Outdoor Halloween decorations make the trick-or-treat experience more fun for the children who will be ringing your doorbell on Halloween night. Over the past few years, outdoor Halloween decorations in my neighborhood have taken on a life of their own. People from other neighborhoods bring their children to mine to go trick-or-treating because of the amazing displays. What makes these homes stand out?
Outdoor Halloween decorations make the trick-or-treat experience more fun for the children who will be ringing your doorbell on Halloween night. Over the past few years, outdoor Halloween decorations in my neighborhood have taken on a life of their own. People from other neighborhoods bring their children to mine to go trick-or-treating because of the amazing displays.
What makes these homes stand out?
Remember when outdoor lights were only for Christmas? For weeks before Halloween, many of my neighbors decorate the outside of their homes with Halloween lights. Some use orange and white, others just use orange. If you are really into the Halloween scene, outdoor lights for Halloween now come in popular Halloween symbols like:
Ghosts (white or multi-colored)
Skeletons (white or multi-colored)
Skull and Crossbones
Dangling multi-colored spiders
Another type of light that is used outdoors for Halloween and makes the house look decorative are pumpkin lights. These are typically arranged around the driveway, like an airport runway. Other people, who like to fright rather than delight, use skeleton heads.
In the windows of many homes decorated for Halloween are blinking pumpkins and ghosts. These can be seen from outdoors and make a house look more festive than frightening, which is helpful when you have young children.
Another popular outdoor Halloween decoration is cobwebs. These can be strewn about the bushes around your house, and many contain plastic spiders that stick to them. You need to buy at least one package per tree or bush that you wish to decorate. I buy mine when they are 90% off at Target and pay only a few cents a bag.
To go along with her spider webs, one neighbor of mine had an enormous spider greeting you at her front door. It was larger than most small children and just as wide. This outdoor Halloween decoration scared my twins for many years, even though they knew our neighbor well!
For those who like to scare their trick-or-treaters, there are those who use outdoor Halloween decorations that make their front lawn look like a graveyard. Tombstones, coffins, zombies, skeletons, and body parts peeking above ground litter their yard as the children go to get their treats. There are even skulls that light up with a strobe light inside of it. Some even have scary music piped outside to give the graveyard an even more spooky feel.
One of the scariest homes in my neighborhood uses a fogger to spray mist as you walk up to the front door. With all of the decorations and the spooky music, it really feels as if you are walking into a haunted house!
Another popular outdoor Halloween decoration that you will see in my neighborhood are pumpkin covers over the outside lights. These are typically found around the front door and by the garage doors.
A few people have ghosts that they hang with string from their trees. Others have purchased outdoor Halloween decorations, like pumpkins, that are made out of wood and stick in the ground with picks.
During October, the outdoor Halloween decorations that adorn the streets of my neighborhood gets most everyone in the mood for the big candy day!