Halloween Decorations Ideas

Looking for some good Halloween decorating ideas to enhance this year’s party? To have a truly ghoulish Halloween party you need so put up some Halloween decorations to help set the mood. People of all ages love getting into the Halloween spirit and these decorations help bring out that spirit in the old and young.

The best place to start when putting out Halloween decorations is with your front yard. This display will be enjoyed by everyone in the neighborhood leading up to all Hallows Eve as well as trick-or-treaters on Halloween and your party attendees. Here are some ideas on how to decorate the outside of your house:

1) Tombstones/Graveyard

Create tombstones out of wood or Styrofoam. Do this by taking the wood or Styrofoam and painting it gray and writing some names on it as well. You can even include the names of the guests that RSVP’ed to your party and include a whimsical rhyme such as, “Here lies Ted, because a piano fell on his head.”

2) Scarecrow

Stuff some old clothes lying around the house with hay, if you don’t have any hay newspaper or even leaves work just as well, so it looks as if someone is wearing them. Attach the clothes to a broomstick or rake that is planted into the ground. Find something round for the head, a pumpkin works well for this, and place a straw hat on top. You could even make this a little scarier by putting fake blood on the scarecrow’s clothes or maybe a fake knife in the stomach.

3) Change your porch light to a blacklight

Blacklights are great for giving off a creepy vibe. This will set the mood for when your guests or trick-or-treaters come to your door and give you a chance to be hiding and give them a good scare. Don’t forget to put fluorescent decorations near the blacklight so that they will appear to glow in the dark.

The Halloween decorating ideas do not have to stop with the outside of your house. You can turn the inside of your home into a terrifying haunted house with some of these great ideas.

* Paper mache ghosts

create ghosts out of paper mache to hang from doorways, curtain rods and light fixtures. This is also a great activity for the kids as they will love to get their hands messy creating these great decorations.

* Paper bats

Cut out bat shapes from black construction paper and hang from the ceiling or even ceiling fan with dental floss. When you turn the fan on it will give the appearance that bats are flying around the room certain to freak some people out.

* Fake spiders

People of all ages are frightened of spiders which make these a great Halloween decoration. Go to your local dollar store and pick up a ton of these plastic, crawly, creatures and litter them around your house.

Halloween is a fantastic holiday enjoyed by everyone both old and young. To enhance your enjoyment of the holiday I hope you enjoyed these Halloween decorating ideas.

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