We love Halloween at Lyft. Costumes? Candy? Yes please. If you enjoy getting into the Halloween spirit, you could consider dressing up your car as a way to surprise and delight your passengers. Halloween weekend is actually the second biggest earning time for Lyft drivers (after New Year’s Eve). Demand is expected to be 30% higher October 26-28 than a regular weekend and the night of October 31 will be a lot busier than your average Wednesday.
Melinda, a 35-year-old driver in San Diego with over 4,000 rides under her belt, has decorated her ride the past two Halloweens. “Passengers enjoyed the vibe it brought,” she said. "Being able to talk and connect, have a memorable moment with them, is a big pleasure." It’s fair to say her passengers were blown away. One said it was, “the absolute best car I’ve ever been in.”
This year, Melinda’s hitting the streets in her minivan-turned-bedazzled haunted house. But you don’t need to get fancy to have fun. With a few well-chosen decorations, you too can have a rolling Halloween party. Add a few props, and it’s an Instagram-ready selfie studio. Your passengers will love it.
Here are a few themes that can be pulled off for $20 or less. You can also get creative and make your own decorations if that sounds fun.
Audiences are going gaga over the latest remake of A Star is Born. Crank up “Shallow” and hand your passengers the mic so they can own the stage.
Mini-disco mirror ball to hang from your rearview mirror, $5
“Rock on!” glittery foil banner, $4
Toy microphone, $5
Inflatable guitar, $4
Play the Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack and treat your passengers to a fun and festive ride.
Fake cobwebs, $3
Ghost decals $5
Toy jack-o-lantern, $5
Plastic spiders (20), $3
The Kardashian clan still rule the internet more than a decade into their reality show hit. Help your passengers recreate that influencer lifestyle.
Miniature “car chandelier” to hang from your rearview mirror, $8
Dollar sign stickers (20), $4
Wads of fake money, $4
Fake bling jewelry, $4
If you enjoy getting crafty, you can transform your car with stuff you have around the house.
Creepy bloodshot eyeballs - Draw on ping pong balls with markers and stick them to the walls and ceiling.
Bats - Trace simple bat silhouettes onto black construction paper, cut them out, and stick to the inside of your car avoiding the windows.
Candy garland - Make a string of candy corn with a needle and thread.
Spooky lighting - Tape a piece of orange cellophane over your car’s ceiling light.
Spider web - Fold and cut up a black trash bag with scissors like a paper snowflake.
Pro tip: Anything will look spooky if you dribble red candle wax all over it.
Have fun decorating your ride and delighting your passengers!