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One of our favorite parts of Halloween (besides the candy and costumes, of course) is having fun with the decor—especially if our outdoor display inspires some friendly neighborhood competition. Whether you go for a theme with ghosts, witches, skeletons, black cats, or jack-o-lanterns, or you mix and match a little bit of all the above, you really can't go wrong.
Depending on where you live, trick-or-treating may look a little different this year, but that doesn't mean you can't still go all out with your decor be it silly and kitschy or realistically haunting.
Here, we've rounded up some of our favorite outdoor Halloween decor from larger-than-life inflatables to lights, signs, and porch accessories.
No, it's not time to decorate for Christmas yet! If you're expecting trick-or-treaters this year and want to give out candy in a socially distanced way, try trimming this tree on your front porch with pieces of candy and spooky ornaments. This pick would look amazing wrapped in some gauzy faux cobwebs!
If you’re looking for a new lawn inflatable or want to get in on the trend without blowing your budget, this cute little ghost with a witch hat is great pick. Coming in at about 3.5 feet, the blowup isn’t so big that it'll take up your whole lawn, but it's still large enough to be eye level with kids. The adorable ghost inflatable 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, so it's a great option for families with young kids.
Greet guests, family, and trick-or-treaters with this spider web-shaped doormat that not only looks festive, but traps dirt, grime, and mud.: Home Depot Natural 18 in. x30 in. Machine Tufted Spider web Doormat
Greet guests, family, and trick-or-treaters with this spider web doormat that not only looks festive, but traps dirt, grime, and mud before it has a chance to make it into your home. To finish off your front door look, just add a wreath or flag and you're ready for the season.
Stagger these metal luminaries along your front steps for an eerie effect that'll also light your path. Spelling out "Enter If You Dare," your display will have guests think twice before knocking on your front door. All you need is twinkly battery-operated LEDs (as pictures) or flameless votives to light their Halloween-appropriate bat, spider, and crow motifs.
Garden flags are a small, simple way to add some Halloween to your outdoor décor. Measuring 12 x 18 inches, this double-sided flag is made of weather-resistant and washable burlap and the design features traditional holiday motifs like a black cat atop a pumpkin with a garland of candy corn across the top. Buy a few to line the pathway to your front door or just stick them by the shrubs in your front lawn for effect.
Looks like this little witch missed her target and crashed landed in your front yard! The Crashing Witch Bashing Betty can be installed around a tree, on a porch column, or alongside the paneling of your home for a spirited effect. She inflates within minutes and deflates for off-season storage. For added effect, point a spotlight her way.
Project a Halloween scene onto your house with this handy slide show light that will shine a spooky bats and ghosts 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 Day, and more. This is a great option for streets that mean business when it comes to holiday decorating.
Nothing says Halloween quite like a haunted graveyard. Create your own with this frightening selection of decorative tombstones. Perfect for displaying in your front yard and scaring away any visitors who dare step onto your lawn, these tombstones have stone or wood finishes for a realistic look. It's made from styrofoam with metal stakes, so it might need more support during windy weather, but most reviewers say they're easy to use and add just the right amount of fright to their yard.
These witch legs are an easy and inexpensive way to dress up your front lawn or garden before trick-or-treaters descend. Since they stake into the ground, they're super easy to install and take down. Prop up a broom nearby and you'll have a festive scene.
While carving a pumpkin is a fun activity, those who don't care to make a mess will love this sophisticated luminary that looks charming in the daylight and magical in the moonlight. Available in brown or gold, snag this pumpkin and you'll add a beautiful yet festive decoration to your Halloween celebration.
Add a festive decoration to your door with this eye-catching garland from The Holiday Aisle. This wreath features an assortment of orange pumpkins, branches, and leaves on a twisted vibe. It measures four inches in diameter, and it can be used indoors as well.
Transform your lawn into a Halloween extravaganza in a snap with this fun 8-foot-high inflatable pumpkin that lights up at night. It looks so fun for youngsters during the day and offers just enough fright when lit up at night. The Gemmy airblown scene self-inflates in mere seconds and deflates just as quick for easy storage, and includes everything you need to tether it to the ground.
Looking to outdo every other yard in the neighborhood? You're going to want to pick up this giant 16-foot spider which is taller than most single-story homes. The spider is so large, and Installation is quick. It's made of polyester and stakes into the ground, so it'll resist inclement weather. Be sure to install a smoke machine for the ultimate spooky atmosphere.