Want your front porch to scream Halloween this year? This frightfully fun holiday is just around the corner. If you have been thinking about decorating your front porch there’s no better time than the present. From the scary to the creepy and maybe the not so spooky, you can easily decorate your front porch using great products and a mix of DIY projects, jack-o-lanterns, candles, and so much more. To capture the true spirit of the holiday we unearthed some spooktacular outdoor decorating ideas, tips, and some tricks to help you create the ultimate Halloween experience. Check them out below.
Set the Mood
Deciding on a theme will help you set the mood and be ready to welcome guests. Don’t let the kids have all the fun. You can dress up your front door with an entertaining mix of creative products and ideas. For a classic look shop for a front door wreath, lanterns in a variety of colors and sizes, and a Halloween welcome mat. From the spooky to the slightly kooky check out this article from Spruce.com. It provides great ideas for mummy doors, spider webs, decorative bats, and witches hats.
Light the Way
Ghosts, goblins, witches, OH MY! Princesses, princes, and superheroes too! There’s more than just one way to light the way. Pave the pathway for all your guests this Halloween by outlining your driveway with luminaries. The Boo-to-You Luminary creates a slightly spooky effect while guiding your evening guests safely to your front door. Made of metal, it comes in two sizes—small and large. For a unique one-of-a-kind look mix-in the Black Cat Tealight Lantern. Slightly devilish, it is made from hand-punched iron and has an orange interior with a twisted wire handle. Whether the cat is smiling or not that’s for you to determine.
Bring on the Natural—Pumpkins, Gourds, Hay Bales, and Mums
No outdoor front doorway is complete unless there is at least one pumpkin on the porch. Though this ritual started very humbly, these days we wouldn’t dare celebrate Halloween without one. It is a tradition rooted in our culture that began centuries ago. For a lighthearted look add more than one. Place them on outdoor benches, tables, or chairs. A wheel barrel filled with dirt, or mulch, and a few pumpkins is an awesome lawn decoration. The more pumpkins lining your front door and in your yard the more festive the mood. Add some family fun and make pumpkin carving an annual tradition. Gourds, hay bales, and mums from local gardening centers complete the look.
Look Beyond the Front Door
There’s a lot of ground to cover outdoors so don’t stop at the front door. Trees and front lawns provide perfect foundations for more decorations. For the ultimate eerie atmosphere hang flying dragons, witches, and vampires from trees. Or, interweave them in your current landscape design. Orange and purple twinkling lights in trees are both festive and entertaining. Other lighting options such as pumpkins, bats, ghosts, and candy corn are glowing additions and great mood setters.
Add an Adorable Halloween Porch or Yard Sign
Halloween welcome and yard signs run the gamut. They come in a variety of sizes, colors, and sayings. There is one thing that is certain though, they are super cute. The signs also come in a variety of materials such as reclaimed wood, metal, and fabric. For a true custom look choose your favorite materials and make your own DIY yard sign. Rustic and farmhouse styles are extremely popular and work well with most Halloween decorations.
For all your Halloween party needs all you need is Breed. But don’t take our word for it. Visit our Halloween Shop and our four Austin area locations for a multitude of indoor and outdoor fall decorating items, themed party supplies, harvest table linens, fragrant candles, seasonal diffusers, tantalizing treats, spiced pumpkin products, and so much more. We agree fall is the best season of all! Happy Halloween!