I don’t know about you, but Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. It’s the time when all the precious little ghouls and goblins appear together on one magical night and sprinkle chilling entertainment throughout the town. It’s the time when people can leave their identity behind and transform into alter egos. What better way to enhance this spine-chilling evening than with outdoor Halloween decorating? Through creating DIY decorations, scavaging local farmstands for natural decor, and purchasing a few unusual trinkets, you can transform your front door, porch and aging backyard and/or frontyard gardens into a haunted extravaganza.
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Make DIY ghosts for your front yard.
Create a floating ghost to place on your front porch.
Make a life size spooky witch for your yard or porch.
Door Decor and More. Here are some ideas that will welcome your guests with a bit of a fright!
Add some store bought spiders and bats. Go to your local farmer’s market to complement them with chrysanthemums and scarecrows. Check out How To Grow Chrysanthemums to keep them looking fresh throughout the fall season.
Hang a scary looking witch on your front door.
Add a skeleton scene to a long window in your home.
Here are some creepy cat eyes to illuminate your window!
Tomb stones always add a little fun to the season.
Add an audio effect with some creepy sounding ghouls.
Outdoor lights add a spooky ambience. Replace the white bulbs with black or purple bulbs for a ghostly effect.
Decorate Your House
There is nothing like ghouls and grim reapers to add some more fright!
Halloween Outdoor Scenes
Add a Halloween flag and some bales of hay to an outdoor shed.
You can’t have enough witches!
These scary creatures will add a fright to your front yard. Try adding some zombies!
Creepy Halloween props.
More costume faces to create a frightening scene.
Other Ideas – Pumpkins and Broomsticks and Witches, Oh My!
Hang some broomsticks from trees for a spooky scene.
Free standing witches will keep from year to year.
As you can see there are many ways to decorate for Halloween. You can go the easier, more economical route and create your own decor, or purchase a few accessories that will enhance your look.
Whatever you decide to do, have fun with it. Let your imagination run wild and enjoy the season.
One activity we as a family like to do with friends is have a BYOP–Bring Your Own Pumpkin party. We supply carving utensils and stencils along with some pizza and everyone brings their own pumpkins. The young kids love it!
We also supply some Fresh Mulled Apple Cider.
- 1 gallon apple cider from a farm stand or supermarket
- 5 to 6 cinnamon sticks
- 1 tsp of nutmeg
- 1 tsp of ground cloves
- Add all ingredients into a large pot over an open fire pit or on a stove.
- Steep for at least one hour.
- Sift the brew.
- Serve with a cinnamon stick as is, or add a splash of rum for a little kick. (Adults only if you add rum!)
At the end of the evening, we illuminate and display all the creations on a table and turn on a fog machine to add a spooky ambience. We then tell scary ghost stories around a firepit. It’s always so much fun!
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