Hurray, it’s October again! Definitely the best month of the year and time to start thinking about decorating your house for Halloween. The Uk has been quite slow to catch up with truly scary outdoor Halloween decorations like the ones that have been available in the states for years, but the choice is growing every year and there’s now plenty of choice if you want to turn your front garden into a graveyard or turn your home into a haunted house for the evening.
Here’s our pick of the best outside Halloween decorations this year:
Most people are freaked out by spiders, especially GIANT spiders, so imagine how terrified your halloween party guests and trick-or-treaters will be when they see this realistic giant spider on the wall of your house. The spider is available in three sizes from 30cm to a massive 120cm and the largest size is currently on sale so you can buy a few for a very reasonable price!
Giant Hanging Ghost skull
This simple but very effective and scary outdoor Halloween decoration looks amazing when hung on the front of your house so that guests have to pass under it to get to your front door. This hanging decoration is 7 ft tall, easy to install and incredibly effective with its long flowing fabric.
Halloween Ghost Projector
Imagine having real ghosts flying around your house on Halloween! Well this is the next best thing and is really one of the most impressive outdoor Halloween decorations that I’ve seen this year. It consists of a weatherproof LED projector that moves automatically and has a number of interchangeable lenses to project pictures all around your house and garden. As well as the Halloween theme, there are several other lenses to choose from that are suitable for Christmas, summer, autumn, valentine’s day, birthdays and many other occasions. Perfect for any kind of party at home and you can also use this projector inside of course.
The system comes with a 6-hour daily automatically repeating timer and a super-long 16.4 ft cable so it shouldn’t be a problem reaching the nearest power supply, wherever you want to place the projector.
If normal human skeletons are a bit boring for your taste, you might want to decorate your garden with this realistic looking skeleton dog with light-up red LED eyes. This 12 inch spooky Halloween prop also comes with an automatic timer so it will automatically light up for 6 hours out of each day. Suitable for outdoor use.
There’s nothing more easy and effective than adding a few tombstones into your garden to make it into a makeshift graveyard. These headstones are made from polyfoam but they look incredibly realistic. Just add a freshly dug ‘grave’ for full impact. When ordering, you get a random tombstone from the selection above.
Spooky Misty Cauldron
Now this is something that will really impress the trick-or-treaters when they come calling,especially if you add a few other witchy accessories like a broomstick and black cat and of course come to the door in a great witch costume!
This is actually a mist maker with LED lights but you get the cauldron for free. It’s incredibly easy to use – just fill the cauldron with normal water and submerge the mist maker inside. No messing around with chemicals or dry ice. There are red, blue and yellow LED lights inside, which make the mist look even more spooky.
Inflatable Cemetery Arch
Talk about making an entrance! This inflatable arch is impressive but not too scary so perfect for a kids party or if you don’t want the trick-or-treaters to be scared off coming to your house all together! the fact that it’s inflatable means it packs down easy to use again next year.
No need to worry about spending hours pumping this up – it’s inflated by a included electric fan in less than a minute. Works great in both the daytime and at night – there’s a lamp under the arch and the ghost’s face also lights up.
Creeping Corpse Statue
This sculpture is something you could really have fun with all year round if you have a bit of a dark sense of humour or gothic taste – just put it in your garden and watch your guests do a double-take. This creepy statue looks like he’s clawing his way out of the ground and makes a great outside Halloween decoration.
Wood Spirit Tree Sculpture
Another spooky sculpture that makes a great finishing touch to your outdoor decorations and could be left out all year. Cast from crushed stone and resin, it looks just like the bark on a tree and is pliable so it can be wrapped around a tree trunk easily. Not too scary but a bit of a novelty that will definitely get people talking!
Blood Splattered Halloween Sign
You don’t need to put a huge amount of effort into decorating the outside of your house for Halloween – a few well chosen props can be very effective. This terrifying sign is a great example and is a great price so if you’re on a budget for your decorations, you’ll be happy to know you can still get a really scary and effective look without breaking the bank. The bloody gauze attached to the sign really makes it in my opinion!