As Halloween approaches, so does the planning to get ready to receive costumed trick-or-treaters on this fun night. There are many ways to “dress up” the house to let kids know that there’s candy waiting for them when they ring the bell.
From simple and subdued, such as some carved pumpkins or Halloween flags, to completely over-the-top, such as an entire graveyard with zombies, house Halloween decorations can be easy to make, fun to put together and a delight on this night of revelry.
Some people announce their home’s participation in this fun night by simply decorating their door. A Halloween-themed wreath or a giant spider web that covers the front door will both let revelers know that they are welcomed to ring the bell that night. The giant spider web can be made even creepier by adding a giant hairy spider to guard the door.
The Front Porch
Most people will go a little further than just the front door by decorating the entire front porch. For some this means illuminated, carved pumpkins resting on each step or the corners of the porch. Spider webs hanging from the roof and pillars also add a nice touch to the night’s decoration. These can perhaps be finished by adding some Halloween flags with creepy motifs. Spider web rugs can also be used on the porch.
The Front Yard
For people who really get into the spirit of decorating for Halloween, simply adding some touches to the front door or porch will not be enough. They need to expand into the rest of the front yard.
To decorate this space, some ghosts can be added throughout the yard, as well as a mummy or two. A scarecrow can be made to welcome the kids and point them the right way to treats. For more scary fun, silhouettes of traditional Halloween characters, such as witches and cats, can be sprinkled through the yard.
For die-hard Halloween lovers, decorating here and there is not acceptable, and they must go completely over the top by creating a haunted house look that incorporates many of the ideas previously mentioned. The decorations will take over the entire front of house, and many times will even include the interior.
Sound and light effects and fog will also play a role. Skulking skeletons, opened graves and zombies can all play a part in this Halloween fantasy and delight all the trick-or-treaters that stop by.
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