. You can decorate for Halloween even in small areas As a matter of fact, there are many DIY Halloween decorations that you can cater to your needs.  Halloween is a great time to decorate! Take a look at our Eco-friendly Halloween Decoration and last-minute Halloween decorations to get into the Halloween spirit! Halloween is all about the color scheme. Take a look at these modern day coloring tips and ideas for Halloween decor. 


Celebrate Halloween 2021 with Yescomusa

Halloween in 2020 was different, but we still found plenty of ways to still have fun! Now that many states are reopening Halloween 2021 will be even better! Whether you’re planning on a Halloween haunted hayride, a horror movie night, or just entertaining trick or treaters, make this year better than ever! Dress up in 2021 themed costumes, have a 2021 Halloween themed party, discover 2021 Halloween themed treats

Halloween will be here before you know it! All over the United States restrictions are lifted which opens up the opportunity to have more fun! Last year, we’ve been adjusted and have made DIY drive through haunted houses, drive-in home theatresscavenger trick or treat hunts,  and many other physical distancing activities and experiences. Let this year be different. Theme parks and holiday events are open under strict guidelines but allow us to enjoy the holiday- after all, we deserve it. 

Check out our ultimate Halloween guide to DIY costumes and decorations.  

This Halloween plan the perfect movie night with Batman the Long Halloween! 

Last year, Halloween was no fun, this year, however, we have the opportunity to make up for lost time! Get into the Halloween spirit by decorating your home! You can decorate for Halloween, even if you have just a small space. Take a look at our guide to Halloween decorations in a small space

Decorating your home can be inexpensive and easy if you just use your imagination. For example a DIY Halloween HD projection window display is simple to set up and requires virtually no cleaning up. There are also many last-minute Halloween decorations that make a BIG difference.

Fog machines for example can really change the mood of your room. 

Besides decoration, Halloween focuses on amazing costumes! Whether you’re looking for DIY adult costumesDIY kids Halloween costumes, or costumes you can wear with a face mask, picking out the best costume is essential for any Halloween celebration. Use your imagination and creativity to pick out the best costumes! Let us help make your Halloween 2021 the best Halloween yet! 


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  • Marc Mendoza
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  • Danee

    This is super cool especially with everything going on with Covid. I am a big Halloween fan and for years have watched similar TV specials with neighborhood drive thru spaces. I thoroughly enjoyed this article.

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