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Halloween used to be a big deal around here. When the kids were little, we went a quite crazy with the outdoor decor. One year, my husband built a coffin and then he lay in it to scare the kids who came by. Creepy cobwebs were everywhere, scary sound effects were piped from the kitchen window, and I dressed up to hand out candy to the trick or treaters.

As the kids got older, and the trick or treaters who came to visit trickled to one or two all night, we stopped the pranks. But now that our first grandchild is on the way we’re excited about being able to recreate some of the Halloween fun we had with our kids.

5 High-Tech Halloween Pranks and Haunted House Ideas

This year technology is making Halloween pranks better than ever. Best Buy has come up with five great Halloween pranks anyone can pull off. Choose from Haunted House Preserved Heads, Haunted House Snap-a-Fright, Haunted House Skitter & Scare, Haunted House Mirror Mirror, or Haunted House Wicked Washroom. Most use tech you already own – printers, speakers, TV, etc., however, there are a few that require a bit more. Of course, you can find everything you need right at Best Buy (links are included to help you shop instantly, and you can pick up the items at your local store so you can have them up and ready to scare the family in no time!).

My favorite high-tech Halloween prank? The Haunted House Mirror Mirror. It takes a little effort, but the payoff would be worth it! If you’re planning a Halloween party, this is a must!


Not ready to put this much effort into you Halloween fright? Check out the other ideas – the Preserved Heads prank is so easy your kids can help you with it! It’d make for a great family craft night.

Are you planning a Halloween party or haunted house? What are  your favorite high-tech Halloween pranks or have you tried one yet? Will you be trying out one of these this year?