Escape rooms are all the rage right now, and for good reason! They are a lot of fun to do with friends or family, but escape rooms can also be an incredible way to create memories. If you don’t have the time or money to escape from one in person, there are plenty of escape room at home ideas that will allow you to escape the confines of your own living room. In this article, we’ll discuss 5 different ideas that will help you plan your escape room at home event.
One: Create a puzzle
Description: This escape room at home idea requires you to create puzzles that the players need to solve in order to escape. You can use anything from code wheels or word scrambles to actual physical locks with keys. The options are truly limitless here! If you’re feeling crafty, try crafting some escape room props of your own like this awesome Minecraft treasure chest lock prop.
Two: Decorate for Halloween or Christmas
Description: Do you love decorating every single year for both Halloween and Christmas? Why not combine these two events by creating an escape room around them? Use decorations such as skulls, skeletons, cobwebs, candy corn pumpkins, etc., along with holiday music (check out our favorite Halloween songs! ) and other escape room elements to decorate your space. See what decorations you already have that would work well with an escape room theme!
Three: Make Your Own Escape Room Clues & Puzzles Description
Are you crafty? Do you love making things on your own? Try creating some escape room clues and puzzles of your very own such as this awesome DIY escape the locker activity!
Four: Turn Your Escape Room Into a Game
Description: Another escape room idea is to turn your escape room at home into a game. Take the first letter of each clue and spell out words on index cards or pieces of paper that have some sort of Halloween theme such as “bat” for example.
Five: Get Creative With Scenery
Description: Are you artistic? Do you want to paint, draw, glue beads, etc.? Try creating some scenery around your escape room space! See what decorations you already have that would work well with an escape room theme! Three great ideas are painting spooky trees or buildings on black poster boards (check out this awesome tutorial from our friends over at CraftProjectIdeas), using white chalk to write messages directly onto the floor or walls, and using a projector to cast escape room messages onto different surfaces.
In conclusion, escape rooms are a great way to have fun with friends and family members. They can be found at escape room facilities, but you can also host your own escape room theme party or challenge in the comfort of your home!