How To Make Fog


Whether you are determined to make fog for a small party or set up a huge Halloween haunt in your yard, you will want to master fog making. This post is going to help make it easier, whether you use dry ice, make your own machine, or purchase one.

Go ahead and hit "play" on this video while you read ("The Fog" theme music)

Dry ice is the element that most have used in home Halloween tables and witch's cauldrons. 

Safety: Always handle dry ice with gloves, mitt, cloth. Most grocery stores sell dry ice, just ask for it at the checkout like you would a bag of regular ice. 

Try to get it as soon as you can to the time you plan to use it. If you store it in a container, be sure it's not air tight, have a vent hole or it could possibly explode. (LINK)

How to safely add dry ice to a drink - 

If you want to make your own makeshift fog machine, here's some instructions - 

There are lots of fog machines available these days - 

A low-lying fog machines is a real find because the problem with a lot of machines is just uncontrolled fog that blocks all sight. When the fog rolls along the ground, it creates the ability to enjoy the displays but also feel utterly creepy stepping through it. 

You can use this in a graveyard setup. I'd consider having a few friends dressed like zombies lying down at the headstones and let them sit up in the fog as people approach and freak them out. 

Or, you can put a floodlight in the ground with a blue or green light and play some fog horns and buoy markers dinging, perhaps the theme music to "The Fog" and utilizing a turning light blinks on and off like a lighthouse light up on the top of the house. Perhaps set up cardboard cutouts of "The Fog" ghosts painted black inside a garage that is open with the fog around their feet. 

Fog is just the best atmosphere one can add to any display, whether it's a refreshment table or an outdoor venue.

And then, there is the natural fog. This is my childhood estate (the ex-Civil War hospital) in fog -