While you might already have a garage full of Halloween decorations — each year there seems to be more stuff that you just need to buy. Whether it is the latest outdoor inflatable, a trend forward lawn decoration or just a new set of lights, adding a little to what you’ve got each year will help your lawn stand out in the neighborhood.
This year there is no exception to spooky and scary outdoor decorations to get your house decked out for the big day. Here, are our favorite festive picks to help get the party started.
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Best Flag: Evergreen Suede Sugar Skulls Double-Sided Garden Flag
Garden flags are a small, simple way to add some Halloween to your outdoor décor. Measuring 12.5” x 18” this sugar skull rendition makes an impact with a small footprint. If you’re tired of the pumpkin theme, Day of the Dead is a great option to try for some spooky charm. Buy a few to line the pathway to your front door or just stick them buy shrubs in your front lawn for effect.
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Best Inflatable: Inflatable 3 Ghosts in Pumpkin Scene
When it comes to creating a ghoulishly fun atmosphere at your home this season, Gemmy’s Inflatable 3 Ghosts in Pumpkin Scene provides a uniquely festive touch. Made from durable fabric, plastic, and metal, the Gemmy airblown scene self-inflates in mere seconds and deflates just as quick for easy storage. This inflatable scene will have your family and house guests shrieking with delight!
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Runner-Up, Best Inflatable: Gemmy Outdoor Ghost with Witch Hat
If you’re looking for a new lawn inflatable or want to start on the trend, this cute little ghost with a witch hat is great pick. Coming in at about 3.5’ blowup isn’t so big it will take up your whole lawn but still lifelike enough to be eye level with kids. Gemmy the ghost runs on an AC adapter and has four stakes to keep her safe and sound if a gust of wind strikes. What we love best is she isn’t too scary, it's a great option for families with young kids.
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Most Unexpected: Lazy Bones Reaper Hammock Life Size Prop
Looking for the unexpected? This Lazy Bones Reaper Hammock will shock all with it’s subtle spook factor. Measuring 60” in length in a 96” hammock this is no small lawn decoration. Hang this on your front lawn to greet coming guests, or perhaps on your back deck with a spotlight to give friends and family a startle.Continue to 5 of 13 below.
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Best Doormat: DII Indoor/Outdoor Natural Coir Easy Clean Rubber Back Entry Way Doormat
Welcome guests, family and trick and treaters with an adorable coconut coir fiber welcome mat that’ll not only look pretty it will also helps wipe off the mud on shoes. Measuring 18” x 30” this rug will work with most standard size doors and will be a favorite for years to come. To top off the look, just add a wreath to your door and you are ready for the season.
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Best Animated Decor: Life Size Hanging Animated Talking Witch
Scare the costumes right off of your neighbors with a witch that is sound and touch operated. The eyes light up when you approach and she cackles off sayings of “Beware…..Ah Haa Aaa”, “Boo” and “You’re not scared, are you?”. Measuring 6’ in height this creepy witch will tower over the lot of them, while running on two simple “AA” batteries — so no need to plug in.
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Best Projection: Star Shower Slide Show
Project a Halloween scene onto your house with this handy slide show light that will shine a spooky bat and ghost scene in black and white or a pumpkin, bat, and ghost in white and orange on your home. When it’s not October, this set also has six Christmas slides, and four other holiday celebrations including Easter, Valentine’s and more. A great option for streets that mean business when it comes to holiday decorating.
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Best Faux Pumpkins: Plow & Hearth Black Cat Pumpkin Holders
While carving out a pumpkin is one of the joys of the season, they can rot fast. This cat pumpkin holder is a great option to use for pumpkins leading up to the big day. The large one has a 15" width and the small a 5" width so it will accommodate pumpkins smaller than the width. Once the pumpkins are placed, flip the switch and the cat eyes will light up, giving your porch a haunting glow.Continue to 9 of 13 below.
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Best Wreath: National Tree Company Halloween Wreath
Add a festive decoration to your door with this eye-catching Halloween wreath from the National Tree Company. This wreath features an assortment of black and orange pumpkins, glittery gourds, and ball ornaments arranged on a twisted black branch. Gold spider ribbon is used as a finishing touch. It measures 20 inches in diameter, and it can be used indoors as well.
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Best Spider Webs: Spider Web Value Pack
Spider webs are an easy way to turn your home into a house of horrors. Simply stretch out this authentic, white spider web and spread it over trees, outdoor furniture, and more. It's made of synthetic fiber so it will hold up well throughout the Halloween season. One pack stretches out to 40 square feet, so you will have plenty of web for your house, yard, and garage.
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Best Signs: Sidewalk Signs Halloween Decor, Pack of 3
For a realistic haunted house feel, decorate your yard with these spooky sidewalk signs. No haunted house would be complete without them. The corrugated plastic signs all measure 12" x 9" and have a different phrase on each sign. Phrases include, "Beware," "Keep out," and "Enter at Your Own Risk." To install, just stick the wooden posts in the ground.
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Best Skeleton: Poseable Skeleton with LED Illumination
Add a horrifying touch to your home decor with this poseable skeleton with LED illumination—it's bound to rattle your bones! This uber-realistic skeleton has shining red eyes made from LED lights and molded bones that look surprisingly lifelike. No Halloween party or haunted house is complete without this spooky decoration! But act fast, as reviewers have noted that this skeleton tends to sell out quickly due to its durability, affordability, and spine-tingling design.Continue to 13 of 13 below.
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Best Tombstone: Amscan 22-Inch Mossy Bat Tombstone
Nothing says “Halloween” quite like a haunted graveyard—and this fall, you can create your own haunted graveyard with the awesomely frightening Mossy Bat Tombstone. Perfect for displaying in your front yard and scaring away any visitors who dare step onto your lawn, this tombstone has an intricate design that features a flying bat and mossy accents. It's made from styrofoam, so it might need more support during windy weather, but most reviewers have been happy with their purchase.