Haunted Decorating Ideas

  • September 14, 2011
  • Jenna Maxwell

As mid-September approaches, you’ve probably already packed away your pool toys and summer inflatables for the cooler months and are now getting geared up for the crisper fall weather.  The days are growing shorter and by now your kids have probably gotten into a back to school groove.  The back to school rush is over and now that kids all have their school supplies, the stores are already filled up with fall merchandise, much of it surrounding Halloween.

You may have been contemplating some fall and Halloween style decorations for your home and for your yard as well, and believe it or not, it’s not too soon to start putting them out now as the cool crisp days of fall are nearly upon us. 

One of the newest trends in Halloween decorations that will create both a dramatic as well as festive flair to any yard or garden is that of inflatable yard art.  At night when the decoration is inflated and illuminated, the figure literally comes to life with nearly animated features that create an exciting effect with a very huge impact.  These are decorations that cannot be ignored and create a lot of bang for your buck.


Another very versatile prop to own is that of a completely posable dummy.  The generic dummy form can be dressed in any costume that you like and can be changed from year to year for versatility and to go along with the theme of your other decorations.  Make sure your porch has a dressed for Halloween personage there both to scare as well as watch over all of the festivities. 

A really fun idea for your yard at Halloween is to recreate the scene of a graveyard.  Complete with disinterred spooks, some ground breaking skeletons and a few tombstones your yard can be transformed into a frightful scene that is sure to scare a few trick or treaters.  While you are at it, be sure to add a few animated props to your eerie Halloween scene.   Props that move, talk ghoulishy or jump out at appropriate times are always tried and true favorites for good ol’ Halloween scares. 

Halloween is the second most popular holiday for home and yard decorating, so you won’t want to wait to pick out your favorite selections.  Get what you want now because just like most Halloween spooks, after a while this stuff will simply cease to exist. With the right decorations and props your Halloween is going to be absolutely spook-tacular!