There's no better way to get ready for Halloween than by decorating the outside of your house! Whether you're decorating for the kids, the neighbors, or yourself, it's an opportunity to let your imagination run wild and have fun with the holiday. There are numerous decorations to choose from to decorate your yard, porch, or windows.
To get you into the spirit, we've researched and curated a list of the 10 best outdoor Halloween decorations. We've chosen the Hanging Crashing Witch by Y-STO as our favorite Halloween decoration because it's versatile, weather-resistant, and fun for all of the family! Take a look at our other top picks and tips for how to find the right decoration for your yard in our buying guide.
We've searched the internet to find the best outdoor Halloween decorations available. We've chosen a variety of decorations that are all certain to brighten up your home!
|Size||24 in. tall|
|Size||80 x 26 in. (door posters), 60 x 30 in. (window clings)|
|Electricity needed?||Solar powered|
|Size||6 signs from 16.5 x 10.6 in. to 5.7 x 4.7 in.|
|Size||22 in. tall|
|Electricity needed?||Yes, 10-ft. cord included|
|Size||22.9 x 18 ft.|
|Size||13.9 x 4.3 ft.|
Hanging Crashing Witch
Window and Door Decorations
Solar String Lights
Corrugate Yard Signs
Skeleton Flamingos Lawn Decor
Scary Giant Spider
Inflatable Dead Tree With Lights
Ground Breaker Skeleton
Stretch Cobweb With Spider
Ghost Hanging Decoration
Cute and Fun Tree Decoration
Makes Your Doors and Windows Extra Scary!
Solar-Powered Lights for Some Spooky Color
Durable Plastic Yard Signs
A Quirky Halloween Take on Popular Lawn Decorations
A Large, Adjustable Spider to Freak Everyone Out
A Huge Inflatable With Bright Lights
Easy Rising from the Grave Effect
Large and Eye-Catching Spider Web
Large Hanging Decoration for the Front of the House
|Size||24 in. tall||80 x 26 in. (door posters), 60 x 30 in. (window clings)||20 ft.||6 signs from 16.5 x 10.6 in. to 5.7 x 4.7 in.||22 in. tall||6.6 ft.||8 ft.||Adjustable, adult-sized||22.9 x 18 ft.||13.9 x 4.3 ft.|
|Electricity needed?||No||No||Solar powered||No||No||No||Yes, 10-ft. cord included||No||No||No|
Before you buy any outdoor Halloween decorations, there are several factors you should take into consideration. We've created this handy buying guide to help you make your decision!
When you’re decorating outside your home, you aren’t just decorating for yourself and your family, but also for the neighborhood to see. Although you can decorate however you want to, consider decorating with a united theme, as this usually looks better.
For example, you could choose a graveyard theme and decorate with tombstones and ghosts. Or a pumpkin patch with pumpkins and spooky scarecrows. If you do have a theme, it’ll help narrow your choices and pick your decorations. Also, keep in mind how your decorations will look both in the day and night.
If you have dark and spooky characters in your yard that don’t light up, it could ruin the intended effect for creepy autumn nights! But if you’re going for more of a festive than a spooky vibe, you can look for decorations that don’t light up or will bring some color and Halloween spirit to your yard in the daytime.
It’s easy to get carried away when buying outdoor decorations as there are so many interesting and fun decorations to choose from! Try not to get too carried away though—you don’t want to buy more decorations than you have space for. Don’t buy something that is too big for your space, either!
If you have a small yard, then a 10-foot inflatable might be fun, but it will take up too much space and could even block sunlight from your windows or your view of the outside world. If you need to, measure your space and make plans before buying anything, or sketch out a plan for what you’re going to use where.
Before you purchase an outdoor decoration, consider how difficult it will be to set up. Decorations that are placed in the yard, like those that are attached to trees or staked into the ground, are reasonably easy to install and might not need any special equipment.
Decorations that are attached to the house might be a little trickier. Some may require ladders so that you can attach them high enough and you may need a helping hand to keep your ladder steady.
If the decorations need stakes or strings to secure them, then they usually come with these. Decorations that are stuck to walls usually don't come with the tape or tacks needed. Make sure you read the product descriptions and reviews and thoroughly check the products when you receive them so you have everything you need!
Lights or decorations that move or make sound are very popular around Halloween. Some of these may be battery-operated, but if the decorations are big or being used for a long time, they will quickly need to be replaced.
It’s more common for decorations to need a power outlet, so make sure you have one that they can be safely plugged into. You may need to use extension cords or power strips if your decorations aren’t close to the house. If you do use these, please use them safely.
Don’t leave any wires in places they can be easily tripped over, found by children, or chewed by pets. Don’t forget to make sure the cords have some sort of waterproof protection. You may need to purchase it separately if the cords aren’t waterproof.
Halloween can be a holiday that involves the entire neighborhood. Neighbors can collaborate on decorations or arrange trick-or-treating for the neighborhood kids. However, not every neighbor will have the Halloween spirit or feel it in the same way.
Before you cover your yard or house in bright lights and spooky decorations, keep in mind that your neighbors will probably see the decorations more than you will! If you want to stay on the good side of your neighbors, be prepared to either scale-down your decorations if they’re too much, or only use them on Halloween itself.
Now that your yard is spooky and ready for Halloween, there are a few more things to consider. Here are some articles to help you plan your Halloween, whether it's costumes for yourself or your dog, or Halloween themed baked goods!
The perfect outdoor Halloween decorations can transform your property into a spooktacular scene that will delight any trick-or-treaters who visit your home. Try not to be more ambitious than your space (or neighbors) will allow, but get creative!
Consider a theme or brighten up your yard with festive lights. Whatever you choose, we hope you have a fun and safe Halloween!
Author: Kellie Lacey
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